Sitio De Calahonda is a small town in Andalusia, southern Spain.
It lies on the coast about halfway between Fuengirola and Marbella, and is part of the municipality of Mijas. The town was developed by D. Juan de Orbaneja in 1963, occupying the space between Marbella and Mijas. It has more than 27 kilometres of roads, about 7,000 homes, 600,000 square meters of green areas. The predominant population is not of Spanish origin, being composed mainly expatriate Brits, Scandinavians, Germans.
Transport : Citio de Calahonda public transportation options : One-way local bus ticket $1.48 , Monthly Pass $44.32. Bus : M-220 Bus – a bus that travels between nearby Fuengirola and Marbella, and comes every half an hour . taxi : Short-distance taxi $7.57 Middle-distance taxi $14.09 Long-distance taxi $36.91 Gasoline $1.55 Car : A-7 – the main coast road that is free for all drivers ,AP-7 – the toll road that runs above Sitio De Calahonda in the mountains
Train : There are currently no links to Sitio De Calahonda by train, however talks are underway to extend Fuengirola’s Cercanias Malaga line to Marbella.
Sport : La Siesta Golf Club – a course designed by Enrique Canales which consists of nine holes Club Del Sol Tennis Club – offers tennis, squash, gym and paddle facilities
- Highlights : Located a couple of kilometres along the road is Puerto Cabopino, which has the reputation for being the most secluded and picturesque port on the Costa del Sol and is a popular venue for tourists who want to enjoy a good meal before taking a walk along its sandy beaches. Some of the Coasts most popular restaurants, are located here. Nearby you’ll discover Miraflores, a popular golf and lawn bowls resort and a little further on, you come to the area of Mijas and Mijas Pueblo, Andalusia’s most popular white village, which is situated slightly further northeast in the hills.
Calahonda is a new area in terms of human development and so has only one monument. If you travel into the hills of Calahonda, just past the El Porton complex, you will encounter a small Christian monument which, due to its location, stands out like a beacon; on a clear day you should be able to see the whole coast from here, including Africa and Gibraltar. If you’re visiting in summer then take a car, because the walk in the worst of the heat and humidity wont be a practical option.
- Beaches : Calahonda is broken in two by the coastal road, and therefore has a beach-side area, which has a lovely long stretch of sandy beach and a number of pretty villas and urbanizations which back the beach area. There are a number of Chiringuitos (beach restaurants) dotted along the beach.
Local Festival : Calahonda’s local fiesta provides visitors with the opportunity to sample the pleasant Spanish tradition of Churros, a fried and battered dough, which is generally served with a cup of thick hot chocolate, in which the Churros are dunked – delicious!
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