La Cala Mijas

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  • #57550
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    Some pics of a visit today to Mijas to check out the market.

  • #117288
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    katy
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    Nice pics 🙂 Know the area well. A very British place for those who like to be surrounded by ex-pats. Popular with the irish too. Suprisingly quiet since when I used to visit. What did you think to the large developments at the back of the town?

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    @katy wrote:

    Nice pics 🙂 Know the area well. A very British place for those who like to be surrounded by ex-pats. Popular with the irish too. Suprisingly quiet since when I used to visit. What did you think to the large developments at the back of the town?

    It was lively yesterday lunch and my impression was there was a good mix of nationalities, though judging by the number of British shops/restaurants I guess the Brits were once dominant. I had a delicious lunch in a chiringito down on the beach. The fresh, grilled sardines were the best I’ve had in Spain 8) .

    Which developments do you mean? Behind the motorway around Calanova Golf where banks are dumping stuff below replacement value (build costs with land at zero cost)?

    [attachment=1:1ji9qv3t]mijas-calanova-golf.jpg[/attachment:1ji9qv3t]

    Or the eyesore on the south side of the valley leading down to La Cala?

    [attachment=0:1ji9qv3t]mijas-cala-southside.jpg[/attachment:1ji9qv3t]

  • #117304
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    Yes it was the second one I was thinking of. Only redeeming feature is it’s sea views and within walking distance of everything…including the nice beach in your photos. We looked at a beachfront property there back in the 90’s, very nice but not private enough for me. One or two nice villa urbanisations scattered around La Cala. I am on the coast in a couple of weeks…maybe popping in the chiringuito 😀

  • #117322
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    Although there are some pockets of nasty housing, like that development on the hill, my overall impression was that it is a good area, not upmarket, but good quality middle market. Would you agree with that?

  • #117323
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    Yes I do agree, always had a soft spot for the place. It’s compact and has everything there you would need within walking distance without having to use the A-7. Cheap n’ cheerful but without any of the riff-raff cheap package tourist. Has a very friendly Foreigners dept. too which gives lots of useful advice.

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