Summer really is here! And today, Saturday the 13th of August, we took a stroll from Calahonda beach over to La Cala de Mijas to bring you the latest on beach holidays on the Costa del Sol.
We walked down Calle Jose de Orbaneja, it took about 25 minutes.
We got to the beach via the entrance in front of El Zoco, and immediately, the place was jumping! Little marquee tents, barbecues, kids playing in the shallow bay.
We wandered down on to the sand and headed left, towards La Cala. Within just a few hundred yards, we turned the corner of a rock outcrop and the next bay was almost empty.
The beaches of the Costa del Sol, just near La Orquidea
That, just about, sums up the beaches of the Costa del Sol. Party in one bay, absolute peace and quiet, just a few hundred yards away.
We must have passed more than ten chiringuitos, or beach bars, serving up this morning’s catch on wood barbecues along the shoreline.
In La Cala, an open-air spinning class was going on with fifty, or so, people being sprayed with water.
So, come and join us on the Sunny Coast! We’ve got the perfect apartment for you to get some late-summer sunshine!
And it’s safe, too. The shallow bays of the Calahonda coast are great for family holidays in the sun.
With watchtowers over the busier beaches (as you can see here, flying the Green Flag – Safe) and natural rock break-waters, it’s great for the kids to sit in the rock pools, catching… whatever it is they catch in rock pools, while you sit on the warm sand.
Remember your sun block, though! We were out for about 3 hours and only half of us thought about sun block. When the cool breezes come off the sea, it feels deceptively less hot, but the sun is still doing what it does here… shining.
Seriously though, if you are lucky enough to be coming down to the Costa del Sol – or anywhere else the sun shines a lot – make sure you have enough sun creams. Particularly for the kids. When you’re not used to it, it can burn quite quickly.