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Reviews for Calahonda

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Mette Nordeng

Nice and easy to get around

Featured holiday homes in Calahonda

Apartment in Calahonda (Sitio de Calahonda)

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 toilets
  • 87 m² living area
  • 25 m² terrace
  • Shared pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony

Townhouse in Calahonda

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  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 150 m² living area
  • 100 m² terrace
  • Shared pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony
  • Sunroof

Villa in Calahonda (Sitio de Calahonda)

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 220 m² living area
  • 150 m² terrace
  • Private pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Patio
  • Garden
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

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Very nice easy to get about spain


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Very rocky beaches okay people very pleasant
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Nice and easy to get around


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Long nice beaches to go for a walk
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city was good


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Loved the Cost
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We Calahonda as we own a timeshare there and therefore know the area very well. We have been holidaying in Calahonda for 16 years and our kids have grown up loving it and cannot wait for their next holiday.


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


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Costa del Sol is a pleasant area of Spain with many beaches to choose from.
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A small town with a small shopping center which, however, cover most needs and some great restaurants.


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


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


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Lots of smaller towns to visit with thier beaches,with thier own style resteraunts and bars.
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Jun 12, 2014
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Calahonda is a bit down at heel


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Very beautiful.
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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)


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Nice place to be
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May 20, 2014
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Great city with good restaurants and shops


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Sandy and clean beaches,great bars and restaurants.
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It was in the middle of Costa del sol. Short ways to Marbella, Puerte Banus, Ronda, Fuengirola, Torremolinos, Malaga etc.


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Our nearest beach was full on stones. Next nearest (Capopino) was good.
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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 .


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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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Quiet and clean


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Normal standard
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Nov 10, 2013
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We did not visit so much Calahonda.


Costa del Sol reviews

The coast was not the reason to choose Villa Ciara.
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A pretty, quiet, suburban spot on the Costa del Sol with easy reach of the many attractions in the area.


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


Costa del Sol reviews

Beautiful coast. Very green. A lot of mountains and nice places to visit. Maybe a little bit windy in september
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a very small city with a supermarket


Costa del Sol reviews

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


Costa del Sol reviews

Exellent beaches clean sea especiali on west
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Very hilly, not recommended for the elderly


Costa del Sol reviews

didn't spend much time on the coast(beach)
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