Holidays in Costa Del Sol: 7 Epic Villas in La Cala De Mijas

When going on a holiday in Costa Del Sol to the beautiful region of Mijas, I was shocked to discover how beautiful this municipality in the Province of Málaga was.

The region provides visitors to the area with an array of Spanish culture, from its typical Andalusian white-washed villages, the beaches in the gorgeous La Cala de Mijas, and the commercial centre of Las Lagunas.

Its centre is Mijas Pueblo, a small traditional village located on a mountainside 1,476 feet above sea level, in the heart of the Costa del Sol region. The best place to stay in Mijas is in a Clickstay villa, providing you with a home for your holiday in Costa del Sol’s Mijas.

But there’s no tacky clubs, burger joints and loud music in Mijas, this region is all about traditional Spanish culture, with relaxed towns, and streets with cute cafes, award-winning restaurants, and boutique shops.

With 12 kilometres of coastline, including the La Cala de Mijas beach resort is one of the most beautiful Spanish holiday destinations out there. They have gorgeous European blue flag beaches and it is the perfect destination for couples, and families alike.

Whether you fancy relaxing on a deck chair in La Cala de Mijas or hiking around the village Mijas Pueblo in the mountainside, the region of Mijas Costa del Sol is stunning.

The views from the mountains of Mijas Pueblo are worth a visit for stunning views across the Costa del Sol, Gibraltar, the Atlas Mountains, and the African coastline.

The streets of Mijas are very tourist-friendly and are full of independent shops selling handmade local crafts and products. The Mijas Aqua Park in nearby Las Lagunas is also well worth a visit with the whole family.

Mijas is the perfect holiday destination for lazy beach holidays but because of its proximity Marbella and Fuengirola, it’s also great for days trip from Mijas if it takes your fancy.

La Cala de Mijas Costa del Sol is an excellent all-round holiday destination and feels like a home from home but with a great deal more sunshine.

There is a large market held every Saturday in the fairground and throughout July and August there is a beachside market and during a week in August, a Medieval Market is held in the main square with food, music, artisan stalls and children’s activities. 


Holidays in Costa Del Sol

Top Things to do in La Cala de Mijas

  1. Sierra de Mijas
  2. Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña
  3. Playa de San Francisco
  4. Playa de los Boliches
  5. Plaza de Toros de Mijas
  6. Playa de Carvajal
  7. Plaza de la Constitución
  8. CAC Mijas (Centro de Arte Contemporáneo)
  9. Enoteca Museo del Vino Mijas
  10. Parque La Muralla


Holidays in Costa Del Sol

Where is Mijas

How far is Mijas Costa from Malaga?

39 min (35.8 km) via MA-20 and AP-7

How far is Mijas Costa from Malaga airport?

23 min (25.1 km) via AP-7

How far is Mijas Costa from Mijas Pueblo?

6 min (1.2 km) via Calle Tamisa and Av. de Méjico

How far is Marbella from Mijas?

32 min (35.4 km) via AP-7

How far is Mijas Costa from Benalmadena?

25 min (15.3 km) via A-368 and AP-7

How far is Mijas from Torremolinos?

25 min (18.7 km) via A-368 and AP-7


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Where to stay in La Cala De Mijas

The gorgeous area of Mijas Costa Del Sol provides visitors with an array of options of where to stay in Mijas, but my recommendation would be getting a villas in Mijas. It gives you the perfect base, from where to explore, the privacy of your own pool, and the chance to really spend quality time with family and friends. Here are some of my suggestions on villas in Mijas from Clickstay.


Holidays in Costa Del Sol

La Cala De Mijas Villa

This beautiful holiday home is located just 80 meters from the beach in the village of La Cala de Mijas, on the Costa del Sol.

With 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 2 spacious living rooms, the property are ideal for larger families or groups. The large private pool promises refreshment on those summer days whilst the lovely terrace areas are perfect for dining ‘al fresco’, enjoying a glass of wine or reading a book in the shade.

The spacious interior has artwork on the walls and a mini library, also a games room with pool table. The house comes equipped with air conditioning, wireless internet and satellite TV.

The villa is ideally located between Marbella and Málaga, so you can reach all of the area’s highlights, including the fortress of Gibralfaro, the old town of Málaga or the Picasso Museum and of course the amazing local beaches.

A great villa for any holidays to Costa del Sol….

holidays in Costa Del Sol

Holidays in Costa Del Sol

Jardines Del Aguila Villa

Fantastic holiday villa with particularly luxurious features.

The residence offers 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a fully equipped large kitchen and 2 spacious living rooms with windows, so you can enjoy the view of nature. In the garden, you will find a magnificent saltwater pool, a Jacuzzi, sauna and a veranda with high-quality garden furniture, where you can relax and enjoy the sun or a glass of wine.

On the first floor, you will find another well-equipped terrace ideal for entertaining barbecues. The property offers as well a whirlpool on request. By car you can reach Fuengirola in 5 minutes.

A great villa for any holidays to Costa del Sol….

holidays in Costa Del Sol

Holidays in Costa Del Sol

Riviera Del Sol – Fase I Villa

In the residential complex of Riviera del Sol, you will find this fantastic holiday villa just 600 metres from the stunning beach, along with local bars, restaurants and much more. Well-equipped with plenty of amenities, this holiday home has enough to entertain guests even if you don’t want to explore the local area.

Swim in your private pool, unwind in the Jacuzzi or host a barbecue. Enjoy the covered terrace with bar and TV, plus a lounge with video games, darts and table tennis.

Guests enter the villa through a large corridor on the middle floor, which is also where you will find a living and dining room with comfortable sofas, TV and fireplace, the open kitchen, a bathroom and one of five bedrooms with direct access to a great terrace and private bathroom.

On the lower floor is another bedroom with bathroom, direct access to the main terrace and the pool area and the lounge. On the top floor, you can relax in another living room with TV and fireplace or on the fantastic terrace.

There is also a bathroom, three further bedrooms, one of which has its own terrace and bathroom, and access to the spacious roof terrace with spectacular views of the sea. N.B. For your comfort and convenience, all rooms are equipped with air conditioning and heating systems, making this ideal for year-round rental. 

A great villa for any holidays to Costa del Sol….

holidays in Costa Del Sol

Holidays in Costa Del Sol

Villa El Faro

Unique and picturesque place in Mijas Costa on the Mediterranean in southern Andalusia. Upon arrival at this outstanding holiday home, you will be looking directly at the sea as if it were at your feet. With a breathtaking, wide view from east to west, you can even enjoy a clear view of North Africa and Gibraltar on clear days.

The house is situated in an elevated enclave, which offers a fantastic view of the sea, the city and the mountains. It is laid out on one level with a great roof terrace and exclusive views. On a floor space of 110 m² the house is exquisitely furnished.

Two of the bedrooms are furnished with comfortable double beds and the third offers two bunk beds ideal for children. The elegant kitchen is fully equipped and has enough space for cooking together with friends.

In the spacious living room, the magnificent fireplace captivates for romantic winter moments. The modern property is adorned here and there discreetly by various plant species, cactus and flowers and the pool area you will be spoiled with sun loungers, a cosy lounge and a table with chairs. Spend your free time in the sun, refresh yourself in the pool or enjoy delicious cocktails in the evening in togetherness. 

A great villa for any holidays to Costa del Sol….

holidays in Costa Del Sol

Holidays in Costa Del Sol

Finca Los Gorriones

If you are after plenty of fresh air and far-reaching mountain views, whilst still being within easy access of the popular coast and all its amenities the beautiful Finca Los Gorriones is the one for you!

The villa is less than half an hour’s drive from Malaga Airport and is set in a traditional, quiet, semi-rural area on a well-tarmacked country road. The villa enjoys a very sunny, elevated position on a private 400 sqm plot located between the beautiful white Spanish village of Mijas and the bustling traditional town of Alhaurin El Grande, where you can find traditional Tapas bars, restaurants, shops and local museums. Both are within 10 minutes by car. There are also numerous golf courses within driving distance.

Perfect for walkers, cycling enthusiasts and families wanting to experience the real Spain without feeling too removed from the entertainment provided by the coast.

The popular coastal town of Fuengirola is only 15 minutes by car and has a direct train to Malaga Airport as well as buses to all parts of the coast. Although a car is essential to get the best out of the area, there is a traditional bar within walking distance and buses to Mijas Pueblo 4 times a day.

Our 3-bedroom South West facing converted Finca has stunning panoramic views of the valley and mountains beyond, stretching to the sea. You can enjoy the wonderful sunsets from both the lower and upper terraces.

The 2 front bedrooms, one of which has a large ensuite shower room, have patio doors and share the upper terrace with spectacular views across the mountains to the Mediterranean Sea – and beyond to North Africa on a clear day. There is additional access to the terrace via glass double doors on the landing. The south-east facing third bedroom and a good-sized family shower room are also on this level. Air conditioning is available in all the bedrooms.

A great villa for any holidays to Costa del Sol….

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Holidays in Costa Del Sol

Villa Los Claveles

holidays in Costa Del Sol

Holidays in Costa Del Sol

Villa Sitio De Calahonda

This superlative villa in the beautiful Mijas Costa is located on a spacious plot and spread over no less than 4 levels with a total living area of ​​400 m². With 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, up to 10 people and your pet will find more than enough space here.

The interior design is both rustic and modern, giving the house a bright, benevolent atmosphere with bright rooms. In the very well-kept, lovingly designed garden, which stretches beautifully around the whole house and protects you from prying eyes.

Here you will find a large, private pool with sun loungers where you can relax and sunbathe. Enjoy a nice evening on the fantastic pool terrace with barbecue, sip a glass of wine or a cocktail or relax in the shade on the covered, second terrace of the house, which has direct access from the kitchen and living room. The cosy living room is equipped with a TV with English channels. The spacious kitchen is fully equipped and also has an American fridge.

The house also has a great space for pastime, ideal for a fun family home evening. The fantastic location of this villa is unparalleled and within a short walking distance to the area’s many amenities such as shops, bars, restaurants and supermarkets.

The beautiful beach is also within walking distance and you only need about 30 minutes by car to/from the airport and only 10 to 15 minutes drive to explore the beautiful town of Marbella,

A great villa for any holidays to Costa del Sol….

holidays in Costa Del Sol

Holidays in Costa Del Sol

Villa Cathy

The villa is in an urbanization 3 km inland from La Cala de Mijas or Fuengirola and they’re lovely beaches. It’s well positioned for beach lovers and mountain hikers alike. For the golfers, there are several golf courses within 10 mins drive and numerous within 30 mins.

Villa Cathy has been built to the highest standards and is situated in a well kept quiet urbanization which boasts a restaurant/bar overlooking a communal pool and tennis courts and also a snack bar/mini-mart.

The Villa sits in its own grounds with private pool (which can be heated on request at a cost of £125 per week. an advantage in the winter) surrounded by large terraces which you can sit and enjoy the stunning views of the sea and surrounding countryside, whilst cooking a feast on the stone B.B.Q provided.

Villa Cathy is a sizeable villa, the ground floor comprises of a fully fitted spacious kitchen with dishwasher, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave, china, cutlery utensils etc, a utility room with washing machine and another fridge freezer.

Large split level lounge/ dining room with patio doors opening out onto a part covered terrace overlooking the pool and garden.

Leading off the hallway there is one double bedroom with en-suite shower room, another double bedroom with an extra single bed and a twin bedroom, the latter two share a separate shower room.
The hallway has a large sweeping marble staircase which leads to the first floor which has a spacious master double bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom. Also, patio doors leading out onto a large terrace.

A great villa for any holidays to Costa del Sol….

Holidays in Costa Del Sol

So did any of these villas take your fancy? Let me know in the comments which villa in Mijas is perfect for your next holiday in Costa Del Sol.


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