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Calahonda Area Guide

Calahonda Area Guide

Founded as an urbanization in 1963, Calahonda is situated in Mijas Costa between Fuengirola and Marbella and within a 25 minute drive of Malaga International airport.

Mainly a residential area with a mixture of nationalities including Spanish, German, English and Scandinavian amongst others, yet also a very familiar holiday retreat with mainly privately owned dwellings. There are also a couple of hotels in Calahonda including the ever popular Atlantic Club. Here you will find a range of facilities including swimming pools, Sauna room, Gymnasium, pool tables and bar and restaurant. Calahonda also boasts its own Leisure and fitness centre, Club-del-Sol. Here you will find all the necessary equipment to keep you healthy and active. There are 12 tennis courts, many floodlit, squash courts, ultra modern Gymnasium, bar and restaurant and much more.

For golf lovers there is a 9 hole Par 3 golf course ideal for beginners or just a quick round. There is also a beautiful clubhouse and restaurant overlooking the course.

A very peaceful yet convenient area of the Costa del Sol, Calahonda has numerous bars and restaurants to suit all pallets including Chinese, Indian, Italian, Mexican, Swiss and of course English for that all day breakfast or Sunday Roast.

At present there are two main shopping areas in Calahonda, El Zoco and Los Cipreses, a third will be finished by the end of 2006. Here you will find everything from supermarkets to sports shops, banks to bistros, book shops, florists, medical centres and dentists, as well as a variety of bars and restaurants. In fact there is everything you would find in your High Street at home.

Also within walking distance to the beach from lower Calahonda and just a short stroll to the magnificent marina and beaches of Cabopino with an array of beautiful yachts, ideal for boat lovers or star gazers.

Calahonda is also en route for the bus service into Marbella to the west or Fuengirola to the East with a regular all day service.

The urbanization of Calahonda stretches from the coast up to the hills, 300 metres above sea level with excellent panoramic views to Gibraltar and the Atlas mountains in Africa. An excellent location for families as Calahonda has its own International School, C.I.C. - Calahonda International College where childrens ages range from 4 years to 18 years and set in a wonderful area of pine trees. There are also two large parks and a large childrens play area within the urbanization.

For garden lovers there is even a garden centre situated at the beginning of Calahonda with all types of tropical flowers and plants for gardens or terraces alike.

Calahonda - All in all, a great place on the Costa del Sol for permanent living or as a holiday retreat to get away from it all.

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