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Benahavis Storage and attractions

If you are looking for storage in Benahavis, use a reputable firm which covers the western end of the Costa del Sol.

Founded by the Moors at the end of the 11th century, Benahavis has evolved into a stylish village, while retaining much of its original Andalucian charm.

Benahavís derives its name from the Arabic 'Ben', son of Havis, which was the name of a remarkable Arab who reigned in the castle Montemayor and whose son had the idea to build a series of defences, protecting the Guadalmina River at the outlet of Las Angosturas, and the left flank of the Montemayor Castle.

The castle was built prior to the construction of Benahavis and because of its strategic position it played an important role in the various battles between the Moorish kings of Andalucia. Its prominent situation, overlooking one hundred kilometres of coast, and even the coast of Africa, made controlling this castle strategically very useful.

Well known in Andalucia for it´s fabulous restaurants and local art and pottery, many tourists and locals flock here for an evening of fine food and entertainment. The main square and the narrow, cobbled streets play host to most of the restaurants, and there are several good hotels and cottages offering bed and breakfast in the village. Not one of the more expensive areas, Benahavis is situated inland between San Pedro and Estepona, and self catering accommodation is also available close by with a limited selection in the village itself.

Benahavis is very close to nine of the many superb golf courses on the Costa del Sol, including: El Paraiso Golf, La Zagaleta Golf, Los Arqueros, Monte Mayor and Atalaya Golf. Tee times can be booked in advance, which is always recommended during the busier times of year between October and April.

Situated so close to the coast, visitors can reach the beach from Benahavis in ten minutes, and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding Ronda mountains. There are many intriguing places to visit in and around the village, including the fresh water rock pools at the foot of the mountains, where locals go to picnic and relax during the summer months.

Visitors also take advantage of the many walking trails that lead out of Benahavis Village, and explore the local countryside. Right next to the entrance of El Casar you can walk up to the top of the hills for superb views to Gibraltar and the African coastline.

Even though 50% of the residents here are ex-pats, the area has remained relatively unspoiled, and even the newer developments have been designed to fit in with the local landscape, and not spoil the surrounding countryside.

For holidaymakers who like to combine the peace and tranquillity of the countryside with a little more lively fun in the evenings, Puerto Banus and Marbella are only 15-20 minutes away by car, and San Pedro and Estepona are even nearer.

Benahavis is one the Costa del Sol´s most best kept secrets, and although it has become more popular during the past few years, it still has the feel and ambience of a typical Andalucian village – complete with whitewashed houses and historical monuments.

If you are looking for self-contained storage companies on the western end of the Costa del Sol, make sure you use a modern firm with secure units.