Nestled between shimmering Marbella and Fuengirola, Calahonda is a luxurious seaside resort that offers the best of both worlds.
Calahonda where you can find the longest beach on the Costa del Sol. It also has an easy access to beautiful golf courses.
Calahonda has no high-rise buildings because developers decided in the 1960s to limit the height of buildings, while creating an attractive new city that cared about the welfare of its predominantly foreign community. Today there are bars, restaurants, and practical amenities, all within walking distance to the beach. If you are in a mood for a walk, you can reach the neighbouring Marbella, which is a short distance away.
Calahonda is a safe place to retire or to settle with a young family. Its location at the western end of the Costa del Sol is desirable, with the adventurous attractions in Marbella and Fuengirola being just a short drive away. The adjacent Puerto Cabopino gives you the opportunity to stop and admire yachts from one of the many excellent restaurants.
With a population that fluctuates between 14,000 and 45,000 depending on the season, you'll see a lot of friendly faces from England, Spain or northern Europe.
Calahonda looks luxurious thanks to the houses built in the classic Mediterranean style. There are also several apartment buildings that vary in size and expense, so you can find anything within the reach of your budget.
Calahonda has everything you need, including banks, shops and restaurants serving a range of international dishes to suit the cosmopolitan clientele. Staying fit won't be a problem whether you visit one of the many golf courses or join club del Sol with gym, pool and tennis courts.
The coastal road through the city makes it easy to reach neighbouring airports, and Malaga Airport is just a 25-minute drive away. It is perfectly possible to live here without a car, as there is regular transport through the city connecting you to the main resorts.
Work in the city is largely confined to the tourism and service industries, but with Marbella, the Costa del Sol economic power station, there may be many other alternative opportunities to work.
In Calahonda, you can choose from two clinics that are not emergency, or head straight to the Costa del Sol Hospital, which is just minutes away on the way to Marbella.
With an increasing number of families in the area, Calahonda now has a number of options to meet your educational needs, with Spanish state and private schools as well as nearby international English schools.
Although Calahonda is within touching distance of the shimmering Marbella, it is pretty affordable. Prices are generally cheaper and there are a number of supermarkets, including lower budget options to help keep costs low.