A Charming Village

La Cala de Mijas

“La Cala” as this charming village is affectionately known to local residents, lies on the Costa del Sol in Spain approximately 25 minutes drive west from Malaga International Airport. The long beaches are well cared for, clean and soft golden sand. Before tourism arrived it was also a traditional settlement, and even though it is now a bit more developed, the place still has a charming atmosphere.

The beach holds the prestigious Blue Flag for its amenities and hygiene, with a long drag of soft sand washed by moderate waves. Whilst La Cala has maintained a level of the real Spain it has also taken on, in a small way, something of an international flavour. You will find many local amenities in many different languages and banks, doctors, lawyers and dentists. This has helped to make the area a first choice for many wishing to retire away from the harsher climate of Northern Europe.

Things to do in La Cala de Mijas

Mijas Pueblo

The oldest part of Mijas is set up away from the coast and on a mountainside where the whitewashed old houses stand out brightly against the evergreen trees and bare rock. It’s a rural Andalusian village in every sense, except for the large community of expats: The streets, following their Moorish plan, are laid with cobblestones, the upper floors of homes have wrought-iron balconies, and hanging flowerpots bring vivid colour to the white walls. There are a few superb vantage points for photos of the Sierra de Mijas cradling the village: You can clamber up a section of the old walls, or the terracing at the Plaza de Toros where the vistas are sublime.

La Cala Beach

The beautiful beach holds the prestigious Blue Flag for its amenities and hygiene, with a long drag of soft sand washed by moderate waves. The boardwalk behind it is quite new and traces the beachfront for miles, boasting family-run shops, cafes and chiringuitos (typical Spanish beach bars). On summer nights there are concerts next to the 16th-century Torre Vieja watchtower, and the El Baratillo street market is held in La Cala on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Parque Acuático

This water park promises loads of fun for kids and a surprising degree of relaxation for parents. All around this carefully-planned park are palms and grassy areas with tropical-style sunshades where you can make camp for the day while the kids try out all the pools and plunges, like the steep kamikaze. The park also boasts a wave pool, mini-golf and even live entertainment geared towards children.

Local Information

Local transport services such as Buses, Trains, Taxis and airport connections.

International bilingual schools, private education & tutoring.

Good places for work meetings, networking and family dinner and lunch.

Public and private facilities and emergency clinics.

High end, fast mobile and Internet services and solutions.

Shopping centres.

Best uncrowded (and crowded) beaches, water sports.