Mijas Costa property
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Quick view of what is included on this page:
Map of the location of Mijas-Costa.
Mijas Costa property view.
General description of Mijas Costa.
Google earth image of Mijas-Costa.
Google earth free download.
Virtual tours of Mijas
Arriving by car; including recommendation for the best rent a car agency.
Arriving by train; including times and prices.
Arriving by bus; including times and prices.
Arriving by taxi; including laws regarding passengers, location of taxi stand and prices.
Weather in Mijas-Costa.
Webcams in Mijas-Costa.
Recommended restaurants in Mijas-Costa.
Look for books about Mijas Costa property at Amazon's online shop.
Things to do in Mijas-Costa.
Church services in Mijas-Costa.
Local market days in Mijas-Costa.
Useful phone numbers.
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MIJAS COSTA PROPERTY VIEW:
Mijas Costa is, from a real estate point of view, a very interesting area. The big property boom of the last few years has had a big effect on this region. Thousands of new developments have been built in La Cala de Mijas, Riviera del Sol and Calahonda. Though some might say that, due to the many new buildings Mijas-Costa lacks character, the best bargains can be found on this stretch of coast! The most expensive place to buy a Mijas Costa property is in the centre of La Cala.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF MIJAS-COSTA:
Mijas-Costa covers a 600,000 square metre area and belongs to the town of Mijas on the Costa del Sol. The whole of Mijas has 56.838 inhabitants. Mijas-Costa is east of Marbella and situated almost in the middle of Marbella and Fuengirola. It has easy access via the motorway making travel easy to anywhere on the Costa del Sol. Malaga's international airport is 25 minutes away and Marbella's large shopping centre can be reached in just 15 minutes.
Mijas Costa covers a very large area. The locals divide Mijas-Costa into the following smaller areas:
Riviera del Sol
La Cala de Mijas
Mijas as a whole encompasses both rural and coastal life. It stretches from the coast up to the hills three hundred metres above sea level, offering fantastic views of the surrounding countryside running down to the sea and along the coastline to Gibraltar and Africa; the African mountains and African coastline are often clearly visible.
Sports are easily mixed into the Mijas lifestyle. For starters, there are a total of ten golf courses within a ten kilometre radius of this area.
Mijas Costa property owners and Mijas golf lovers view the Costa del Sol as an international meeting point. The fantastic spring weather all over the year, the large accommodation and amenities offer, together with the super quality of more than 5 golf courses, convert into one of Europes best golf centres.
Mijas-Costa has everything from oriental cuisine and international food to the exotic tastes of southern Spain. Typical dishes are seafood, particularly the fried fish or "pescaito frito", famous along the Costa del Sol. Enjoying and experimenting with Andalucian cuisine is a fundamental part of life on the Costa del Sol. What better than a typical dinner starting with a cold summer 'gazpacho' soup, freshly caught Mediterranean fish and a salad dressed with Olive Oil. You will find many fine restaurants in the Mijas Costa property area.
Google Earth image of Mijas Costa.
Virtual tours of Mijas Pueblo's centre.
Virtual tour of the view from Mijas Pueblo.
Virtual tour of Mijas Golf club
*The shop reception
*Los olivos 18th
*Los lagos 1st
*Los lagos 18th
*Los lagos tree
*Los lagos bridge.
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NEAREST AIRPORT: Málaga
ARRIVING BY CAR:
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ARRIVING BY TRAIN:
We do not recommend taking the train to your Mijas Costa property. The train tracks stop at Fuengirola, so you would have to continue your journey by bus, train or taxi. However if you do take the train to Fuengirola station, the bus station is very close by, (50 metres). Continue your journey as detailed below on the bus number 220.
ARRIVING BY BUS:
You will have to get two buses to your Mijas Costa property. You will have to walk 500 metres to the main road "Carretera de Cádiz". When you come out of the airport, bear right. If it is light, you may see the smoke coming out of the 'San Miguel' brewery chimney! Buses start at 06:15 and finish at 11:00 p.m., every 30 minutes. The direct bus number to Fuengirola is 55 and the approximate price: 1.60 €. From the Fuengirola bus-station, take the number 220 to Mijas Costa. Approximate cost up to Calahonda: 1.05€ (1.20€ after that).
This information is provided in good faith, but do not plan your journey around this timetable without checking the official bus website for exact times and prices before you travel! For more information you can telephone: 902 143 144 or look at the updated timetable and prices on the bus website.
ARRIVING BY TAXI:
There are taxis right outside the door of the airport, ready to take you to your Mijas Costa property. This is by far the most comfortable option.The prices are divided into two categories.
Work days between 6am and 10pm: approximately 0,9 Euros for every kilometre.
Between 10 pm and 6am, Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, the whole day; approximately 1,01 Euros every kilometre. A taxi should cost you approximately 40 Euros depending on the category and the exact area within Mijas Costa.property
A taxi carries four passengers. Babies must use their own security baby chair, small children under 135cm must use their own booster seat, and children under 140 cm must not sit in the front. Most Spanish taxi drivers will allow children without their own security chair, because if the police stop you on your journey, you pay the fine, not him!
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THE WEATHER IN MIJAS-COSTA:
WEBCAMS IN MIJAS-COSTA:
This information is taken from the Spanish yellow pages. If you see a listing of 108 restaurants, at least you will have an idea of the size of the town, you are thinking of buying a property in, where as if you see a listing of two, think about buying some hens, as you will be living a remote place!
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THINGS TO DO IN MIJAS-COSTA:
Though Cabopino port is officially located in Marbella, it is only a short walk from Calahonda in Mijas-Costa. Cabopino port is a pituresque fishing and leisure port and one of the smallest on the coast. Beach bars with barbecue areas where freshly caught fish is cooked is a speciality at Puerto Cabopino. A good range of specialised restaurants are to be found and there is also a typical Spanish square or 'Plaza' with a variety of bars.
There is a fantastic water park in Mijas-Costa
You can visit the waterpark from the end of April until the beginning of October. Children up to 3 go in free. Children from 4-12 pay 9,50 € and adults page 14,50 €. There is a special family price of 38,50 € for a family of two adults and two children. There are not just water attractions in there either, they have a mini golf, rock-climbing, a games arcade, a picnic area, gift shop and buffet restaurant. I normally take my own food though.
There is a reserved water slide area for smaller children. In the photograph you can see my daughter waiting to go in, on our visit this summer!
Church of england / Episcopal church:
Calahonda: Ermita de San Miguel, Calahonda 9.45 a.m., second and fourth Sundays; Morning prayer first and third; Sunday school 9.45 a.m. every Sunday.
Calahonda: La Ermita de San Miguel church, Sitio de Calahonda. 12.00 Sunday.
Calahonda: The Evangelical Christian Fellowship, Sunday 4.30 p.m., Ermita San Miguel. Several weekly meetings in Calahonda, Mijas & Fuengirola. Reverend Peter Riggall, 952 467394, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Calahonda: Baptist Church, above Holiday Car Hire, near Catholic church. Family service, Sunday School 11. Weekly meetings. Reverend Don Spence 95 293 0458.
Mijas: Words of Power Evangelical Church, opposite the petrol station. Tuesday 7 p.m. Prayer meeting; Friday 7 p.m. International youth meeting; Sunday 7 p.m. revival meeting in Spanish. Bible School, for more information telephone 95 2485052 for details.
LOCAL MARKET DAYS IN MIJAS-COSTA:
La Cala - Wednesday morning.
La Cala II - Saturday morning.
Las Lagunas - Saturday morning (on the Mijas Golf road).
USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR YOUR STAY IN MIJAS-COSTA:
(*Remember the telephonists don't normally speak very good English so limit the conversation to telling her clearly where you are!)
Address: Calle San Cristóbal, number 8. Mijas Costa.
Telephone number: 952 47 65 93
Police 091 (free phone)
Ambulance 061 (free phone)
Sea rescue 900 202 202 (free phone)
Emergency operator 112 Fire, ambulance or police (free phone)
Crime report (English speaking) 902 102 112 (local phone call)
Fire Brigade 95 246 10 46 (local phone call)
Closest Guardia Civil police station (Traffic Police - green uniform)
95 248 50 18 (local phone call)
Town Hall 95 247 31 25 (local phone call)
Town Hall & Foreign Residents Department (for tourists and Mijas Costa property owners alike) Calahonda 95 283 53 91 (local phone call)
Town Hall & Foreign Residents Department (for tourists and Mijas Costa property owners alike) Mijas Pueblo 95 248 59 00 (local phone call)
Town Hall & Foreign Residents Department (for tourists and Mijas Costa property owners alike) La Cala 95 249 32 08 (local phone call)
Consumers' Office (for tourists and Mijas Costa property owners alike)
95 258 29 11 (local phone call)
British Consulate in Málaga
Address: Calle Mauricio Moro Pareto, Number 2 - 2nd floor
Telephone number: 95 235 23 00
Calahonda area guide.
The history of Calahonda and a photograph album.
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