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Costa del Sol is known for its year-round sun.

But as this week is proving, not even the Costa del Sol is safe from downpours all the time.

We’ve rounded up some of the best easy-reach, rainy day spots to prove there is much more to do here than just hit the beach.


If there ever needed to be an excuse to visit a bodega, a rainy day is surely it.


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La Cala de Mijas footpath to CalahondaLa Luna Beach – La Cala de Mijas

Today we found a wonderful coastal hike, starting in La Cala de Mijas. It is 6 km long one-way, and connects La Cala de Mijas with Calahonda and their beaches. It is located on the Coastal path that runs through the municipality of Mijas. Throughout your walk you will find stunning stretches of coastline characterized by the diversity of its landscape. You can enjoy the best tourist services of the popular beaches as well as link to other places of great natural charm and serenity.

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El ChorroUPDATE: Although new dates were due to be available, users have reported repeated errors when trying to book tickets on the Caminito del Rey website.

Internet is proving to be the Achilles heel for the new attraction with ongoing problems from the day the booking site was launched, which according to Diario SUR has led Malaga Provincial Council to decide to cancel the contract with the website managers.

THOSE who missed out on the chance to visit the Camino del Rey in El Chorro will be pleased to know tickets for June, July, August and September are up for grabs.

The online booking site www.caminitodelrey.info is offering tickets for the summer months as of today, April 10.

Nine thousand people of 10 different nationalities have been to visit the spectacular mountain walkway since it was opened to the public on March 28, and Malaga Provincial Council expects more than 100,000 people to have done the walk by the end of September.


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THE Caminito del Rey Kings WalkwayThe Caminito del Rey (King’s Walkway) mountain trail near El Chorro, due to open at the end of March, has received 32,048 bookings in just one week.

More than 130,000 visits have been recorded bywww.caminitodelrey.info, the only place where free visits to the trail, considered one of the most thrilling in the world, can be booked.

Although 94 per cent of bookings so far have come from people within Spain, visitors from the UK, Germany, Holland, the US, Denmark, France, Belgium, Portugal and Italy have also been booking visits, the Costa del Sol tourism board reported.

Your can read more about the walkway in our blog posting called "Road-trip from La Cala de Mijas to 4 Awesome Locations - All in 1 Day". 


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VISITORS to Mijas village will soon have a new way to discover points of interest thanks to a tuktuk tour service.

tuktuck service in mijas spainThese lightweight, environmentally friendly, electric vehicles with space for four passengers will provide new routes in the village and take tourists to points not covered by traditional donkey-taxis and horse-drawn carriage tours.

Tourism councillor Santiago Martin explained that the department hoped to provide users with a tablet containing information in up to eight different languages on the history, culture and sights of Mijas.


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Welcome to our Homes


Thank you for your interest in our Two Vacation Rentals in La Cala de Mijas, Spain. Both are in the same complex, have private Jacuzzis on the terrace, 28000 square meters of Sub-Tropical gardens, 2 saltwater Swimming Pools, and all within walking distance to the beach!

About Us

about us

Sophie and Einar are the proud owners of Spanish Vacation Rental's 2 holiday homes in La Cala de Mijas. They are born and raised in Scandinavia, but currently reside in the US. 

Where are we?

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Our 2 Vacation Rental homes are located in La Cala de Mijas on Costa del Sol in southern Spain. La Cala is an old fishing village, with tons of charm, cobblestone streets, Moore ruins, an excellent "Blue Flag"-rated Beach and Restaurants from around the world