Calahonda – the Costa del Sol’s most cosmopolitan resort
Situated halfway between Fuengirola and Marbella in southern Spain, Calahonda is a cosmopolitan resort which offers holidaymakers and residents a wide choice of places to visit and things to do.
The beauty of the Costa del Sol is its diversity. From rugged landscapes to ski resorts, sandy beaches and some of Europe´s top golf courses, the Costa del Sol has it all. Not forgetting 325 average days of sunshine a year.
Properties for sale in Calahonda, including apartments, townhouses and villas change hands quickly when they come on the market as the area offers a vast range of services and amenities.
Although Calahonda is home to ex-pats from all over Europe, there is a distinctly British feel to the place, and this vast urbanisation is a home from home for many residents. British doctors, dentists, hairdressers, bars and restaurants, including an excellent fish and chip shop, jostle for position on the busy Avenida de España which loops round from one end of Calahonda to the other. Locally known as The Strip, this lively part of town is home to many of the late night bars, clubs and music venues.
The area is marked with a choice of sandy beaches. Cabopino is just 2km west of Calahonda and boasts one of the best beaches on the coast. Most of the complexes are carefully designed to incorporate Spanish tradition, and care has been taken not to build too close to the beach.
Calahonda also boasts a fabulous 9-hole Course – La Siesta. This is a great little 3-par course and particularly suits beginners and improvers. A round takes on average 90 minutes, and the bar/restaurant here is ideal for cool drinks and snacks after your game.
Since its foundation in 1963, Calahonda has continued to expand and improve, and now incorporates over 600,000 square metres of luxury villas, apartments and townhouses. The urban area now stretches back as far as 4km inland from the coast, and the higher properties boast superb views of the mountains and the Mediterranean.
Served by 28km of roads, several banks, three 24-hour medical centres, three shopping centres and a post office, this award winning urbanisation caters for visitors and residents alike. A language school, children´s nursery, gymnasium, tennis complex and chemists can be found close to the shopping centre. A tourist ‘train’ picks up and drops off between all points of the urbanisation and the El Zoco shopping centre.
Properties for sale in Calahonda
Properties for sale in Calahonda include villas, apartments and townhouses, popular with full-time residents and holidaymakers looking to buy a second home. Rental returns are also excellent on Calahonda properties.
The history of Calahonda
The population peaks during summer time to 45,000 people, and Calahonda´s advanced infrastructure, including 30 electricity transformers keep things running smoothly – a far cry from the early days when industrial engineer, José Orbaneja first submitted his plans for urbanising a vast plot of land on the Costa del Sol. He could never have imagined during those early days that Calahonda would evolve into one of Andalucia´s largest urbanisation.
Street names such as C/Don José Orbaneja and C/Van Dulken are reminders in 21st Century Calahonda of the urbanisation´s humble beginnings, when water and electricity supplies provided plenty of headaches for the developer and the new residents. Local wells could not provide enough water to keep up with the mass development, and water had to be bought in to supply the increasing number of properties during the summer months.
Whether you are looking for properties for sale on the Costa del Sol or you want to buy a property with excellent rental potential, Calahonda is a perfect year-round resort.