According to a well-known British Holiday Programme, Benahavis is ‘as close to paradise as you can get’.
Benahavís is one of richest areas in Andalucia per capita, mainly due to the presence of the highly exclusive golf and the luxury mansions in La Zagaleta. The two words, ‘Zagaleta Marbella’ describe the most privileged area on the Costa del Sol, making it a magnet for the famous and super wealthy who value privacy, including Vladimir Putin, Michelle Obama and more recently the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Benahavís is high on the must-see list for those looking for luxury real estate properties or investment property, and in recent years there has been a number of new developments in Benahavís, which have popped up on the outskirts, virtually doubling the population, yet it still retains its wonderful quaint charm. The original village is bursting with character, winding cobbled streets are packed with traditional whitewashed houses, small shops and restaurants.
Often dubbed, ‘The dining room of the Costa del Sol’ due to the high concentration of restaurants, there is something for everyone, from small tapas bars and family restaurants to the Amanhavis boutique hotel. There are also weekly markets and independent shops, however the main attraction is the studio and workshop of international artist David Marshall.
Golf courses are abundant, such as the 18-hole Marbella Club Golf Resort designed by Dave Thomas or El Higueral Club de Golf, Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club, Monte Mayor, La Quinta, Los Flamingos and the multiple courses at Villa Padierna and La Zagaleta mentioned above.
The inland location south of La Serrania de Ronda Mountains, is great for those who appreciate the outdoors and enjoy sport. The area is surrounded by cork and pine forests and crossed by Guadalmina, Guadaiza and Guadalmansa rivers, and there are a number of walking trails and the option of climbing in the gorge.
Benahavís maybe a mountainside village but it is deceptively close to the Costa del Sol’s hotspots such as Marbella and Puerto Banús. Beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts will love the location, within 15 minutes it is possible to reach one of the many beautiful beaches and beach clubs such as The Ocean Club, La Sala by the Sea and many more. In fact, the hustle and bustle of the Coast’s most glamorous towns and marinas are just a short car ride away.
Located slightly inland, Benahavís can be easily reached via the motorway and more scenic coast road, just 20km from Marbella, 13km from Puerto Banús and 69km from Malaga international airport.
Andara Villas can assist in your search for luxury properties for sale in Benahavís.
Andara Villas is a premium real estate development company founded in 1996 by Eric Muller & Paula Tempelaar from the Netherlands. They fell into developing property by chance, having arrived in Spain with four children but couldn’t find a suitable family home. So, they decided to buy a plot and develop their own dream home.
At the time they had no idea that they would sell this property or that it would become the first of many development projects to win an International Property Award for ‘Best Villa in Spain’.
Some 25 years later, Eric and Paula have developed over 20 luxury villas in Marbella, Andara Villas works with a network of first-class architects and lawyers and is regarded as one of the leading luxury real estate firms in southern Spain. Today, they remain committed and passionate property developers and real estate advisors, with a talent for delivering luxury dream homes.