Things to Do in Benahavis
Benahavis offers you a lot of opportunities to practice your favourite sport.
If you like walking the spectacular mountainside, just take whichever dirttrack, you will come across some magnificent views, of which the most stunning are the ones at Montemayor Castle, the whole coastline from Marbella to Gibraltar. And if your thing is free climbing, the “Las Angosturas” gorge at the entrance of the village has more than 60 climbing routes where you can hook up.
Close to the river and next to the Gran Hotel Benahavis you’ll find the multisports complex of Benahavis, with a swimming pool, tennis and paddle tennis courts, the municipal gym and an exquisite football pitch. These are open all year except the swimming pool which opens from the middle of june until september. The golf driving range is just next to it.
At the entrance of the village on your left, you’ll see the roof of the sports pavillion for all indoor sports, although this has been a complete waste of money since it is only used for village parties and events which need a roof, something that happens 3 or 4 times a year.
And I could not write these lines without mentioning the golfcourses on Benahavis territory.
The road up to Benahavis is well used stretch for fans of cycling, as is the Ronda road for the real enthousiasts, and there is plenty of mountainbiking to do all around the area.
And a definite must do is taking a tour with Marco of Safari del Sol, breathtaking views and nature’s finest only minutes away from the village. You can visit his site on www.safaridelsol.com or click on the photo of the jeep.
Municipal Swimming Pool – Open from the middle of June to the middle of September 12:00hrs till 20:00hrs. Swimming classes for adults and juniors normally available during the month of July. (Register at the town hall).
Gymnasium and Aerobics – Opening hours Monday to Friday 10:00hrs – 13:30hrs and 17:00hrs – 21:30hrs.
Golf Driving Range – Open all year round. Summer 10:00hrs – 14:00hrs / 17:00hrs – 20:00hrs. Winter 10:00hrs – 14:00hrs / 16:00hrs – 18:30hrs. Appropriate attire required. Childrens golf classes available during the winter, please enquire at the town hall.
Tennis and Padel – Open all year. Childrens lessons during the winter, please enquire at the town hall.
Equestrianism – “Andalucian Show Jumping Championships” – Annually at the beginning of September at the Marbella Club.
Motos, trials – Benahavis leg of the Andalucian championships held in June annually.