Urbanization La Cala de Mijas | Mijas Costa | Costa del Sol | Malaga Province



La Cala de Mijas, or popularly known: La Cala, is one of the most important urbanizations in Mijas Costa. It has a big part flat near the sea before going uphill.
The Town of La Cala is animated. You get to the center via the Exit La Cala on the highway A7, and come to the main roundabout in the center of town. This is the same roundabout where the urban bus stops, should you arrive in Mijas with public transport (bus 220 or 320).

On both sides of its main and large boulevard you will find bars, restaurants, a supermarket SuperSol, banks, as well as the town hall and tourist information office.

Opposite the town hall, you can spend a good sport night at the Irish pub: Biddy Mulligans, but remember to go early, as it is always busy on those nights. And if your team has won the match and you have taken more than two Guiness beers to celebrate it, don't worry! In front of it, the taxi's are stationed!.
The restaurant Chambel located just behind the town hall is my favorite fish and seafood restaurant of La Cala. You can have either tapas (little plates to taste the dish) or a full meal. If you are looking for a typical Spanish dish, do order the Paella Marisco, a rice dish with lots of seafood.

When you walk to the beach from the town hall, you will come to the Torreon, a old watchtower on the beach from the 16th century. Entrance to this tower is free. You are now on the junction of the beach Playa Butibamba (on your left) and Playa Torreon beach (right side when looking at the sea).
Any activity or festivity in La Cala is organized on the beach of Playabutibamba, such as San Juan in June or the Sardines festival on the 1st of May. Playa Torreon is less animated then Butibamba.

Besides several chiringuitos, beach bars, this Playa Butibamba is the best adapted for wheelchairs with a special wheelchair to ride on the sand provided by the life guards.
When you walk further on the promenade of the beach site you will see 3 different playgrounds for kids.
Amazingly they also put down fitness equipment so you can work out on the beach. This is not intended for kids but for adults!

On this promenade, opposite the chiringuito Arroyo, the Centro de Mayores de La Cala is located. This bar/ restaurant is public, so you can go and enjoy a bit of shade on the terrace too. You will notice that about 5 tables on the terrace are always reserved, this is for the elderly of the town who come here to play domino in the afternoons. The food is very tasty, with typical Spanish dishes and tapas at reasonable prices. The tapa such as you can see in the pictures, I normally take here is Salmorejo (cold soup from Córdoba area) and together with a little pint of beer, it will cost you only 2€.

And don't miss to visit the weekly market every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm.
If you like to cook with fresh vegetables this is a great place to get them. Fair prices but especially quality! They have these huge tomatoes, so tasteful in a salad!
If you need to buy souvenirs or you need some extra summer clothes, sunglasses or a handbag, you can buy them here really cheap. If the price is labeled, it has no use to negotiate the price.

Passed the market place, further uphill , you have 2 important golf area's; Noria golf and CalaNova golf with plenty of holiday homes in this area.


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