The area of Mijas Costa is one of the largest and most popular on Costa del Sol among foreign property buyers. It includes the residential communities of Calahonda, Riviera del Sol, Miraflores, La Cala de Mijas and La Cala Golf. The coastal side of this area stretches between Marbella and Fuengirola with the impressive 12 km of Mediterranean beaches. The area is predominantly international with large British population (approximately one third).
There are several golf courses in the area. Mijas is one of the largest municipalities in terms of land in the whole province of Malaga. It spreads on more than 147 square kilometers. The town of Mijas has a living museum in its streets with the remains of the Arab defense wall. It maintains the typical white-washed walled houses, flower potted-walls and wrought-iron balconies draped in flowers. There are houses that have made the most of the nature and carved caves out of the rock to then turn them into cave-houses. However, Mijas Costa area is not just a town, but also the beautiful surrounding mountains known as the Sierra de Mijas, which are a natural paradise.