Situated roughly midway between Marbella and Fuengirola, Calahonda hugs a pretty stretch of coastline characterised by secluded little sandy beaches and rocky coves. Its residential areas extend inland into pleasant hillside and valley settings, though most popular with tourists are the wooded coastal sections fronting beaches and open expanses of Mediterranean Sea. Close by you will find a great choice of restaurants, shops, cafés, beach bars, golf and racquet clubs.
Calahonda is so popular with tourists because it exudes a peaceful, low-rise ambience right on the beach whilst also offering a lively hub of restaurants, cafés and small shopping malls such as El Zoco. On the beachside are chiringuito beach bars and renowned fish restaurants, while the Miraflores golf course snakes through neighbouring Riviera del Sol and the Cabopino course follows undulating contours just west of Calahonda. A popular family summer destination, Calahonda is ideally situated for fun – just 20 minutes from both Marbella and Fuengirola!
Above all, Calahonda appeals to families and small groups of visitors who want to be close to beaches, amenities, nightlife and sport yet not within a high-rise resort town environment. There’s lots of space and greenery here, as well as sports facilities and the nearby Cabopino marina, itself a quaint hub not only of water sports but also of restaurants, beach cafés and long sandy beaches bordering a protected area of dunes and coastal pine.
The immediate seaside area of Calahonda, with its frontline beach apartments and townhouses, is most sought after with tourists and therefore homebuyers looking for good rental returns. Here you will find attractive complexes within walking distance of beaches and amenities, while the apartments, townhouses and villas located a little further inland form an attractive residential zone that is ideally located midway between Marbella and Fuengirola. Close to schools and other important facilities, the properties of Calahonda are mid-size and prices are a little below the Marbella average – ensuring that there are some great opportunities available.