Moving along the coast from Malaga towards Marbella, the next area after Fuengirola is widely known as Mijas Costa, comprising of several towns.
First stop is La Cala de Mijas, or as the locals simply call it, La Cala.
La Cala is everyone’s dream of a typical Spanish village by the sea. After nearly half a century´s constant invasion by foreigners, La Cala has not lost its Spanish soul one tiny little bit.
Strict planning laws has made it impossible to construct new property developments in La Cala, so the village is exactly the same as always, and thank God for that.
What a lovely place. Narrow little streets with Spanish townhouses with flower pots hanging on the walls, and bougainvillea’s growing wildly, and the children playing in the streets watched over by chatting grannies.
Life does not have to be so complicated. Come to La Cala and turn back your watches 50 years.
As there is an ever demanding demand for properties by foreigners who want to have a little slice of this Paradise, the council have now given building permission to several new developments on the other side of the A7 motorway.
New Infrastructure such as improved and widened roads, new roundabouts, lots and lots of (free) parking spaces make sure the area can cope with all the new residents. Very clever and forward thinking, hopefully other municipalities along the coast will watch and learn.
About 10 minutes’ drive inland from La Cala, you will find the best kept secret on the Costa del Sol, “La Cala Golf Resort”.
This is the largest golf resort, not just on the Costa del Sol, but in Spain!
It covers a vast area of manicured golf courses, one of the largest green areas of the whole coast, a natural beauty, lush rolling hills, a delight for golfers and nature lovers alike.
Three 18 hole golf courses, a golf academy and a FIFA approved football pitch for Northern European professional football teams winter training, a Luxury hotel with Spa and an ever busy and very lively golf club with its own bars, restaurants and Pro Shop.
From a property point of view, this is a very interesting area. From the beginning, luxury properties was always a part of the success of La Cala Golf Resort.
Many people enjoy living slightly away from the madding crowd, in unique beautiful natural surroundings, but just under 10 minutes’ drive from the coast.
Luxury 1st line golf villas and ditto apartments, Penthouses and Townhouses are scattered around the three golf courses. Build in a very low density, the properties blend in gently with the surrounding natural beauty, never overwhelming.
New developments are under construction right now.
Highly modern townhouses and apartments with big window spaces allowing for lots of natural light and great views.
We are almost in daily contact with the developers, so please ask us for up-to date information about what is still available and the latest prices, we are more than to inform you.
Next stop is Sitio de Calahonda, or simply Calahonda, as the locals call it.
Calahonda does not date back to the Roman or Moorish era, as many other towns on the coast.
In fact, 30 years ago, all you would find here would be olive and orange groves, and the odd goat herd, trekking along with his herd of goats to his little Finca (Country House) on the hillside.
Well, the goat herd is now enjoying his retirement, after having sold the Finca to property developers, who have made the nearly 6,000 homes, occupying the steep hills of Calahonda.
All the way on top of the hill you will find mostly apartments, half way down the hill you will see a lot of townhouses, and at the bottom of the hill, close to the beach, villas are built with walking distance to the several shopping centres and the beach.
In Calahonda you will find English supermarkets, hairdressers, vets, dentists, lawyers, pubs and restaurants, Sky TV installers, plumbers and builders, news agents and your neighbour is likely to be English, this is an easy place to be a foreigner, and for many first time expats, this is Paradise.
The sunshine, the food, the beaches, the Spanish lifestyle, and all done without linguistic problems in the comfort of speaking English.
What is there not to like!