A tranquil respite near the beaches and towns along the Costa del Sol.
Along a protected nature preserve in Monte Mayor, the 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 flora 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 low-density 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.
Any visitor to Andalusia will discover a rich cultural heritage and a strong Spanish identity. Many cultural phenomena generally associated with Spain are actually distinctly Andalusian in origin – including flamenco and Hispano-Moorish architectural styles. Each area and municipality within the region, including Málaga, has its own distinct customs and folklore that are reflected in the local cuisine, ‘ferias’ or festivals, and the arts. It is an incredibly diverse region that offers much to explore, learn and enjoy.
A warm climate, natural resources and geographical position facilitate a deep tradition and appreciation of local gastronomy in Andalusia. The region is known for a range of iconic local products like olive oil, cheeses, meat, and dried fruits and wines. In fact, 76% of Spain’s olive oil comes from this area. It is also known for fresh fish and seafood – including the seasonal Almadraba tuna and the popular espetos of sardines grilled over open fires. Gastronomy and hospitality go hand in hand, and meals are an important moment shared with friends and family.
Málaga is the second largest city in Andalusia after Sevilla – and one of the oldest cities in Europe. The city has witnessed the rise and fall of many different civilizations, and its historic center boasts a variety of architectural styles. Málaga’s Moorish fortress is the best-preserved of its kind in Spain. The city is also home to a stunning Roman amphitheater and centuries old facades. These include the Sacred Heart Church, the City Hall, and Félix Sáenz Houses. The intricate Palacio Episcopal Palace on Plaza de Obispo is the seat of the Archbishop of Málaga. It is regarded as the finest example of Baroque architecture in Andalusia.