La Cala de Mijas
One to watch, La Cala could be a very good choice for off-plan investors. This beautiful beach town has a real village feel and is a favourite for buyers looking to move permanently to the coast. La Cala is developing a number of golf courses with front-line residential property throughout 2007 and is also the home to the Coasts horse racing track, holding evening and weekend races & entertainment. However, the most exciting development for La Cala is that a planning application has been submitted to build a new Yacht Marina by the town.
La Cala de Mijas is the central point of Mijas Costa and although it has grown and been built up, especially over the last decade or so, it still maintains something of its Andalucian village by the sea atmosphere. From being originally a tiny fishing village, its population has increased to 10,000 - many of whom are British. There are schools, a health centre, public library, post office, shops and cultural centre as well as many excellent bars and restaurants.
La Cala celebrates its own festivals, such as the annual fair which begins on the 25th July, when the village is all decked out for a week of festivities, when you can sample the traditional sherry, wines and tapas and listen to local music and enjoy the dancing.
Saturday nights in the hot summer months of July and August are magical in La Cala. The promenade becomes a festival of classical music and Flamenco dancing. With the outline of the old 16th Century watchtower of Torre Vieja as a backdrop and moon reflecting down on the expanse of sea, the village celebrates a season of Noches de Luna y Playa (Nights of Moon and Beach).