alhaurin and surroundings

Alhaurin el Grande (5 min)

Alhaurin el Grande is set in the most stunning of mountain sceneries; positioned on a wide and open fertile plain surrounded by majestic mountains, which scratch the sky. The town couples the traditional and the contemporary, industry with rustic charm.

Alhaurin el Grande is the perfect compromise between a rustic holiday and a resort holiday, keeping you far enough away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy a more relaxed experience, yet close enough to not feel isolated.

The centre of town is very attractive with roads and pedestrianised walkways criss-crossing terraced buildings of varying styles, many of which are particularly pretty and desirable.

Mijas Village - Mijas Pueblo (15 min)

The warmth of Mijas Pueblo invites you to explore the flower-filled patios, to discover the sights hidden around every corner, or to gaze at the stunning views of the Costa del Sol. It's hardly surprising that Mijas attracts tourists from all over the world, who enjoy the hospitality and kindness of the people.

It is a typically Moorish and exceptionally beautiful white-washed village. The colourful plant pots brimming with bougainvillea, lavender and jasmine all add an extra dash of colour to this enchanting scene. Mijas was declared an Historic-Artistic village in 1969 and has been authentically preserved ever since.

La Cala de Mijas (20 min)

La Cala de Mijas is one of the original fishing villages situated on the Costa del Sol, in the province of Malaga. A charming village with a restored Moorish tower, a friendly village atmosphere and lots of appeal. La Cala de Mijas is a very popular town with many good restaurants, shops, chemist and beach-front bars.

The town offers a nice easy paced life, not taken over completely by tourism, but with good facilities, a lovely golden sand beach and close to larger towns offering more action.

Fuengirola (30 min)

Fuengirola is situated between Malaga and Marbella, close to the towns of Mijas and Benalmadena; it is one of the most popular tourist towns on the Costa del Sol. Tourism is an important industry for Fuengirola, with its 6 km of splendid beaches, seaside promenade and endless attractions. Yet if you look behind the touristic facade you will find an old-fashioned, friendly Spanish working town by the sea.

The broad sandy beaches of Fuengirola and Los Boliches offer heaps of facilities, restaurants, sports, showers and toilets. Carvajal, Gaviotas, Boliches, San Francisco, Santa Amalia and Castillo beaches beckon. Chiringuitos line the beachfront with delicious smells of ‘Sardinas al Speto’ (Sardines on the spit) wafting out along the promenade. All serve tasty traditional Southern Spanish seaside dishes, such as Gazpacho, paella and pescaito frito (mixed fried fish platter).

Malaga (40 min)

Malaga City, gateway to southern Spain and the Costa del Sol, birthplace of Picasso and boasting one of the best climates in Europe. Underrated for so many years, Malaga City is now justifiably one of Spain’s hottest cultural, gastronomic and leisure destinations.

The city’s eclectic mix of Moorish, Renaissance and Modernist cultural landmarks are all within walking distance. The vibrant streets of the old town, the uber cool area of SOHO, where some of the world’s most important urban artists have left their mark, the super modern Muelle Uno port, with its Michelin star restaurants, cocktail bars and fashion boutiques, and no less than 15 golden sand beaches within the city limit, all come together to create a destination of excellence.

Marbella (30 min)

The elegant resort of Marbella, situated in the foothills of the Sierra Blanca, on the Costa del Sol, in the province of Malaga. A model Mediterranean resort and firm favourite with holidaymakers from all over the world.

Since the 70s, Marbella has been renowned as a playground for the rich and famous. Yet underneath all the swagger, there is so much more to Marbella. It has a wonderfully cosmopolitan atmosphere, exudes charisma; attracting visitors for its many facets: diverse beaches, mild climate, multitude of leisure facilities, including some of the best golf courses in Europe; Michelin star restaurants, world-class nightlife and International luxury shopping brands.