Properties For Sale in Benahavis
Homebuyers seeking the invigorating pleasures of healthy mountain living should ask Promas Estates to place Benahavís at the top of their viewing list. The far-reaching municipality – one of the wealthiest in Spain – borders Marbella and Estepona on the coast and heads inland to the nearby village of Benahavís, popularly known as the “Dining Room of the Costa del Sol” thanks to its diverse culinary establishments. Further north across a picturesque mountain range is La Zagaleta, arguably Europe’s most exclusive country club estate. Moving back down to the coast, Benahavís passes through bespoke developments of villas, townhouses and apartments tailor-made for exquisite Mediterranean living.Villas | Apartments | Townhouses | Penthouses
Benahavís offers a mix of elite countryside living and classic Spanish village life, and the varied types of properties available reflect that diversity. Within the town centre, and its immediate surroundings, Spain’s classic village life can be enjoyed in comfortable townhouses. Most apartments tend to be outside the village in gated communities, some overlooking golf courses, others perched on hills and offering superb sea views.
Contemporary state-of-the-art villas can be found in exclusive urbanisations bordering Marbella and Estepona municipalities – conveniently close to the coast in an area popularly known as the “Golden Triangle”. Benahavís also extends upwards from Marbella on the Ronda road, past the well-established Los Arqueros development with its townhouses and apartments orientated towards golfers, all the way to the elite avenues of La Zagaleta.
The borders of Benahavís end just short of the coastline, so there are no frontline sea properties in the municipality. However, this area’s close proximity to Marbella and the eastern end of Estepona means that homebuyers and holidaymakers can still enjoy the Costa del Sol’s renowned beach lifestyle – both during the day and in the evenings. Even Benahavís village is just a short 15-minute drive from the sea.
When it comes to mountains, Benahavís truly is incomparable – whether it is holidaying in an apartment or townhouse offering a picturesque mountain backdrop, or living in a villa hidden away amidst a lush canopy of forest trees.
Benahavís especially appeals to people who like to have the finer pleasures of life conveniently close at hand but be able to relax peacefully at home in a setting surrounded by nature. Many people who contact us at Promas Estates have heard reports of the impressive “haute couture” lifestyle in modern Benahavís, in modern homes highlighted by innovative architecture, cutting-edge comfort and chic décor.
Others are seeking a more traditional style, in verdant mountain settings that offer rustic tranquillity but are still just a short drive from the key services and hotspots of neighbouring Marbella. The ultimate address is La Zagaleta, where captains of industry, global celebrities and top international sports stars are attracted by the luxury urbanisation’s fiercely protected discretion and security.
Benahavís is home to the most exclusive residential addresses in Spain, highlighted by the ultra-select La Zagaleta urbanisation, in the mountains overlooking Marbella, where luxurious mansions are selling for an average of just under €10 million. Elsewhere in the municipality, closer to the coast, most of the villas offered by Promas Estates are an average of around €2.25 million. There are superb townhouses in the village for an average of €350,000, and in the outlying, more recently built urbanisations for around €750,000. Excellent-value apartments are available throughout the municipality for an average of €500,00, while the finest duplex penthouses, providing breathtaking sea and golf views, are priced at an average of €1.5 million.
Benahavís has the highest number of golf courses (12) per capita of any municipality in Spain. These include clubs that have hosted European Tour events, such as Flamingos at Villa Padierna and La Quinta (partly in Marbella municipality), as well as the Seve Ballesteros-designed Los Arqueros. With 90 per cent of the Benahavís municipality comprising mountain areas, activities such as hiking, mountain biking, horse-riding, canyoning and even extreme sports for the more intrepid are readily available. The local flora and fauna is abundant for those who like to lose themselves in nature, and traditional “white villages” and mountain towns such as Ronda are a short drive away. And finally, there is arguably no better area on the Costa del Sol to enjoy exquisite gastronomy, both local and international, with restaurants and tapas bars/cafés offering cuisine that ranges from classic mountain fare to seafood delicacies.