If you’re planning a villa holiday in La Cala de Mijas,Costa del sol this year, then you’ll want to know what to see and what to do. Here are just a few of the many activities and attractions you could take part in on your villa holiday in La Cala de Mijas. If you want to explore further afield then Marbella and Fuengirola are easily reached by buses which stop at the central boulevard in the village.
Markets in La Cala de Mijas, Costa del Sol
Most people enjoy a street market, especially when they’re on holiday. Well La Cala has a wonderful open market every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 10-14. It is on the large feria site on the corner of the road leading up to La Cala Golf and has a wide variety of stalls where local crafts, specialities and bargains can be found. At the market you’ll find a variety of colourful stalls selling clothing, jewellery, ceramics, sunglasses, leatherwear and plants. You’ll also find a wonderful selection of fresh fruit and vegetable stalls, but if you prefer something a little sweeter there are also stalls which sell a tempting variety of dried and glace fruits, nuts and sweets. You can even grab yourself a churros and a coffee.
During July and August La Cala puts on some wonderful musical events known as Noches de Luna y Playa. These open air concerts are held on the promenade and beach close to the 16th century Torre Vieja, the old watchtower which is now the tourist office. These events are very popular and very well advertised so you’re unlikely to miss them.
Sports Facilities in La Cala de Mijas and Mijas Costa de Sol
La Cala has several top golf courses within easy driving distance including the La Cala Golf complex set amidst glorious countryside about 20 minutes north of the village. If you fancy a game of tennis, then the Club del Sol in Calahonda on Mijas Costa is the perfect venue. Here you can hire equipment, or even take a lesson. In the spectacular countryside outside La Cala de Mijas horse riding is very popular. If you fancy having a go then the Finca Alegria just outside town offers rides and lessons. If you’d rather watch a horse than ride one, then you could go horse racing. Horse racing takes place at the Costa del Sol Hipódromo a short drive inland. Regular races are held throughout the year.
Beaches on the Costa del Sol
If your ideal for the perfect holiday is rest and relaxation, then the beach is the place to head to. La Cala de Mijas beach is clean, beautifully maintained and very child-friendly. You can hire a pedalo here. If you’re looking for something a little more exhilarating then you can always head down to the larger and busier resort of Fuengirola where many forms of water sports are available. There is also a water park, a zoo, a marina and regular boat trips and dolphin spotting cruises too.
La Cala de Mijas Fiestas and Ferias
This traditional Andalusian village celebrates many festivals including La Cala de Mijas Carnival which takes place in either January or February, The Sardine Festival which takes place on l May, the Eve of San Juan Festival on June 23, and the Dia del Carmen Festival, the patron saint of Fisherman, on July 16th. The annual Feria is usually held during last two weeks of July with a rich variety of celebrations arranged by the Town Hall.