3 Best La Cala de Mijas Hotels: Expert Picks [2024]

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3 Best La Cala de Mijas Hotels: Expert Picks [2024]

Are you planning to stay in La Cala de Mijas and trying to find the best hotel options?

In that case, this article has all the answers you need.

I am a local resident in Fuengirola (next to La Cala de Mijas) and I’m very familiar with the area and all the hotel options available.

I have narrowed down the options to three best picks for this area and added some practical tips that will make your trip much easier and hassle-free.

Let’s check them out!

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Top Pick for La Cala de Mijas Hotels

VIK Gran Hotel Costa del Sol

Great location
Panoramic sea views
Top Pick

Best La Cala de Mijas Hotels

Here are details for all the best hotels available in this area.

1. VIK Gran Hotel Costa del Sol

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VIK Gran Hotel Costa del Sol – image credit: booking.com
Best for:
Location, sea views, entertainment
7.5 / 10 rating
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The VIK Gran Hotel is located no more than 0 steps away from La Cala de Mijas Beach. The hotel’s restaurant serves the most delicious Mediterranean buffet meals that are paired with the most gorgeous view.

The hotel is also home to a lively poolside bar where you can enjoy your cocktails with live music and entertainment.

Plus, for the quiet mornings, they have a more relaxed and comfy coffee house. 


Why guests love VIK Gran Hotel:

  • entertainment
  • onsite activities
  • onsite restaurant and bar
  • private parking
  • 24/7 front desk
  • shuttle service
  • outdoor swimming pool
  • 12 languages spoken
  • vending machines

Guest reviews

“The property is decorated to an excellent standard, very clean, staff very helpful and food is of a good quality”

“Liked the location of the hotel, the room sizes and that every room had a balcony. Pharmacy vending machine in the lobby was a great idea with everything you need for minor ailments etc.”

2. La Cala Resort

La cala resort
La Cala Resort – image credit: booking.com
Best for:
Breakfast, cleanliness, value for money
8.9 / 10 rating
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La Cala Resort is a golf complex that you’ll find right in between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sierra de Mijas National Park.

The resort is home to a total of 3 onsite golf courses, a clubhouse, and a lobby bar.

The onsite restaurant serves dishes from all over the world, while the luxurious spa offers every possible service that you may need to relax. 


Why guests love La Cala Resort:

  • superb breakfast
  • 3 golf courses
  • tennis court
  • 3 different views
  • games room
  • entertainment
  • room service
  • onsite bar and restaurant
  • free public parking
  • onsite ATM
  • 24/7 front desk
  • shuttle service
  • 3 swimming pools
  • fitness center with classes
  • full-service spa

Guest reviews

“Amazing hotel, we loved every minute of our stay! The whole complex is kept very clean. The staff were great. Our room was spacious and had a huge balcony with the most breathtaking views! The lifeguarded swimming pool is a very good size and the swim up pool bar is always going to be a hit! The grounds are stunning & it’s nice walking to the different restaurants around the complex in the evenings and seeing the golf greens. Breakfasts were perfect. All of the fruits possible, big selection of hot fry up options, pancakes, pastries….. everything you need! Taxi’s are easy to get to head into Mijas or down to the coast. We will be back 100%!!”

3. Hotel Carmen

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Hotel Carmen – image credit booking.com
Best for:
Friendly service, location, cleanliness
8.7 / 10 rating
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You’ll find Hotel Carmen no further than 100 meters from the beach in Cala de Mijas. Unfortunately, there’s no onsite restaurant but the café bar makes up for this minor detail with their delicious continental breakfast.

The rooms are well-equipped and guests often rave about the value they got for their money after a stay at the hotel. 


Why guests love Hotel Carmen:

  • daily housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
  • airport shuttle
  • café bar

Guest reviews

“I really can’t fault this hotel, it’s spotlessly clean, well located just steps from the beach and the bars and restaurants of la Cala, the staff are very friendly and helpful, the bed was comfortable and the shower was excellent. I would stay here again.”

“We stayed in Family suite, excellent space, cleanliness and facilities. Spacious Balcony. Walking distance to Beach, Restaurants, bars and Supermarkets. Very friendly and helpful staff.”

What to Consider Before Booking La Cala de Mijas Hotels

Despite the many activities and fun things to do in La Cala de Mijas, there really aren’t a lot of hotels.

Most of the accommodation options are in the form of apartments and other establishments. 

Thus, you’d have to book your stay in one of the hotels in advance.

The available rooms sell out fast, especially during high season months. Fortunately, the low season, which is Winter, is still a pleasant time of the year to visit Fuengirola. You could also consider the Autumn and Spring months, as these seasons also bring along lower prices and fewer travelers. 

It’s also important to specify all of your additional needs when making your booking.

For example, if you’ll be needing a cot in your room or the boarding room for a meeting, you need to let the hotel know so they don’t promise it to someone else during your stay. 

Plus, keep an eye on third-party booking sites for special deals and lower rates before you book the hotel.

You may come across a nice deal every now and then and save some money for excursions. 

Getting From Malaga Airport to La Cala de Mijas

If you’re arriving at La Cala Mijas from Malaga Airport, here are the transport options available to get to your hotel:

Malaga Airport to La Cala de Mijas by taxi – this is the easiest and often most cost-effective option if you don’t want to rent a car. There is a taxi rank right outside of the arrivals terminal with plenty of taxis available at all hours.

Malaga Airport to La Cala Mijas by train – the train only runs to Fuengirola’s main train station, so you will have to take a taxi from there. For a detailed transport guide with train check here.

Malaga Airport to La Cala Mijas by bus – as far as I know and can see online, there is no direct bus to La Cala Mijas. You will have to take the bus from the airport to Fuengirola (although train is much faster) and take a connecting bus or taxi from there.

Things to Do in La Cala de Mijas

A trip to Fuengirola isn’t complete without a visit to La Cala de Mijas.

There are many activities and excursions that’ll keep you busy for days, like the following options:

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Hi, I'm Lucia

The founder and writer of Viva La Vita, a blog about traveling in Spain.

On these pages, you will find many practical tips and recommendations from someone who lives in Spain and travels around Spain often.

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