Costa del Sol is a well-known paradise for golfers as you can play all year around. More than half of the TOP100 Spanish golf courses are located in South of Spain and the very best of them are good enough to be ranked in the Top 100 in Europe.
Our apartment is overlooking the very well maintained, par 72 golf course Calanova Golf Club. It offers extraordinary views of the Mijas sierra and the sea. Nearly all the tees are elevated, which enables players to visualise shots perfectly. The club also has a very good restaurant and a pro-shop for golfers.
La Cala Golf & Spa is about 10 minute drive and very highly ranked as a golf course in Europe. It is the largest golf complex (almost 6 km!) in Spain with 3 golf courses of 18 holes and a golf academy. The golf complex has been the venue for many international competitions.
There are in fact 32 golf courses and clubs around Cala de Mijas, all within 25 km from our apartment.
The most popular sports on Costa del Sol are the water sports. One of the best scuba-diving sites is just a short drive away in Marbella, around the “Tower”. “La Torre” used to serve as cargo loading tower in the 1950s and 60s. Now it serves as artificial reef and home to many marine species. There are also three small wrecks in this area. Two of them are wrecks of cargo ships and one is a wreck of a sail boat. There is also a large, almost 1 km long reef close by. The site is usually busy, not only because it is so popular among divers but many marine species reside here. The reef has walls, canyons and valleys. However, this site is exposed to strong currents, the maximum depth is 40 m.
There are countless other activities you can do on the beaches of Costa del Sol including but not limited to: sailing, wake-boarding, paddling, canoeing, parasailing, jet-skiing, wind-surfing, kite-surfing etc.
If you love horses, the Costa del Sol offers you a wide range of options to learn horse-riding and get to know the beautiful Andalusian horse.
There are several riding school around La Cala and also a horse-riding shop in the center of the town (next to SuperSol) where you can book morning and evening rides.
If you interested in more professional settings, the Escuela de Arte Ecuestre Costa del Sol, one of the most renowned equestrian centres in Spain is in Estepona, an hour drive away.
There are also equestrian shows throughout the province of Malaga. a unique show, based on the rhythm, discipline, music and beauty of Rhythm on Horse at El Ranchito Riding Centre; as well as the show at El Cartujano Riding School, which offers an event filled with magic under the name Andalusia is my Land.