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Nearby Towns and Cities
La Cala de Mijas is well connected to nearby towns and cities, - just 10 minutes from Fuengirola and Marbella, and 20 minutes from Malaga and it international airport. Public transportation is available from the airport to within 3 minutes walking distance from the apartment.
Malaga is a city and a municipality in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. With a population of 568,305, it is the second most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth largest in Spain. Malaga lies on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean Sea, about 100 km (62.14 mi) east of the Strait of Gibraltar and about 130 km (80.78 mi) north of Africa.
Marbella. A spray tan is a must if you want to blend in with the local’s in this jet set haven in the Costa del Sol. Marbella has a stunning beach area, esplanade, famous designer shops, trendy bars, restaurants and some of the finest tapas bars in Andalucia.
The old town Marbella has a maze of small boutiques, shops and cafes around “The Orange Square”, named after the profusion of orange blossom trees. Don’t forget your credit card if you’re feeling extravagant.
Fuengirola, in ancient times known as Suel and then Suhayl, is a large town and municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga, autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Fuengirola is a major tourist resort, with more than 8 km of beaches, and home to a medieval Moorish fortress.
The area enjoys a subtropical Mediterranean climate, with annual average temperatures of 18°C and average summer temperatures of over 30°C
Comares will be one of the first towns we would like to recommend visiting (this is signposted as you travel north) this stunning hilltop town with winding narrow streets, whitewashed walls and barred windows with sills in front displaying a mass of plant pots filled with an abundance of geraniums cannot be missed. Comares has the most breath taking panoramic views, make sure you have your camera to hand as there are plentiful photo opportunities to enjoy around every corner. The views are, quite literally, incredible. From the south, rolling hills of olive and almond trees reach to the sea while, to the north, dramatic mountains ascend in the distance, like an enthralling lunar landscape which shifts and changes according to the light.
Nerja boasts 16 kilometres of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear water. All major water sports are available here, including water skiing, scuba diving and sailing, surrounded by a dramatic mountain range. The town has, fortunately, managed to avoid being blighted by the concrete high-rise scenario which has been the inevitable result of the tourist boom in some of the coastal resorts. The old quarter of the town is still virtually unchanged with narrow, winding streets, whitewashed houses with painted terraces abundant with cascading geraniums and if you listen carefully you can sometimes hear the melodic singing canaries.
Sabinillas, a traditional Spanish fishing town with seafront promenade, lined with restaurants, tapas bars, and bars. Traditionally a fishing village, Sabinillas has grown into a town, but retained its village character. There is a friendly, very Spanish feel about Sabinillas which we particularly like. When you are sitting amongst the locals in the tapas bars eating the montaditos (little sandwiches), sipping the local rioja, you will feel like one of the locals.
Estepona. With the Sierra Bermeja Mountains as a backdrop, Estepona is an attractive town, spreading from the sea, up the hill towards the ruins of the Castillo de San Luis. Its narrow cobbled streets wind steeply from the port. Whitewashed houses, their balconies cascading with pots of blooming geraniums, line the alleyways and squares.
Casares has to be one of the most picturesque and photographed white villages in the region with something for everyone. From its coastal borders, situated between Estepona and Manilva, the Casares coast offers peaceful beaches and spectacular scenery. The beautiful village is perched high on a hilltop, its whitewashed houses cascade down beneath the remains of a splendid Moorish castle. This is the real Spain; a working village with rich cultural heritage, unspoilt by tourism but central enough to provide an excellent base from which to explore.
The village is surrounded by the stunning Natural Parks of the Sierra Bermeja and Sierra Crestellina, with impressive views around every corner. The rugged mountains and undulating hills provide natural challenges for hikers, birdwatchers and horse riders. The landscape opens up to panoramic views of Gibraltar to the south, across the Rio Genal valley and the neighbouring white villages of Gaucin and Jimena de la Frontera, both of which boast a unique atmosphere of their own.
Sotogrande. Put on your best bib and tucker and join the jet set in the largest privately owned resort in Andalucia, built up since 1962. Centred around a marina with restaurants, bars and shops, and beaches. Sotogrande is famous for golf and polo fields. Sotogrande is definitely “the place to see and be seen”.
Gaze at the million pound yachts and the odd Ferrari and Lamborghini parked in the harbour front. Have a coffee or a meal at one of the harbour front restaurants or cafes, and dream of which yacht you could buy when you win the lottery.
Puerto Banus, is one of the swankiest resorts to visit, home to the rich and famous on the Costa del Sol. The most famous marina in the Europe, surrounded by designer shops, boutiques and bars, Puerto Banus is a very popular place to go on the Costa del Sol.
Enjoy a stroll next to the luxury yachts and boats, and watch the tanned local’s with their perfectly pampered pooches strut their stuff on the promenade.
Ronda. A trip to the region is not complete without a visit to Ronda. If you enjoy driving, you will love the meandering scenic road through the mountain range to Ronda. If you prefer, you can catch a train from Algeciras to Ronda and relax as you view the stunning scenery of the Costa del Sol.
Ronda is a picturesque old town that straddles a breathtaking gorge. Perched high on a rock precipice 150 metres above the gorge, the town sits on both sides of the chasm, with the old Moorish town La Ciudad (literally 'The City') to the South and the newer El Mercadillo ('Little Market') district to the North. Three bridges span the ravine, with the most impressive being the Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) which was built in the 18th Century. This is where most of the tourists can be found and where the most spectacular photos can be taken. There are several quaint cafés and restaurants around the area, enabling visitors to sit back and enjoy the scenery. Some of the narrow side streets present the opportunity to take photos looking back up at the bridge and capture the overwhelming gorge and the bridge
A trip to Gibraltar is not complete without a visit to the Rock of Gibraltar, St Michaels cave and to see the famous Barbary apes in the wild. Keep a tight grip on your bags and anything removable as the apes are notorious for stealing your goods. There is also a new marina well work a visit. Don’t make the same mistake we did on our first visit and remember your passports.
High speed ferries cross regularly everyday, just 20 minutes for the 9km journey. See Tangiers, buy a fez at the souk market and wander through the narrow streets, try some lamb and apricot Moroccan stew from a tagine, followed by a refreshing green tea with mint, and enjoy a very different culture to Spain.
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!
Where are we?
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