Mijas Costa Honeymoon Travel Guide

 
Mijas
Mijas – Image courtesy of Jean-Claude Perez/Wikimedia Commons

Introducing Mijas Costa


This idyllic Andalusian village is located in the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas at the end of a winding mountain road with splendid views of the coast.

What to do and see in Mijas
Drive yourself there or hop on a regular bus from Fuengirola for the 20-minute journey. This area boasts severa tennis clubs and golf courses including Mijas Golf, rated as one of the best holiday courses on the Costa del Sol.

For tennis fans, try the highly regarded Lew Hoad Campo de Tenis. The nearby Parque Acuático is a popular waterpark with pools, rides and slides.

Mijas Costa beaches


Situated between Fuengirola and Marbella and flanked by hotels and apartments, Mijas Costa offers some of the best beaches along the Costa del Sol, including the following:

La Cala de Mijas

– Unwind in the shade of a parasol or grab a tan on the golden sands of this wide, 800m-long beach that shelves into clean, calm water ideal for children and families. A beachfront promenade hosts a selection of chiringuitos and restaurants serving mouth-watering seafood.

Facilities include sun beds and parasols for hire, toilets, changing facilities, showers, ramps for people with disabilities, lifeguards and regular police patrols. Water sports activities include jet skiing, pedalos (small foot pedal boats) and windsurfing.

Playa La Butibamba

– This clean golden-sand beach is a continuation of La Cala de Mijas Beach, forming part of the same sandbank. Facilities include sun beds and parasols for hire, toilets, changing facilities, showers, ramps for people with disabilities, lifeguards, regular police patrols and a range of water sport activities.

Playa de Calahonda

– Pick your own quiet spot to sunbathe and swim on this wide, 4.5km-long golden-sand beach that shelves into transparent waters. Enjoy a tasty lunch or snack from the many beach bars and relax on a sun bed beneath a shady parasol.

Calahonda is the largest residential development between Marbella and Fuengirola and offers a huge range of accommodation options. Facilities include sun beds and parasols for hire, toilets, changing facilities, showers, ramps for people with disabilities, lifeguards, regular police patrols and a range of water sport activities.

Playa Cabo Pino

– Escape the more crowded beaches of Fuengirola for this quiet 1.2km-long beach that stretches between a small marina and a bush-covered hillside of secluded sand dunes, known as Playa Artola. The beach shelves gently into calm waters that are perfect for young children and families.

Choose from a range of chiringuitos, bars and restaurants along the main section of the beach, which sits opposite a quiet residential neighbourhood.

Facilities include sun beds and parasols for hire, toilets, changing facilities, showers, ramps for people with disabilities, lifeguards, regular police patrols and a range of water sport activities. Cabo Pino is located off the main coast road, around 14km from Fuengirola and 12km from Marbella.

Playa Artola

– Pick your own secluded spot to swim and sunbathe amid sand dunes on this unspoiled beach that adjoins the eastern end of Playa Cabo Pino. Stroll though the bush-covered hillside of sand dunes to the old fortified watchtower for great views along the coast; on a clear day you can see the shoreline of Africa.

El Faro

– This long sandy beach is set beneath a rugged rocky section of the coast and is popular with locals who fish from the shore. Facilities include a beach bar/restaurant and sun beds and parasols for hire. El Faro is located between Fuengirola and La Carla de Mijas.

Accommodation
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Location
Mijas extends from the hills down to the coast, with the coastal strip between Fuengirola and Marbella known as Mijas-Costa. Mijas is just 4km from Fuengirola.

Latest update on this honeymoon destination: 18 November, 2016
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