The resort of Calahonda in Mijas Costa is located 10 minutes from Marbella and is an ideal base to go exploring the attractions in the Costa del Sol area. When it comes to doing England in the sun, nowhere does it better than Sitio Calahonda – the name of the vast urbanisation which has become a town in its own right since its foundation in 1963.
Calahonda was purpose built as a resort in 1963 and has won many awards over the years including one for “Best Spanish Urbanisation”. Although it is a developed area, the designer was keen on green space and so there is an abundance of grassy areas to make use of.
Calahonda is also known along the Costa del Sol as ”Little England” and that’s exactly what it is – except for the fact that no housing complex in England can boast year-round sun combined with every conceivable sports and leisure facility right on the doorstep! Calahonda is also popular with Northern Europeans including Germans, Scandinavians and Dutch but there’s an overall British feel to the place and that’s just what its residents and visitors want. Calahonda, you either love Calahonda, or hate it!iif you prefer something a little more traditionally Spanish, Calahonda probably isn’t the best option for you.
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There are British doctors, dentists, bars, restaurants and hairdressers all designed to make this much sought after complex on the Costa del Sol a home from home for Brits who choose to holiday, buy a second home or retire abroad.
The urbanisation is served by 28 kilometres of roads, several banks, three 24-hour medical centres, three shopping centres and a fibre optic telephone network. There’s a children’s nursery school, language school, riding club, tennis courts, post office, 24 hour security patrols, two chemists and a tourist train linking all sections of the urbanisation.
The main attractions of Calahonda include the fabulous golf courses. Sports are easily incorporated into a Calahonda lifestyle. For starters, there are a total of 10 golf courses within a 10 kilometre radius of Calahonda. The place is a golfers’ paradise with a nine-hole course within the Calahonda urbanisation itself and several moreare either under construction or planned. There’s a wealth of world class courses to choose from within easy driving distance of the complex including the exclusive Marbella Golf and Country Club, Miraflores and Mijas Golf.
There are also several sport and leisure complexes where you can play tennis, badminton and workout in the state-of-the-art gym. Other facilities such as cinemas and bowling alleys are available at the commercial centres. Sitio Calahonda even has its own marina.
Calahonda is broken in two by the coastal road, and therefore has a beach-side area. There are a number of Chiringuitos (beach/bars restaurants) dotted along the beach.
Very close by are the natural sand dunes at Cabopino and also the nudist beach. If you are looking for a beach with more facilities, then head in either direction, left or right and you will come to one of the popular destinations of Fuengirola (to the left) and Marbella (to the right), where you have great beaches and leisure facilities galore.
With three main commercial centres, Calahonda is a shopaholics delight! As well as the usual supermarkets to buy fresh food, there is a wealth of shops to cater for fashion and clothing at excellent prices. You will also find hardware shops, boutiques, hairdressers, garden supplies and businesses that offer gifts which are the perfect souvenir to take home. There are also local traditional Spanish “flea” markets held in the towns and villages surrounding Calahonda. Here you will find authentic gift ideas such as jewellery, leather goods and local arts & crafts. If you can learn to haggle well, you may just pick yourself up a bargain!
Most of the opportunities for eating in Calahonda can be found in any of the three commercial centres. There are at least 45 restaurants and numerous cafés and bars to be found within the centres themselves. The restaurants and cafés are a mix of flavours including authentic Spanish, with a range of international cuisine to choose from. You will also find a range of restaurants, bars and cafés at the Cabopino Marina.
The nightlife of Calahonda is energetic and busy. There are several nightclubs to dance the night away into the early hours. Some of the clubs put on live music and even have traditional flamenco dancing shows.
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