Mijas Costa is the part of the municipality of Mijas which covers the 12 km stretch of coastline joining (from East to West) El Chaparral, La Cala and Calahonda and takes in the two major urbanizations, Riviera del Sol and Sitio de Calahonda. Although just a twenty minute drive from the little village of Mijas which is still steeped in the old Andalucian traditions and customs, the residential and beach life of Mijas Costa is very much 21st century.
The two large urbanizations, Sitio de Calahonda and Riviera del Sol are catchment areas forming large villages in their own right and have all the amenities such as commercial centres, supermarkets, golf course, sports centres, bars and restaurants for everyday living.
La Cala de Mijas is the central point of Mijas Costa and although it has grown and been built up, especially over the last decade or so, it still maintains something of its Andalucian seaside village atmosphere. From being a tiny fishing village originally, its population has increased to 10,000 – many of whom are British. There are schools, a health centre, public library, post office, shops and cultural centre, as well as many excellent bars and restaurants. There is a very popular street market (‘el barratillo’) every Wednesday and Saturday from around 09:00 – 14:30. The market stalls offer everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to local crafts, clothes, ceramics and pottery, flowers and plants, and lots more.
Malaga – 20 Minutes
Gibraltar – 50 Minutes
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Mijas Golf, Cerrado del Aguila, Santana, El Chaparral, La Cala, Calanova, La Noria, Miraflores