Benahavis village is situated between Marbella and Estepona in the foothills of the “Serrania de Ronda” at an altitude of approximately 150m above sea level and 7km from the beaches. It is one of the largest municipalities of the Malaga province and one of the richest villages in Spain. It can only be reached by one road, which is the reason it is such a secure and safe place. Only 40 years ago, it consisted of around 30 houses, but since then has seen a growth where there are around 2.000 inhabitants. The entire territory of Benahavis shows a total of around 6.700 inhabitants (2016), although plenty of foreigners have a second home without being registered at the town hall.
The village is well known on the Coast for its gastronomy and in summer we advise you to book a table as the village is packed in July and August with tourists coming up from the Costa del Sol.
How To Get Here
Getting to Benahavis
Benahavis is easily reachable from various airports. Spain has wisely invested in excellent highways in Andalucia.
From Malaga Airport
Just follow the Algeciras and Cadiz signs. You are better off to take the toll highway ( PEAJE ) just past the Mijas exit, specially in summer, as the coastal N340 gets easily congested with traffic. The toll highway leads you directly to Marbella and from there follow N340 direction Estepona. About 2 kms after San Pedro de Alcantara, you will find the Benahavis exit. Then it is only another 5 minutes to the town.
From Gibraltar Airport
Just follow the signs for Malaga. The toll highway is the better option here as well, and for the same reasons as above. Once you get to Estepona, follow the coastal N340, the Benahavis exit is about 15 kms away. Do watch out to go under the pedestrian bridge, since signposts are a bit cheeky here.
From Jerez Airport
Follow signs for Medina Sidonia, Algeciras and Malaga. Once you are past Algeciras, see the above section.