A tranquil respite near the beaches and towns along the Costa del Sol. At less than one hour from Málaga Airport.
Along a protected nature preserve in Monte Mayor, the luxury villas are situated in the foothills of Benahavís, Andalusia, Spain. An exclusive, gated urbanization that spans over 330 hectares of land surrounded by unspoiled nature and spectacular views in every direction: pine topped mountains, the Mediterranean Sea, the African coastline and beyond.
A natural setting with magnificent views and an ideal location for Vitae Villas. Close enough to the towns, beaches and amenities along the coast – secluded enough to offer a peaceful haven.
It is one of the few places with unspoiled nature in a peaceful setting – and within such close proximity to the towns and amenities along the coast. Marbella, Estepona and San Pedro have much to offer for the recreational lifestyle: beaches, golf clubs, equestrian centres, world class shopping – and many cafés, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
Commanding unparalleled views of the countryside across the Mediterranean sea to Gibraltar and the African coastline, Monte Mayor is a unique community. It is an outpost surrounded by pine-topped mountain ranges, lush vegetation and natural brooks. There is abundant and diverse fl ora and fauna in all seasons.
Spanning over 330 hectares of land, most of which is a green belt zone that will never be developed. The average plot size is between 2.000 – 3.000m2 with limited building volume This lowdensity zoning allows the community to preserve the
indigenous, natural beauty and tranquility of the setting.
The picturesque municipality of Benahavís is renowned for its authentic charm, impressive natural surroundings and rich cultural heritage – including 10th century Moorish ruins that adorn the countryside.
Located on the southern face of the Serrania de Ronda mountain range, Benahavís offers spectacular views and is a popular hot spot for locals and tourists alike.
Named by some as the “dining room of the Costa del Sol”, it offers a superb choice of tapas bars and restaurants offering traditional Spanish cuisine as well as other culinary international delights.
It is also a popular spot for hikers, jeep tours and canyoning.
Spain was occupied by the Moors for more than 700 years. The Moors, mainly North African Berbers and Arabs, have left a big mark on the history and culture in Spain, the language, dance, design and architecture. The name Andalusia originates from the Moors, who named the Iberian peninsula Al-Andalus. The Alhambra, in Grenada, is the most famous Moorish building. In 1984 this palace and fortress was placed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. In the city of Málaga lies another famous Moorish structure called the Alcazaba meaning ‘citadel’. It is a former palatial fortifi cation on a slope with the remains of a Roman theater lower at the foot of the hill.
Ronda is one of the towns and villages that is included in the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park. The city is surrounded by remains of prehistoric settlements dating to the Neolithic Age, including the rock paintings of Cueva de la Pielta. The Puente Nuevo is one of three bridges that spans the deep Tajo de Ronda gorge with the Guadalevín River. The gorge is 120 meters deep in places. The bridge is the newest and largest and was completed in 1793.
Casares is a picturesque little village with white plastered houses. From every street you get breathtaking views of the coastline and the surrounding area. When the weather is clear, you can even look out to the Strait of Gibraltar and see the Rif Mountains on the other side of the Mediterranean Sea.
Estepona has in recent years been the scene of a major rejuvenation plan known as the ‘Garden of the Costa del Sol Project’. One of the most impressive highlights of this project is La Ruta de los Murales (the route of street art). Beautiful murals are scattered all over the city with the aim of rejuvenating the rundown neighborhoods. Artist have turned the walls into great works of art.
Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga on October 25, 1881. Although the artist only lived in Málaga for about 10 years of his life, the city has been inseparable from his legacy and artistry. The house on the Plaza de La Merced where he was born has been converted into a small museum. In front of it is a bronze statue of him sitting on a bench. A large and special selection of his works of art can be viewed in the Picasso Museum Málaga. The museum was opened in 2003 with the help of the Picasso family, showcasing works that have never been shown in any other museum.
The 163 km Málaga Coastal Path is planned along the entire coast of the province of Málaga, from Manilva to Nerja, connecting fourteen coastal towns. Once completed this project aims to connect the communities along the coastline via boardwalks and paths where residents and visitors may walk, run and bicycle along the sea. Eighty percent of the path has already been completed.
No matter where you are in Marbella, the shell-shaped mountain peak always dominates the view towards the mountains. To seemingly bare and gray rock is an icon in the area. And is popular with hikers and outdoor enthusiasts for its walking paths and lookout points to the coastline and beyond. It offers the most beautiful bird’s eye view of Marbella.
Just before you reach the white village of Benahavís, there is a hidden paradise, a secret place where you will find cool water: a stream for hiking, swimming and freshening up. All you need is a bathing suit and walking shoes.
It is an impressive sight: large birds of prey that circle high above your head around rugged mountain ridges. There are a surprising number of them in the Sierra Crestellina. The vultures nest in the rocks below the Pico de las Chapas. A modest peak compared to others in the province of Málaga, but still a nice one to climb.
Although wine production takes place throughout the province of Andalusia, there are some regions where it is concentrated due to extremely favorable weather conditions. In Axarquía, Montes de Málaga, Antequera, Serranía de Ronda, and on the east coast you will discover areas with a great wine tradition. While the star of the range is the vino fi no, Málaga bodegas also produce high quality aged reds, dry white and rosé wines.
Explore the local culture during one the Equestrian events and the annual Ferias. Enjoy the beautiful traditional costumes, music, dance and see the fi ne Spanish horses.