MIJAS COSTA belongs to Mijas, the largest municipality on the Costa del Sol. It stretches from the picturesque mountain village Mijas Pueblo down to Calahonda with 12 km of coastline. Mijas Costa is very popular among foreigners moving to the Costa del Sol. Set high on the mountainside overlooking the coast, Mijas Pueblo is the best known village within the area. Thousands of tourists visit the village each week for a walk through the historic centre or a tour with the famous ‘donkey taxi’. This is also the ideal place to buy your souvenirs. Mijas Costa is the perfect place for lots of different activities. There are 8 championship golf courses, various schools for horseback riding, several tennis clubs and lots of watersport facilities around the area known as La Cala de Mijas.
EL FARO is Idyllic and charming and best known locally for its iconic lighthouse, from where it gets its name. Located in the Mijas municipality, El Faro is perched on a jutting peninsula that is located a couple of kilometres west of Fuengirola, El Faro boasts some of the finest Mediterranean views found anywhere on the coast. This is the spot where the coastal highway becomes extremely winding. The road hugs low and close to the shoreline, leading to somewhat distracting views of the richly azure Mediterranean horizon. Once there, El Faro proves extremely alluring for visitors and residents of all ages.
LA CALA DE MIJAS acts as a natural divider between 'east' Costa del Sol and 'west' Costa del Sol. The town delivers a mixture of expat-haven, affordability, authenticity and affluence. The town centre has fountains for roundabouts; manicured tree-lined avenues; portly old Spanish gentlemen staring in bemusement at the fast-paced town that has sprung up around them; and a multinational collection of families and couples dashing all over the place, lending La Cala de Mijas a slightly muddled, but intoxicating, atmosphere.
RIVIERA DEL SOL is located approximately 35 km from Malaga airport. You can reach the area by taking the AP-7 toll road within 20 minutes or by the coastal road. Riviera del Sol is a mixed residencial and holiday area. It has its own 18 hole golf course (Miraflores golf) and all amenities you require are within easy reach. There are several small shopping centers with shops, bars and restaurants. Within 10 minutes’ drive you can find large shopping centers like the Miramar in Fuengirola and La Cañada in Marbella. Also the main Costa del Sol hospital is within 10 minute reach.
CALAHONDA spreads over 300 hectares from the Mediterranean and 3 kilometres up the hill to almost 300 metres above sea level where you can visit the shrine “La Ermita de Calahonda” with its breathtaking views. The fact of elevation also means that a lot of the properties here enjoy spectacular panoramic sea views and of the Mediterranean coastline to Gibraltar and all the way to the mainland of Africa. Calahonda has developed to a modern urbanisation with a lot of facilities; two medical centres, six supermarkets, over 60 restaurants and bars, 2 butchers shops, 3 pharmacies, 2 hardware stores, service centre for TV and computer repairs, internet cafes, bakery, 5 banks, wonderful beach restaurants along the board walk and more. Yet you will only find two small apart hotels in Calahonda, and no big tourist hotels. This has proven very successful as it is a retreat for the residents and a favourite destination for the residential tourist. The “residential tourist” typically either owns or rents a property and visits several times a year.