Mijas – Mijas Costa
Mijas Costa is one of the most popular destinations in Spain for all types of luxury real estate.
If you’re looking for luxury houses for sale in a lively location plus all the comforts of home while bathed in glorious sunshine, Mijas Costa could be the place for you.
With 12 kilometres of beautiful beaches there is plenty to attract buyers to this stretch of the Costa del Sol. Travelling East, the first district along the Costa Mijas is the popular tourist town, Calahonda, followed by Calypso, Riviera del Sol, Miraflores, Torrenueva and then La Cala de Mijas, a destination packed with vibrant bars and restaurants. Further along, the coast hugs the rocky inland urbanizaciones of Los Claveles, El Chaparral, Los Farolas, El Faro, Calaburras, La Costa and La Ponderosa.
Marbella is just a 15 minutes’ drive away and the whitewashed inland pueblos of Mijas, Coín and Alhaurín el Grande are also close by. The Parque Acuatico Mijas (Mijas Water Park) is a favourite with kids, with water slides, wave pools and play islands. In nearby Fuengirola, you can visit the Bio Park, (formerly Fuengirola Zoo) today it is known for housing the animals in enclosures created to resemble their natural habitat as much as possible.
There are bars, restaurants and chiringuitos spanning most of the strip. Due to the high volume of tourists and foreign residents, there’s a wide selection of cuisines from around the world. El Zoco commercial centre in Calahonda and markets in Cala de Mijas are great for shoppers. The entire area is dotted with golf courses and there are riding, tennis, bowls, water sports and plenty of excursions to keep you busy when not on the links. A coastal promenade, part of the Senda litoral de Malaga (Malaga Coastal path), connects all of the beaches, which ideal for walkers.
There are plenty of brand new, off-plan apartments in a serviced building or if you want more privacy, you might prefer an apartment in a gated community. Most of the region is built up with modern apartment blocks, although in Calahonda, there are also townhouses and villas for sale.
Mijas Costa’s various districts are joined together by the A-7 coastal highway. A car is recommended if you want to get out and explore but not essential if you want to live near the beach and are happy to walk short distances in the heat. It’s serviced by Malaga and Gibraltar Airports and there are transfers and taxis from both available all-year-round. Public transport in Mijas is limited to the bus service but both the 220 and 320 services can take you between Malaga, Marbella and Fuengirola. The AP-7 road has a toll charge.
There are hospitals in both Marbella and Fuengirola; Calahonda and Cala de Mijas offer the best choice of general practitioners and chemists in the area.
The Eastern stretch of the Costa del Sol is generally less expensive in terms of housing. Most restaurants offer an affordable 3-course menú del día. Flights are run by budget airlines. Public transport is cheaper than in other European countries, it’s very easy to spend less here than in most parts of Europe.