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IMG_4459_400c630Located in stunning scenery between Estepona and San Pedro Alcantara, tranquil Benahavis is a very popular rural retreat of the super rich. British actor Hugh Grant, rock star Rod Stewart as well as the Russian president Vladimir Putin all own summer homes in Benahavis. The town is nestled in the foothills of the rugged Serrania de Ronda Mountains offering breath-taking views of the Mediterranean and the Guadalmina River. Benahavis is surrounded by high, nearly vertical cliffs, amazing gorges and wild rivers.

Benahavis is a famous golfing hotspot as well.  It is home to nine amazing golf courses, which suit all levels of players, including La Zagaleta, Los Flamingos, Atalaya or the famous La Quinta, all with more than 18 holes. 320 sunny days a year allow golfers to play here all year round.[codepeople-post-map]

This little town is also famous for a wide selection of first-class restaurants and bars. In most places typically Spanish cuisine is served, however the enthusiasts of Indian curries, Italian food or French cuisine will also find some fine restaurants there. Benahavis is probably the best place to eat out on Costa del Sol.

Benahavis is also one of the best destinations for canyoning, travelling in canyons using variety of techniques such as walking, climbing, swimming and even jumping. GOPR2203_630x400Spectacular gorges and canyons, stunning water falls in Guadalmina River and Rio Verde provide excellent conditions for amazing canyoning adventure in Spanish Andalusia. Organized tours in safe environment and for different levels are available almost all year round. Summer is the best time for canyoning is Benahavis.

Benahavis is conveniently located seven kilometres inland of main coast road, only 10 minutes drive from the famous Marbella and Puerto Banus.

Benahavis – nearest destinations: Estepona, San Pedro Alcantara, Marbella

Best canyoning Costa del Sol

Make your way down the canyons, gorges, waterfalls by jumping, splashing in the water, swimming, climbing, crawling and sliding! Get out into nature, marvel at stunning scenery while you manoeuvre through various natural obstacles.

Canyoning is an increasingly popular activity all around the world and Andalucia provides excellent conditions to indulge in this exhilarating fun and adrenaline-inciting activity. Big mountains, hills, different rock formations, numerous streams and small rivers and great weather most of the year make Andalusia a canyoner’s paradise.

It’s possible to book a canyoning adventure with one of the many companies operating on Costa del Sol, Andalusia which offer safe canyoning experience. However, if you are professional and have your own equipment, you can also do some barranquismo in Andalucia individually. Remember, however, that you will first need a permission from the local department, in Spanish medio ambiente.


  1. BENAHAVIS – Rio Guadalmina near Benahavis.
  2. MARBELLA – Rio Verde to the west of Marbella
  3. CANILLAS DE ACEITUNO (60 km east of Malaga) – Rio Almanchares
  4. SIERRA NEVADA REGION– e.g. RIO SALERES and other small rivers west of Albunuelas
  5. SERRENIA DE RONDA – small rivers e.g. Rio Zuas
  6. AlMUNECAR – OTIVAR (east of Motril) – e.g. Rio Lentegi
  7. ZAHARA DE LA SIERRA – Garganta Verde
  8. SIERRA DE LAS NIEVES –  Jorox region