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Savour the Costa del Sol with La Cala de Mijas holiday lets

La Cala de Mijas is a lively beach resort set on Spain's sun-drenched Costa del Sol. Bask on golden beaches or venture inland to explore Mijas Pueblo, a traditional Andalucia village filled with cobbled streets, flower-filled baskets and whitewashed houses. Craving a fix of Spanish sunshine? From resort-style apartments to spacious family-sized villas, La Cala de Mijas promises a unique stay in the Costa del Sol.

Things to do

Top attractions near your La Cala de Mijas holiday home

Casa Museo de Mijas, run by a history-loving local, offers a glimpse of the region's rich folk culture. Art lovers shouldn't miss Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Mijas, a fantastic museum located in Mijas Pueblo. Inside, you can admire one of the world's biggest collections of Picasso ceramics, as well as works from beloved Spanish surrealist, Salvador Dali. Cultured travellers will love boutique La Cala de Mijas holiday rentals, housed in character properties.


Activities and attractions in and around La Cala de Mijas

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes La Cala de Mijas a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Miraflores Golf Club (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • El Chaparral Golf Club (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Calanova Golf Club (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • La Siesta Golf Club (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Santana Golf and Country Club (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Cabopino Golf Marbella (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
Day trips

Best day trips from your La Cala de Mijas holiday let

Marbella, just a 20-minute taxi ride from La Cala de Mijas, enchants visitors with cobbled laneways and Moorish architecture. Sip on sangria in sun-dappled Plaza de los Naranjos, shop at a bevy of boutiques and stroll around Puerto Banus, one of the glitziest marinas on the Costa del Sol. Golfers can tee off at a string of championship courses, while adventure-seekers can take their pick of quad bike safaris, buggy tours and 4WD expeditions in the Andalusian mountains. Alternatively, champion R&R and spend the day relaxing by the pool of your La Cala de Mijas holiday let.


Seasonal weather averages in La Cala de Mijas

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 30°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in La Cala de Mijas

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, La Cala de Mijas is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • La Luna-Royale Beach (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • La Luna Beach (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Calahonda Beach (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • El Castillo Beach (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Cabopino Beach (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Fuengirola Beach (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)

Sun-drenched beaches near your La Cala de Mijas villa rental

Playa La Cala de Mijas is fringed by golden sand and dotted with colourful umbrellas, and a great place to swim, sunbathe or relax at one of the waterfront restaurants. On balmy evenings, the promenade comes alive with buskers and flamenco dancers. Want to wake up to sparkling sea views? Snap up one of the waterfront holiday rental apartments strung along Playa La Cala de Mijas. The best offer a resort-style experience, complete with pools, lush gardens and direct access to the beach.

How to get there

How to get to and around La Cala de Mijas

The nearest airport is in Malaga (AGP), located 16 mi (25.8 km) from the city centre.

Restaurants and bars

Enjoy premium dining with La Cala de Mijas holiday rentals

With everything from chef-owned restaurants to stylish tapas bars to choose from, eating out in La Cala de Mijas is a treat. Enjoy upscale dining or keep things simple with Mediterranean cafes, laid-back tapas bars and British-style pubs. In Mijas Pueblo, you'll find atmospheric restaurants housed in shady courtyards and lush gardens. Foodies shouldn't miss the colourful street market held on Wednesdays and Saturdays, where you can pick up artisan cheese, organic produce, fresh-baked bread and other treats. Self-contained holiday homes are the perfect excuse to stock up on ingredients and prepare your own Spanish-inspired feasts.


Upscale shopping with La Cala de Mijas holiday rentals

La Cala de Mijas has an eclectic retail scene – whether you want brand-name beachwear or local handicrafts, you'll find it here. Mijas Pueblo is a Mecca for artists and cradles a treasure trove of bohemian shops and galleries. For high-end shopping, head to Puerto Banus, a celebrity-enclave filled with upscale boutiques, bars and beach clubs. If luxury is a priority, escape to one of the resort's polished holiday rental properties.

How many holiday rentals are available around La Cala de Mijas?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,416 holiday lettings around La Cala de Mijas. From 162 villas to 1,037 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to La Cala de Mijas?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in La Cala de Mijas:

  • Carihuela: 1,013 holiday homes
  • Marbella City Centre: 487 holiday homes
  • Fuengirola City Centre: 459 holiday homes
  • Málaga-Este: 3,079 holiday homes
  • Puerto Banus: 833 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to La Cala de Mijas? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in La Cala de Mijas. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Málaga Cathedral: 7,915 holiday lettings
  • Mijas Golf Course: 11,016 holiday lettings
  • Marbella Marina: 8,361 holiday lettings
  • Benalmadena Marina: 9,379 holiday lettings
  • El Pinillo Beach: 8,863 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around La Cala de Mijas listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in La Cala de Mijas?

Yes, of course. offers 162 Villas in La Cala de Mijas. Our other popular types of La Cala de Mijas holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 1,037 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 165 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 11 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in La Cala de Mijas?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,260 holiday homes with pool available in La Cala de Mijas. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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