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An Idiot's Guide to Costa del Sol!

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There are more GOLF courses in Costa del Sol per square mile, than any other area in Europe. With 65 golf courses to choose between, it should take a while before you have mastered them all.

• For many great ideas for daytrips by car, check   out the many cities we recommend here

• The ZOO is just a short 10 minute drive away. This is not your average zoo!

• Based in Estepona, this is one of the best Equestrian Centers in Spain. Extensive facilities. BHS and ABRS approved training and examination centre.

 Jeep Safari

 Paint ball

 Rent a Quad

 Dolphin trips

 Ski trips

 Boat trips

 Deep sea fishing

• Take the entire family for an exciting day at one of the WATER PARK, located in Fuengirola and Torremolinos.

• How about a DAY TRIP? Check out the exciting areas below:

o Tangier, Morocco

Day Trip from Costa del Sol, 13 Hours

Experience the magic of Morocco on a day trip to Tangier from Spain. Morocco lies just over the Mediterranean, but this exotic North African gem feels like a world away!

Begin with a scenic drive along the Costa del Sol to the port of Gibraltar, Algeciras or Tarifa (departure port depends on travel date). From here you will travel by high-speed ferry across the Straits of Gibraltar to Tangier (45 to 60 minutes), where your journey will continue by road to the exciting Moroccan city of Tangier.

o Granada - The Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, 10 Hours

Take a trip to Granada and the Alhambra Palace, one of the most beautiful architectural marvels in the world, on a day tour from the Costa del Sol. Granada is home to two of Spain's best-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the gardens of the Generalife and the exquisite Moorish architecture of the Alhambra Palace.

From this ancient palace and its gardens, you'll enjoy stunning views of the beautiful city of Granada and the Gypsy quarter of the Albaicin.

o Ronda and Tajo Gorge Day Trip from the Costa del Sol, 10 Hours

Explore the mountainous region of Ronda on this relaxing day trip from the Costa del Sol. You'll see all the highlights of the lovely town of Ronda, including the Plaza de Toros Maestranza, the Church of the Holy Spirit, the town square and a bull-fighting museum.

The picturesque town of Ronda spans the plunging river gorge known as El Tajo, crossed by the impressive 18th-century Puente Nuevo bridge. You'll see the town square, known as Plaza de Espana, the Church of the Holy spirit, built in 1485, and the Cathedral Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation, known today as the Church of Saint Mary the Elder.

Plaza de Toros, the oldest bull ring in Spain, has staged some of the most important events in bullfighting history. The museum's collection of memorabilia includes photos of famous bullfighting fans, including Ernest Hemingway and Orson Wells.

o Nerja and Frigiliana Day Trip from Costa del Sol, 5 Hours

On this day trip from Costa del Sol, you will visit t

he colorful village of Frigiliana and the sleepy fishing village of Nerja. Take an optional tour to the prehistoric caves of Nerja, used these days for artistic performances.

Drive along the attractive coastal road with spectacular views as you pass through several white villages on the way to the small village of Frigiliana. Here you can wander the narrow streets surrounded by colorfully painted houses. Visit the old Fortress, the stronghold of the last moors.

Just a short drive away is Nerja, a seashore town which was once a sleepy fishing village. The old quarter of the town is still virtually unchanged with narrow, winding streets, whitewashed houses with wrought iron terraces overflowing with geraniums.

You have the option to be taken to see the famous prehistoric caves which are millions of years old and contain the oldest cave paintings in the country. You will see the caves' various halls and galleries which are used for ballet and artistic performances.

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