Calahonda holidays offer a fusion of home and away, with familiar-looking pubs and Spanish tapas bars rubbing shoulders along the shore.
The seaside holiday town of Calahonda lies under 20 minutes' drive east from Marbella on Spain
's southern coast, famously known as the Costa del Sol
. Here, contemporary hotels mix with quaint little villas. You'll find international eateries and authentic Spanish tapas joints beside the beach, and plenty of fun-loving bars between them.
There’s plenty to see in this neck of the Andalusian
woods. Party-animal Marbella’s Golden Mile is a 20-minute drive away, and closer to home there's Mijas Pueblo – a little mountain village with lots of authentic charm. Be sure to sample some delicious Spanish tapas while you’re there.
It’s not a trip to the Sunshine Coast without some beach action – fortunately, Calahonda wins big in that department. Not only does it have its own popular stretch, but there’s also one just a 15-minute walk along the coast. Pick your favourite, don your snorkel and set off in search of resident octopi.