Conveniently positioned between two major urban hubs of the Costa del Sol – Marbella and Malaga, Mijas Costa stretches 12 kilometers along the Mediterranean coast. This is one of the largest resorts on the Costa del Sol and thanks to its uniquely convenient position, it has become one of the most popular areas to visit on the Costa del Sol and many choose this location to settle permanently.
Here you can find something for everyone: if you are attracted to the more fashionable and well known places there is the famous Olivia’s in La Cala de Mijas, where you can mingle with celebrities. On the other side of the coin, if you love tranquility and nature, the mountains offer great hiking routes with spectacular views over the coast. You need not look further than Mijas Pueblo – this typical pueblo blanco is filled with traditional Spanish activities, cuisine, and architecture.
La Cala De Mijas
If you are looking to discover Mijas Costa, we recommend you start with La Cala De Mijas. This is one of the biggest coastal resorts in Mijas and we love its great ambiance, sandy beaches and Andalusian fishing village feel mixed with a cosmopolitan touch. La Cala de Mijas has grown a lot in size in recent years, this will be clear to you when you see the amount of cranes around it and just freshly completed new developments of modern apartments and houses.
La Cala de Mijas is a town that offers a wide selection of typical Spanish restaurants and tapas bars, mixed with worldly choices – Chinese restaurants, Thai, Italian, French, Indian and the list goes on. Something to choose for everyone’s taste and pocket. If you are looking for something more glamorous, head towards the beach and you find there Olivia’s bar. Opened in 2015 by celebrities, by now it has become emblematic to La Cala de Mijas and it is one of the most glamorous places in La Cala de Mijas. Located beachfront, it is a stunning spot to enjoy a Mediterranean breeze, the sounds of waves while listening to jazz music and enjoying a fancy cocktail. With its panoramic views, this upscale restaurant brings a splash of glamour to La Cala de Mijas.
One thing residents and visitors love about La Cala de Mijas, is its new boardwalk. If you like strolling by the sea, stopping off at the many bars and restaurants along it, it offers an excursion in itself. The new La Cala boardwalk was completed by Mijas Town Hall in 2015, it is a 6km walk that ends 500 meters short of Cabopino passing through Calahonda. The boardwalk forms part of the Senda Litoral De Malaga (Malaga coastal path) The board walk has bar’s and restaurant’s along the way as it hugs the coastline.
La Cala Golf Resort
Now head 6km inland to continue our Mijas discovery and visit La Cala Golf Resort. Even if you have never played golf in your life, and do not plan to start, La Cala Golf Resort is a home to one of the most spectacular Spa Hotels and Clubhouses in Mijas Costa. Here you feel theexclusive ambiance of the area, with manicured gardens and pavements, incredibly well maintained grounds designed with your enjoyment in mind – this is a sporting and relaxation mecca.
La Cala Golf Resort offers you a luxury golf and spa experience with three fantastic golf courses named after the continents ( Campo America, Campo Asia and Campo Europa) and a stunning club house with a spa and wellness centre, gymnasium and restaurant. It also has a host of top class sporting facilities, within its vast grounds. It is a wonderful place to have a round of golf in magnificent natural surroundings offering mountain and sea views, or choose a cooling dip after a luxurious aromatherapy massage in the spa, and then, lunch with friends in the Club House terrace.
Mijas Pueblo is our next port of call. Located on the hillside of the sierra of the municipality of Mijas. It is the most visited white village on the Costa del Sol. This beautiful corner of Andalusia offers tourists a wide range of things to do and see. From enjoying its beautiful physionomy to visiting its monuments, tasting its traditional cuisine and buying arts and crafts. Its winding streets, charming nooks and crannies, flower-decked houses and numerous tiny squares all contribute to Mijas’ popularity. Mijas was declared a Historic-Artistic village in 1969 and has been authentically preserved ever since.
If you are an intrepid hiker who likes to walk a network of paths, you can not miss the Red Trail of Mijas, a great opportunity to explore the natural surroundings of Mijas, whose starting point is the Mirador de Mijas Pueblo. Another fabulous hiking option is hiking to Pico Mendoza (Mijas). Check out the video below:
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