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Inhabitants 20000
Level above sea 0 meters
Nearest airport Malaga
Distance to airport 40 km
Distance to beach 0 meters
Max. temperature 40 C
Min. temperature 8 C


Calahonda

Calahonda is situated between Marbella and Fuengirola and is an area chiefly developed for tourism, with extensive apartment blocks and timeshare facilities stretching from the coast into the hills behind.

This self-sufficient resort provides an excellent base for exploring the Costa del Sol. Since the majority of visitors to this part of the coast are British, this is the perfect location if you are looking for a home away from home, in the sun and located on top of the beach. However, if you prefer something a little more traditionally Spanish, then Calahonda probably isn’t the best option for you.


Places to visit
Located a couple of kilometres along the road is Puerto Cabopino, which has the reputation for being the most secluded and picturesque port on the Costa del Sol and is a popular venue for tourists who want to enjoy a good meal before taking a walk along its sandy beaches. Some of the Coasts most popular restaurants, such as Alberts and Giuseppes Pizzeria, are located here.

Nearby you’ll discover Miraflores, a popular golf and lawn bowls resort and a little further on, you come to the area of Mijas and Mijas Pueblo, Andalusia’s most popular white village, which is situated slightly further northeast in the hills.

Calahonda is a new area in terms of human development and so has only one monument. If you travel into the hills of Calahonda, just past the El Portón complex, you will encounter a small Christian monument which, due to its location, stands out like a beacon; on a clear day you should be able to see the whole coast from here, including Africa and Gibraltar. If you’re visiting in summer then take a car, because the walk in the worst of the heat and humidity wont be a practical option.


Beaches
Calahonda is broken in two by the coastal road, and therefore has a beach-side area, which has a lovely long stretch of sandy beach and a number of pretty villas and urbanizations which back the beach area. There are a number of Chiringuitos (beach restaurants) dotted along the beach.

Close by are the natural sand dunes at Cabopino and the nudist beach and if you are looking for a beach resort with more facilities, then head in either direction, left or right and you will come to one of the popular destinations of Fuengirola (to the left) and Marbella (to the right), where you have great beaches and leisure facilities galore.


Local facilities
The main area of Calahonda, which is visible from the main CN-340 road, has many restaurants and shops, with the best options for shopping, dining and entertainment, located in the El Zoco commercial centre in Calahonda. There is also the excellent Club del Sol which features a gym, tennis, paddle, swimming pool and aerobics.

Eating out
The gastronomy in this part of the Coast is 100% international with influences from all over the globe – British fish and chips, Hungarian goulash, Japanese sushi, Italian pasta and pizza, whatever takes your fancy, it’s available. You could eat a different cuisine every night of your holiday!

Local Festival
Calahonda’s local fiesta provides visitors with the opportunity to sample the pleasant Spanish tradition of Churros, a fried and battered dough, which is generally served with a cup of thick hot chocolate, in which the Churros are dunked – delicious!

Nightlife
Being one of the smaller, but more developed urbanisations on the coast, there are few large nightclubs due to noise pollution laws, but there is a choice of smaller venues, including the Trafalgar Bar in the El Zoco complex, which is busy with visitors all evening until about 3am.

David’s Bar in neighbouring urbanisation Riviera del Sol is also very popular and if you fancy a more upper class, but pricy option then the famous Nikki’s Beach is located around 10 minutes away in the charming area of Elviria, between Calahonda and Marbella.

Across the motorway and adjacent to the El Zoco complex you will find more shops and restaurants, not to mention a gymnasium and other fitness venues.

Climate
Calahonda enjoys a sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and warm winters. Cooling breezes from the sea make the summer heat manageable; temperatures average 32 ºC during the summer.



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Reviews for Calahonda

Average overall ratings
 
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Based on 112 reviews.

   
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26 August, 2014

City review

Clean and well kept area. Good location for sightseeing along the coast. Good choice of restaurants.

Coast review

Costa del Sol is a pleasant area of Spain with many beaches to choose from.
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11 August, 2014

City review

A small town with a small shopping center which, however, cover most needs and some great restaurants.

Coast review

The coast at Calahonda is a little difficult to get to and it is a pebble beach with some rocks and fishing boats, but running but a 10 - 15 min one way or the other way down the coast you can find excellent and fine beaches
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10 July, 2014

City review

Love Calahonda, have holidayed there several times. Excellent restaurants and shopping near by.

Coast review

All you could ask for in a holiday, lots of sunshine, lovely beaches and excellent restaurants
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25 June, 2014

City review

Ideal location for Visiting Belamadena,Fuengarola,Marbella Porto Banus all on the local bus route every 20 minutes,Trains to Malaga every 15 mins.Extertions easy avialable Granada,Rhonda Gib,Tangiers.

Coast review

Lots of smaller towns to visit with thier beaches,with thier own style resteraunts and bars.
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12 June, 2014

City review

Calahonda is a bit down at heel

Coast review

Very beautiful.
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30 May, 2014

City review

Calahonda we found to be a great place to use as a base. Im the middle of Fuengirola and Marbella only 10/ 15 minutes to each. Very close to cabopino port as well( which was or favourite beach)

Coast review

Nice place to be
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20 May, 2014

City review

Great city with good restaurants and shops

Coast review

Sandy and clean beaches,great bars and restaurants.
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27 April, 2014

City review

It was in the middle of Costa del sol. Short ways to Marbella, Puerte Banus, Ronda, Fuengirola, Torremolinos, Malaga etc.

Coast review

Our nearest beach was full on stones. Next nearest (Capopino) was good.
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15 January, 2014

City review

Calahonda was nothing special and was mainly a large housing estate . There was a little market twice a week , a few café style eateries with a few bars . We did find a nice little square with Chinese , Italian , Indian restaurants . Also we found a fish and chip shop and they were delicious !! There was also a little more life in the next village but with 3 little children it was a little too far for us to walk .

Coast review

Costa Del Sol is "Costa Del Sol" . I have stayed in numerous towns and villages up and down this coast and I think they pretty much amount to the same thing .
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15 November, 2013

City review

Quiet and clean

Coast review

Normal standard
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10 November, 2013

City review

We did not visit so much Calahonda.

Coast review

The coast was not the reason to choose Villa Ciara.
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01 November, 2013

City review

A pretty, quiet, suburban spot on the Costa del Sol with easy reach of the many attractions in the area.

Coast review

Busy.
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27 September, 2013

City review

Nice small city, quite, good small beach. Comfortable location.

Coast review

Beautiful coast. Very green. A lot of mountains and nice places to visit. Maybe a little bit windy in september
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11 September, 2013

City review

a very small city with a supermarket

Coast review

nice places with many atractives location. recomand Butterfly park,Stupa,Crocodile Park,Selwo and BioPark, Tivoli Park. With a car you can visit Mijas, Ronda , Neria, Cordoba, Malaga, Granada,Cetilin de las Bodegas.. and also Gibraltar. for WaterSports i recomand Marbella, not Fuengirolla were i found just a single and stupid company
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05 September, 2013

City review

The city is very small but has everything - shops, restaurants. Nothing intresting from sightseeing point of view

Coast review

Exellent beaches clean sea especiali on west
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23 August, 2013

City review

Very hilly, not recommended for the elderly

Coast review

didn't spend much time on the coast(beach)
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20 August, 2013

City review

the weather was very good, and the week was over to fast.

Coast review

very nice
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12 July, 2013

City review

Small town with a few restaurants and bars.

Coast review

Quiet beach
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05 July, 2013

City review

Quite nice. Very built up, but everything you need is within the development. Well maintained.

Coast review

La cala, cabopino, and calahonda beaches were nice. Wasn't keen on fueringarola, benelmedina etc.
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29 June, 2013

City review

good area plenty to see and do

Coast review

beaches not as good as some we have stayed near but lovely beach at la cala and cabopino
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09 May, 2013

City review

It was a very nice area where the villa was situated

Coast review

The coast was very nive with a lot of oppotunities for relaxing and swimming.
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29 April, 2013

City review

Er beliggende centralt, og det er nemt at køre til de nærliggende byer Fuengirola, Marbella, Puerto Banus etc..

Coast review

Meget kønt og kuperet område.
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20 April, 2013

City review

The city was fine and everything was in walking distance, except discos.

Coast review

The beach is very close to the apartment. It was really lovely, though we didn't swim in the sea.
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04 March, 2013

City review

Calahonda is lovely and surrounded by places to visit.

Coast review

Lovely area.
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27 February, 2013

City review

Lacks character. It's a city of holiday homes so has no Spanish feel. Most restaurants were closed the week we went as not in season but very cheap to self cater, and the bigger supermarket was very good.

Coast review

Our apartment was so high up we didn't get to the coast. From experience though I do know some great beaches along the Costa del Sol.
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02 January, 2013

City review

Calahonda itself is not picturesque or very Spanish, but it seems to be a well-planned development. It was quiet during December, but I'm told it's quite noisy in the summer.

Coast review

One of the quieter parts of the Costa del Sol
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04 December, 2012

City review

Great restaurants, Great Beaches!

Coast review

Great night life, wide variety of activities.
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04 December, 2012

City review

Lovely area with lots of good restaurants and supermarkets. Easy to get around, however if you are located up from the coast you will need a car to get around.

Coast review

Love Puerto Cabopino and the beach to the left hand side of the marina.
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29 October, 2012

City review

Er miss some good Spanish restaurants

Coast review

Nice beaches
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04 October, 2012

City review

Fantastic, Loved every minute of it!

Coast review

Gorgeous area! Value for money is fantastic!
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17 September, 2012

City review

loved it, central but also really near the beach so good for both sea nd pool holiday. loads of places to visit and great restaurants

Coast review

loved it, as above
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12 September, 2012

City review

A quiet little resort, popular with senior citizen an families with children. Would recommend renting a car since there's not that much in Calahonda itself, the basics of course; few reataurants and shops and bigger markets.

Coast review

Really liked the area of Costa del Sol. Many places to see, nice people, relaxed atmosphere
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04 September, 2012

City review

Poor!!

Coast review

Good if you search out the nice areas which are not too hard to find. You can be in heart of tourist tat very easily but just a few streets away and you can be with locals and it has a very different feel.
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22 August, 2012

City review

excellent place

Coast review

excellent place
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18 August, 2012

City review

Not somewhere we would hurry to come back to for its nightlife, restaurants or bars. However, area is clean and peaceful and all the apartment complexes look well cared for.

Coast review

Our local beach at Calahonda was disappointing but with car we were able to go to Cabopino which is lovely, clean and accommodating.
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06 August, 2012

City review

Nice, clean, quite and safe. Great views!

Coast review

Not as beautiful as Costa Brava but still very nice coast.
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05 August, 2012

City review

Calahonda is a very quiet place very suitable for families with small children. Good restaurants and easy accese to beach area.

Coast review

See point 2.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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31 July, 2012

City review

Too close to expressway and noisy

Coast review

Beach was too rocky
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26 July, 2012

City review

very little in this area food average though cheap and good supermarket nearby la cala de mijas is much better and very close

Coast review

beautiful looking but problems with jelly fish while we were there
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17 July, 2012

City review

Good central base

Coast review

Great coastline and plenty of places to visit
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16 July, 2012

City review

Nice place for quiet and peaceful staying.

Coast review

Like always, great.
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06 June, 2012

City review

Quiet. Very hilly so you need a car to explore it comfortably. The beach, well I've seen better ones but it is very clean with wide sandy beach.

Coast review

Belnamadena and Fuengirola have really nice beaches. We have been told that Marbella is the best one but I wouldn't recommend it because of the very big poroblems with parking and the high cost of it. The Marbella beach didn't blow me away. We enjoyed far more Fuengirola( near the castle) Great place and great beach with FREE car park.
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04 March, 2012

City review

There are plenty of shops, restuarants and bars. Of the two beaches we prefer the Royal Beach but that said there is nothing wrong with the other beach.

Coast review

Sun, sea and sand. Just what we wanted for our family holiday.
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04 March, 2012

City review

Calahonda is a small place with plenty to do for couples and families.

Coast review

Fav part of Spain.
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24 December, 2011

City review

Calahonda is a recindential area with many holiday-homes, as well as there are many bars, pubs and supermarkets. We recommend a car, but you can have a good holiday by useing buses and local trains.

Coast review

In December it is low season, so it is very quiet on the coast. In summer-time the beaches, nightlife and all activities are available.
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20 November, 2011

City review

Very nice!

Coast review

Nice with a lot of places to visit.
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14 September, 2011

City review

Not a lot has changed in the years we have been here, but still a relaxing holiday.

Coast review

Always sunny and hot.
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28 May, 2011

City review

Years ago, Calahonda was a delightful urbanization, but given the huge developments that have been built and the numbers of people who have moved into Calahonda, the infrastructure and facilities are just adequate. It is still an interesting location near to many interesting small towns and small city areas.

Coast review

The views are great and the beach restaurants are fun.
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22 April, 2011

City review

lovely

Coast review

Nice quiet beach with small cafe about 10-20min walk depending on if you have children or not (quite steep hills)
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07 April, 2011

City review

Beautiful

Coast review

enjoyed it.
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