Area guide to La Cala de Mijas
La Cala de Mijas, also referred to as La Cala, is a highly sought-after and charming town in the middle of the Costa del Sol, where properties get ripped away before you know it. Lucky for you, Mojo Estates knows the local real estate market, has years of experience and access to all the best properties in the area – and knows when to move fast. Thus, you are guaranteed the best possible guidance when looking for a home in La Cala de Mijas.
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The housing market in 2022
La Cala has something for every taste. You can find big villas surrounded by mountains, luxury penthouse apartments with beautiful sea views, and townhouses in the middle of the centre or right in front of the beach. Numbers from October 2022 show that the average price per square metre for La Cala de Mijas is 3,562 €.
Get to know La Cala better in the video above, where Mr Mo and Mr Jo take you on a tour around the old fishing village. See some of the many properties on the road from the first-line beach to the new build area 800-metres from the city centre and further up to the top of La Cala de Mijas.
The increasing interest and demand from buyers have led to many new developments being built in recent years. One of these is Royal Palms, a stunning resort-style living concept covering over 340,000 square metres of prime location.
About La Cala de Mijas
La Cala de Mijas is located in the coastal zone of Mijas municipality, with Fuengirola on the east and Marbella on the west. The city is only a 15-minute drive from Fuengirola, 20 minutes from Marbella, and 30 minutes from Málaga Airport.
Previously, the town was known as “La Cala del Moral” (the Bay of Mulberries) because of the mulberry trees growing in the area. However, the city changed its name in the 1970s to avoid confusion with Cala de Moral, a town outside Málaga. Back in the day, La Cala de Mijas was an agricultural town and a typical small Andalusian white-washed fishing village, but the Spanish tourist boom in the 1960s changed that.
Today, there are 4,000 inhabitants in the cosy town, which has its own health centres, schools, library, police station, golf courses, restaurants, bars, shops, and much more. Although the town attracts many tourists, there is still life in La Cala all year round. It is not one of those Spanish cities that become a ghost town in the winter when the tourists leave.
What to do in La Cala de Mijas?
La Cala de Mijas has a lot to offer. You can enjoy the beautiful long beach most of the year, thanks to the exceptional climate on the Costa del Sol. You can take a stroll or a run along the coast, where you can go on the boardwalk, Senda Litoral, from La Cala de Mijas to Calahonda. You can also ride a bicycle up the mountains or take a buggy ride if you like something wilder.
If you visit La Cala de Mijas or are lucky enough to get a holiday home in the town, you will get an excellent opportunity to practice your golf swing. There is a 9-hole golf course in the centre named La Noria Golf, and two popular 18-hole golf courses further up the city called Santana Golf and Calanova Golf Club.
The area around Calanova golf is also a popular choice for property buyers (not only golfers), who enjoy having a lot of space, peace, and quiet in a beautiful area surrounded by nature. In addition, it is only a few minutes’ drive from Riviera del Sol and the centre of La Cala de Mijas, where you have all the necessary facilities.
Where to eat in La Cala de Mijas?
It does not matter whether you are Spanish, English, Danish, or Dutch; we all love a nice meal in good company. And food is a big part of the Spanish culture – not to mention Costa del Sol. So, of course, we need to have a look at where you can go to eat in La Cala de Mijas.
Unfortunately, The Little Geranium, which was one of Per’s favourite restaurants, did not reopen after Covid-19, but as you may have noticed, there are hundreds of other good restaurants on the Costa del Sol. Below is a list of lovely places to eat in La Cala de Mijas.
Good restaurants in La Cala de Mijas:
- Olivia’s La Cala
- El Oceano Beach Hotel Restaurant
- Restaurante Pura Sangre
- El Olivo de La Cala
- Palmera Restaurante – Florida Mijas Beach
- La Pergola Ristoriante
- Restaurante Konfusion
- El Pikoteo
Get more inspiration for what you can do and where you can eat in La Cala de Mijas on Tripadvisor.