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Holiday Villas in Calahonda, Costa del Sol

Calahonda is one of the largest property developments on the Costa del Sol and is incredibly popular with European tourists and expats. Nestled between Marbella and Fuengirola, Calahonda is in a great position to access the many amenities and beautiful beaches of the Costa del Sol and is perfect for a Spanish villa holiday. 

Calahonda has been so successful that it is almost considered a town in its own right. However, it is part of La Cala de Mijas in the region of Andalucia on the southern Spanish coast. Calahonda is well known as being one of the more quiet and relaxed resorts on the Costa del Sol and is well suited for families with children. 

Many areas of Calahonda have been dedicated to providing residents and visitors with every amenity imaginable. Calahonda has a wide range of restaurants, cafeterias and bars on offer. There are also 10 golf courses within a 10 Kilometre radius of Calahonda. And of course, the beautiful beaches and weather that the Costa del Sol is famous for. Calahonda truly is the perfect villa holiday destination.


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Selection of Villas and Apartments in Calahonda

Panoramic Villa Rentals offers a fabulous selection of holiday villas and apartments to rent in Calahonda. Calahonda is one of the most relaxing holiday resorts on the Costa del Sol.

This popular, modern resort is only 5 minutes' drive from Fuengirola and just 15 minutes away from Marbella. Calahonda is the ideal place to stay if you want a relaxing holiday and easy access to lots of bars, restaurants, shops and some of the finest Blue Flag beaches on the Costa del Sol.

We offer a fabulous selection of holiday villas and apartments for rental in Calahonda. Each one is situated in a great location, just a few minutes from the Mediterranean Sea, and just a short shuttle train's ride from Calahonda itself.

Most of our Calahonda holiday villas and apartments have access to either a private pool or on-site communal pool, where you can relax and chill out. We offer a variety of holiday villa and apartment rentals in Calahonda for families or groups of friends, from modern and spacious 2 bedroom apartment rentals right up to 5 bedroom beachfront villas for larger groups.

We offer a variety of holiday villa and apartment rentals on the Costa del Sol, Marbella, Mijas, Estepona, Fuengirola, Benalmadena, Alhaurin el Grande, Puerto Banus,, La Cala de Mijas, Our selection of villas and apartments can cater for couples, families or groups of friends.

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Information on Calahonda

Introduction to Calahonda

Calahonda village with its stunning coastline and beaches

The small seaside town of Calahonda can be found on Andalucía’s Costa del Sol, about halfway between the popular resorts of Marbella and Fuengirola. Calahonda is one of the largest property developments in Southern Spain and is incredibly popular with European tourists. Calahonda is technically part of La Cala de Mijas but is very much self-sustaining with a wide range of local amenities, restaurants and shops. 

Rural flavours and a coastal lifestyle are two of the most attractive features of Calahonda. The town has a wide range of green areas, large plots and a strict limit on the number of apartment buildings.  This has helped Calahonda to remain fairly peaceful and rustic as it has grown. 

Calahonda, and the Costa del Sol in general is well known for its excellent golf courses. In fact, there are 10 golf courses within 10 kilometres of Calahonda alone. There is also a wide array of water sports available due to the proximity of the coast. Those looking for a sporty vacation are well catered for in Calahonda with a variety of tennis courts, fitness centres and other sporting facilities available. 

Calahonda is dedicated to catering to the needs of its visitors and inhabitants, with a wide range of restaurants and bars for you to enjoy. Enjoy a swim in the private pool of your villa before heading out to some of the many places to shop or have a bite to eat and head to the beach and relax in the famous Spanish sun. 

History of Calahonda

The early history of Calahonda is similar to that of the rest of the Costa del Sol and has been occupied by different groups over the years leading up the Moors during the Islamic conquest of Iberia. Signs of the Moorish heritage of Calahonda can be found everywhere. If you wish to explore its past, be sure to check out the ancient watchtowers positioned along the coastline. 

Calahonda actually started out as simply a residential area of neighbouring La Cala de Mijas as demand for holiday villas and apartments grew in the 1960s during the tourism boom in the Costa del Sol. However, it has since become recognised as a resort in its own right with three commercial centres, numerous restaurants and many local businesses based here.

Things to do in Calahonda

Calahonda was purposefully developed to provide a wide range of activities, attractions and amenities to its inhabitants and visitors. During your stay in a holiday villa rental there, you will discover that Calahonda puts all this at your doorstep to enjoy. 

Calahonda is considered one of the quieter resorts on the Costa del Sol, which provides you with a tranquil place to relax during your time there. However, it is close enough to other resorts, such as Fuengirola, so that you can make use of the range of Waterparks, theme parks, and shopping malls that are all within easy reach of Calahonda.

Calahonda is perfect for sports enthusiasts, with a wide range of facilities on offer, including a fitness centre, a variety of tennis courts and four excellent golf courses. Snorkelling and diving are also popular options with two diving centres within easy access of the beach with the facilities to hire all the necessary equipment.  

Calahonda has a lot to offer visitors, including plenty of places to shop and eat before you head to the beach to relax. There is also a wide range of activities and attractions to help you enjoy your stay in your holiday villa in Calahonda. Here are our top 5 recommended attractions in Calahonda:

  1. La Cala Golf Resort - Calahonda has a huge variety of golf courses on offer for you to use, but this one takes the crown. La Cala golf resort is easily the biggest and most popular golf course in Spain and has three, 18 hole courses for you to play on. 

  2. Cabopino Marina - located just a few minutes from Calahonda, this fabulous marina is a great choice for a day out. In Capopino you will find a charming marina with a boardwalk surrounded by quality restaurants and a fantastic beach. 

  3. Torre de Calahonda - popularly known as ‘Lancón Tower’, this 16th-century tower was built to defend the area from Barbary pirates. This is a great spot to learn about the history of Calahonda and the Costa del Sol. 

  4. Scuba Diving - Calahonda’s proximity to the coast makes it a perfect place to try scuba diving. There are two dive centres in Calahonda within easy access to the beach with facilities to hire all the equipment necessary for a fantastic day out. 

  5. The Loft, Calahonda - some late night entertainment and relaxation at this incredible cocktail bar in the heart of Calahonda. This bar is open to late and provides excellent wine, the best cocktails in Calahonda, sports and karaoke. 

The Top 5 Beaches in Calahonda

The sandy beach at Calahonda is one of the main attractions for families looking to soak up the sun during their villa holiday. However, there are many beautiful beaches on the Costa del Sol that are within easy reach of Calahonda. So if you are looking for some variety in your beach trips, here are our top 5 beaches near Calahonda:

  1. Playa Calahonda – An incredibly popular and family-friendly beach that is a great choice for some sunbathing. Obviously, this beach is very easy to reach and is more than likely within walking distance of your villa.

  2. Playa La Cala de Mijas – surrounded by a charming promenade that is full of beach bars and restaurants. This beach is hugely popular and is a must visit in both the summer and winter months. It caters to sunbathers, scuba divers and snorkelers. It is a beach rich in biodiversity and is famous for its clean and clear waters and its laidback atmosphere.

  3. El Cabo Rocoso – known as The Rocky Cape, this beach is great for snorkelling, surfing and underwater swimming. This beach presents an array of towering cliffs and is looked over by the ancient watchtower that marks the border between Calahonda and La Cala.

  4. El Bombo - a perfect spot for morning walks any time of year. Very popular with the local fisherman, which makes a charming view on your stroll. The crystal clear water makes it a perfect spot for snorkelling and also has a range of beach bars on offer. 

  5. Butiplaya - close to La Cala Beach, this incredibly popular beach is often full of locals and tourists. It was awarded a Blue Flag for its cleanliness and excellent facilities. You will also find plenty of watersports gear for hire so you can enjoy the jet skis, water-skiing and many other marine activities.

Calahonda average monthly temperatures in degrees celsiusCalahonda Weather

Andalucía, Spain’s southernmost region, and the Costa del Sol attract visitors throughout the year because of its glamorous Mediterranean climate. In the summertime, sunshine is virtually guaranteed so you will find most people on the beach in Calahonda. 

Even in the off periods, Calahonda might not have the same heat but the weather is still charming and warm, and often is still sunny. Calahonda is a town where you can expect to enjoy the weather all year round. 

Calahonda Travel Information

Calahonda is just a 20-minute drive from Malaga Airport by car with the town being very easy to find. It is also possible to book a airport transfer to take you directly to your luxury villa. 

There is a reliable local bus service that connects Calahonda with the other coastal resorts such as Fuengirola and Marbella. This service is easy to use and very welcoming to tourists. 

Accommodation in Calahonda

Here at Panoramic Villas, we are pleased to offer a wide range of beautiful holiday villas in Calahonda for you to choose from that can accommodate a range of different sized groups. Whether you want a one bedroom apartment in a quiet resort or a private villa with a pool, we will have something for you. Our stunning holiday villa rentals are perfectly located within walking distance or a quick drive of a range of services and amenities to improve on your stay.  

All of our luxury villas and holiday homes are maintained to a high standard to make your vacation unforgettable and include a range of luxuries for you to make use during your stay, including:

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Private pool

  • Hot tub/ jacuzzi

  • Pool table

  • Table tennis

  • Gym

  • Private dining area with BBQ

  • Air conditioning

  • High-speed free WIFI

  • High-quality entertainment system

  • Washing machine

No matter what you are looking for, our wide range of holiday villas in Calahonda has something to satisfy any holiday goer’s taste. From stunning mountain views from your terrace to a relaxing swim in your own private pool in the sun and everything in between. All of our holiday villas in Calahonda are located near a range of golf courses and other activities to keep you entertained during your stay. 

We also present a number of other luxury villa rentals in popular villa holiday destinations on the Costa del Sol, including:

Please feel free to browse our villas and for any additional information or questions, you may have about our holiday rentals, contact us for more information.


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