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Main Tourist Attractions
One of the most popular attractions of Benahavis is the 11th century castle
which stands atop the highest mountain in the area. The climb to the ruins is an
arduous one but will be a relishing challenge for keen walkers and hikers. Once
at the top you are also presented with some stunning views. Guadalmina Golf
course is near the village for those who love the game. Many visitors also flock
to Benahavis to view La Aldea. Considered a microcosm of Benahavis, this area of
the village was created by British sculptor David Marshall. It is filled with
stunning replicas of traditional Andalucian style fountains and antiques. La
Aldea also has a gallery with some of David Marshall’s work. For those who love
the beach, Estepona and the stretches of sand at Malaga are within easy reach.
You can also take part in watersports such as diving, windsurfing and
parasailing. These locations also have a great mixture of sports, historical
attractions and pleasant green spaces for visitors to enjoy.
The shopping opportunities in Benahavis are limited to the purchase of holiday
essentials and souvenirs. Nearby San Pedro de Alcantara holds a market every
week. Estepona has a few central shopping areas where you will find modern shops
selling items such as clothing, jewellery, arts & crafts, perfume, shoes and
pottery. And of course, complete shopaholics can take the short journey to
Marbella to enjoy the exclusive boutiques and designer label shops located in
its famous Golden Mile.
Eating out and Nightlife
Ultimately, Benahavis is the destination to find the best restaurants in the
whole of the Costa del Sol. Famed for its restaurants, Benahavis caters for all
tastes and all budgets. If you are planning to eat out in Benahavis during the
peak tourist season, you will be surprised at how many cars of those who have
come to dine there have completely filled the village! It is advisable to have a
light breakfast before dining out in a Benahavis restaurant. As well as full-on
meals there are a range of other eateries including Tapas bars and pizzerias. If
you are based in Benahavis and fancy a change, Estepona and Marbella have many
traditional and international restaurants and cafés to choose from.
Although the restaurants are busy in Benahavis, there are no nightclubs or
discos to dance the night away after a nice meal. Most evenings are spent taking
in the warm evening air and rustic charm of the village. For those who need to
have a spot of dancing, Marbella has a wealth of bars, nightclubs and discos.
Estepona nightlife is relatively subtle too, but there are a few nightclubs and
discos based in the marina area of the town.