Holidays in Calahonda – Award winning beach resort
Calahonda is one of the most popular and modern beach resorts on the Costa del Sol and features all the facilities you could need for a stress free holiday. This internationally acclaimed purpose built resort boasts five first class golf courses, tennis courts, a riding club and of course miles of beautiful beaches. Holidays in Calahonda are very popular with British families, couples and young groups and there is a choice of accommodation including apartment blocks, luxury villas and holiday complexes. The resort features a diversity of cocktail bars, music bars and restaurants on what is known as the ‘Calahonda Strip’.
If you do wish to leave the beach or hotel pool you can take excursions to glamorous Marbella and Malaga and resorts such as the nightlife hotspots of Puerto Banus and Torremolinos. Calahonda will not fail to delight if you are looking for exciting watersports, stunning beaches or a vibrant nightlife.
When to go
Calahonda boasts one of the best climates in mainland Spain and the summer months are long and hot and the resort will be busy. The weather is warm for much of the year, which means that even during the low season spring, autumn and winter months there will still be plenty of sunshine. The low season months are the time to take advantage of discounted flights and accommodation and you will be able to find some great low cost holiday offers. If you do prefer a more relaxed atmosphere then the low season months will be the ideal time to escape the crowds at this resort.
The weather in Calahonda
Calahonda basks in a warm, sunny and dry climate for much of the year with an average temperature of 22C. July and August will bring peak daytime temperatures of 30C and over and the evenings will be a pleasant 20C. Rainfall is practically non-existent during the summer but will appear from November until March. Spring and autumn are warm seasons and 30C temperatures have been known during May and October although 23C is the norm. Calahonda does still benefit from sunshine during the winter months and temperatures for December will be around 17C.
Getting the best deal
Calahonda is popular for much of the year thanks to the amount of activities and beaches right on your doorstep. The peak summer months are the busiest time so book in advance in order to obtain the best holiday prices. To obtain excellent savings on flights and accommodation book during the low season months when discounts are offered. Avoiding the busy school periods such as Easter and October should also result in good holiday price reductions. Take a look below at our best deals on offer to Calahonda and browse through our late deals offers for additional savings.
Airport and transport need to know
Direct flights to Malaga Airport (AGP) are available year round from most major UK city airports. Flight time is approximately three hours and transfer time from Malaga Airport to Calahonda is approximately 30 minutes. Malaga is a modern airport and features duty free shopping, currency exchange, bars, restaurants and car rental. Trains, buses and taxis depart from Terminal 3, and the taxi fare to Calahonda, which should be arranged with the driver, will be approximately 40 euros (£32) per car.
Independently booking a private car online for the transfer is an option with a fare of 24 euros (£20) per person. Self-drive is another good option if you wish to explore the Costa del Sol and cars can be booked independently online. Car hire prices for the week are inexpensive and the roads in Costa del Sol are in good condition with driving on the right.
The best beaches in Calahonda
The Costa del Sol is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain and the beaches in Calahonda are no exception. These large golden and grey sand beaches shelve gently into the shallow Mediterranean Sea waters, which are ideal for scuba diving, snorkelling and swimming. Many of these stunning beaches have been awarded the European Blue Flag and are the reason why the Costa del Sol constantly comes top as a popular holiday destination.
Puerto Cabopino is an immense beach that has been called the best kept secret in Costa del Sol. This unspoilt, well sheltered beach is very popular with families thanks to the safe waters and lifeguards in attendance. The old watchtower provides spectacular views along to Marbella and even as far as Gibraltar and North Africa. Watersports are available at the nearby marina and Puerto Cabopino facilities include beach bars, restaurants and sun loungers for hire.
The lively beaches of Marbella are only a 10 minute drive from Calahonda and Nagueles Beach is one of the best if you are a watersports enthusiast. Windsurfing, jet skiing and pedaloes are available here but the many watersports clubs in this area will also provide paragliding, banana boat rides and deep sea fishing trips. If you can stand the heights you can even parasail along the coast and fly over Puerto Banus and Mistral Beach.
There are many secluded bays in Calahonda but if you want a secluded beach take the 20 minute drive to the beaches at Estepona. Beaches such as El Saladillo are off the beaten track enough that they are rarely busy even during the peak summer months. The sea waters are warm, clear and perfect for snorkelling and there is a beach bar where you can dine on fresh seafood while enjoying the peace far from the crowds.