LA CALA DE MIJAS, COSTA DEL SOL – HOW IT ALL BEGAN!

La Cala de Mijas is a fishing village located on Costa del Sol, Malaga. It is a charming village that boasts restored towers, stunning views, a friendly atmosphere and awesome architectural designs that promise to make your vacation memorable.

La Cala de Mijas forms part of the province of Malaga, in the south of Spain. It is located in a coastal area and sits between Fuengirola and Marbella. It was an agricultural-based typical Andalusian fishing property that had whitewashed houses and dreamy locales.

This makes long-term rentals in La Cala de Mijas a popular and smart way to enjoy your vacation plans.

What makes the place so special?

La Cala de Mijas is situated between the stunning towns of Fuengirola and Marbella. The place has stunning restaurants, shops and bars. It also has proximity to Malaga International Airport which is a mere 20 minutes drive from the place. This makes buying property for sale in Mijas Costa del Sol a good idea.

The town further offers a well-paced life that is away from tourist hotspots yet promises a slow-paced environment, lovely beaches and proximity to larger towns.

In its early stages of development, the place suffered from pirate activity along the coastline which lasted for 19 centuries. Its fortified towers had an awesome defence with strategically placed towers across the Mediterranean landscape. As a result, these could give information about the presence of enemy ships in Fuengirola and Marbella.

Slowly the economy transformed into a hub of agriculture and fishing. Grape vines added to the wealth of the economy until it slowly was destroyed by the philloxera plague.

In 1873, a road was opened between Mijas and Fuengirola. This also brought attention to the town and a small hotel was built. Today properties for sale are popular with non-local and international citizens.

Top properties in the region include – 

  • Townhouses
  • Apartments
  • Villas
  • Rental properties, etc.

Since it is located in the province of Malaga, it includes the coastal area properties as well.

The tower township

The area has four towers that include –

  • Torre de Calahonda – built in 16 century
  • The new tower of La Cala del Moral – built in 16 century
  • Battery Torre La Cala de Moral- built in 16 century
  • Calaburras Tower – built in the 15 century

The township was once called the Bay of Mulberries due to the rich number of Mulberries in the region but was later changed to The Bay of Mijas in 1970. Today it has a population of around 24k and the economy is largely based on tourism.

The town has come a long way since its original scenery where it was inhabited by 30 fishermen, a bar, a chapel and grocers. However, the scenario has changed considerably as new and luxurious developments take place. On the 6 KM long boardwalk on the seafront, one can enjoy from a fabulous choice of restaurants, fine dining, bars, cafes, etc.

The proximity to Fuengirola and Marbella beaches makes the property the most recommended tourist destination. One can find awesome beaches, yummy dishes and lip-smacking delights like fried fish, etc.

The Beach town

  • Calahonda beach has awesome golden sands and crystal clear waters. It is an ideal destination for all. One can also enjoy services like sunbeds on rental, showers, etc.
  • Cabo Rocoso – These are beautiful landscapes located around a greyish sandy beach. It is an extremely clean beach with sunbeds on rental.
  • El Bombo – Dark sands and clear waters make it fit for snorkelling.

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