La Cala was once a traditional fishing village and part of its attraction today is that it still has a village feel to it. This section of the Costa del Sol also offers the advantage of having some fantastic stretches of beach, a vibrant community and it’s only 20 minutes from Málaga airport.
La Cala beaches
There are many reasons to live here. For a start, La Cala’s 2,000 metre-long beach is around 35 metres wide, so there is plenty of space on this wide stretch of golden, south-facing shoreline. You will find great bars, chiringuito beach bars and restaurants along here, while parking is plentiful. The area also has excellent disabled access and a lifeguard service in summer.
Mijas Costa golf
Golfers are also well catered for in La Cala and neighbouring Mijas. In the local area there is a choice of four good courses: La Cala Golf Resort, Santana Golf, El Chaparral Golf and Mijas Golf, and you don’t need to travel far to find more excellent courses.
Dining out in La Cala
Eating out in La Cala has developed significantly in recent years. Olivia’s La Cala is a beachside restaurant owned by Elliott Wright of famous TV show ‘The Only Way is Essex’. There is also The Little Geranium owned by TV chef Steven Saunders, a regular on ‘Ready, Steady Cook’!
Shopping in Mijas Costa
Shoppers won’t be disappointed either. La Cala has a street market at the weekend and a diverse range of small shops, including a pharmacy, several bakeries and fruit and vegetable shops, plus a vet, banks and hairdressers. However, it is also just minutes away from the Miramar centre in Mijas. This is a large shopping mall offering a range of international brands, as well as a cinema. And, British and Irish residents will be delighted to know there is a Dunnes store and Iceland in the vicinity.
Residents don’t need to travel far for entertainment either. This summer Jennifer Lopez (J-Lo) will perform at the Marenostrum festival in Fuengirola, following in the footsteps of Bob Dylan and Rod Stewart, who also performed in the area this year.
Contemporary new builds for sale in La Cala
Overseas buyers are increasingly looking for properties in La Cala and neighbouring Mijas, particularly those built in the contemporary style. Please take a look at our portfolio of properties, including many new builds, in the La Cala and Mijas Costa areas – please contact us for more information about them, we’ll be delighted to help you.
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