La Cala de Mijas is a former fishing village hugging a picturesque cove (“cala”) and 12-kilometre stretch of coastline in Mijas municipality – and managing to retain its ambience as a classic Andalucian village by the sea.
Summer evenings are magical in La Cala: the promenade becomes a festival of classical music and flamenco dancing near the Torre Vieja, which is La Cala’s most cherished historical monument. A watchtower used in the 12th century to defend the Spanish coast, it is now a museum and tourist information centre.
La Cala de Mijas’s promenade and beaches are spectacular. Parasols and sun beds are available for rent, and there are convenient public showers and toilet facilities. Jet skis or banana boat rides, as well as other water activities, can be found all along the beach, and there is a pirate ship children’s playground on the promenade.
La Cala de Mijas has something for everyone: it still has a small town charm and feel but also the amenities of a modern city. It is the ideal destination for a family vacation, or a golf holiday with friends. Visitors can stroll around on flat terrain to close-at-hand restaurants, stores, bars, playgrounds and the beach.
Up and down the narrow, cobblestoned streets La Cala de Mijas has a mix of restaurants offering cuisine from around the world, in addition to local tapas. There are Irish, English and Spanish bars all within a few blocks of each other – with a truly international clientele.
La Cala de Mijas is located just off the A7 motorway, between Fuengirola to the west and Marbella to the east, and 30 minutes from Málaga international airport.
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