Restaurants in Benahavis
Eating and modest drinking are important social happenings in Spain. Everyone will find a very enjoyable atmosphere in the restaurants in Benahavis. Benahavis is called the dining room of the Costa del Sol, and for a good reason. The village centre is literally full of them. Most serve typically Spanish cuisine, although you will also find Italian food and French cuisine. Many of the ingredients used in the restaurants are locally grown. As you drive around the town you will see signs that describe it as the gastronomic corner of Andalucia. The city centre is dominated by apartments for sale, most villas for sale in Benahavis are located outside the centre. All restaurants offers very good value for money, and really large portions. If you consider to buy this 2 bedroom Apartment for sale in Benahavís, you should visit some of our favourite places to dine.
gastronomy has always had a leading role. The dishes we serve are mainly Andalusian / Mediterranean cuisine, with a lot of influence from the flavours and spices of Morocco and is based on the seasonal products, fresh fruits and vegetables from our orchards, fish and meat from the area and homemade sweet recipes, jams, pastries and breads. In our kitchen we are always willing to try new things and prepare dishes to the taste and request of our guests. We offer a classic menu with recognisable flavours, an honest proposal and a tasting menu with touches of Andalusian creativity.
The goal is for each person who comes to visit us to understand our culture a little better. These are the values of the restaurant and its chef Fernando Villasclaras Arce. He has worked in several of the best restaurants in the world such as Mugaritz (Basque Country); Dinner (London) and more recently in 1870 in Marbella, La Bulla in Estepona and Puente Romano Hotel.
is a rustic, yet elegant Restaurant, specialising in serving Creative Andalusian Cuisine. Daily, the Chef goes to the surrounding markets finding what is fresh and in season to create six daily changing menus. Hence guests can choose from six starters, eight main courses and four desserts. The atmosphere is similar to a very cozy living room, in your own home. Not too far from this 2 bedroom Apartment for sale in Benahavís, don't miss out on a truly wonderful cuisine and evening. Do try a drink on the top terrace before you sit down and have dinner, as there are magnificent views overlooking Benahavis Village.
is a unique food experience, in a relaxed and pleasant environment. One of the most important improvements made by the new owners was to build an exact replica of an authentic burning oven. The exact shape, construction and materials used are crucial to creating this very special oven in order to obtain the possible level of cooking and flavours. No, not just another pizza oven, although you get a perfect pizza as they do the Naples, this oven requires the skill of a master chef to get the best out of anything cooked in it. The flavour is quite unique. There is a substantial menu and everything, except perhaps the salads and the pastas, is cooked in the oven. Steaks, Chicken, Lambs, Piglet and yes Fish. As a matter of fact the fish is exceptionally good.
A golfers paradise
The municipality of Benahavis is a mecca for golf lovers. A diverse landscape with valleys, mountains and forests provide outstanding surroundings and beautiful backdrops. Many of the courses in Benahavis are high on the international ranking, renown for complex design and luxurious facilities. If you are an avid golfer, this 2 bedroom Apartment for sale in Benahavís , is a great option! To the East of Benahavis there is the very exclusive 18 holes golf course of Marbella Club Golf
, designed by Dave Thomas. Guests of Marbella Club Hotel & Puente Romano Beach Resort Marbella will have the privilege to enjoy the exclusive benefit of complimentary green fees.
Aside from the golf course, Marbella Club also offers riding facilities, stables and a number of exclusive villas for sale. To the North, the private urbanisation of La Zagaleta offers two private courses, only accessible to the residents of La Zagaleta. Being one of the most expensive private communities in Europe, the price of a villa for sale in Zagaleta
begins around € 3.000.000.
Towards South, there are several golf clubs available, El Higueral Golf
, Los Arqueros Golf
and La Quinta Golf
. El Higueral
is a picturesque 9 hole, par 36 resort course nestled on the gentle slopes of the foothills in Benahavís. Greenfee prices begins at € 35.
La Quinta Golf & Country Club
is located in the Golf Valley of Marbella, in an area of exceptional beauty between the sea and the mountains. It has an exclusive club, a 27-hole course, a restaurant and a shop. Designed by the three-time World Champion and Ryder Cup champion Manuel Piñero, La Quinta Golf is suitable for all levels of play, and offers 27 holes divided into 3 courses of nine holes each.
The "San Pedro" course features 9 holes and 2,690 yards. This course features a large open areas with wide fairways which invites to use fairway woods and long irons. The “Ronda” course features 9 holes and 2,673 yards. It’s a fabulous course with narrow fairways and technical greens. Guadaiza course features 9 holes and 3,167 yards. This is the most technical course, ideal for the advanced players, who will have to use a wide range of shots. Greenfee prices begins at € 85.
Los Arqueros Golf
and Country Club is a magnificent 18 hole, par 71 course designed in 1991 by the dynamic Majors Champion – Seve Ballesteros. The golf course, although only 5,700 metres, was designed to challenge the experienced golfer and to test the resolve of those golfers fairly new to the game. The course follows the contours of the terrain and blends harmoniously with the natural surroundings on Costa del Sol. This provides its own challenge with many water features and some tight narrow fairways to negotiate, but, if you forego distance for accuracy, you will be
rewarded with plenty of birdie opportunities. Greenfee prices begins at € 54.
Activities in Benahavis
Benahavis is a preferred area by many property buyers due to the beautiful surroundings and central location. It's the ideal area to retreat and relax, as much of the activities, parties, restaurants etc are located in Marbella or Estepona, closer to the coast. However, don't feel you are missing out if you buy this 2 bedroom Apartment for sale in Benahavís, the municipality has a lot to offer! We have described some of our favourites places, and as you settle in you will discover many more hidden gems.
Castillo de Montemayor
was built in the tenth century and part of its walls they are kept in good condition. Fortified complex in the Torre de la Reina, the most remarkable part is preserved because there are vestiges of what was chambers and a well. This fort played an important role in sustained battles between the various baronies Al-Andalus for its strategic value, and that can be seen over 100 Kms. Of Spanish coast and the whole of Africa. Throughout the territory of Benahavís several watchtowers that form a defensive barrier. For example where Leonera, Alcuzcuz, Tramores or Daidín are located.
Parque Torre de la Leonora
is a beautiful park in the Guadalmina valley, one of the first fortifications that served as access key to the basin of Guadalmina. An incredible charming place, quiet, lush vegetation and endless flowers. The perfect park for a stroll with the kids, a romantic getaway or simply break from the daily hustle.
Puente de las Angosturas
Surprising gorges, spectacular pools and crystal clear waters are some of the claims to tour the Guadalmina River. Through its well-known Angosturas, a place that is perhaps easier to imagine in exotic latitudes but which, however, we have here, in Benahavís. Leaving from this town the first intention could be directed to the Charco de las Mozas, very popular among bathers. A wooden bridge with a blown structure crosses the river to the opposite side of the road. At the end of the bridge, on the hillside, we pass the great ditch of Guadalmina. More than a century of life, which is part of the rich Andalusian hydraulic heritage. This bridge joins a recently created path with the Mirador de las Tres Pérgolas. Ideal place to visit if you are considering buying a 2 bedroom Apartment for sale in Benahavís.
Cortijo de Cortes
Offers a spectacular show with horses and and traditional Spanish Flamenco. A great place for an in-depth experience of the Spanish culture, and well suited for all ages.
Property for sale in Benahavis
Benahavis is a large municipality that meets both Estepona, Marbella and Ojen. It is a place of beautiful landscape with mountains, valleys and exclusive properties for sale. When looking for villas for sale in Benahavis, it is worth noting the different areas; La Zagaleta
and El Madroñal
is both exclusive mountain villages with fantastic panoramic views. Benahavis village is a very popular and charming old city with small streets. Further towards the coast we have La Quinta
and Los Flamingos
which also are set on spectacular settings. The village offers a school, fantastic restaurants, a luxury spa and a sports centre.
There are several schools located around Benahavis, both private and public schools. In general the public schools are teaching to a high standard, but each school can be very different. Some public schools are bilingual, meaning the education will be given in both Spanish and English. The bilingual schools are naturally preferred by many expats. In public schools kids are not obliged to wear a school uniform.
The are many private schools as a result of the large expat communities living in Benahavis. The base language in the private schools are either Spanish or English, with the exception of the German private school in La Mairena, Marbella. Schooldays normally begin at 9 or 9.30 and continues until 16 or 17 - a full day. Food is paid through direct contribution, or included in the monthly fee on some private schools. Growing up, and going to school in Benahavis will provide your children with a unique network. Purchasing this 2 bedroom Apartment for sale in Benahavís will enable you to have many schools to choose from. Multiple nationalities, cultures, customs etc is something which will benefit your children for years to come.