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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Benamahoma, Spain your home away from home

Benamahoma is one of the charming “white towns” for which Andalusia is well known. Nestled in the forested green hills of the Cadiz province it has around 500 inhabitants with a bank, local shops, bars and restaurants. Most locals speak very little English here. The village is set beside the natural spring Fuente de Nacimiento which becomes the River Majaceite.

Things to Do in Benamahoma, Andalusia

One of the big attractions to holiday homes in Benamahoma is the Festivale de Moros y Cristianos (Festival of Moors and Christians) celebrated in early August each year. It is held in honour of the patron saint of the town, Saint Anthony of Padua and includes music, dancing, local food and national costume. Benamahoma is the gateway to the biosphere reserve called the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park which is ideal for hiking, climbing, mountaineering, potholing, caving, kayaking, bungee jumping and nature spotting. The town offers tennis, fishing and horse riding and golf is 30 minutes drive away. There are many trails throughout the natural park which lead to other charming whitewashed villages amidst some stunning mountain scenery with natural arches and rock formations. You may see the endangered Egyptian vultures among other species of vulture.

Places to Visit Around Benamahoma, Andalusia

Holiday rentals in Benamahoma are within the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park which encompasses over 127,000 acres of mountains. This karstic limestone region is known for its cave formations such as the Cueva del Gato, the Cueva de la Pileta and the Garganta Verde. Arcos de la Frontera is set on a limestone cliff with an old castle and the magnificent church of Santa Maria with a Baroque belfry and choir stalls. Algodonales is a centre for rural tourism and has an interesting hermitage and a lovely church dedicated to Santa Ana. The town of Ronda is about one hour’s drive from Benamahoma and has a remarkable Roman bridge over the gorge, a bullring and delightful local shops.

Weather in Benamahoma, Andalusia

Holiday rental homes in Andalusia enjoy hot dry summers with average temperatures reaching 30°C (86°F) in August with almost zero rainfall. In the winter season there is more chance of a shower and daytime highs average 17-21°C (63-70°F) The shoulder seasons of March-June and September to November are very pleasant for enjoying outdoor activities in the area.

Travel to Benamahoma, Andalusia

The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Benamahoma is Jerez de la Frontera (XRY) which is about 72 km away. Ryanair flies twice daily from Stanstead Airport and takes 2.5 hours. Other airlines fly to Seville (SVQ) Airport, 113 km away. A hire car is essential to reach Benamahoma but driving is easy along the new highways.

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