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Facts

Level above sea 0 meters
Nearest airport Málaga
Distance to airport 25 km
Distance to beach 0 meters
Max. temperature 40 C
Min. temperature 8 C


La Cala de Mijas

La Cala de Mijas is one of the original fishing villages situated on the Costa del Sol, in the province of Malaga. A charming village with a restored Moorish tower, a friendly village atmosphere and lots of appeal.

Located between the towns of Fuengirola and Marbella, close to popular urbanization of Calahonda, La Cala de Mijas is a very popular town with many good restaurants, shops, chemist and beach-front bars. Malaga International Airport is just 20 minutes drive away.

The town offers a nice easy paced life, not taken over completely by tourism, but with good facilities, a lovely golden sand beach and close to larger towns offering more action.


Places to visit
The cultural city of Malaga is just 30 minutes drive away, the vibrant and happy town of Fuengirola and traditional Mijas Pueblo, both just 10 minutes, and upmarket Marbella, to the west, approximately 20 minutes drive. La Cala de Mijas offers a perfect holiday base to go off and visit other parts of the coast, the bus from the town centre, can take you to Marbella and Fuengirola town centres.


Golf
La Cala Golf, Santana Golf, El Chapparral and Mijas Golf are all located within the vicinity and offer excellent conditions for a round or two of golf.

Eating Out
La Cala de Mijas might be small, but it is packed with dining out choices. From typically Spanish ‘Menu del Dia’ restaurants, seafood, a Goan Indian Restaurant, British, Thai and a good old Irish pub. Spoilt for choice you will be and if not then hop in the car and pop to Fuengirola, where the choice is even greater.


Climate
La Cala de Mijas 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.



Map of La Cala de Mijas

Reviews for La Cala de Mijas

Average overall ratings
 
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Based on 102 reviews.

   
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24 August, 2014

City review

Fantastic!!!!

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Nice beach.
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23 August, 2014

City review

its a little beach town where a lot of spanish tourists go, nice little restaurants and possibility to buy everything.

Coast review

clean, always good weather, very nice beaches, a lot of things to do without having to go very far
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21 August, 2014

City review

Nice little town with surpricingly much to see and do. A lot of nice restaurants, and the town is quiet and clean.

Coast review

Very windy and very high waves!! But nice beach and not too many people.
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12 August, 2014

City review

This seaside village is half-way between MALAGA AIRPORT and Marbella/ PUERTO BANUS i.e 30 minutes max either way- it has every facility and grwat parking space in the village and just outside

Coast review

Great beaches everywhere, particulary safe one at CABOPINO, 10 minutes, by car, from VILLA with acres of parking spaces near beach-depth of 1 metre for about 50 metres and no big waves as beach is protected by 150 metre ramparts ( L-shaped ) in to MED!!!!
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06 August, 2014

City review

La Cala de Mijas is a lovely seaside town, almost unspoilt by tourism. Full of lovely restaurants and shops, and it is flat which would suit anyone with mobility issues. Public transport to other towns and cities is easy and cheap, although it can be very busy in the high season.

Coast review

Lovely!
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05 August, 2014

City review

cosy little place, whit nice resturantes.

Coast review

Nice Beach.
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19 July, 2014

City review

NICE VILLAGE.. GREAT BEACH

Coast review

GOOD
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04 May, 2014

City review

Perfect size with enough things to do. Good beach, friendly people and great restaurants.

Coast review

Many day trip excursions available to see the area that would suit many interests. The Spanish night which includes horse show, barbecue and flamenco dancers with free bus shuttle was excellent. Morocco, Gibraltar and Sevilla are all close and show many different regions. Beach and weather in May was great!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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01 April, 2014

City review

Small village with two good supermarkets and a large of restaurants ranging from ok to very good.

Coast review

Perfect vacation area
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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27 November, 2013

City review

The taxi rank outside Biddys in la Cala should be avoided at all costs. Despite being senior citizens they insisted in charging 10 Euros for a 1 minute journey of approx 800m. I tried to negotiate and was just laughed at by all the drivers who advised me just to walk and carry my messages. They give a very bad reputation to the area.

Coast review

None
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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12 November, 2013

City review

La Cala de Mijas has everything we wanted. It is not too large and still has the authentic, Spanish feel. It is the polar opposite to Fuengirola.

Coast review

So many beaches to pick between, as well as golf courses, historical towns, and amazing restaurants.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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08 November, 2013

City review

We vent on hourly promenades, but used the car mostly to go to different places

Coast review

We love Costa Del Sol
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08 October, 2013

City review

This is a lovely small resort for a quiet holiday. Good restaurants and shops. People very friendly.

Coast review

Lovely beach. Very clean.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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27 September, 2013

City review

Typically Spanish,very friendly

Coast review

Very clean and tidy
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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25 September, 2013

City review

Central to many great attractions.

Coast review

This is a great area.
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22 September, 2013

City review

Lovely city, but you´ll have to have a car to get to and from it - or take the bus and walk back some 10 min. as the bus does not stop close to the house on its way back.

Coast review

OK, coast with a small bar with OK prices and good service.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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16 September, 2013

City review

Beautiful beach, very relaxing location.

Coast review

Certain areas along this coast need upgrading but La Cala is fantastic.
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15 September, 2013

City review

Very Pleasant lots of restaurants

Coast review

Very pretty coast line
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Submitted by:
11 September, 2013

City review

Very cozy small town with many good restaurants and a nice atmosphere.

Coast review

Perfect with children, clean water, nice sand
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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08 September, 2013

City review

Lovely and peaceful great beach

Coast review

Heavenly
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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31 August, 2013

City review

A great historical town with tons of charm. Perfectly located, close to the airport, but not so close that it is overrun with tourists. It still feels very Spanish.

Coast review

Sandy in places and rocky in others. Something for everyone
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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31 August, 2013

City review

Beautiful but a tad too quiet!! Nowhere to have a dance

Coast review

Nice
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15 August, 2013

City review

Nice little town with good restaurants and the everyday shopping you need. Parking is free but finding a space isn't easy. Mercadona was our preferred supermarket as they always had parking. El Gusto is worth visiting. Best steak and service in town. You have to try the garlic bread with cheese.

Coast review

Lots of small towns to visit up and down the coast. Good starting point for visiting cities like Granada, Cordoba, Seville and Gibraltar.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Submitted by:
12 August, 2013

City review

Excellent little town with everything you need, local Irish Pub "Biddy's" well worth a visit.

Coast review

Sand is shingle and very hot to walk on, but beach area very clean. Gets very busy on a weekend so do the beach thing in the week.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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05 August, 2013

City review

LOVE IT - IT HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON HOLIDAY, FRIENDLY PEOPLE AND CLOSE TO OTHER TOWNS GREAT BEACH AND NOT TOO BUSY EVEN IN PEAK JULY/AUGUST.

Coast review

CLEAN BEACH WITH PLENTY OF AMENTITIES
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Submitted by:
29 July, 2013

City review

We loved the friendly village atmosphere in La Cala de Mijas. The beach was gorgeous and there were some super restaurants from which to choose.The market on wednesdays and saturdays was brilliant and we found the local supermarkets Mercadona and Supersol very cheap and well stocked. We realise now why La Cala de Mijas is the best kept secret of the Costa del Sol.

Coast review

Lovely beaches and pleasant coastline
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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Submitted by:
03 July, 2013

City review

It's small nice city

Coast review

ok
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Submitted by:
28 June, 2013

City review

Quite, relaxing

Coast review

La Cala is a lovely little town with a beautiful beach. Not a whole lot of restaurants to choose from but near transportation for access to Marbella, Puerto banus, Fuengorola.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Submitted by:
20 June, 2013

City review

La Cala de Mijas is a really nice cita, calm and cheerful. The people are very friendly and helpful.

Coast review

Cala Beach is very nice, clean sand and crystal clear water.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Submitted by:
08 June, 2013

City review

nice town, a bit small but some good restaurants

Coast review

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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28 May, 2013

City review

La Cala de Mijas is a nice place to stay esp. with kids and it provides a good base to visit places around like Ronda, Malaga, Marbella etc.

Coast review

The Costa del Sol is really recommendable, nice beaches and nice little towns.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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17 April, 2013

City review

see review

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see review
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Submitted by:
07 April, 2013

City review

Is a beautiful city, coast and well communicated. Many people in the street and very set.

Coast review

The coast is beautiful. Has exceeded all my expectations
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04 April, 2013

City review

Very nice, quite area. Public transportation available, so you can visit cities, like fungerola & Marbella.

Coast review

Coast was very nice.
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01 April, 2013

City review

Very nice and cosy little town. Good location to explore other areas of the coast.

Coast review

Costa del Sol has everything you can ask for. Rent a car and explore!
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23 February, 2013

City review

very nice area easy to access buses and trains

Coast review

clean coast line
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01 February, 2013

City review

I like Cala de Mijas because it is small and manageable, quiet yet busy enough to be interesting. Better though it has a bus service to many places so in fact a car is not absolutely necessary... a nice plus! Nice restaurants, nice walking... just plain good.

Coast review

I know the coast well and return to it every year, so I must like it a lot!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Submitted by:
21 November, 2012

City review

Excellent!

Coast review

Excellent!
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17 November, 2012

City review

Just like the describtions.

Coast review

Very good!
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14 November, 2012

City review

La Cala is a great favorite of mine, I have been there many times and find it lovely, the people, shops bars and restuarants make you feel at home and not want to leave! Its the perfect place to be if you dont want to hire a car as everyhting is at your doorstep

Coast review

Lovely time had by all
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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11 November, 2012

City review

great small resort on the costa del sol, loads of restaurants and bars and a great beach and play area

Coast review

great for a family holiday
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01 October, 2012

City review

Very nice little town with good restaurants and a homely atmosphere

Coast review

There is so many places to go to. If you rent a car go to: Marbella, Fuengirola, Puerto Banus and Malaga. There is a new and lovely town within a few kilometres.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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11 September, 2012

City review

Not as exciting as we thought it might be. Would have preferred more restaurants/bars to keep the teenagers happy. If you're visiting as an older couple on your own - perfect.

Coast review

Adore the Costa Del Sol - something for everyone on this coast.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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29 August, 2012

City review

-

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-
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Submitted by:
27 August, 2012

City review

N/A

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N/A
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Submitted by:
16 August, 2012

City review

Just the right size. A large village to a small town.

Coast review

Rugged and beautiful. Easy access from Malaga to Marbella and beyond to Morocco if desired. The main A7 road cuts through the area allowing easy access to all parts.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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14 August, 2012

City review

La Cala De Mijas is a nice small town with two fine supermarkeds.

Coast review

Fuengirola is a very nice town with nice shops and restaurants.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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31 July, 2012

City review

Great........

Coast review

Great.......
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Submitted by:
30 July, 2012

City review

small city with queit areas to stay.

Coast review

2 days contacts with jwllyfishis, other days it was ok.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Submitted by:
26 July, 2012

City review

Brilliant area. 10mins from Marbella, 1 hour from Gibraltar and 40mins from Malaga. Would visit again without question!

Coast review

Beautiful area!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Submitted by:
17 July, 2012

City review

nice

Coast review

ok
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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25 June, 2012

City review

See review

Coast review

In one word fabulous
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28 September, 2011

City review

No comments

Coast review

No comments
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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27 September, 2011

City review

Ideal location for the beach, golf, relaxation and Fuengirola or Marbella. Something for everyone irrespective of age.

Coast review

Superb
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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26 September, 2011

City review

Nice place, a very good beach

Coast review

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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13 September, 2011

City review

It is very freindly and of a size to be unintimidating

Coast review

The big resorts did not appeal to me - but everybodies different!!
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25 August, 2011

City review

fantastic for a relaxing vacations but nearby everything: shopping centers, supermarkets, "mercadillos"...

Coast review

we loved Costa del Sol. Each place: málaga, funengirola, puerto banús, marbella, mijas, ronda...
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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01 March, 2011

City review

Tourist oriented town - but in February, very few tourists so excellent service and no congestion. Many good restaurants and many British residents and businesses. Good beaches and very sunny and warm in February 2011. Dogs run free - look where you walk, even on beaches.

Coast review

Highly recommended for winter get-away. We were surprised more Canadians haven't discovered the area.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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