if you want to make the most of your villa holiday in Calahonda, then the following information will give you all you need to know on how to make your holiday a truly memorable one.
Calahonda – a modern holiday town
Calahonda is a coastal holiday town situated between Fuengirola and Marbella, just 30 minutes by car from Malaga airport to the west on the N340/A7 road. Founded as urbanization in 1963 by the Orbaneja family, Calahonda is situated in Mijas Costa and lies close to all the major attractions that the area has to offer and is renowned for having some of the best beaches in Spain. Although Calahonda is a relatively new development it still boasts some of the best views on the coast. It’s definitely worth walking or driving to the town’s highest point, known as the Hermitage (La Ermita) which is located just past the El Portón complex. From this unassuming little white monument you’ll be able to see for miles on a good day and enjoy some spectacular views along the Costa and across to Gibraltar and North Africa.
What to do in Calahonda
Because Calahonda is a small seaside town it’s generally quieter than some of the larger surrounding towns on the Costa and it’s therefore great for kids. Calahonda is also compact and self-contained with some of the most comprehensive sports facilities and golf courses in the region. The nearest golf courses are at Calanova Golf Club and Club de Golf La Siesta. There are also tennis courts, a riding club and diving and snorkelling schools. There are plenty of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes as well as shopping centres, banks, chemists and international medical centres. Calahonda’s sandy beach, Cabopino, is probably the main attraction of this small town for family holidays, but there is a lot more to do than just lazing in the sun. Although Calahonda is a modern resort there are signs of its Moorish heritage evident in the ancient watchtowers that are dotted all along the coast. , can be seen everywhere, particularly in the ancient watch towers that are dotted along the coastline. If you want to venture further afield and are looking for a little more action, then the larger town of Granada is only a short drive away, as are Fuengirola and Malaga: all of these towns have fantastic facilities and great restaurants, shopping facilities and nightlife.
Places to visit
A couple of kilometres down the road from Calahonda is Puerto Cabopino. Puerto Cabopino has the reputation for being the most secluded and picturesque port on the Costa del Sol and is a popular destination for tourists who want to enjoy a good meal before taking a walk along its sandy beaches. Some of the Coasts most popular restaurants, such as Albert’s and Giuseppe’s Pizzeria, are located here. Nearby is the lovely settlement of Miraflores, a popular golf and lawn bowls resort and a little further on, you come to the area of Mijas and Mijas Pueblo, Andalusia’s most popular white village, which is situated slightly further northeast in the hills.