Benahavís landscapes

Benahavís is crouching on a meander of Guadalmina, in the valley of this river, surrounded by mountains that descend from the Serrania shreds by The Apretaderas, Sierra Palmitera and Sierra Bermeja. Formations that separate the three main rivers of the municipality: Guadalmansa, Guadalmina and Guadaiza, as many valleys that contain landscapes of great beauty.

Valley Guadaiza, which starts on the slopes of Mount Abantos, in the Serrania low round between strong slopes covered with forests of pine, oak and cork trees, which, despite having recently suffered a devastating fire, still retains much of its attractive, in places like Cerro del Duque, Daidín or machines. By Madroñal and Fifth this valley, after leaving the newly built small reservoir, it comes from luxury estates and golf courses to Marbella coast.

The second of the valley, the river Guadalmina, low parallel to the anterior from the mountains that separate it from Alto Genal adding to the landscape forested areas of pine and cork trees, especially in the places of the Almageles, the Cañada de la Higuera and, However, in the Coto de la Zagaleta, which has recently built a golf course. But the most unique landscape of this valley is offered by Angosturas the Guadalmina near the town, where the river has cut the mountain and the water gushing from the rocks down between pozancotes in the popular Puddle of Mozas.

Finally, in the south-western edge, it is the valley Guadalmansa which completes this territory with forest landscapes such as Hinarro and Velerín, Recoletos valleys like the Romera and especially significant reliefs in the landscape not only of Benahavis, but also on the coast, such as the Pico de Monte Mayor (580 m.).

The landscape of the southern third of the town is being transformed in recent years significantly by the emergence of numerous housing developments and golf courses. It is a landscape and costasoleño indicating the integration of this municipality in the region of the western Costa del Sol.

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