If you’re planning a villa holiday in Calahonda this year, then you’ll want to know what to see and what to do.
Calahonda, like the rest of the holiday destinations on the Costa del Sol, enjoys a sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and warm winters. Cooling breezes from the sea make the summer heat manageable, as temperatures can reach as high as 30 ºC in high season. So, what better place to start than Calahonda’s beaches?
Calahonda basks in a warm, sunny and dry climate for much of the year with an average temperature of 22C. July and August will bring peak daytime temperatures of 30C and over and the evenings will be a pleasant 20C. Rainfall is practically non-existent during the summer but will appear between November and March. Spring and autumn are warm seasons and 30C temperatures have been known during May and October, although the average temperature is 23C. Calahonda does still benefit from sunshine during the winter months and temperatures for December will still be around 17C.
The Costa del Sol is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain and the beaches in Calahonda are no exception. These large golden and grey sand beaches shelve gently into the shallow Mediterranean Sea waters, which are ideal for scuba diving, snorkelling and swimming. Many of these stunning beaches have been awarded the European Blue Flag and are the reason why the Costa del Sol constantly comes top as a popular holiday destination.
Puerto Cabopino is an immense beach that has been called the best kept secret in Costa del Sol. This unspoilt, well sheltered beach is very popular with families thanks to the safe waters and lifeguards in attendance. The old watchtower provides spectacular views along to Marbella and even as far as Gibraltar and North Africa. Water sports are available at the nearby marina and Puerto Cabopino facilities include beach bars, restaurants and sun loungers for hire.
If you’re looking for beach resorts with more facilities, then all you need to do is head west or east and you’ll end up at the popular destinations of Marbella and Fuengirola. The lively beaches of Marbella are only a 10 minute drive from Calahonda and Nagueles Beach is one of the best if you are a water sport’s enthusiast. Windsurfing, jet skiing and pedalo hire are available, as well as paragliding, banana boat rides and deep sea fishing trips. If you’ve got a head for heights you can even parasail along the coast and fly over Puerto Banus and Mistral Beach.
There are many secluded bays in Calahonda itself, but if you want a really secluded beach take the 20 minute drive to the beaches at Estepona. Beaches such as El Saladillo are off the beaten track enough that they are rarely busy even during the peak summer months. The sea waters are warm, clear and perfect for snorkelling and there is a beach bar where you can dine on fresh seafood while enjoying the peace far from the crowds.