Benalup-Casas Viejas is a very authentic white Andalusian village, nestled next to the Janda Valley, on the Costa de la Luz and only 20 minutes from the most beautiful beaches. Through its narrow streets and its beautiful corners you can feel the soul and the traditions of the Andalusian culture. Whilst having a walk around the village, it’s essential to enjoy a glass of wine and a typical dish of asparagus or snails in one of its restaurants. Two highly recommended options are the restaurants La Fábrica and Casa Floren. All of this makes it the ideal place to own a magnificent villa or country property, to enjoy everything this beautiful place has to offer!
In addition, this beautiful town is full of history, proof of this are the numerous cave paintings that can be found in the caves of the Tajo de Las Figuras. Located within the Natural Park of Los Alcornocales. Benalup-Casas Viejas is the entrance to this Natural Park, giving rise to an emblematic space considered “the last virgin forest of the Mediterranean” or “one of the 10 wonders of European nature”.
As a counterpoint, on the outskirts of the town is a spectacular Golf & Spa Resort that offers all the entertainment and amenities you can wish for. Ideal to play golf, enjoy relaxing massages or having dinner in a one of the fantastic restaurants.
All of this, added to the joy of being on the Costa de la Luz, leaves no doubt that Benalup-Casas Viejas is the perfect combination of culture and andalusian tradition together with dreamy beaches and luxury amenities, making it a dream place to own a villa or country property.
What to do in Benalup-Casas Viejas and Costa de la Luz
Its situation and its magnificent climate have made it coveted for thousands of years by Tartessians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths and Arabs. Hence the Costa de la Luz being so rich in history and archaeological remains, like the spectacular Baelo Claudia Roman ruins, on the stunning beach of Bolonia.
One of the main attractions is walking through its beautiful white villages: Vejer de la Frontera, Jerez, El Puerto de Santa María, Zahara de los Atunes and Barbate are some of the gems of this part of Andalusia that you must visit. Of course, many of these towns face the coast, with extensive beaches of clear waters and the finest golden sand of Spain. Los Lances, Bolonia, Cabo de la Plata and Valdevaqueros are ideal beaches for surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing.
If you like horse riding, there is no greater beauty than riding along one of its beaches while the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean. The Costa de la Luz is well known for its equestrian schools and for its international dressage and jumping competitions in the Montenmedio horse riding centre.
With its 300 days of sunshine, Benalup is a perfect destination. It is ideally located between the beaches and the Sierra de Grazalema. The beaches, hiking areas and white villages are accessible by car in just 20 minutes.
Jerez Airport is 50 minutes away and Seville Airport is 1 hour and 40 minutes away.