Benahavis is an authentic Andalusian village with narrow streets and houses of whitewashed walls. Renowned for its restaurants it has become a gastronomic centre of the Costa del Sol. Although the village is small, the municipality of Benahavis stretches over 145 km2 that represents 18,08% of the total surface area of the western Costa del Sol and 1.98% of the 7.310 km2 of Malaga province. It has a mean altitude of 150 meters and is crossed by rivers Guadalmina, Guadaiza and Guadalmanza. The climate is Mediterranean with an average temperature of 17º and it is well connected to Malaga via A-7 motorway and the airport can be reached in about 60 minutes.
Within the Benahavis county there are several golf courses and well known housing developments such as La Quinta, Los Arqueros, El Madroñal and further west Los Flamingos, Capanes, La Alqueria, Marbella Club and Montemayor all of them boasting superb golf and sports facilities, as well as the renowned La Zagaleta Golf and Country Club considered to be one of the best of its kind in the whole of Europe. The choice of properties in the Benahavis area is huge and ranges from the small holiday apartment near a golf course to the most luxurious villas on the hills with fabulous views of the mountains and the Mediterranean sea.