Mijas Costa covers 12km of coastline at the heart of Mijas’ Costa del Sol. The Mijas Costa incorporates many little villages including El Chaparral, La Cala and Calahonda, spectacular blue flag beaches and many luxury villas. The village of Mijas attracts many visitors to its quant timeless streets, while the Mijas Costa boasts fantastic facilities, sports, bars and beaches.
At the centre of Mijas Costa, and where many of the Mijas Costa holiday rental villas can be found is La Cala de Mijas. La Cala is a spectacular white Andalucian village on the coast, where local crafts, sherry, fresh fruit and ceramics can be found at the el barratillo or street market on a Wednesday or Saturday. The week following the 25th July sees La Cala turned into a festival centre, when the evenings are filled with flamenco dancing, traditional tapas and fine wines.
Calahonda is just a few miles from Puerto Cabopino, the most picturesque spot on the whole of the Costa del Sol, and is itself a very attractive beach resort, with all the facilities expected of a resort on this part of Spain’s coast.
Marbella and Fuengirola mark either end of Mijas Costa, and villas on the Mijas Costa are within easy striking distance of both the associated nightlife of the larger beach resorts, and the amusement parks of Tivoli World, Fuengirola Zoo, Sea Life and the Marbella Casino.
From the beaches of the Mijas Costa, provisions for jet skiing, waterskiing, windsurfing and wakeboarding are available for all to enjoy. Tennis centres, lawn bowls, gymnastics centres and many traditional sports are all open to tourists too.
The competition standard golf courses at Cala and Mijas Golf, Santana Golf and El Chaparral Golf Centres are also open to non-members, and these are probably the most notorious golf courses on the Costa del Sol. A holiday villa in Mijas, Costa del Sol, lands you in a golfers’ paradise, with year round sun and a huge number of courses open to tourists all year round.
The hills behind the Mijas Costa are open for horse riding, mountain biking and walking, and offer a great alternative to the sand of the coastline, as well as fabulous scenery and a chance to buy local fresh fruit to fill your self catering villa on the Mijas Costa.
In the evenings of late summer, the Hipodromo del Costa del Sol in La Cala has some great racing to be watched, and the atmosphere inside is electric, which proves to be a great night out for a family.
Mijas Costa, like most of the Costa del Sol has a magnificent climate all year round, which has been a driving factor in the Costa del Sol becoming a Mecca for golf.
Mijas Costa rental accommodation and holiday villas are all within a half an hour of Malaga International Airport (AGP), which receives direct flights from the UK daily. There are many deals on cheap flights to Mijas on the Costa del Sol, so it is always best to shop around once you have decided which Mijas Costa holiday villa to rent.