the southern face of
La Serrania de Ronda
Benahavis is reknowned for its interesting selection of restaurants and bars. The gastronomic tradition of Benahavís has been growing since the 70s, for both traditional cuisine - from pork products and hunting, to a variety of international cuisine.
NATURAL AND HISTORIC BEAUTY
Thare are many areas of natural and historic interest around Benahavis, such as El Cerro del Duque, Daidin and the Montemayor Castle.
Benahavis, a mountain village about 7km from the coast, is situated between Marbella, Estepona and Ronda. It has approximately 6,660 inhabitants - of which more than half are foreigners - and an amazing twelve golf courses.
Outside the village there is a wide variety of flora and fauna and other points of interest, such as El Coto de la Zagaleta, la Cueva del Puerto Capuchino, el Charco de las Mozas, el Embalse de la Leche, las Máquinas y el Valle del Guadalmansa.
The Castle of Montemayor was built in the tenth century; part of the original walls and the Torre de la Reina remain, featuring vestiges of several rooms and a well.
The Torre Leoneras, in the Guadalmina valley, one of the first of a series of fortifications that served as a key access point for the Guadalmina basin and to defend Castillo de Montemayor.
The Acequia de las Angosturas is an irrigation ditch from the beginning of the 20th century that carries water from Benahavis a few kilometers further down and follows the path of the Guadalmina river.
Benahavis is one of the most expensive municipalities in Spain. There are a large number of high-end developments that surround the village. Golf resorts such as La Quinta and Los Arqueros are within Benahavis as is La Zagaleta, an exclusive gated estate, home to some of the most expensive properties in Spain. The 5-star Villa Padierna hosted Michelle Obama and her family in 2010.
PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK