Mijas Costa occupies 12 kilometres of the Mediterranean coastline, and is home to many coastal resorts and sandy beaches, as well as several smaller towns that fall under the Mijas municipality. Mijas Costa is home to popular smaller towns such as La Cala de Mijas and El Chaparral, and also houses the two large urbanisations of Riviera del Sol and Sitio de Calahonda.
Mijas Costa has many differences from it country-counterpart of Mijas Pueblo. Although just a short 20 minute drive into the mountains, Mijas Pueblo is still very traditionally Andalusian, maintaining their traditions, customs, Andalusian way of life and the relaxed 'mañana' lifestyle. At the opposite end of the spectrum, Mijas Costa is all about the beach life and is very modern, being home to many resorts and holiday developments. Mijas Costa is the perfect destination for anyone looking to enjoy a wide range of fun activities, since the beach life itself offers a grand variety of watersports, from jet-skiing to windsurfing.
Along Mijas Costa, two large urbanisations can be found, Sitio de Calahonda and Riviera del Sol. The urbanisations are so large that they can almost be classed as villages in themselves. Each of them offer an endless range of amenities, including commercial centres, golf courses, bars, restaurants and much more. Sitio de Calahonda has a primarily German and English population, and both urbanisations are mostly populated by foreigners. Both urbanisations are also very popular holiday destinations, and both have an endless range of holiday and short-term rentals.
Due to the grand variety of nationalities that live and holiday on Mijas Costa, there are many medical centres that are English-speaking, as well as local 24 hour pharmacies.
Málaga International Airport: 25-30 minutes
Gibraltar International Airport: 1 hour and 15-20 minutes
Club de Golf La Siesta, Miraflores Golf Club, Calanova Golf Club, La Noria Golf and Resort, Club de Golf El Chaparral, La Cala Resort
The English International College, St. Anthony’s College