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.
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
Costa del Sol reviews
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!!!!
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.
Perfect size with enough things to do. Good beach, friendly people and great restaurants.
Costa del Sol reviews
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!
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.