When looking for areas in which to buy a property on the Costa del Sol, there are many areas to consider within the municipality.

Benahavis is a mountain top ‘pueblo’ located about 7km inland from the Mediterranean coast and is situated between Estepona, Marbella and Ronda. The village itself is a popular tourist hotspot with its amazing parks and reservoir, restaurants and a fabulous atmosphere.

Benahavis is also a municipality and that means that it is made up of a number of different unrbanisations and resorts that all come under the Benahavis postal code.

All of this makes it an extremely popular area for property buyers as there is so much choice and diverse residential zones on offer. From traditional property in Benahavis village to substantial mansions or modern villas in places like La Zagaleta or El Madroñal.

Below we will cover some of the main areas within Benahavis and provide a quick overview of some of the types of property you can expect in each location.

La Zagaleta Country Club

This is probably one of the most exclusive areas to buy property in Benahavis. It is a private residential estate in the hills above Marbella with the highest levels of 24 hour security due to the types of people that own property there. Entrance is strictly for owners and their guests who have access to private golf, heliport, the clubhouse and an equestrian centre.

Property in La Zagaleta is some of the most luxurious and substantial on the coast with multi-room villas and mansions.

El Madroñal

This was really the predecessor to La Zagaleta and was one of the first luxury residential areas to be developed in this area of the Costa del Sol. It also offers total privacy to home owners and is again a popular place to buy luxury property in Benahavis.

La Heredia

Staying in the same vicinity as La Zagaleta and El Madroñal, La Heredia is a beautiful village style urbanisation just off the Ronda road. The properties here are made up of stunning colourful houses on scattered around on different levels.

You will also find a bar and restaurant within this popular urbanisation and there is always demand to by property in this part of Benahavis.

La Quinta

This is right on the Marbella / Nueva Andalucia / Benahavis borders and appeals to property buyers of all three. It is a stunning location set around three 9-hole golf courses that make up part of the La Quinta Golf and Country Club. This is a very popular place to buy property in Benahavis as it is made up of luxury apartments, townhouses and villas, distributed through a number of top quality developments. There are also plans in place for an extension of La Quinta with a brand new luxury resort.

Los Arqueros

Located between Benahavis and San Pedro, this is a purpose built urbanisation with a number of top quality property developments. Most overlook the 18-hole Los Arqueros Golf Course, although some overlook the neighbouring 9-hole El Higueral Golf Course.

Most of the property in Los Arqueros is just a few years old and there are some developments just being completed now. It is a very popular place for people looking for a great property investment in Benahavis or those that want a lovely setting for a more permanent home.

Access to San Pedro is just a short drive away with lots of local schools and amenities within easy reach.

These are some of the main residential developments and urbanisations in Benahavis that over the years have proved to be very popular with buyers of property in the area. We have a great choice of homes to buy in Benahavis and can guide you through the different options available to you