Benahavis enjoys the lovely weather that the Costa del Sol is so famous for. Expect at least 320 days of sunshine a year. The village’s inland mountain position mean winter temperatures are slightly lower than in nearby Marbella and Estepona, and it can be a little warmer in the summer.
Top of the list of attractions in Benahavis are its natural surroundings. Few places on the Costa del Sol enjoy such uninterrupted views of mountains, woodlands and rivers.
The village itself is a succession of well-kept narrow streets and squares, flanked by Andalusian whitewashed houses.
The lovely Parque Torre Leoneras park at the south end of the village contains the ruins of a medieval tower and large lake. The Montemayor Castle, built in the 10th century, is mostly ruined but still has several sections of the walls and the Queen’s Tower intact. Views of the Costa del Sol from here are stunning.
The Sunday market, held in the grounds of a shrine on the way to the village, is one of the most popular markets on the Costa del Sol.