Property to rent Benahavis long lets
Benahavis is a rapidly growing village situated approximately 11 kilometres inland from San Pedro de Alcantara. It is also wonderfully situated approximately halfway between Marbella and Estepona. Benahavis has a wonderful traditional Spanish feel with the typical whitewashed houses and narrow streets. It is also a favourite settling place of ex-pats as it is extremely peaceful and set away from the throng of resorts like Marbella. On saying this, Benahavis is noted for its mass of high quality restaurants.
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Main Tourist Attractions
One of the most popular attractions of Benahavis is the 11th century castle which stands atop the highest mountain in the area. The climb to the ruins is an arduous one but will be a relishing challenge for keen walkers and hikers. Once at the top you are also presented with some stunning views. Guadalmina Golf course is near the village for those who love the game. Many visitors also flock to Benahavis to view La Aldea. Considered a microcosm of Benahavis, this area of the village was created by British sculptor David Marshall. It is filled with stunning replicas of traditional Andalucian style fountains and antiques. La Aldea also has a gallery with some of David Marshall’s work. For those who love the beach, Estepona and the stretches of sand at Malaga are within easy reach. You can also take part in watersports such as diving, windsurfing and parasailing. These locations also have a great mixture of sports, historical attractions and pleasant green spaces for visitors to enjoy.
The shopping opportunities in Benahavis are limited to the purchase of holiday essentials and souvenirs. Nearby San Pedro de Alcantara holds a market every week. Estepona has a few central shopping areas where you will find modern shops selling items such as clothing, jewellery, arts & crafts, perfume, shoes and pottery. And of course, complete shopaholics can take the short journey to Marbella to enjoy the exclusive boutiques and designer label shops located in its famous Golden Mile.
Eating out and Nightlife
Ultimately, Benahavis is the destination to find the best restaurants in the whole of the Costa del Sol. Famed for its restaurants, Benahavis caters for all tastes and all budgets. If you are planning to eat out in Benahavis during the peak tourist season, you will be surprised at how many cars of those who have come to dine there have completely filled the village! It is advisable to have a light breakfast before dining out in a Benahavis restaurant. As well as full-on meals there are a range of other eateries including Tapas bars and pizzerias. If you are based in Benahavis and fancy a change, Estepona and Marbella have many traditional and international restaurants and cafés to choose from.
Although the restaurants are busy in Benahavis, there are no nightclubs or discos to dance the night away after a nice meal. Most evenings are spent taking in the warm evening air and rustic charm of the village. For those who need to have a spot of dancing, Marbella has a wealth of bars, nightclubs and discos. Estepona nightlife is relatively subtle too, but there are a few nightclubs and discos based in the marina area of the town.