Calahonda has a prime location on the Costa del Sol between Marbella and Fuengirola. Although life is centred around the beach, it is a popular residential area too and is well served with places to eat and shop. Take your time and stroll along the boardwalk to explore the resort in a leisurely way. If you feel active, you can try a number of different watersports at Calahonda Beach. On dry land, there are plenty of activities to try including water parks and theme parks and chic shopping. As the sun sets and you want a break from your villa BBQ, pick a restaurant. Will it be fresh fish by Cabopino Marina, one of the international options in the heart of the resort, or fine dining in Marbella?
Local Markets and Shopping
You will easily find shops in Calahonda for all your villa food needs and treats. There is a market situated in the Calypso area of Calahonda every Thursday, perfect for picking up local produce. La Cala de Mijas, only 10 minutes' drive away, also holds a weekly market where you'll have the opportunity to buy Spanish produce. If you are planning on having a BBQ, try the daily Municipal Market in Mijas where you’ll find ingredients including fresh meat. For retail therapy, you'll be within a short drive of 3 shopping centres: Los Cipreses, Los Olivos and El Zoco. Don't forget the larger commercial centres in nearby Fuengirola and Marbella, fun for browsing.
Bars and restaurants
There are plenty of different styles of restaurants, cafes and bars in the Calahonda. In the Avenida de España and El Zoco area, you can find traditional Spanish restaurants as well as an international options. If you love seafood, try the fish restaurants around the Cabopino Marina, which is about 10 minutes' drive from Calahonda. If you wish to travel further, the opportunities are truly endless ranging from the glamorous nightlife of Marbella to a relaxed lunch overlooking the marina of Puerto Banus.
Calahonda Beach, also known as Royal Beach, slopes gently down to the sea making it ideal for little children. Why not try the beaches of La Cala de Mijas, or even Cabopino with its wide stretch of sand dunes and lovely little restaurants lining the marina?
Marbella is well known for its miles of coastline dotted with beaches and sandy bays for you to explore. In the opposite direction is the long stretch of white sand at Fuengirola, just 20 minutes' drive away. The Costa del Sol has a beach for everyone!
Only 10 minutes from Calahonda you'll find the Adventura Amazonia Park, a great day out for the whole family with zip lines, canopy walks and climbing walls. Unleash the Tarzan in you! For an excitement filled day out, the Mijas Aquapark is within 15 minutes’ drive of Calahonda for your family to enjoy the many slides and pools.
Places of Interest
Calahonda is great for a sporty holiday, especially tennis and golf. The Club del Sol has excellent facilities including tennis courts, squash courts and a gym. La Siesta Golf Club is a 9-hole, par-3 course with a driving range. Cabopino Golf Club has magnificent views of the mountains and sea - on a clear day you can glimpse Morocco across the sea! It has a well designed 18-hole course with lakes and a backdrop of pine trees as well as a bar, restaurant and grass driving range.