The municipality of Mijas is one of the largest in the Province of Malaga. It is divided into three urban areas, one of these is the seaside town of La Cala de Mijas. "Cala" means bay, and this is a bay surrounded by a charming fishing town that has managed to hang on to its traditions and its "Spanishness". The streets are narrow, with small shops and whitewashed houses and the elderly residents still sit outside their homes chatting to neighbours, a traditional Spanish pastime but something seen less and less these days.
During the summer, the population swells considerably – it is a popular holiday resort in the Costa Del Sol with many of the Spanish people themselves, renting their beachside properties as holiday homes.
The beaches are clean and safe with pedaloes, sun beds and shades for hire and a tree lined beach promenade complete with stylish lighting and wrought iron benches. The promenade has recently been extended and provides a lovely walk overlooking the beach wth many attractive bars and restaurants with views out to sea. The best place to park your hire car is on the main street and then walk down any of the side streets to the sea. An impressive look out tower in the middle of the town reminds us of its historical past.
There is a large, colourful open market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
For those who like to relax on their villa holiday with a game of golf, Miraflores Golf Club is located in the hills of Mijas Costa. Or as an alternative to golf visit the new Costa del Sol Hipodromo for a spot of horse racing with the complex offering a leisure centre, 5 star hotel, riding centre, bars, restaurant, polo field, shopping and parking.
You will be pleasantly surprised by your visit to La Cala which is found just off the N340 west of Fuengirola.