If you are looking to buy a property in Calahonda, StartGroup is the place to go. The location in the middle of the Costa del Sol and proximity to everything made us decide to have our head office here and Calahonda has always been our speciality. We probably know this area better than anybody else.
Calahonda offers a mix of villas, townhouses and apartments. Often the communities and villas in Calahonda offer generous gardens and a pool. Take a look at properties for sale in Calahonda or contact us and we will start looking for you.

Calahonda is located straight in the middle of Costa del Sol. Most activities and interesting places that the Costa offers are available within a short drive. In 10 minutes by car, you reach Fuengirola or Marbella and the airport is only 30 minutes away. There are buses to Fuengirola and Marbella every 30 minutes.

Founded in 1963, Calahonda has had time to develop. You will find everything you usually need near your home. There are five small shopping centres, around 60 restaurants and bars, bakeries, grocery stores, butchers, banks, post offices, TV and computer repairs, hardware stores and more in the area.

To the delight of many inhabitants, there are no mega-hotels or discotheques here.

Since Calahonda is run as a macro-urbanisation (entidad urbanistica) you can be guaranteed a higher level of maintenance of gardens, parks, roads street lighting etc than on most other areas on the coast. Calahonda has its own employees for gardening and maintenance as well as a professional management team. There is also 24-hour security in the urbanisation.

To the east, Calahonda borders with Riviera del Sol. That is a fairly similar area that was established in the eighties.

Westward we find Cabopino. Cabopino has a wonderful golf course and a small marina with great restaurants. Nearby is also a nature reserve with untouched sand dunes by the Mediterranean.


Calahonda has got some beautiful beaches. Especially Luna Beach and Royal Beach have gained popularity as more people find their way to these quiet and natural beaches.

In 2014 the town hall started building a wonderful beach promenade that spans from La Cala de Mijas to Calahonda, totalling over 7 kilometres. This has been very welcomed among residents and tourists alike. You can now easily access parts of the coastline that was previously hard to get to. The stretch of coast between el Faro to Calahonda is classified as a marine protection area with abundance of fish and sea life. There are species from both the Mediterranean and Atlantic living here in a mix not found anywhere else. If you snorkel among the natural lava cliffs you will see shoals of fish, octopus, hermit crabs, and – if you are lucky – the occasional dolphin.

Some of our favourites in Calahonda


La Luna Beach restaurant, this beach restaurant offers local delights such as freshly grilled fish on a spit, paella, garlic prawns al pil pil, almejas clams in garlic and white wine as well as international dishes. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the weekends they have a flamenco show. The staff is very friendly and welcoming! Under new management since 2014 this restaurant has proved itself among the locals and is a lovely place for a sunny lunch both in summer and winter. To reserve a table in the sand or sunbeds phone: 626 668 883

Miel y Nata Mountain, located in the higher part of Calahonda this is a meeting point for local residents of all nationalities. Nice atmosphere, generous portions of great food for very good prices. Telephone for reservations: 952 930 443

Le Bistrot Suisse, this well established restaurant is located on the Avenida España 20 together with another dozen restaurants. The friendly service, nice decor and great food have been the key for the restaurant’s success over the last 20 years. Telephone for reservations 952 93 29 49

Los Olivos and Bar el Zoco, under the same management both these lunch restaurants are very popular among the residents and tourists alike. A typical Spanish tapas menu as well as a la carte. Nice sunny terraces and friendly staff. You will find one in the Los Olivos Shopping Centre and the other one in the El Zoco Shopping centre, close to the StartGroup Office. No reservations.

Meson Doña Lola, nice traditional restaurant located in the Doña Lola complex close to the beach. We can recommend their daily lunch menu! Telephone for reservations 952931112

Lemongrass Thai Restaurant, a newly opened exiting Thai restaurant in Doña Lola. Same owner as the Connoisseur Indian Restaurant in Riviera del Sol which is also very popular. Fresh and great food with nice service. Telephone for reservations 951776848


Commercial centres

The main centre is called “El Zoco” and is located at the east end of Calahonda. In here you will find the head office of StartGroup Real Estate, the post office, pharmacy, supermarket, hairdressers, law office and some shops. For dining at El Zoco, you can choose between Spanish tapas, Argentinian Steaks, Chinese, Italian, modern fusion, fondue and fish & chips.

Close to El Zoco you will find the “Centro Comercial Los Olivos”, at the beginning of the connection road to the AP7 highway. The Los Olivos centre offers a big supermarket with a fresh fish counter, Para-pharmacy, Scandinavian hairdresser, hand car-wash and the Los Olivos restaurant. The office for the water company and Internet Service Provider Avatel are also located here.

Following the A7 road towards Marbella you will pass by the “Centro Comercial Calahonda” that hosts the supermarket Mercadona, PC TV Solutions (repairs), the Irish butcher, Beds of Sweden, a Party shop and the Espresso bar, to name a few.

On the west side of Calahonda is the “Centro Comercial Los Cipreses” that hosts a bakery, supermarket, Banco Sabadell, restaurants, pharmacy, hairdressers, LIDL, and Mata lawyers and accountants.

On the Avenida de España which is the main street of Calahonda there is an area with many restaurants, commonly known as “the Strip”. There is a wide choice here which includes, Spanish tapas, Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Italian, Japanese teppanyaki, fish and chips, noodle bar as well as the ever-present Irish Pub “The Harp” where you can meet to watch some sports or play a game of pool.

The Doña Lola complex also has a few restaurants to offer, a popular one is the Italian “Da Vinci” which is well known for its stone oven pizzas. There is also an Indian restaurant, an Argentinian Steak house and Mediterranean and Thai restaurants.


In Calahonda you will find four big gyms, the Alhamar Gym, Oxygen Sports Club, Club del Sol and the Doña Lola Gym with its indoor heated pool.

The Club del Sol is one of the biggest tennis clubs on the coast and offers not only tennis and gym but also paddle tennis, squash and a restaurant. You can rent a tennis court for an hour, get classes or participate in one of the many events they organize.


Calahonda is one of the most convenient locations for a golfer. Just consider the number of golf courses within 10 minutes drive.

The local golf course is called La Siesta Golf and is a 9-hole course. It is very pretty and the clubhouse has a nice restaurant with a lovely sunny terrace and fabulous views.

Bordering Calahonda you will also find the golf course of Cabopino and within a 10-minute drive you can reach Miraflores Golf, La Noria Golf, El Chaparral, La Cala Golf Resort, Mijas Golf, and Santa Maria Golf.


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