Mijas Village [Pueblo]
Slightly inland from the coast is Mijas Village or Pueblo. This has to be one of the jewels of the Costa del Sol. It is nestled in the mountainside and is very popular with tourists because it has managed to retain much of its charm - Andalucian style. There are a large variety of shops, craft shops, tapas bars, restaurants and much more. Local artists frequently display their work. Mijas Pueblo can be easily reached from the Cortijo within a short drive.
La Cala de Mijas
You should love La Cala, what was once an old fishing village and is located at the heart of the Costa del Sol, on Mijas Costa. It is just a short drive to Fuengirola as well as Marbella. La Cala de Mijas is one of the few fishing villages on the Costa del Sol that has kept its character while the coast has developed so rapidly. That does not mean that La Cala is a sleepy village either. La Cala is a short drive from the property and is a thriving village. It is a must during your stay.
Travelling / Out and About
The property is a short drive from Malaga Airport. We do recommend a hire car which will also enable you to explore the Costa del Sol. A selection of holiday resorts including Fuengirola, La Cala, Benalmadena, Torremolinos, Marbella and Puerto Banus are only a short drive away and of course Gibraltar only one hours drive away. All these resorts are suitable for all ages, having good amenities and can offer lovely beaches, tapas bars, restaurants, bars and nightlife. There are a number of shopping centres within easy reach, including stores, hypermarkets and traditional Spanish markets.
Over time, Mijas Golf has become one of the most popular golf complexes in Europe. It has a reputation for the great condition of its courses as well as the friendly environment and excellent service provided to the clients. The courses, Los Lagos and Los Olivos, are situated in the valley of Mijas, north of Fuengirola, only twenty minutes from the Málaga international airport and Marbella, and 3.5 kms. from the sea.
Fuengirola is only 25km from Malaga International Airport. It is one of the most popular destinations on the Costa del Sol. It is easily accessible by road, rail or bus, so it is not difficult to see why this buzzing cosmopolitan town on the Mediterranean is the number one choice for so many different kinds of people.
Fuengirola used to be a small fishing village. It now has many up-market tapas bars and good restaurants, interspersed with chic boutiques and other shops of interest, as well as lovely beaches, which makes it a popular holiday destination. One of the Fuengirola’s main attractions is, of course, its wonderful seven kilometres (five miles) of sandy beaches, stretching from the Sohail Castle to the west and Torreblanca to the east. Fuengirola has all the amenities and comforts you need but in a beautiful Mediterranean setting. Whether you love shopping, if you are looking for hairdresser, or you want to buy a quality, professional hair products, everything is at hand and usually within walking distance or just a short bus or train ride away.
Andalucia is famous for its beautiful horses. For the expert or the beginner, there is horse riding at the Rancho El Rengo. As well as riding lessons, there are organised treks around the local countryside and along the dry river bed. The stables also have a bar/restaurant – perfect for the times you have worked up an appetite after a ride. For the keen golfer, Fuengirola is ideal, since it is right in the heart of the golfing territory of the Costa del Golf, with Mijas Golf just a few kilometres from Fuengirola centre and many more courses within a very close radius. Also water sports are strongly featured and where better to get to grips with speed boats, jet skis or fishing gear than at the cool marina.
Benalmadena Port [Puerto]
Benalmadena Puerto Marina is rated amongst one of the best in the world, It has won the "'Best Marina in the World" award several times. With over a 1000 moorings for boats of all nationalities and up to 6 meters long, Benalmadena Marina' is one of the Costa del Sol's busiest centres both by day and night. For those that enjoy nightlife, it is an ideal spot with all its bars and clubs. There is Aquarium at the port, you can hire a boat or yacht and there is a selection of water sports including sailing, scuba diving, water skiing and more. The Marina also has a lovely beach area. It has continually been awarded the European Blue Flag for its excellent service and clean waters. There are with beach beds and parasols for hire.
From Marbella to the Port of Puerto Banus, the Golden Mile, as its name suggests is home to some of the most prestigious properties on the Costa del Sol. Being close to both the centre of Puerto Banus as well as Marbella, it makes the Golden Mile one of the most vibrant areas on the Costa del Sol as well. The areas surrounding the Golden Mile are full of country clubs, golf courses, excellent beaches, shops, restaurants and a very good night life. So if you want to experience the most glamorous part of the coast a holiday near to the Goldenmile will be the perfect place to be and of course Constantine is not far.
You can be at the beach strolling on the Maritimo walkway where you can either enjoy the beach cafes, the Hotels or the beaches. You can walk or jog along the extensive walkway, which stretches for miles. The walkway is also ideal for cycling and you can walk to Puerto Banus in 20 minutes. With the unrivalled sporting and shopping facilities close by, not to mention the beaches and numerous restaurants and cafes, the Pueblo is in a superb location offering all of the amenities of the stylish resorts of Marbella and Puerto Banus, only minutes away.
Marbella is a luxurious town which has something for everyone, it is a favorite with the rich and famous, and is loved by the more ordinary folk who are willing to pay a little bit extra. Marbella has an air of individuality that can be best appreciated by exploring back streets in the old part of town. One of the prettiest places is Orange Square’ which is located just off the main street in the older district. Orange Square, or "La Plaza de los Naranjos", as it is called in Spanish, has plenty of bars and bistros and is a hub of activity day and night. And, depending on the time of year, the colors here can be vibrant, with the trees and exotic tropical plants set against a backdrop of dazzling white buildings and a deep blue sky. The nightlife is always buzzing here with alfresco bars, piano bars and discos that are open from dusk until dawn.
Puerto Banus is located slightly west of Marbella. Here you can relax and watch luxury yachts and enjoy many of the restaurants and bars here.The setting has an impressive mountain backdrop and ocean views. The port features a casino, department store, marine observatory and a multi cinema. It is one of the most exclusive areas on the Costa del Sol, a million heirs playground, where you can sit and watch the rich and famous come and go.
Nightlife is usually buzzing at Puerto Banus with a selection of piano clubs, alfresco bars and discos while during the day this is a window shopper´s dream with several of the world renowned fashions houses featured here, in addition to small, interesting shops and boutiques. If you really want to have a bird´s eye view of the port´s magnificent position, then regular boat trips are the ideal solution and available on a regular basis from the central promenade.The beach next to Puerto Banus also holds a European blue flag. Every Saturday morning at Puerto Banus by the bullring is a very popular street market where you can pick up all sorts of bargains.
Ronda is one of Andalucia's most beautiful towns. Ronda retains much of its historic charm, particularly its old town. It is famous worldwide for its dramatic escarpments and views, and for the deep El Tajo gorge that carries the rio Guadalevín through its centre. Visitors can peer down into the gorge, to see the waters below. They make a beeline for the 18th century Puente Nuevo 'new' bridge, which straddles the 100m chasm below, for its unparalleled views out over the Serranía de Ronda mountains.
Ronda is one of the most charming and fascinating towns in Andalucia and is popular with day-trippers from the Costa del Sol. It has a great selection of cafes and restaurants and retains all of its traditional charm and leisurely atmosphere.