Benahavis Information and things to do.
There is a wealth of things to see and do in the area. From mountain walks, to great beaches, fantastic restaurants, golf, tennis and sightseeing you should always find something to keep you occupied in the area. Ask us if we can be of any assistance whilst planning your time here.
Marco has been running his jeep safari here for many years now, and all the feedback has been positive. He is very knowledgeable on Benahavis and surrounding areas. He has a variety of off and on road tours available. www.safaridelsol.com
In the municipality of Benahavis there are many golf courses including the following:
Marbella Club and Country Club. http://www.marbellaclubgolf.com/default-es.html
Los Arqueros. http://www.losarquerosgolf.com/en
> El Higueral. http://www.elhigueralgolf.com/home.htm
Atalaya Golf. https://www.atalaya-golf.com/en/
El Paraiso. https://www.elparaisogolf.com/es/
Los Flamingos and Alferini. http://www.villapadierna.es/golf/flamingos-golf/
There are many other golf courses to be found in close proximity, in the Marbella and Estepona areas. Courses such as Guadalmina, Rio Real, Las Brisas, Aloha and Los Naranjos to name just a few. Further west towards Sotogrande you will find Valderrama, La Alcaidesa, San Roque and La Cañada.
Municipal Pool and Sports Facilities.
The municipal pool is open 7 days a week between June and mid September. There is a small entrance fee for visitors. Inside the pool area there is a bar and restaurant, a kids pool and the main pool. Other facilities in this zone include the golf driving range (1€ for a bucket of balls) and putting green. There are also 4 padel tennis courts available. These are for officially for the use of local residents only, however if in the afternoon no one is using them, there generally is not a problem to have a practice on them. Evenings they get booked up and busy! Also in this area you will find a skatepark, gymansium open 9am-2pm and 5pm - 8pm (small fee for this facility), basketball court and childrens play park.
There are many different walking routes available, including the famous river walk. Although it is called the river walk, there is quite a lot of swimming involved as well. Start at the rockpools and work your way down through the gorge, it really is a spectacular trip with a swim through the ravine areas and a waterfall at the end. A good pair of trainers that you don't mind getting wet are a necessity! Other walks in the area include following the river upstream from the resevoir, and the walk up to Montemayor castle which has amazing views over to north Africa and Gibraltar. The new aqueduct route is very beautiful and takes you through a natural landscape, carved into the side of the hill. This route starts from the bottom entrance of the gorge by the new footbridge and walk way, and takes you round in a circular route, past the old church "La Hermita".