Calahonda Journals

Calahonda - our first Spanish Holiday

A March 2000 trip to Calahonda by Dundee Scotty

Quote: Calahonda is a lovely town on Mijas Costa, about 15 minutes from Fuengirola to the north and Marbella to the south. This was our first Spanish holiday and our first time to a bonus week at RCI's Club Calahonda.

Calahonda - our first Spanish Holiday

Overview

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There were many highlights to this area, but my favourites were: Strolling around the Old Town in Marbella, through the traditional narrow lanes, window-shopping in the souvenir shops and other stores. Sitting having a coffee at one of the lovely pavement cafes, watching the world go by, is so relaxing. Another highlight for me was Mijas, the beautiful mountain village overlooking Fuengirola. The local bus trip up to the village is worth it alone, but once you are there, there is so much to see - just walking around the park walkway, which gives you different views over the surrounding area, is fantastic; the little church, the town square, the bullring are all worth a visit, and the restaurants ar...Read More
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We had a two-bedroom apartment with two bathrooms, a kitchen/dining room/sitting room, and a balcony (with doors from one of the bedrooms and the sitting room). The furnishings were excellent. We had double beds, a satellite TV, all the modern conveniences in the kitchen, and balcony furniture.

There were two swimming pools on the complex; unfortunately, because it was March, neither were heated.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 25, 2004

Club Calahonda
Calle Monte Paraiso s/n, Sitio de Calahonda
Mijas-Costa, Spain
+34 95 293 23 40

The Highlander Bar

Attraction

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This is a lovely little bar right on the main road. It is run by a Scottish couple (Faye and Bob) who make you very welcome. They have live entertainment on some evenings and do pub quizzes and other theme nights. Bob does the cooking and the food is highly recommended.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 25, 2004

The Highlander Bar
Sitio Di Calahonda
Calahonda, Spain

Rock of Gibraltar (Top of the Rock)

Attraction | "The Rock of Gibraltar"

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Our first trip to Gibraltar was a one-day bus trip and although we thorough enjoyed it, we didn't have nearly enough time to see everything. From the arrival at the Spanish/Gibraltar border, where all passports are checked, to the top of the rock, it was all great. The short journey across the runway, which runs between the border and the town of Gibraltar, is quite spectacular and exciting, especially if you have to stop to let a plane land or if you have to hurry to get to the other side when the warning sounds. We took the cable car up to the top of the rock and the views are fabulous – you can see Spain, Africa, the Straits, all the ships; it’s quite surreal. We then walked down to the ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 25, 2004

Rock of Gibraltar (Top of the Rock)


About the Writer

Dundee Scotty

Dundee Scotty
Dundee, United Kingdom