Costa del Sol
Set in the Spanish countryside, our villas in Campos Mijas are ideally located to explore the surrounding resort towns. Inland you’ll soon find the traditional white-washed village of Mijas Pueblo, offering narrow cobbled streets and stunning views. Head in the opposite direction towards the miles of beautiful coastline and explore the beach resorts of Mijas Costa and Fuengirola. land area of countryside, elevated above and in between the coastal resorts of La Cala de Mijas and Fuengirola offering some spectacular mountain scenery. But it’s only a short drive from the beaches, shops and restaurants in the towns, as well as the popular marina at Fuengirola.
In La Cala de Mijas there's a weekly market, a couple of supermarkets and many little shops. Or, the cobbled streets of Mijas Pueblo have lots of small boutiques and souvenir shops, perfect for picking up a gift or two to take home. You’ll find a choice of supermarkets on the outskirts of Fuengirola as well as some shopping centres. Fuengirola is also home to a fantastic flea market held on a Tuesday or Saturday. One of the largest markets of its kind, you’ll find hundreds of stalls selling all sorts of goods from second hand clothing and handbags to pottery, furniture, souvenirs and more.
There are several restaurants along the La Cala de Mijas Promenade. Or, the pretty marina of Cabopino is 10 minutes' drive west of La Cala with many stylish waterside options overlooking the boats. The nearby resort of Fuengirola is home to a whole host of restaurants and bars serving everything from traditional Spanish cuisine and seafood to international menus. Or head to Mijas Pueblo for a more authentic atmosphere with lots of little tapas bars and alfresco restaurants.
You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches! La Cala is the nearest beach and Mijas Costa is a 12 kilometre stretch of coastline with a fabulous mix of sandy and pebbly beaches. Most have facilities such as sunbeds and parasols to hire, and almost all will have at least one chirringuito (beach bar) for that important cold drink. Head towards Fuengirola and you will find even more choice with plenty of sunbeds and parasols to hire plus a long promenade lining the sandy beach with plenty of restaurants. There’s also a full range of water sports on offer, including scuba diving, water skiing, jet skis, parasailing and much more.
A big favourite in this area is the Fuengirola Biopic Zoo, a great pick for all the family. Fuengirola is also home to the Bioparc, a simulated tropical environment with flowing rivers and waterfalls. There are lots of exotic animals to see – great fun for all the family! Or, head to the Aquamijas Waterpark, with lots of waterslides and pools to help you cool down. A fun way to travel along the promenade in Fuengirola is to take a ride on one of the tourist trains.
Campo Mijas is an ideal position to explore all the Costa del Sol has to offer. If you’re after some glitz and glamour, head to Marbella or Puerto Banus, both famed for their exclusive nightlife. You’ll also find a fabulous choice of designer shops and outlets.
Cabopino Harbour is a real hidden gem and well worth a visit. Lined with a number of restaurants and bars serving local Spanish cuisine as well as fresh seafood, it makes for a lovely evening out.
Often referred to as the ‘Costa del Golf’, the Costa del Sol is renowned for its golf courses, with many within easy reach of Campo Mijas.
If you fancy a day out, why not head to the city of Malaga, less than an hour's drive away, with an array of authentic shops, bars and restaurants as well as some stunning sights include the Roman amphitheatre and Moorish castle.
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