ESENCIA Benahavis
ESENCIA Benahavis  

Activities & Sports

Safari tours 

Join Marco of 'Safari del Sol' for an incredible day in Benahavis and the National Parks of Andalusia. Whether you want to go out for a couple of hours or for a full day adventure, to include some exercise or to just sit and take it all in, the choice is yours…
Offering a wide variety within the National Parks of Andalusia for you to relax and enjoy the adventure on off-road tracks, stopping to appreciate breathtaking views and including short walks to enjoy the finer details of this fascinating area.  This can always be tailored to meet individual needs:



There are many breathtaking walks in & around Benahavis. Whether you like to hike, stroll or roam, take a short scenic amble or a more challenging hill scramble... there is something for everyone. The following are just some of the many walks nearby: 

  1. La Acequia (aqueduct) walk is a 2 km footpath surrounded by beautiful natural scenery. Begin at the attractive wooden footbridge that takes you over the Guadalmina river. 
  2. A new 1.2km walkway along Las Angosturas gorge and natural park is currently being constructed. From the Hermitage to the Charco de Las Mosas (the girl’s pond) at the village entrance, route Las Angosturas is truly one of the most picturesque stretches of the Costa del Sol attracting Canyoners, walkers, rock climbers and nature lovers. The Charca de los Novios (the pond of the lovers) is an idyllic rock pool where you can take a refreshing dip or even dive from the rocks on a hot summer’s day. 
  3. The historic ruins of the Montemayor castle are perched at the top of the highest mountain in the locality. Make this climb, and be rewarded with amazing panoramic views along the coast and beyond to Gibraltar and North Africa. 
  4. Just a five minute stroll from Esencia Casa Rural is the La Leche reservoir, around and above which there are a myriad of walking & mountain biking tracks. After walking high, take in the magnificent views and be refreshed by natural spring water from The Fuente del Moro (the Moor´s fountain.) 
  5. For a slightly flatter walk from the reservoir, take the path that meanders along and above the river with beautiful uninterrupted views of the mountains and pine trees.



The Ronda road and the road leading to Benahavis are both popular with cycling enthusiasts. There are also many mountain biking trails to be found in Benahavis.



Nearby Esencia Casa Rural is the multisports complex of Benahavis. Here there are tennis courts, a municipal pool, football pitch, municipal gym, basketball court, skate park and a golf driving range. There are many golf courses and clubs in and around Benahavis for all abilities, some of which are regarded as the best in Europe.


Beach activities 

The mild Mediterranean sea with its many miles of superb sandy beaches and promenades is a short drive away, where you can find extensive water sports and leisure facilities, a relaxed atmosphere and more excellent food. 

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