Apartment for sale in Benahavís
- Built113 m2
NEW DEVELOPMENT for sale. An off-plan project of luxury contemporary design, low in price, high in quality 51 two and three bedroom apartments in a natural setting close to the centre of the White Village of Benahavís
Superb location of these modern apts built to high standards and a short walk into the town centre - known as the Gastro Village for its excellent numerous restaurants and tapas bars.
Benahavis has its own sports facilities - Sports Centre, Football Pitch, Golf Driving Range and a large Swimming Pool.
For those who are Residents of Benahavis there are many benefits regarding access to these local amenties
There is the river walk, which will take you from the village skirting the river and for those who prefer some thing more strenuous... it is possible to go down the river; but please only for those who can swim and are confident in the water, not for the faint hearted but absolutely fascinating!
This is a river walk which does involve getting wet.
The Sunday market is a popular affair and should not be missed.
There are many Golf courses close at hand .- the nearest about 5 mins drive.
Marbella and Puerto Banus Marina with its many luxury yachts are about 15 mins by car and the same in the opposite direction for Estepona.
There are several International schools close by for those making a full time move with children.
The drive into Benahavis is a beautiful road, high cliffs looking down upon you - you would find it hard to believe that you were only 10 mins away from the nearest beach
Malaga Airport is about 50 mins by car and this City should be visited - its many Historical buildings, numerous museums and its Cathedral.
The next Airport is at the famous Rock of Gibraltar, about 1 hour - where you have to cross the actual Runway to enter the town of Gib - if you decide to go...don´t forget your passport.
Seeing inside of the Rock is something special - very popular if there is a Music Recital or Concert being held inside one of the huge Caverns for just this purpose.
A little bit of History of Gib - Royal Engineers' Monument.
Presented to the people of Gibraltar by the Corps of Royal Engineers to commemorate the continuous service given by the Corps on the Rock of Gibraltar from 1704, and the formation here in 1772 of the first Body of Soldiers of the Corps, then known as the Company of Royal Artificers 26th March 1994.
- Area Info: Benahavís
The most beautiful town in Andalucía? It's some boast, but Benahavis might just well be. Tucked a few kilometres inland between Estepona and San Pedro de Alcántara (Marbella), this quaint and picture-perfect pueblo is considered the gastronomic capital of the Costa del Sol, home to some of the finest restaurants found anywhere in southern Spain.
Make a checklist of everything you could ever wish for in your dream Spanish life.
There are three distinct areas of Benahavis, each highlighted by its own charm and character.
Fantastic weather? Check: that's a given – Benahavis is at the heart of the Costa del Sol and receives more than 300 days of sunshine per year. A classic slice of Spain that's accessible and welcoming? Check: Benahavis is just seven kilometres from Puerto Banús and less than an hour's drive from Málaga airport, and has a small population of expats who have integrated well.
A destination that is both beautiful and peaceful? Check: the approach road to Benahavis sees you leave the coastal highway behind and weave past rolling plains that turn steadily into rocky cliff faces and then a plunging ravine.
The road winds between sheer cliff face and clear drop down to the crisp and cool waters of the Guadalmina River, before the white-washed, sugar-cube beauty of Benahavís appears before you, tucked into the valley and magnificently presented in the bright Mediterranean sunlight.
The surroundings are evidently inspirational, as Benahavis is home to a thriving community of artisans, primarily painters, potters and chefs. In addition to the art galleries and craft shops, Benahavis offers a brilliant portfolio of restaurants – from authentic pizzerias to classy haute cuisine establishments, robust grill-houses and the ubiquitous tapas taverns. Dining out is a gastronomic pleasure, matched only by the visceral thrill of enjoying an al fresco meal under a star-studded sky in one of Europe's most alluring natural patios.
Also part of Benahavis municipality is La Zagaleta, considered the most exclusive residential urbanisation in Europe and located on the road from Marbella to Ronda in the former sprawling luxury mountain estate of Saudi entrepreneur, arms dealer and Marbella socialite Adnan Khashoggi.
Today, the privacy of La Zagaleta’s residents – and even visiting holidaymakers and guests – is fiercely guarded, to the extent that their identities rarely transcend the sphere of unsubstantiated rumours. All that can be assumed is that they include the crème de la crème of Europe’s cultural, sporting, political, business and aristocratic elite.
Convenient Access to the Coast... and Ultra-Select La Zagaleta
There are three distinct areas of Benahavis, each highlighted by its own charm and character. The newer outskirts contain modern apartment complexes, sports facilities, hotels and parkland; this is where an increasing number of expats are moving and making the most of the swift access to the coast. Most of the bars, restaurants, jewellers and galleries are to be found in the heart of the town.
The third area is the old residential part, where local Spaniards live amidst the undulating terrain and twisting streets; an area characterised by beautifully kept villas and townhouses, charming gardens and gorgeous views.
Day-Time Pursuits and Evening Pleasures
When there is so much to see, so much can be missed. Driving – such a joy along the twisting mountain roads that typify 95 per cent of inland Costa del Sol – should be shunned when in and around Benahavis. While going by foot through the steep, tight streets of the town centre is just good common sense, there is a more spectacular reason to forego the wheels as you leave Benahavis and head towards the coast.
A mere 200 metres along the main road is an opening. Barely marked and steeply descending, one of the village’s hidden treasures lies some 30 metres below. Huge boulders, remnants from some ancient landslide or earthquake, lie strewn along the river bed at the foot of the Guadalmina River valley. Some boulders act as a dam, creating deep and crystal-clear plunge pools, while others take the form of organic diving boards. So, don your swimsuit, leave those with a fear of heights guarding the towels on the grassy verge, and dive into the refreshing waters below.
Having banished the sedate image of Benahavis with that one giant leap into the abyss, the surprises just keep on coming. Hikers will enjoy the 360-degree opportunities to traipse up or down, and golfers will love the surrounding clubs (Benahavis has the highest number of courses per capita of any municipality in Spain).
Classic Continental Living
While Benahavis might lack a couple of the comforts and conveniences of home, they're all pretty close by. The Diana Park commercial centre is just a five-minute drive away, and other key needs such as bilingual schools, hospitals, supermarkets and clothing stores are in Estepona and Marbella – a handy 15-minute drive.
As something of an open-air museum – back garden and dining room rolled into one – Benahavis at dusk and through the evening offers untold pleasures. The absence of a nightclub or loud bar ensures the atmosphere remains camped in the “contented” sector, where residents and tourists of all ages instead turn their attentions to fine wine, great food and good company. Besides, who needs music when the orchestral clicking of thousands of hillside crickets creates an operatic backdrop to each evening?
Competing with the crickets is the intermittent clinking of cutlery and glass, as hundreds of al fresco diners polish off their meals bathed in candle glow and suffused with a sense of relaxed wellbeing. The laughter of children – energised by their parents' relaxed mood and lax bedtime curfews – adds to the atmosphere, as professional waiters serve, weave, chat and joke with their clientele. It's a classic scene of continental living, and it's one that happens on cue, every balmy evening of the year, in Benahavís. Who wouldn't want to be part of it?