El Albaicin is a small complex in white Andalusian style, yet with a modern twist. The apartments almost all have a different layout that makes it very playful, almost all houses have a beautiful sea view. The orientation of the terraces is therefore optimal for a lot of light and sun. The apartments are nicely finished with beige marble floors, separate kitchen with an adjoining utility room and two bathrooms. The complex is fenced and closed by means of an electric gate and camera surveillance. You can park behind the gate at the entrance of the portals. There is no elevator but upon entering you either walk down a flight of stairs where there are 2 apartments or up a few steps for the 2 apartments on the first floor and up a flight of stairs where the entrance of 1 penthouse is, so in total 6 apartments per entrance. On the side of the buildings is a separate entrance for the garden apartments, so they have a private entrance with a private garden next to a covered veranda, these houses are more built in a bungalow style.
This small complex of 43 apartments has communal mature gardens with palm trees and beautiful illuminated paths, a heated swimming pool with umbrellas and sunbeds and a separate area further away from the pool also equipped with umbrellas and sunbeds, for example to read quietly in the sun. The complex was built in 2006 and has an active owners association.
El Albaicin is located higher in Calahonda, hence the beautiful view towards the sea. It is therefore advisable to have a car, but there is also a bus stop and taxi stop about 5 minutes walk away. Also within walking distance are 3 restaurants and a bar that are open almost all year round (except the holiday time of the restaurant owners) and are really a meeting place for local residents. You can also go hiking from your home, either in the urbanization or in nature right behind the complex. The beach and many other amenities are a short 5 minute drive away. Calahonda has several restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, banks, pharmacy, medical facilities, hairdressers, a flea market, etc. The beaches are easily accessible with several beach bars and a nice boulevard, Calahonda is located between Cabopino, with its picturesque marina and La Cala de Mijas , a former fishing village, these two can also be reached on foot or by bicycle via the landscaped promenade along the sea.
Calahonda is a neighborhood of 15,000 inhabitants belonging to the municipality of Mijas with 12km of coastline, centrally located between the two larger towns of Marbella and Fuengirola with Malaga airport a 25 minute drive. You will find several small shopping centers, a park, a golf course, tennis courts, a church etc, so there is no shortage of facilities. Calahonda is a mix of various nationalities and known to residents as well as tourists, although Calahonda is more of a residential urbanization due to the absence of many hotels. The range of facilities is diverse as I have already mentioned above with several supermarkets, different banks, a garden center, beauty salons, 2 pharmacies, fitness center, tennis courts and the 9 hole golf course La Siesta but also the 18 hole golf course Cabopino.
For sailing enthusiasts, the port of Cabopino is around the corner, there is a possibility to rent a berth for your own boat, rent a boat or practice various water sports or book one of the nice boat trips. In the marina are cafes and restaurants and Cabopino has a beautiful sandy beach. On the beaches of Calahonda it is also good to stay with a good range of restaurants where you can enjoy the Spanish gastronomy from paella to delicious fish dishes.
It is a versatile environment and a great place for a second home.