The municipality of Benahavís is located in the north-west of the province of Malaga. It’s part of the Coast Mountain Range, which creates a unique microclimate that has made it very popular for its quality wines.
Its privileged geographical situation next to the sea allows enjoying all year round temperate temperatures. The average annual temperature goes from 13 / 14º C in January – February to 25/27 ° C in August / September. Also Benahavís has little rain fall with an average annual rainfall of 48 l/m², so you dont have to be afraid if suddenly there is a rainy day
In addition , throughout spring and summer months one canenjoy an average of 7 hours of sunshine a day.
Indeed, the high percentage of clear nights and the absence of atmospheric pollution make this area one of the most attractive places in Europe to carry out astronomical observations.
Benahavís has become a very important contemporary art center with galleries such as: Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros [SAPS] and various other international exhibits throughout the year. The municipality also houses many prestigious schools such as: The American School, British School or Instituto March which provide excellent bilingual education for all young students from both Spain and abroad. Benahavís holds an annual Book Fair on San Juan’s night (23rd June) where great international authorstake part.
This municipality is surrounded by luxury golf courses such as Valderrama, El Paraiso and Aloha which are now considered to be one of the best golf courses in Europe due to their design, facilities and excellent climate conditions (average temperature 18°C)
Also noteworthy is the presence of large hotel chains like RIU Hotels & Resorts, Meliá Hotels International or NH Hotels which contribute towards Benahavís becoming an international tourist destination. This town also has a shopping mall called Guadalmina II with many international brands that opens daily from 10 am until 11 pm.
As for cuisine , customers will find everything they are looking for at restaurants such as Gopal or CasasBrancas where they can try a fusion of flavors from India, Thailand and South America.
Culture wise , the municipality has a Municipal Theatre that holds various concerts, festivals and theater shows throughout the year. Moreover, there is a disco called Mecano offering great music and fun for all club-goers who wish to enjoy their weekends dancing until early hours of morning. This season Benahavís celebrates its Festival Cultural [in Montoro] which includes different activities such as: bullfights, flamenco shows or guided tours in English to discover hidden architecture gems around town!