Tucked away in the crevices of Andalucía, you'll find Benahavís, a village that can only be described as a freshly laundered linen shirt - effortlessly stylish, refreshingly crisp, and the embodiment of elegance. Consider it a hidden Shangri-la nestled between the bustling heartbeats of San Pedro and Estepona. Here, rustic charm and Spanish vibrancy are found in abundance, as if someone has sprinkled a heavy dose of enchantment over the entire village.
Wandering down the labyrinth of cobbled streets in Benahavís, you'll find the past conversing with the present at every corner. From quaint old townhouses whispering ancient tales to spirited bars and restaurants humming with contemporary chatter, the village is a living symphony of time. As if this melody isn't melodious enough, there's even a little cherry on top – 'Dieta Mediterranea', the village's own culinary school, a fine testament to the gourmet prowess of this charming hamlet.
Poised like a silent sentinel 500 metres above sea level and a coy 7 kilometres from the shoreline, Benahavís is a place that invites you to park your car at the threshold, and step into its heart on foot. Tread the cobbled pathways, drink in the captivating sights, and find a cosy nook in one of its inviting restaurants. Here, you're encouraged to let the hours gently ebb away, with the flavourful Spanish cuisine as your loyal companion.
While Benahavís is a place firmly rooted in its past, it's not averse to a sprinkle of modernity. New developments such as El Casar and Benahavís Country Club have been meticulously woven into the traditional fabric of the village, lending a contemporary twist to its old-world charm. It's like a seasoned flamenco dancer effortlessly twirling in a pair of brand new dancing shoes, the old and the new in a mesmerising duet. So, step into the rhythmic dance of Benahavís - a village that's old at heart but young in spirit.