Discover La Cala de Mijas

  The Costa del Sol is well known for its famous seaside towns of Marbella, Puerto Banús, Fuengirola and Cabopino, but there are some truly fabulous, smaller coastal towns along this beautiful stretch of the shores of the Mediterranean. La Cala de Mijas, or La Cala, as it is affectionately referred to by its residents, is one such gem. At only twenty minutes from the centre of Marbella, this charming village is located on one of the prettiest stretches of coastline, with fourteen kilometres of spectacular long beaches of clean, soft, golden sand. Originally a typical whitewashed Andalusian fishing village, La Cala has developed into a thriving community with a distinctly international flavour. Expats seeking homes in the sunshine but far from the madding crowds have settled here and it has flourished into a popular residential and tourist destination. The pretty beachfront is lined with busy restaurants and bars, serving all varieties of cuisine, and the village boasts all the necessary amenities, with schools, a health centre, post office, shops and cultural centre all within a convenient distance of the centre. In addition to gymnasiums and leisure clubs, there are dive centres and facilities for almost every outdoor activity. For those who prefer to be atop crystal waters, there are fantastic opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, and of course jet skiing for adrenalin junkies. Travel inland and the rolling hills of Mijas give way to gorgeous undulating golf courses that extend along the valleys, providing some of the finest, competition standard golf clubs. Situated in such privileged locations, the greens of La Cala de Mijas Golf, Santana Golf and El Chaparral boast stunning sea and mountain vistas and are all available to non-members. Horse riding in the unspoilt terrain of the hills behind La Cala is a must for equestrian enthusiasts while for those who prefer to observe an equine spectacle from the comfort of their seats The Hippodrome del Costa del Sol on the outskirts of La Cala is a magnificent setting to watch horse racing at its best. From sporting and leisure activities to dining and a lively social scene, La Cala de Mijas is veritably spoilt with options to suit all ages from all walks of life. Its vibrant international community and excellent amenities make it a popular spot to visit on holiday, but also an attractive and inviting place to call home. Altavista Property Spain is offering Alamar, a stylishly designed and beautifully upkept development of modern Mediterranean apartments within walking distance of La Cala de Mijas and its pretty beaches.