Calahonda, located in the heart of the Costa del Sol, Spain, is a popular holiday destination known for its golden beaches, great weather, and close proximity to other popular locations like Marbella and Fuengirola.
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The sandy beach in Calahonda
The sandy beach in Calahonda

Holiday rentals in Calahonda

There are several options for holiday rentals in Calahonda:

Apartment Rentals: This is the most common type of holiday accommodation in Calahonda. You can rent a fully equipped apartment with sea views, a pool, and possibly even a tennis court. Platforms like Airbnb,, and HomeAway offer a wide range of options.

Villas: If you're looking for a more luxurious experience or traveling with a large group, renting a villa might be a great choice. Many villas in Calahonda come with private pools, spacious terraces, and beautiful gardens.

Townhouses: Townhouses provide a great mix of privacy and community feel. These properties often come with communal swimming pools and are located close to the beach.

Holiday Resorts: There are several resorts in and around Calahonda that offer holiday rentals. These may include amenities like a golf course, spa, fitness center, and restaurants.

Remember to always check any reviews before booking, and consider the proximity to the beach, restaurants, and other attractions you plan to visit. In peak seasons (June, July, August), prices can increase and rentals may get booked up quickly, so it's a good idea to book in advance.

Tips for holiday experiences in Calahonda

Calahonda is known for its beautiful beaches, warm weather, and relaxed atmosphere, but it also offers a range of activities and experiences that cater to different interests:

Beach Days: The beaches are certainly one of Calahonda's main attractions. Try Luna Beach or Calahonda Beach for some sunbathing, swimming, or beach volleyball.

Golfing: The Costa del Sol is famous for its golf courses, often referred to as the 'Costa del Golf.' Near Calahonda, you can find renowned golf clubs like Miraflores Golf Club and Cabopino Golf.

Dining: There's a good selection of restaurants in Calahonda offering a variety of cuisines. You can enjoy everything from traditional Spanish tapas to international dishes. Seafood is a must-try here.

Shopping: Calahonda has several shopping centres where you can find a variety of shops, including El Zoco and Los Olivos.

Hiking: If you're an outdoor enthusiast, you'll enjoy the natural parks nearby. Take a hike in the Parque Natural de las Nieves or the Parque Natural de la Sierra de las Nieves.

Day Trips: Calahonda's location makes it perfect for day trips along the Costa del Sol. Visit the upscale town of Marbella, the lively city of Málaga, or the Rock of Gibraltar.

Water Sports: Engage in water sports like jet-skiing, paddleboarding, or kayaking. There are several local businesses that offer rentals and lessons.

Boat Trips: From the nearby Cabopino Port, you can embark on boat trips, dolphin watching tours, or even charter a private yacht.

Cultural Activities: Explore local markets, participate in flamenco dance classes, or take a Spanish cooking class.

Spa and Wellness: Relax with a spa day at one of the many wellness centers in the area, offering services like massages, facials, and more.

Book your holiday rental in Calahonda

Think about what type of accommodation you prefer. Are you interested in an apartment, villa, townhouse, or a resort.

Enter your dates, the number of guests, and apply any filters that matter to you, such as budget, amenities (like a pool or WiFi), or location. When you're ready to book, you can usually do this directly on the website.

Enjoy your stay in Calahonda!

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A closer look at Calahonda

Calahonda, being on the Costa del Sol, enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters.

Summer (June-August): Summers are usually hot with temperatures averaging between 28-30 degrees Celsius (82-86 degrees Fahrenheit), though they can sometimes go higher. The summer months see a lot of sunshine, typically up to 11 hours per day, and minimal rainfall.

Autumn (September-November): Temperatures begin to cool down, ranging between 20-28 degrees Celsius (68-82 degrees Fahrenheit). Rainfall increases gradually over these months.

Winter (December-February): Winters are mild with temperatures averaging between 13-18 degrees Celsius (55-64 degrees Fahrenheit). December and January are the wettest months.

Spring (March-May): Spring sees warming temperatures and decreased rainfall. Average temperatures lie between 18-23 degrees Celsius (64-73 degrees Fahrenheit).

Keep in mind that weather can be unpredictable, so it's always a good idea to check a reliable weather forecast closer to your travel date for the most accurate information.

Calahonda hosts a street market, also known as a "mercadillo," where vendors sell a variety of goods such as fresh produce, clothing, accessories, and souvenirs.

The Calahonda Street Market, also known as a "mercadillo, takes place every Thursday morning. Here, vendors sell a variety of goods such as fresh produce, clothing, accessories, and souvenirs. However, local markets' schedules can change, so it's always a good idea to check locally or online for the most up-to-date information.

Remember that local markets are typically morning events and wind down after lunchtime, so plan to get there relatively early.

In addition to the market in Calahonda, there are several other markets on different days in nearby towns along the Costa del Sol, so you might find other opportunities to explore if you're interested.

Fuengirola Market (Tuesday): One of the largest open-air markets on the Costa del Sol, selling a variety of items including clothes, leather goods, jewelry, pottery, and more.

Marbella Market (Monday): This market is held near the Marbella football stadium and is a popular spot to find clothes, accessories, and local produce.

La Cala de Mijas Market (Wednesday & Saturday): A good size market with a range of goods for sale, including fresh produce, clothing, and household items.

Puerto Banus Street Market (Saturday): Located in Nueva Andalucia, this is a great place to buy everything from clothes and accessories to fresh fruit and vegetables.

San Pedro Market (Thursday): A smaller market located in the town of San Pedro de Alcantara, offering clothes, accessories, and local food items.

Please note that while these markets are traditionally held on the days mentioned, schedules can sometimes change due to holidays, local events, or weather conditions. Always check locally or online for the most current information. Markets tend to start early in the morning and wind down around 2-3 PM.

Calahonda is approximately 35 kilometers from Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport. Depending on traffic conditions, the journey usually takes around 25-30 minutes by car via the A-7 and AP-7 roads, which are the fastest routes. Please keep in mind that this is an estimate and actual travel times can vary depending on the time of day, road conditions, and other factors. Always check the route before your journey.

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