The stunning white village of Benahavis is famous for its beautiful walks amongst nature and its narrow streets lined with an abundance of bars and restaurants with a tranquil atmosphere which is seems to be the general consensus amongst those who have visited this charming mountain village perched above the town of San Pedro de Alcantara and the winding Guadalmina River.
Over the last 50 years Benalmadena has been a tremendously popular tourist destination with Northern Europeans and is ideally situated just 19 km, approximately 10 minutes by car west of Malaga international airport. Benalmadena is located between Fuengirola and Torremolinos and has a population of around 66,000 inhabitants.
Sitio de Calahonda is located 40km from Malaga international airport and is situated between Fuengirola and Marbella in the municipal of Mijas Costa. Over the last 40 years Calahonda has grown to a small village in size and is a real favourite with families, couples, retirees, golfers and groups of younger holidaymakers.
Casares, Manilva and Duquesa
Situated between Estepona and Manilva, Casares ticks all the boxes; peaceful countryside, not too far from the beach and pretty as a picture. If you were to imagine an archetypal white hillside Spanish village it would look like Casares, a traditional white pueblo with a population of less than 3 thousand people.
Elviria and Cabopino
Elviria is a peaceful and safe location just a few kilometres east of Marbella’s town centre and is often described as having some of the best beaches on the Costa del Sol along with the best beach clubs, such as Nikki Beach. It is also a popular destination for those looking to relocate permanently or would like to buy a Spanish holiday home.
Estepona is located West of San Pedro de Alcantara and has changed from a small fishing village into a busy tourist destination. Though being extremely popular with visitors, Estepona has retained all of its local Spanish charm and offers a more traditional holiday experience than some of the busier resort town destinations.
When the package holiday boom exploded in the mid-80s Fuengirola become incredibly popular with Brits experiencing their first taste of being abroad and has since become a popular destination with all Northern Europeans such as the Danish and Scandinavian communities offering all year sun and affordable accommodation.
Over the last few decades Marbella has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a small fishing village and ever since the 1950s has become a place to visit for the rich and famous and Year after year it attracts millions of visitors and new residents each keen to experience the magic of Marbella.
Mijas is a beautiful white washed Andalusian village and is undoubtedly one of the most visited villages on the Costa del Sol attracting thousands of tourists every year. Mijas is separated by the main coast road and is known as Mijas Pueblo and Mijas Costa which includes Cabopino, Riviera del Sol, Miraflores and Calahonda.
Nueva Andalucia is west of Marbella and is tucked behind the world famous Puerto Banus marina. Whilst driving towards Nueva Andalucia you will see the famous bullring on your right hand side and this indicates the entrance to Nueva Andalucia. You will notice the road winds back towards the mountains providing magnificent views of both the coast and the mountain know as La Concha (the shell) which provides an excellent back drop.
Puerto Banus was opened in May 1970 by the developer Jose Banus, the marina is situated only 5km to the east of Marbella and Puerto Banus has become one of the most famous Marinas in Europe. Located between Marbella and Estepona, Puerto Banus is world renowned as a holiday resort and has become home to the rich and famous offering one of the best year round climates in Europe.
San Pedro and Guadalmina
Originally a quiet village servicing the larger Towns of Marbella and Estepona, San Pedro de Alcantara is rapidly becoming the place to be with people relocating here to get away from the sometimes hustle and bustle of slightly larger towns. San Pedro is located under the Sierra de Ronda mountain range and is just a 7 minute drive from Puerto Banus,10 minutes to Marbella and only 12 minutes West to Estepona.