Destination guide

Retreat to holiday lettings in Benahavís

Benahavís is a quaint village nestled in the picturesque mountains of Spain. Moorish landmarks and Arab strongholds dot the gorgeous coastline for a romantic image that’s ideal for relaxing holidays of rest and rejuvenation. Holiday lettings in Benahavís put you in the heart of this beautiful landscape and all it has to offer.

Things to do

Things to do near Benahavís holiday homes

The beautiful landscape and rich history of Benahavís can be explored in local points of interest near your holiday rental. Guadalmina, a coastal river with beaches, hiking and canyoning, and Embalse de la Concepción, a tranquil reservoir with nature trails teeming with wildlife, are excellent spots for nature lovers. The Canyon of the Angosturas is a picturesque canyon with cool pools of water for swimming and opportunities for canyoning and other outdoor adventure. You can also hike the Acequia trail Guadalmina, a long, easy hiking trail that crosses the landscape and offers intimate glimpses of native wildlife.


Activities and attractions in Benahavis

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Benahavis has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • La Quinta Golf (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Atalaya Golf and Country Club (3.1 mi / 5.1 km)
  • El Paraiso Golf Club (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Flamingos Golf Club (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Club Tenis Bel Air (3.7 mi / 6 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Benahavís holiday homes

The natural environment of Benahavís becomes an outdoor playground for adventure and nature enthusiasts looking to explore the land. The vast mountains, picturesque canyons, cascading waterfalls and rushing rivers are perfect for nature walks, hiking, biking, horseback riding, golf and adventure sports like canyoning and climbing. On the water, you can try out sailing, parasailing, diving, snorkelling, fishing and kitesurfing. Whatever your inclination, you’ll find endless opportunities for outdoor fun and excitement in the vast landscape of Benahavís near your holiday rental.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Benahavis

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Benahavis is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bulevar San Pedro Alcántara (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Saladillo Beach (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Puerto Banus Beach (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Playa de Nagüeles (7.2 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Playa de Casablanca (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Fontanilla Beach (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Benahavis

Fly into Gibraltar (GIB), the closest airport, located 30.6 mi (49.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Malaga (AGP), which is 32.6 mi (52.4 km) away.

How to get around

Transport to Benahavís holiday homes

Malaga is a well-connected area with several transport options. City buses, commuter trains and city bike hire are available to take you around the cities and suburbs, including Benahavís. Long-distance trains and coaches, international flights and regional flights are also available. Once you arrive at your Benahavís holiday rental, you can use car hire, bike hire or taxis to travel throughout the area and to neighbouring destinations. Many of the local attractions in Benahavís are near holiday lettings, so you may also be able to walk to nearby points of interest and enjoy the romantic scenery along the way.

Food & drink 

Must-try delicacies near Benahavís

Benahavís has a rich variety of flavours and dishes that come from its mountains and sea. Typical recipes inspired by the sea rest alongside to inland areas, such as hearty stews. The traditional dishes in the region include porra, a kind of thick gazpacho, fried fish, migas, a fried breadcrumb dish, and ajoblanco, a garlic and almond soup – but there’s so much more to the gastronomy culture in the area. Whether you want to discover new dishes or enjoy traditional meals with a creative twist, the culinary delights in Benahavís restaurants near your holiday rental provide a unique experience all their own.

How many holiday rentals are available around Benahavís?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,621 holiday lettings around Benahavís. From 527 villas to 1,636 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent an apartment in Benahavís?

Take in this destination like a local from the comfort of a chic and cosy apartment. You'll feel like you're a part of the neighbourhood in no time! HomeAway has 1,648 for you to select from here. How does £22 per night sound? That's what you could be spending if you don't dilly dally! If that doesn't match your squad's taste, we have a range of other self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • Villa: 507 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £59 per night.
  • House: 382 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £39 per night.
  • Condo: 44 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £78 per night.

Can I stay in Benahavís in a large group?

The recipe for a memorable escape is catching up with close friends and family in a fantastic new place. If you're visiting with a large group, HomeAway has options. Currently, apartment holiday rentals are all the rage for big groups of visitors here, and you'll find 533 listed on our database. The rental property options that can provide for large groups in this area include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we have 739 rental accommodation appropriate for that size. Stay a night for as little as £61.
  • Need a rental property for 8 people? We have 253 that will be ideal. Prices start from £51 a night.
  • Seeking out places for rent catering to 5 people? You'll be pleased to find out we have 248 that'll be perfect. You can score one from just £34 a night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can bring your uncle, your sister and all your besties to Benahavís.

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