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Benahavis

Benahavis Holidays

Benahavis is the ideal destination for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life by escaping to the warmth of the Spanish sun. From a romantic retreat to a golfing getaway, a beach-break with your besties or a foodie's tour of fine flavours on an All Inclusive Costa del Sol trip – this exclusive pocket of the world is ideal for a Spanish getaway.

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A quaint spot

Whatever you're into, Benahavis can provide an ideal base for your holiday. You can stay in a modern or traditional apartment, one of the luxury All Inclusive hotels Costa del Sol does so well, or self catering accommodation – all of which are within easy reach of a wide range of activities. There are balconied flats with all-important sea views, four and five-star hotels with sprawling golf courses, or secluded spots in the mountains that look out over the rolling landscape.

The Andalucian village of Benahavis sits 500 feet above sea level in the mountains of the Costa del Sol. The ruin of 11th century Montemayor Castle watches over the village, leaving a fascinating historical location for visitors to explore. The narrow winding streets, whitewashed walls and vibrant flowers make a wander through the town a peaceful experience for any visitor to Benahavis.

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Cosy and secluded

A mountain village, Benahavis is nestled between Ronda, Marbella and Estepona, on the southern face of La Serrania de Ronda. A beautiful national park surrounds Benahavis, which offers a relaxing place to rest and unwind. Rows and rows of deep-green trees line the sides of the mountains, offering amazing views for holidaymakers and locals alike.

Peace and quiet is easy to find in Benahavis, but that doesn't mean you'll be at a loss for things to do. Benahavis may sit in a private little nook in the mountains, but it's just a short trip to a number of exciting outings. Whether you're looking to work on your swing at one of the nine golf courses or sample the regions excellent wines, you'll be able to do all that and more. With bicycle hire, beautiful walks in Tower Park and boutique shopping experiences nearby, there's lots to do if you take a jaunt out of your little slice of paradise.

Savour the taste

As evening closes in, the street lamps will guide you to one of the village's popular restaurants. These buzzing environments, with alluring smells of fresh fried fish and grilled meats, are irresistible to all. High-class chefs and creative Mediterranean menus have earned the eateries of Benahavis an outstanding reputation. Many people flock from all over the world to sample delights of the region.

In fact, the town is known as the "Dining room of the Costa del Sol", a nickname it has been given by travellers who have come to appreciate its incredible restaurants. Benahavis attracts thousands of people every year who come simply to taste the delicious food.

The landscape's fresh and flavourful ingredients produce the best in Andalucian cuisine. That means locally reared meat, freshly caught seafood, ripe fruit and vegetables, all served with a Mediterranean zing. Whether you're after a light lunch or a hearty dinner, the restaurants in Benahavis will ease that hunger with a long list of tapas plates and main dishes. These change regularly and seasonally so you'll never run out of things to try.

Iron out that swing

It can be tricky to work on your technique and your tan at the same time. The passionate golfer will always be itching to get back to the course, even in a relaxing environment like Benahavis. Luckily, Andalucia is one of Europe's most famous golfing destinations, and Behahavis boasts nine of the 60 golf courses in Costa del Sol. This figure is only going to increase, so don't worry about an overcrowded game – the more the merrier. Late holiday deals to Costa del Sol can give you and your buddies a tour of this world-class golfing destination.

A beach retreat

Benahavis delivers for beach lovers too. The village is just a 30-minute drive away from the sea. Take the plunge and watch the mountainous surroundings become rows of palms and an enticing deep blue ocean as you get closer to the shoreline. This is the ideal place to bronze – so throw down your towel, lie back and let the sun do its work. The idyllic coastlines around Benahavis are unique and well worth a visit.