Calahonda is a favourite holiday destination as it is ideally situated right by the sea between Fuengirola and Marbella (both about 10 minutes drive away), and only 25 minutes drive from Malaga Airport. There's an an excellent bus service along the coast, running every 25 minutes to Fuengirola and Marbella, and stopping off at many beaches, villages, and attractions on the way. If you wish to travel further afield in the Malaga direction, a train will whisk you along the coast from Fuengirola via such tourist hotspots as Benalmadena and torremolinos.
Calahonda has a wide variety of shops, banks, bars, restaurants and cafes. It has it's own medical centre, a picturesque marina, and two golf courses.
The lovely white village of Mijas is about 20 minutes drive up into the hills. Puerto Banus Marina is about 15 minutes drive. Gibraltar is about a 70 minute drive away. The magnificent Selwo Adventure Park at Estepona is in the same direction, but about 25 minutes away.
Other Activities: Bowling (Astro-Turf), diving school, jet-biking, off-road driving, jeep-safaris, crazy-golf, mini-bikes, go-carts, trampolining, dolphin-trips.
Golf: The Costa del Sol (or Costa del Golf as many Spanish road signs proclaim!) is known as 'golfer's paradise', and deservedly so.
Here is a list of 28 golf-courses within a 25 minute drive.
Rounds at most courses can be booked through our reception, on (0034) 952 932477. Discounts can be arranged. Ask to speak to Aemon Powell, the local golf-expert. (He writes articles for many European golf magazines.)
Miraflores Golf Club - 3 minute drive.
La Siesta - 5 minute drive.
Cobopino Golf Club - 5 minute drive.
Artola Golf - 6 minute drive.
La Cala Golf Club - 6 minute drive.
Santa Maria Golf Club - 7 minute drive.
Greenlife Golf - 8 minute drive.
Mijas Golf Club - 9 minute drive.
Santa Clara Golf Club - 10 minute drive.
Marbella Golf & Country Club - 10 minute drive.
Rio Real Golf Club - 10 minute drive.
Alhaurin Golf Club - 12 minute drive.
La Dame de Noche Golf Club - 14 minute drive.
Torrequebrada Golf Club - 15 minute drive.
Aloha Golf Club - 16 minute drive.
Royal Las Brisas Golf Club - 17 minute drive.
Los Naranjos Golf Club - 17 minute drive.
Lauro Golf - 20 minute drive.
La Quinta Golf Club - 20 minute drive.
Guadalmina Golf Club - 20 minute drive .
Los Arqueros Golf Club - 21 minute drive.
La Zagaleta Golf Club - 22 minute drive.
Atalaya Golf Club - 22 minute drive.
Flamingos Golf Club - 22 minute drive.
El Paraiso Golf Club - 22 minute drive.
El Coto Golf Club - 23 minute drive.
Marbella Club Golf Resort - 24 minute drive .
Ski: The Sierra Nevada is only about two and a half hours away by car. There is a wide variety of ski-slopes there, suitable for learners and experts. The full range of equipment and clothing is available for hire, and the prices are very reasonable.
The Sierra Nevada is a really nice place to visit during an out-of-season holiday at my apartment. You don't need to ski to ride on the cable-cars and ski-lifts, and to thoroughly enjoy the atmosphere and fantastic views. Hire a skidoo ! Perhaps stay overnight, experience the atmosphere of the ski-bars too, and visit Granada and the Alhambra Palace on the way back the next day.