Villa Las Olas is ideally located in the centre of Mijas Costa, between Fuengirola and Marbella, with direct access to La Cala beach.
One of the best beaches in Malaga, it’s clean and well-kept with a wide sweep of golden sand, plenty of beach bars and the option of trying out water sports such as parasailing and jet skiing.
Everything you need is within walking distance, including nightclubs and beach clubs. Max Beach, with its bar, restaurant, pool, comfy day beds and vibrant summer events, is a favourite place to spend a leisurely summer’s day and is a 40 minute walk away.
If you’re feeling energetic, the seven km promenade that runs from La Cala to Cabopino is a great way to explore the coast on foot or by bicycle. The path takes you along beaches, through sand dunes and around rocky outcrops, with boardwalks that span rivers and pass watchtowers. Along the way, keep an eye out for local wildlife – you may even see whales and dolphins offshore – and stop off at one of the cafes or restaurants for a cold drink or a meal.
Don’t miss the La Cala market, every Wednesday and Saturday, where you can pick up fresh local produce, browse jewellery, clothes and arts & crafts, and soak up some local colour.
The inland town of Mijas is a charm, nestling between the mountains and the sea, half an hour away by car. With cobbled alleys, donkey taxis and flower-filled streets, this picturesque ‘pueblo blanco’ is a delight to stroll around, and the starting point for various walking trails in the hills.
In the other direction you are within easy reach of Marbella with its quaint cobbled streets and excellent food scene in the old quarter, or head straight to glamorous Puerto Banus for a port-side supper and drinks, before dancing the night away.
Mijas is the heart of golf country, so those wishing to tee off will be spoilt for choice. The closest golf course to the villa is the nine-hole La Noria Golf Club Resort, which is five minutes away by car, and there are many other options all within a 20 minute drive – as our concierge for details.
The nearest city is Malaga, famed for its galleries and museums as much as its nightlife and restaurants. It’s home to some fascinating historic sites, including a Roman amphitheatre, Moorish palaces and 15th century cathedral. Take a stroll around the Soho district to see some vibrant street art or stop in at the Picasso gallery, and make time for a visit to the Ataranzas food market where you can shop for fresh produce and stop for tapas and drinks.