Things to do and see in Calahonda, Costa del sol

If you’re planning a villa holiday in Calahonda this year then you certainly won’t be disappointed with what the town has to offer. There are many things to see and do to occupy your time during your stay. However, if you’re of a more adventurous disposition and would like to get a feel of the region, you might like to visit one or two of the other close-lying attractions on the Costa del Sol. Here are some suggestions of just some of the places and attractions in and around Calahonda.

Cabopino Beach

Cabopino beach is recognised as being one of the finest beaches in the region, and it’s located quite close to Calahonda. It’s worth noting that it can get very busy, so it’s best to arrive early. There are plenty of restaurants on the beach front, and you can hire beds, chairs and beach umbrellas for one of the many kiosks around. There are life guards on the beach all though the summer, toilet and changing facilities are also available. Cabopino beach also has its own water sports facility where you can hire pedelos, banana boats and jet skis.

Water parks

There are a couple of water parks within driving distance of Calahonda. The closest is in Fuengirola (952 46 04 04), approximately a 15 minute drive away, and the other larger water park is in Torremolinos (952 38 88 88) which is approximately a 40 minute drive from Calahonda. Both water parks are also accessible by bus and train, if you don’t have access to a vehicle. There is no need to pre-book: just pay for your entry on arrival.


All markets in the region open for business at 10.30am and trade until 2.00 pm. Calahonda market is held on Thursdays and you’ll find a wide variety of stalls here specialising in fresh fruit and vegetable as well as clothes, handicrafts and local souvenirs.

La Cala market is larger and is held on the Feria ground on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You’ll find the same wide variety of smalls at this market along with more specialised local craft stalls. La Cala is one of the few markets were you can exchange gas bottles too.

Fuengirola market is the largest in the region. It’s held on a Tuesday on the Feria ground which is roughly 15 minutes’ walk from the main bus station in Fuengirola.


If the markets don’t offer enough variety for you, there are 2 large shopping centres close to Calahonda. – Miramar in Fuengirola, complete with a cinema showing the latest English movies, and La Canada I Marbella. You’ll certainly find everything you could want to buy in either of these two centres.

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