La Cala de Mijas, Mijas Costa
LA CALA DE MIJAS - THE CENTRE OF MIJAS COSTA
La Cala de Mijas is the central point of Mijas Costa and although it has grown and been built up, especially over the last decade or so, it still maintains something of its Andalucian seaside village atmosphere. From being a tiny fishing village originally, its population has increased to 10,000 - many of whom are British. There are schools, a health centre, public library, post office, shops and cultural centre, as well as many excellent bars and restaurants.
There is a very popular street market ('el barratillo') every Wednesday and Saturday from around 09:00 - 14:30. The market stalls offer everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to local crafts, clothes, ceramics and pottery, flowers and plants, and lots more.
La Cala celebrates its own festivals, such as the annual fair which begins on 25 July, when the village is all decked out for a week of festivities, and you can sample traditional wines and tapas, listen to local music, and enjoy the dancing.
Saturday nights in the hot summer months of July and August are magical in La Cala. The promenade becomes a venue for classical music and flamenco dancing. With the outline of the old 16th-century watchtower of Torre Vieja as a backdrop, and moon reflecting down on the expanse of sea, the village celebrates a season of Noches de Luna y Playa (Nights of Moon and Beach).
A coastal boardwalk as part of the Senda literal de Malaga (Malaga Coastal path) running 6km west to 400m short of Cabopino port (Marbella municipal boundary) was opened in 2015 and has proved to be very popular.
Restaurants in la Cala
There is no shortage of restaurants in La Cala de Mijas. There are many located on Boulevard de la Cala and others on the seafront around Calle Torrejon where the beach bars have their fans. Others prefer a more formal restaurant. Lookout for Restaurant El Torrejon, Restaurant El Deseo, Restaurant el Jinete, The Terrace and Centro de Mayores, economically priced, and a more Spanish speaking experience.
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Weather in Mijas Costa - if you are considering visiting this town you will be interested to check the latest weather forecast for the next few days.
See below a selection of group excursions from Costa del Sol with Viator, perfect opportunities to see the major attractions in Andalucia without the hassle of having to organise it yourself.