Up And Coming La Cala De Mijas

cala-de-mijasAt the heart of the Costa del Sol, halfway between the family resort of Fuengirola and the upmarket lifestyle of Marbella, is the former fishing village of La Cala de Mijas. It is an increasingly popular destination for both tourists and those wishing to make their home in this sunny corner of Spain—so much so that it is earning itself the reputation as one of the ‘up and coming’ areas of the Costa del Sol. Fundamental to its attraction is the fact that La Cala is very much a living community where residents get to know each other and tourists return year after year to enjoy its glorious beaches, fine restaurants and friendly people. While  ‘the village’, as it is known to many residents, has always had its traditional bars and restaurants, the quality and choice of dining available in La Cala de Mijas has greatly broadened in recent times with the opening of several new venues. A touch of stardust on the beach The beachside Mijas Playa was for years the top restaurant in town and now it is trying to reclaim that spot with a bit of celebrity stardust under its new owner The Only Way is Essex’s Elliott Wright. Renamed Olivia’s and extensively reformed, it is now a stylish venue offering fine food and live entertainment to a trendy crowd. Also bringing a little bit of stardust to the village is celebrity chef (and one-time holder of a Michelin star) Steven Saunders. He recently opened the Little Geranium, which offer imaginative dishes using the freshest Spanish ingredients. There are also plenty of Spanish bars and restaurants, Indian and Chinese eateries, beach bars—in fact something to suit every palate. Facilities in La Cala de Mijas include a modern national health service clinic, sports centre, council offices, Mercadona, Supersol, Lidl and Aldi supermarkets, La Noria golf course and the excellent El Chaparral, Santana, Calanova and La Cala Resort golf courses just a short distance away. With all the facilities on hand there really is no need to leave La Cala de Mijas, but if you fancy a change Fuengirola is a ten minute drive away, with Marbella and Puerto Banús 15 to 20 minutes  by car. Property for sale in La Cala de Mijas Cabopino_06There is a wide choice of apartments, town houses and villas for sale in and around La Cala de Mijas, where Altavista Property is proud to be marketing the latest real estate project on a prime site just outside the village. This contemporary development features apartments of between two and four bedrooms starting from €265,000 and is built to the highest standards using quality materials. The complex offers its residents gardens and amenities, including a swimming pool with beach area, lap lanes and mini spa, children’s pool with slides, gym area, games room and built-in barbecue area. For more information on this development and other properties in the La Cala area please contact us to discuss your requirements.