La Cala de Mijas
La Cala de Mijas is a charming beachside village located in the Municipality of Mijas in the province of Málaga, Andalusia.
It is ideally located right on the beachfront, midway between the larger coastal towns of Fuengirola to the east, and Marbella to the west, and only a 25 minutes’ drive from Malaga airport.
Translated, La Cala de Mijas means Mijas Bay. In its original existence it was simply a small typical Andalusian white-washed village reliant on agriculture and home to about thirty fisherman’s cottages lining it´s beach front, a couple of bars, a butcher’s, grocer’s, a small chapel, a school and little else!
Over the years La Cala de Mijas has gradually developed into one of the most popular areas along the coast. Retaining much of its original Spanish character and traditions with the attraction of a wide expanse of blue flag beach, perfect for swimming and a variety of water sports.
There is still a colourful collection of fishing boats moored up on the sand, a reminder that La Cala is still home to a working population, as well as a welcoming place for its visitors with a variety of smart new restaurants, bars and shops.
La Cala de Mijas boasts a cosmopolitan population, with nationalities from across the world joining the friendly Spanish locals. Choose from churros and cafe in a traditional Spanish bar to fine dining in one of the trendy new beach clubs. With a buzzing atmosphere and centrally located in the heart of the Costa del Sol it is the ideal spot to enjoy the best of both worlds, traditional Andalusia and the glamour of the Costa del Sol.
The beachfront plaza, dominated by its historic watch tower, is one of the favourite meeting points with a choice of restaurants and small cafes, ideal for enjoying the Spanish paseo stroll along the sea front and featuring great children´s parks also. During the year the plaza hosts additional activities from music festivals to small craft markets.
A boardwalk runs the length of the bay and continues for a distance of 5.5km until it meets the border to the municipality of Marbella. From early morning joggers to those that enjoy a more meandering stroll into the evening sunset it offers easy access to a variety of eateries with the most picturesque views of the coast.
A few minutes’ drive along the Mijas Costa you can explore more beautiful beaches of the Costa del Sol, including the protected pine groves and dunes of the Artola nature preserve, the charming marina at Cabopino and the glamorous beach clubs of La Cabane and Nikki Beach.
Golfers Paradise and Activities Galore
Just 5 minutes’ drive inland takes you to La Cala Golf resort, the largest golf complex on the coast, with three championship golf courses set in a backdrop of stunning natural scenery to challenge all levels of golfer. The resort boasts excellent facilities, hotel, clubhouse, restaurant and spa on site. Further golf courses within a short drive include El Chaparal, Santana Golf, Miraflores Golf, Cabopino Golf and many more to explore in the ideal golfing climate along the famous “Costa del Golf”.
5 minutes drive to Fuengirola with it’s large shopping mall with entertainment centre and cinema, old town, beachfront promenade and waterpark.
10 minutes drive to the picturesque white village of Mijas and stunning surrounding countryside offering a variety of outdoors actvities such as hiking, horseriding and mountain biking.