La Cala de Mijas - The Heart of Mijas Costa. A charming coastal town on the Costa del Sol in Malaga, Spain. It offers a blend of Spanish ambiance and a cosmopolitan atmosphere, appealing to both locals and expatriates. The community is known for its warm and friendly environment, attracting residents who appreciate the coastal lifestyle and modern amenities. La Cala de Mijas provides diverse housing options for permanent residences or holiday homes.

Access and transport links

La Cala is conveniently located with easy access to nearby towns and cities. It is approximately 20 kilometers from vibrant Marbella and 35 kilometers from Malaga Airport, ensuring accessibility for residents and visitors. The town has excellent transport links, including highways and public transportation, facilitating exploration of the wider region and access to popular destinations along the Costa del Sol.

La Cala Beach

La Cala Beaches and Chiringuitos

La Cala de Mijas boasts several beautiful sandy beaches, catering to beach lovers. The coastline offers lively spots as well as secluded stretches. Here you can find many "chiringuitos," beachfront restaurants and bars. From Olivias Restaurant to La Cala Square, and along the boardwalk extending to Cabopino port, visitors can enjoy a huge choice of beachfront dining options.

Best beaches:

  1. Playa La Cala: Located in the heart of town, Playa La Cala is popular among locals and visitors. This Blue Flag beach offers golden sands, clear waters, and beachfront restaurants, water sports activities, and sunbed rentals.
  2. Playa Butibamba: Situated east of La Cala de Mijas, Playa Butibamba offers a tranquil atmosphere and picturesque surroundings.
  3. Playa de Cabopino: A hidden gem, Playa de Cabopino is a short drive west of La Cala. Nestled within a protected dune area, this beach showcases natural beauty and features a charming marina with waterfront dining options.

La Cala Square

La Cala Square


The town provides a wide range of amenities. Supermarkets, local markets, pharmacies, banks, and various shops ensure convenient access to daily necessities. The town also offers quality healthcare facilities, including medical centers and pharmacies. Additionally, there are local and international schools available, making it an appealing choice for families.

Restaurants and bars

  1. Olivias: Owned by TOWIE's Elliot Wright, is a popular dining spot, offering a delightful culinary experience. With its vibrant atmosphere and delicious cuisine, Olivias is a must-visit destination for food & party lovers.
  2. Biddy Mulligan's: A lively Irish pub, Biddy Mulligan's serves hearty Irish dishes, a wide selection of drinks, and often hosts live music events.
  3. The Little Geranium: Owned by a celebrity chef, The Little Geranium is a culinary gem, offering innovative dishes with a Spanish and Asian fusion twist, using fresh local ingredients.

Activities, sports, and fitness

  1. Water sports: Visitors can enjoy paddleboarding, kayaking, and a popular giant inflatable obstacle course during the summer months.
  2. Gym: La Cala is well-equipped for fitness enthusiasts, with gyms including La Cala Crossfit.
  3. Hiking and nature trails: The surrounding countryside provides opportunities for outdoor activities, with scenic trails offering breathtaking views of the golf courses and sea.

Parks and dog parks

La Cala features numerous well-maintained parks and green spaces, perfect for children & leisure activities. Additionally, the town offers designated dog parks, promoting a pet-friendly community.

Golf in La Cala de Mijas

  1. La Cala Golf Resort: This renowned golf resort offers three championship courses: Campo America, Campo Asia, and Campo Europa. With stunning views, challenging layouts, and top-notch facilities, these courses provide an exceptional golfing experience.
  2. Miraflores Golf: Situated nearby, Miraflores Golf is a picturesque course with beautiful fairways, well-maintained greens, and a clubhouse offering panoramic Mediterranean views.
  3. Calanova Golf Club: Located near the village of Mijas, Calanova Golf Club is a relatively new course designed by Manuel Pinero. This 18-hole course offers an enjoyable and challenging game in a scenic setting.

La Cala Golf

La Cala de Mijas Schools

La Cala provides access to excellent educational facilities. There are three public primary schools and a secondary school. Additionally, St. Anthony's College is a private school nearby, and a short drive away, there are private international schools such as the English International College (EIC), known for its excellent reputation.

Why La Cala de Mijas a great place to invest in property?

La Cala de Mijas offers an appealing investment opportunity. Its desirable location on the Costa del Sol, beautiful beaches, abundance of amenities, proximity to Marbella and the airport, diverse community, excellent transport links, recreational activities, and quality educational facilities contribute to its attractiveness for property buyers and investors.

An interesting fact about La Cala de Mijas

"La Cala" translates to "the cove" or "the bay," while "Mijas" is the name of the municipality. Thus, "La Cala de Mijas" can be translated as "The Cove of Mijas."

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