Things to do

Wondering what to do on your holiday?

This section gives you the ‘low down’ on what to do and where to go when you choose ‘2 La Cala Beach’. There are so many things to do, so to help you enjoy everything this region has to offer and to make sure you have the best holiday, we’ve created a guide to holidaying in and around La Cala. By clicking on the sections below you’ll get a taste of our favourite restaurants, bars & cafes, fantastic activities to enjoy as a family, a selection of the coasts’ golf courses, wellness options on the beach and wonderful day trips in this region. So if you were wondering ‘What is there to do if we choose 2 La Cala Beach for our holiday?’ Here’s your answer.

Food & Drink

La Cala is a heaven for foodies and you can find it all here! There are over 119 restaurants in the La Cala area according to Trip Advisor and many more that aren’t listed.

To give you an idea of what’s on offer on your holiday we’ve chosen our favourites below. You can also see how close they are to the apartment. La Cala de Mijas might be small but it’s packed with dining out choices. From typically Spanish ‘Menu del Dia’ (menu of the day) restaurants, British & a couple of Irish pubs, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Indeed less than a minute from the apartment you’ll find a bakery, a Thai Noodle Bar, a Spanish  & Italian restaurant, plus a show bar. Not to mention the two ice cream cafes within 20 yards.  It’s literally all on your doorstep. 


Beach bars

Commonly known as Chiringuitos and dotted all along the beach from La Cala to Marbella you will find a delightful choice of beach bars offering something for everyone. From tasty sardines cooked over open fires to juicy hamburgers with exotic toppings all washed down with Sangria or Victoria (the local Malaga beer), you’re sure to find a Chiringuito to suit your vibe. All you have to do is sit back, order a drink and watch the world pass you by. Most Chiringuittos also offer you the opportunity to rent sunbeds and umbrellas from around 5 euros per day.


As a family friendly holiday destination you have a huge number of great activities on offer

Your children will love the waterparks, theme parks, adrenaline activities, zoos and much, much more. It’s just a case of choosing whatever you fancy on the day.  Here are some of our favourite activities which our family have enjoyed. Most of these adventures are a taxi ride away. La Calas’ main taxi rank is located less than a minute from the apartment, with 24/7 availability.

Days out

Andalusia is on your doorstep

If you fancy taking a break from the beautiful beaches, refreshing sea and the La Cala’s night scene, you will find that there is still so much more to discover in the area. This corner of Andalusia boasts a deep and fascinating history plus breathtaking landscapes that deserve to be explored, even just a little. We have carefully selected a few of the most interesting attractions in Andalucia, all within reasonable traveling distance and perfect for a day trip. Do bear in mind that this is just a taste of what this area has to offer. We would recommend you hire a car for the day to visit most of these places.  Some can be reached by taxi, which are also minutes away 24/7 and others by train and bus. La Cala market (on the other hand) is minutes away from the apartment.

Golf courses

In Mijas, avid golfers will find an unparalleled paradise

With over 70 courses in a relatively small area, you are never far from an amazing golf course and the weather is ideal all year round. What’s great about golf here is that there are courses for every level, preference and budget, from world class courses to low cost, easy to play options perfect for novices and much more. With over 300 days of sunshine and a microclimate which offers warmer winters and cooler summers, this area is heaven for golfers wanting to enjoy the best courses with blue skies, bright sunshine and beautiful views. So if you’re fed up with playing in the rain, consider a golf holiday on the Costa del Sol! 


There are some great pilates, yoga and general wellness classes if you fancy keeping fit whist on holiday. In addition to walking or running on the boardwalk, there’s pilates, yoga, tums n bums & general fitness. You can find it all in the mornings either on the beach or in the park. And you can join in for as little as €5 an hour.