Sierra de las Nieves´
town of restaurants
NEAR THE RESORT BEACHES
On the southern face of La Serrania de Ronda mountain range, Benahavís is one of the most mountainous villages on the western Costa del Sol.
In the foothills of the Sierra Blanca and Serrania de Ronda, high above Marbella and Estepona, Benahavís an interesting artistic and tourist centre.
From the mountains more than 100 kilometers from the Spanish coast and much of North Africa can be seen.
It is a very international town of some 8000 inhabitants representing over twenty five nationalities.
The gastronomic tradition of Benahavís has been growing since the 70s, for both traditional cuisine - from pork products and hunting - to a variety of international cuisine.
A typical dish of Benahavis is seasoned pork tenderloin; others include lamb, venison, rabbit, partridge and suckling pig.
Benahavís also has a School of Hospitality, the Hispano-Arab School of Mediterranean diet.
Montemayor Castle, built in the tenth century, has part of its walls in good condition. In the fortified complex is in the Torre de la Reina iretaining vestiges of what were chambers and a well. There are also several watchtowers, built during the Nazari kingdom of Granada as a defensive barrier. These include the well-preserved Lion's Den, Daidín, Campanillas, Tramores and Esteril - all from medieval times. Montemayor and Daidín were populated at the time.
Outside the village there is a wide variety of flora and fauna and other points of interest, such as El Coto de la Zagaleta, la Cueva del Puerto Capuchino, el Charco de las Mozas, el Embalse de la Leche, las Máquinas y el Valle del Guadalmansa.
Yunquera is a town of Arab origins and you can still find many indications of this as you walk through the narrow labyrinth of streets in the lower part of the town.
Check out the garden areas of Fontanilla, Plano, La Majada Juan and Río Grande.
Yunquera is a very well kept, traditional Spanish white village that not only has everything you need for a relaxing, enjoyable holiday but is also conveniently situated less than an hour from both the coast and Malaga airport.
PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK
Asador La Cocina de Zarcillos
Avenida Sierra de las Nieves 30
Camino de Sao 4
Avenida Sierra de las Nieves 9
Taberna Hermanos Marín
Calle Calvario 3
Migalín y Miguel
Calle Ls Tobas
Bar Casa Pedro
Camino de Sao 1
Bar Restaurante Merino
Calle de Nacamiento
Restaurante El Abanico
Calle Calvario 14
Bar Sierra de las Nieves
Avenida Garcia Herrera 13
Calle Calvario 11
Bar López Merino
Plaza Constitución 3
Juan José Vera García
Calle Mesones 2
Calle Calvario 4
Bar La Esquinita
Calle Agua 13
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