I stayed at the Miraflores Beach and Country Club Apartments in Cala de Mijas during July. Some comments about the Apartments :
Excellent location in the Costa del Sol. Just across the A-7 is the beach ( 300 meters ). Distance to Malaga is 43 Kilometers ( 35 minutes ) and to Marbella is 27 Kilometers ( 20 minutes ). Miraflores is a complex of several Buildings ( I estimate there are more than 20 ) divided in several Blocks. I stayed in Rancho B - Block VII, which is 900 meters uphill from reception, and you must take a public road ( preference to drive instead of walking) .
Some of the apartments have Balconies facing South ( like mine in Block VII ), which gives you a fantastic Sea view. Others, like Block VIII have Balconies facing North/East which gives them lots of sunshine.
Transportation from Airport
On arrival to Malaga airport we rented a car ( Avis ). The distance from the Airport to the Hotel is about 34 Kilometers - 25 minutes on the A-7, which is safe motorway. In order to explore the area and move around the Hotel, is highly recommended to rent a car. There is plenty of space for parking in the street just outside the Apartment Blocks.
The reception staff was very friendly and helpful. We could check in by noon , and received information about the area.
I stayed in a two bedrooms apartment, which has a private terrace with 2 sun chairs plus a nice table with 4 chairs and a sun umbrella. My terrace had a fantastic Sea View . The apartments are very clean and very well equipped. In the bedrooms, there are 2 double beds; in the living room area 3 sofas, one kitchen fully equipped ( microwave, toaster, etc ), one table with 5 chairs, one flat screen TV ( No Deposit for the remote control required neither daily payment for having the TV channels open ) with a great selection of options ( around 30 ) , including local Spanish, English, French, German, Russian.
Note that there is no AC in the Apartments ( only Fans ). But even in July, because of the uphill situation, there is wind blowing all day and night and the apartments are very fresh and comfortable.
As the apartments are uphill, is required to walk long distance to get to the apartments, which might be very tired. The Apartments are cleaned 2 times per week.
The Complex has several swimming pools, with umbrellas and sun chairs. They receive sunshine all day long.
There is no restaurants in the complex. There are dozens of restaurants , but I specially enjoyed the Indian one “ Korma “ which has delicious food.
There is an Opencor mini-market just 3 minutes away by car open from 8 am to 2 am. Has a very good selection of options, and a bakery with fresh bread during all day.
The closest beach is Miraflores, which is the one just across the A-7 from the Apartments. It is the closest one. It has around 20 umbrellas and one restaurant, and is not very crowded.
There are many beaches in both Malaga and Marbella directions, but our favorite one was the one in Elviria ( about 10 minutes by car direction to Marbella ). This is so nice, family oriented, plenty of umbrellas, toilets , one Chiringuito ( beach store with water and snacks ) and one restaurant. It is just next to the famous Marbella Nikki Beach.
There is no internet in the Apartments, but in the reception lobby wireless is available with no extra charge. However , given the distance from the Apartment to Reception is not really practical. But there is a great option, which is to rent a Mobile WiFi Internet Router. We rented the model Huawei E587 (Movistar). Cost is 20 Euros per week plus 30 of deposit . Great service of this small WiFi device, as we could connect 4 smartphones and 2 laptops, with a very good speed. Volume of data is limited to 1 GB per week, which for checking e-mails and basic navigation ( not streaming ) was enough. Make sure to request this from Reception in advance to your arrival as there is waiting list.
Overall a great experience and I recommend Miraflores if you are looking for sun, in a very clean and comfortable place in front of the sea with a great view !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just half an hour’s drive from Malaga airport, Miraflores Beach & Country Club is set in a delightful residential urbanisation, halfway between jet-set Marbella and the popular holiday town of Fuengirola. This spacious, well-planned development is set on the hillside in 80 acres of land, each phase of apartments has its own enchanting gardens, with palm trees, flowers and tropical plants. The Miraflores 18-hole golf course and driving range, along with the sports centre where you will find the bowling green and the prestigious tennis academy run by Fernando Gil. Miraflores Beach & Country Club consists of apartments and villas located throughout the Miraflores development. With breathtaking views from the balconies or terraces of the beautiful gardens and panoramic views of the sea and/or mountains. You can enjoy a host of attractions of the Costa del Sol with a short drive inland that will take you to the typically white villages, and along the coast to the East you can visit the Picasso Museum in Malaga, Sea Life theme park in Benalmadena, Tivoli World, or go west to see the Puerto Banus Marina, designer shops in Marbella and a visit to Ronda. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Miraflores Beach & Country Club Mijas, Costa Del Sol, Spain