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The Benahavís Area Guide

Benahavís is a town nestled in the mountains in Marbella, southern Spain, and is only 7 km away from the ocean. The area has a significant amount of history dating back to the 11th century when it was founded by the Moors, and its name derives from Arabic, meaning son of Havís, an 11th century Moorish prince. With close proximity to the Costa del Sol and the awe-inspiring mountains of the Serrania de Ronda also close by, the area is very diverse in its terrain, as the town itself is filled with gorgeous parkland and rivers. Benahavís is known to locals as the 'Rincón de la Gastronomía', (or the 'dining room' of the Costa del Sol), because of the amount of fine restaurants in the area.

Sights & Attractions

Benahavís is considered as being a very privileged and exclusive location to live, with incredible views of up to 100 km, including the coastline and north Africa. The diversity of the land makes it an ideal place to go hiking and exploring. Walks along the three rivers – Guadalmansa, Guadaize and Guadalmina, coupled with the sights and smells of pine trees and cork oaks, will make you truly appreciate the natural beauty of the place. El Cerro del Duque, Las Máquinas, Coto de la Zagaleta and the Guadalmansa valley, are also breath-taking examples of the beauty Behavís has to offer, while there is also a cave in Puerto Capuchino that must be seen.

Montemayor Castle, which was constructed back in the 11th century, overlooks the village of Benahavís, and is a distinct reminder of the Moorish heritage that predates the region. The landmark sits on top of the highest hill in the locality, where more stunning views can be witnessed. Golf lovers will be enthused to know that golf courses are dotted around the area, with most of them being a just a few-minutes’ drive from each other.

Restaurants & Cafés

Benahavís is famed for its cuisine, with most of the ingredients found in the restaurants either grown or caught locally. Flor de Lis has breath-taking views from its terrace, overlooking a beautiful square, and serves up some enticing seafood, with octopus being the speciality dish. La Torre is another fantastic restaurant, serving tapas and seafood, with an impressive selection of wines, while Los Faroles is one of the oldest restaurants in the village, with their 'ternera en salsa' being a very popular dish.

Hills Café is situated in another stunning location, with views that can only be seen to be believed, while serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner. All-in-1 Café is another excellent venue that offers meals at any time of the day, with the option of takeaway.


There are a few small shops in the village that are perfect for essentials, as well as a bakery, a pharmacy and 4 banks. Every Tuesday, a street market is held with fresh locally grown produce on sale. On Sundays there is a flea market otherwise known as a 'Rastro'. San Pedro is only a 10-minutes’ drive away, and has many different options in terms of supermarkets such as Supersol, Mercadona and Carrefour, while there is also a bustling market held there each Thursday. Puerto Banús is the best place to go for retail and designer shopping, with 2 different shopping centres and countless other options.


Buses from Marbella bus station leave for Benahavís daily at 06.30 and 18.20, with the journey usually taking around a 45-minutes’ drive. There is a bus that departs from Benahavís every day at 07.15 and at 19.30. The price for a cab to Benahavís from Marbella usually costs in the region of 20 euros. For those driving into the village, the scenic coastal route along the Golden Mile via the AP-7 expressway is the easiest route.

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