It’s official! Benahavís is the most expensive place to buy luxury property in Spain

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The Costa del Sol has been reaffirmed as the jewel in the crown for luxury property sales in Spain. According to a recent report by, the Golden Triangle (consisting of three of the most popular towns on the coast; Benahavís, Marbella and Estepona) has once again been identified as the region with the most expensive homes for sale in Spain.

Of the three towns, Benahavís (positioned 10 minutes inland between Estepona and Marbella) was singled out for the honor of having the most expensive street – El Coto La Zagaleta – on the Spanish peninsula! The average price for each of these La Zagaleta villas for sale is €7,043,750.

Idealista's ranking is based on an average of all property types (apartments, townhouses and villas) advertised on the same street, using only streets with at least 10 listings. Therefore, more expensive individual property prices may not be included in the calculation.

Why Benahavís is a paradise for property investors

As a pro member of Ryan Serhant with experience in offering luxury homes for sale in southern Spain, MDR Luxury Homes' founder Myriam De Roye explained why Benahavís was listed as the number one real estate hotspot in 2022: “This small municipality (150 km with a population of 7,100) often ranks high on national real estate listings, as it has a reputation for high-quality luxury real estate, both in the village and on the outskirts. There is also a limited number of beautiful mansions and luxury estates worth millions of euros located in the exclusive enclave of La Zagaleta, which is part of Benahavís.”

About La Zagaleta, Benahavís

It is no exaggeration to say that La Zagaleta is Europe's most exclusive and private Country Club and Resort. This mountainside refuge was a former hunting estate owned by Saudi Arabian businessman Adnan Khashoggi, covering more than 900 acres of forests, mountains and canyons and offering the most extraordinary views and proximity to nature. The project includes large private estates and luxury villas that enjoy complete security and privacy from prying eyes.

Residents include some of the world's most influential and wealthy individuals who enjoy the benefits of two private golf courses and clubhouses, an equestrian center and restaurants, all protected by a private security force.

Benahavís real estate

Of course, Benahavís is so much more than La Zagaleta, besides being a perfectly preserved, bustling hilltop village with plenty of Andalusian character, where winding pedestrian streets are lined with whitewashed mansions and villas with bright flowers adorning every available wall. On the outskirts of the village you will find a limited number of high-quality new construction projects in Benahavís, such as these stunning Tiara apartments and 3 and 4-bedroom penthouses, in addition to luxury villas.

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Perfectly positioned

One of the many attractions of Benahavís is its excellent location. As mentioned earlier, the village is just a short drive inland from the beautiful beaches and bustling coastal towns of Estepona to the west and San Pedro de Alcantara, Puerto Banús and Marbella to the east. Gibraltar and Malaga airports can be reached by car in about 50 minutes, and the facilities of neighboring cities are easily accessible via excellent transport links.

As expected with such an affluent community, there is a wide range of quality amenities, including easy access to international schools, medical facilities, shopping (local supermarkets, commercial centers and the designer boutiques of Marbella and Puerto Banús). If you enjoy outdoor activities, the surrounding landscape is ideal for horseback riding, hiking, biking, kayaking, water sports and canyoning, basically anything you want to try. You can also head to the beach for sailing, water sports, sunbathing or relaxing at a chiringuito or beach club.

There is also a thriving artistic element in the village, offering the opportunity to wander through galleries and pick up original artwork.

Benahavís is also surrounded by a number of highly prestigious and renowned golf resorts, including the aforementioned La Zagaleta, the five-star Villa Padierna hotel and golf resort (as visited by Michelle Obama), Los Arqueros and La Quinta.

Dining room of Andalusia

If you enjoy eating out, Benahavís is the perfect destination. The village is bursting with a high concentration of restaurants of all shapes and sizes. The choice of high-quality restaurants is overwhelming for such a small village, ranging from fine dining to tapas, making the village affectionately called the “dining room of Andalusia. One notable establishment is the beautifully atmospheric Amanhavís Hotel and Restaurant and the beloved local favorite Los Abanicos, where you will be amazed by the size of the portions and the quality of the food.

To make a long story short: what Benahavís lacks in size, it makes up for in quality and character: it is the perfect place to enjoy the best aspects of the Andalusian luxury lifestyle.

If you would like to learn more about the luxury homes for sale in Benahavís or the wider Costa del Sol, contact MDR at

BE +32 476 211 233

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