La Cala de mijas is situated between Fuengirola and Calahonda off the A7. The village was originally called La Cala de Moral (The bay of mulberries) because the large amount of mulberry trees in the area. The name was changed in the 1970's so there would be no confusion with La Cala del Moral the other side of Malaga. Before the tourist boom La Cala was a white washed fishing village but the tourist trade brought an end to that and now La Cala is very much dependant on tourism. The one thing that stands out is the lack of hotels. Tourists rely mainly on holiday rental for accommodation With the A7 hugging the perimeter of the old town means that there is no room for expansion within. All the expansion is the other side of the motorway keeping the village small and contained. This makes it an excellent choice for a holiday.
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The beach at La Cala de Mijas is over 2 kms long and its a good quality beach. The promenade next to the beach is very well maintained and has a pirate ship climbing frame for the kids. For more information and directions to the beach click / tap the image or click / tap the button below for directions only.
La Cala has a modern village centre with ample parking, a supermarket, shops, bars and restaurants all around away from the beach. During the summer months the population swells but the village seems to deal with the increase ok. For more information and directions to La Cala de Mijas click / tap the image or click / tap the button below for directions only.
The boardwalk opened in 2016 and runs from La Cala to Calahonda. The start is on the beach next to the watch tower. There are plans to connect the boardwalk to Cabopina from Calahonda and from Cabopino to Marbella. Well worth a walk and there are bar's and restaurants along the way. For more information and directions to the Boardwalk click / tap the image or click / tap the button below for directions only.
La Cala de Mijas is a great holiday resort for couples and families. It's a lot smaller than all of the other coastal resorts with the exception of Cabopino which makes it great little resort. From La Cala de Mijas it is easy to get around by road and by bus and it is not far away from Marbella.
It's not on the train line and it is around 40 minutes transfer time by bus from the airport. There are no attractions at the resort and not many hotel's. Most holiday maker's rent apartment's that are in abundance. La Cala now goes inland a long way so choose your accommodation carefully. You can easily get book an apartment or villa a mile from the beach and all the amenities.
If you are looking for a quiet holiday resort with a beach and can find accommodation within the A7 motorway then this is the resort for you.