Additional Location Information
The privileged situation of Parque Botánico resort & Country Club (website: hidden) between the Sierra Blanca behind Estepona and the Ronda mountain range, and only a few kilometers from Marbella and Estepona, municipalities bordering with the territory, convert Parque Botánico into an authentic treasure for lovers of unspoiled nature.
From the surrounding mountains you will be able to overlook more than 100 kilometers of the Costa del Sol and a good stretch of the African mountain range on clear days. Three rivers cross the territory, all of them have their sources in the Ronda mountain range and end up in the Mediterranean
• Rio Guadalmina ( river of the mines ), 28 km long,.
• Rio Guadalmansa ( river of the oil mill ), running on the eastern side of the Benahavis territory from North to South.
• Rio Guadaiza ( river of Aixa, mother of Boabdil the younger ), 22 km long
The Benahavis territory is very picturesque. From the N340, between San Pedro and Estepona, you'll get to the Benahavis access road. Immediatly, the terrain gets more mountainous, and the first outskirts of the Serrania de Ronda show up. Over the ages, the Guadalmina river has carved out a deep valley on the side of the road. On both sides, you can see the mountain peaks. Close to the village, the river valley becomes a real canyon, which is called " las Angosturas " because of its narrowness ( all to do with "anguish" ) , which is classified as a natural monument.
On the mountain peaks, where precipitation and fog are common, large numbers of gall oaks and Spanish firs are to be found. At lower altitudes the holm oak and cork oak thrive. There are also small collections of madronnos, chestnut trees, yews, maples and ashes.
The area of the Sierra de las Nieves is home to one of Andalusia’s largest communities of mountain goat, one of only two wild species of large hoofed mammal native to the Park, the other being the deer. Other species such as the stag and mountain ox have been brought in, the Park providing them with an excellent habitat. Also to be found here are certain animal species protected by law, such as the wild cat, golden eagle and otter.
Its record of having the most days of guaranteed sunshine in Europe is a powerful reason for the Costa del Sol’s popularity, every year thousands of people from all over the world flock to the Costa del Sol to enjoy its beautiful beaches.
Indulge yourself in the cool ocean breezes and warm sunshine, ejoy the restaurants, clubs and stylish boutiques at the Laguna village only 10 minutes away