For a holiday in a climate made for year-round golf trips, head for a villa in Mijas Golf. Rentals here are in a private and quiet setting, an easy walk from two of the very best courses on the Costa del Sol. The interiors of Mijas Golf villas are elegant, airy and sophisticated, with the appliances and user-friendliness required of new accommodation. Apartments in Mijas Golf also feature private pools and all come with air-conditioning. Aside from world-class golf, there are water parks, sublime sandy beaches and historical sites to visit within a few kilometres.
-Beaches: The resort of Fuengirola is minutes away on the coast, and has a glorious seven-kilometre series of sandy beaches. Accompanying the beaches are facilities to suit all comers, with parasols and sunbed hire, kids’ areas, restaurants, shops and watersports centres. A fabulous Blue Flag beach here is Los Boliches, which, while busy, is one of the widest in the area, so there’s always plenty of space.
-Golf: The Mijas Golf resort features two courses—Los Olivos and Los Lagos. Both are nestled in the Mijas Valley, with mountain views and fairways fringed by pine trees. The courses are highly regarded for their immaculate upkeep, and there are also world-class facilities complementing the courses, with buggy-hire, electric trolleys, a pro shop, restaurant and full practice areas.
-Family fun: Youngsters will have a fine time at the Mijas Aqua Park, with an array of pools and slides to catch the imagination of everyone from toddlers and teenagers to grown-up kids. The Zoo Bioparc in Fuengirola is also well worth a visit. This innovative attraction synthesizes the natural habitat of a wide range of bird and small mammal species.
-Excursions: This part of the Costa del Sol has several archaeological sites with Roman ruins. There are interesting remnants close to Los Bolliches and Torreblanca. The city of Málaga also has Roman heritage, in the shape of a well-preserved theatre. This structure sits in the shadow of the city’s Moorish castle, the Alcazaba, which dates to the 11th century and is the most complete building of its kind in the country.
-Cuisine: When it comes to traditional food, one of the best things to try is grilled sardines. These are prepared in a unique way, skewered by bamboo and cooked over burning logs found on the beaches. The tapas is first-rate too. A local favourite is deep-fried baby squid or whitebait.
Holiday rentals in Mijas Golf are in a region famed for its warm and sunny climate. Nearby Málaga is one of the warmest cities in Europe, with a summer season that lasts for eight months of the year and a short, mild winter with highs of 17°C in January. Between April and October there’s near constant beach weather, with temperatures that rise to the low-30s at the height of summer. Even in August the heat is pleasant thanks to a cooling wind that comes off the Mediterranean.
For holidaymakers from the UK the easiest way to reach Mijas Golf apartments is with Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP), which is half an hour by car along the coast. Málaga is a major flight destination so there’s a fantastic choice of routes and airlines at all times of the year. Drivers need only follow the A-7 down towards Fuengirola for 25 kilometres. There’s also a suburban railway line close to Terminal 3, with trains departing every 20 minutes to Mijas.