The Costa del Sol/Malaga region
The Costa del Sol stretches along just over 150 kilometres of Málaga
province and is one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations.
The area's mild climate is the attraction that makes it possible to
enjoy the beaches and a wide variety of outdoor activities year
The western part of the Costa del Sol has 100km of coastline that
begins at Malaga city and stretches westward all the way to the
border of Cádiz province. This part of the coast is highly developed
in terms of both property and infrastructure and it attracts an
important percentage of Spain's international tourism.
Communications revolve around Malaga International Airport (8 km
west of the city) and the N340 backbone coast highway.
This is the longest of the Mijas Costa beaches at over 4,500 meters
long and 25 meters wide. Since it is right at the foot of the large
Sitio de Calahonda urbanization, it is a well used beach, with ramp
access, many beach bars and lots of activity, but it also has some
quieter corners for those who prefer a bit of piece and quiet. This
beach is perfect for the whole family and caters for sunbathers,
water sports, scuba divers and fishermen alike. It is a fairly
straight line of beach with golden sand and plenty of beach beds and
parasols for rent and a good choice of lively beach bars for
refreshment and entertainment.
Calahonda / Sitio de Calahonda area
Siteo de Calahonda is ideally located between the larger towns of
Fuengirola and Marbella. The area is family orientated and a popular
holiday resort and continues to welcome new residents yearly.
Ample sandy beaches at Calahonda and Riviera del Sol. Sheltered bay
and naturist beach at Cabopino. All with restaurant bar facilities.
The sunbathing on beaches generally becomes popular from late May
until late September. This is when the Chiringuitos (beach bars)
start to open. The sun beds are set out and the paddle rafts, ski
boats, and jet skis are prepared for the season. There is a
noticable increase in beach popularity during the school holidays
and especially in July and August when many residents from Madrid
and other cities Spain arrive on the coast for their annual holiday.
During the winter season the beaches are enjoyed mainly by walkers,
joggers and fishermen. Subathing is sometimes possible in the winter
months as well. On one of the frequent blue sky and non-windy days
it will be warm enough to sunbathe and of course, you won't be
There are no private beaches in Spain, you have the right to walk
the entire coastline. Recent laws prohibit construction too close to
the coast. 'Acceso público a la playa' is a sign you may see. It
means 'public access to the beach' probably a right of way over
private land leading to the beach.
The most all year round tourist destination in Europe, the Costa del
Sol has numerous magnificent well kept beaches in Calahonda,
Marbella and the surrounding areas.
'Chiringuitos' are bars on the beach or sea front. They serve cold
drinks and delicious food. In the summer don't miss out on the fresh
char-grilled sardines. Some also put on entertainment in the
From Puerto Cabopino the fine sandy beaches stretch to Calahonda,
and to the west past you can walk along the beach all the way to
Marbella, passing the Artola dunes, a protected national park, with
it´s restored moorish lookout tower.
Puerto Cabopino is surrounded by wide, fine sandy beaches, in the
main season life guards watch the activities. On the beach are
chiringitos, bars and restaurants for your pleasure.
On the Marbella side the sand dunes are a protected which
incorporate a nudist beach.
A very tranquil area where wild plants and flowers grow in the sand.
Dunes that have witnessed the passage and footprints of many
cultures which create a semi wild environment due to the lack of any
kind of construction.
One of the restored beacon Moorish towers, part of the protection
dating back to Roman times. Their purpose was to give warnings of
the presence of enemy vessels.
Golf courses and Sporting facilities.
Miraflores Golf; Calahonda Golf; La Siesta Golf Club and Sporting
Association; La Cala Golf and Country Club [5km];Cabopino Golf
[5km],Aztec Sports and Country Club [Riviera del Sol], Calahonda
Horse Rides, South Coast Quad Rentals [3km].
EIC [10km]. German college at La Mairena [15km].
Other points of interest.
Cabopino port [5km]
Local commercial centres; El Zoco, Las Postas and Avda. De Espana
for restaurants and bars.
Wednesday and Fridays; in front of Calypso shopping centre.
La Mandragora Restaurant [Ek Zoco Commercial Centre]
Meson de Calahonda
Da Bruno’s [Cabopino]