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Calahonda: The new luxury Spanish destination to buy property

We take a closer look at why Calahonda should be on your radar when seeking out a luxury property in southern Spain.

By LLM Reporters  |  April 18, 2022
Calahonda

Boasting a beautiful stretch of coastline along the Costa del Sol as well as a vibrant nightlife scene and homes with endless sea views, the charming town of Calahonda on Spain’s sunny southern coast is a hidden gem of the property market.

Lying just over nine miles east of Marbella, the new Andalusian town was developed in the sixties and offers a variety of ways to relax and enjoy the locale, from beaches, golf courses, national parks, and more in close proximity, while busier hot spots are just a short distance away – perfect for visiting and then returning to a more peaceful environment.

Part of the municipality of Mijas, Calahonda (Sitio de Calahonda) may be a small town, relatively unknown, but this secret spot on the sun-filled coast boasts many an opportunity to reside in glorious environs with the surrounding area providing plenty of opportunities for fun-filled or relaxing days out in equal measure.

Below, we take a closer look at why Calahonda should be on your radar when seeking out a luxury property in southern Spain.

Apartment block with views over the Mediterranean sea Sitio de Calahonda Costa del Sol Malaga Province Andalusia
From sprawling, classically styled villas to contemporary homes to apartments ideal to use as a lock up and leave, the range of luxury properties for sale in Calahonda may just surprise you. Image credit: ArenaPhotoUK/Bigstock.com

An array of upmarket properties available to buy

From sprawling, classically styled villas to contemporary homes to apartments ideal to use as a lock up and leave, the range of luxury properties for sale in Calahonda may just surprise you. Whatever price range you are looking at you are sure to find a selection of homes to fit the whole family or a group of friends, and local property experts Right Casa is a great place to start your search.

Over the 1 million Euro range, expect five plus bedrooms, a similar amount of bathrooms, a pool, stylish interiors, security systems, parking, and plenty of space both indoors and out, with close proximity to popular amenities like the beach and local restaurants. in the €800,000 plus range, you will find four-bed properties, often detached and boasting gardens with pools, outdoor living areas and plenty of room inside for vacationing families. If your price range sits around €400k to €600k, you will have plenty to purchase a two-bed, two-bath penthouse with seaside views, shared amenities and cool interiors.

The charming town of Calahonda on Spain’s sunny southern coast is a hidden gem of the property market

Leisure activities galore

When heading abroad you might wish to spend the majority of your time relaxing by the pool with a good book, and while that’s entirely possible, it’s good to know what local leisure activities you can partake in should the mood take you.

In and around Calahonda, one of the main highlights has to be the beautiful stretches of sand that line the coast. Cabopino Beach, Playa de Calahonda and Playa Riviera are the beaches to head to if you want to sunbathe and spend quality time with your fellow travellers from day to night, and each offers a different vibe.

Those who like to get a little adventurous should check out Turiactivo for some thrilling activities in nature, while the water will provide plenty of activities should you like to get active. Head to the marina, Puerto de Cabopino, to rent a boat and sail around the local waters or enjoy the Senda Litoral Mijas – a 10km long coastal path that offers up great points of interest along the way.

Sitio de Calahonda, Costa del Sol, Malaga Province, Andalucia, Spain
In and around Calahonda, one of the main highlights has to be the beautiful stretches of sand that line the coast. Image credit: ArenaPhotoUK/Bigstock.com

Those with a penchant for a round of golf will be ideally located here as there are a number of clubs to choose from to appease your needs. Cabopino Golf offers 18 holes with a driving range and lessons, if needed, as well as a pro shop and restaurant to end the day in, while Miraflores Golf is a par-71 course with a golf themed restaurant and open-air bar. La Siesta Golf offers sea views and a bar and terrace on this par-three, nine-hole course, while Calanova Golf Club sits a little further inland, but is worth the visit for its great quality course, pro shop and restaurant.

Nearby Marbella is within easy reach thanks to great transport links and provides a selection of highly enjoyable sights, shopping activities, fine dining restaurants, and nightlife to enjoy. More golf clubs can be enjoyed in the area as well as additional beaches, while Selwo Marina – a marine park with dolphins and sea lions – is a popular place to visit. Check out the historic quarter, Castillo Sohail – a castle with sea views and concerts, and the small selection of museums housing Spanish art to get your culture fix.

End the day with dinner in a delightful restaurant, fine dining fanatics will be thrilled to learn that the area boasts a great selection of Michelin-rated restaurants, including Skina (two stars), El Lago, Nintai and Messina (one star).