The area

Costa Del Sol

Costa Del Sol - One of the worlds most popular tourist destination. Here you will find a wide range of facilities and attractions, miles of sandy beaches, and a warm climate all year round. All in short distance from your villa.

Villa Feliz is located in Mijas Costa, the part of the municipality of Mijas which covers the 12 kilometre stretch of coastline joining (from East to West) El Chaparral, La Cala de Mijas, El Faro and Calahonda. Enjoy the beach life of Mijas Costa, the best cuisine of Spain, the nearby towns, and many activities and attractions of the area. 

How to get here

The nearest airport is Malaga`s Pablo Picasso International Airport ( AGP ). It is approximately 25 km from Villa Feliz, and takes about 20 minutes by car or taxi. When you arrive at the airport, you have several choices for transportation.
 

Book Private Transport
You can book pick up at the airport before you travel. Recommended if you are a large Group. Door to door service, straight to our villa. Have a minibus pick you up at the airport when you arrive. You can also book return service at the same time, so you have it all done before you go. We recommend this service for you:

www.suntransfers.com - Malaga
 

Rental Car 
It is very easy to rent a car at the airport, or you can book online before you travel. To drive to the villa, ask us for direction.

You have parking Space at the villa.
 

Taxi
There is a taxi rank in front of the terminal, and the fare to the villa is approximately 35 euros, and takes 20 minutes.
 

Train / Bus

The Train station is right in the front of the arrivals terminal T3. The Trains are leaving every 20 minutes. Note that the Train stops in Fuengirola, so if you arrive by train you have to exit at Fuengirola station, and then connect by taxi or bus.

From Fuengirola bus station the bus line 220 will take you via the coast line to any urbanisation of Mijas : El Faro, la Cala, Riviera del Sol, Calahonda, etc. The route of this bus even goes all the way to Marbella. The cost of a ticket for the bus Fuengirola - Mijas is about 1.5€ per person.

 

Essential information

Pharmacies
Pharmacies take turns in operating an after hours service. Signs are posted outside all pharmacies letting you know when and where the nearest one is that offers after hours service.

Hospital

There are both public and private medical facilities in the area nearby, and the staff speaks english. At the villa you will find all the important emergency numbers in case of a situation.

NOTE - Allways have insuranse in order before you travel. You need to be covered by European Health Insurance. Without valid Health Insurance, Health care can be very expensive in Spain.

Transport

The villa is located in very short distance from all transportation, and it is very easy to get around.
The easiest way of getting around is by car. You have parking at the villa, and the main road is just around the corner.

Taxi you will find just 1 minute walk from the villa. The Club La Costa resort has a taxi rank you are free to use.

You will find bus stops all along the coast, and they are very cheap and convenient.

You can use the bus line to get to Marbella, Malaga, Fuengirola, and all the other towns and villages along Costa Del Sol.

Read moore about the lines at this link - https://mijas.costasur.com/en/by-bus.html

Supermarkets

From the villa, you only nead to walk for 5 minutes to get to the nearest supermarket. Note that supermarkets in Spain often are smaller groseries, but you will find the most important amenities and groseries.

The bigger supermarkets are about 5 minutes away by car. Carrefour, Mercadona, and Lidl is the most common.
You also have big shopping centers all along the coastline, so if you like shopping, you are in for a treat!

Note - Remember Villa Feliz own webshop on this site! Let us do the shopping for you before arrivel to the villa.

Bank

There are banks in all cities along Costa Del Sol, and minibank/ATM are very easy to find. 

Beaches

Mijas Costa has a 12 kilometer stretch of coastline with a variety of beaches and watersports.

From the villa you are just five minutes walk away from the nearest beach!  At this beach you also have a very nice restaurant you can enjoy for lunch or for other refreshments on a hot summer day.
If you deside to explore the coastline by car, you can easily drive along kilometers of coatsline, villages, and the choices are plenty.

Taxi and bus will also take you where you need to og.

All of the beaches are easily accessible and have a lot to offer. Nearly all of them offer facilities such as sunbed/parasol rentals, bars and restaurants, kiosks, showers, toilets and shops. You will find all sorts of watersports to try out, both for children and for the more adventures type.

Restaurants

Welcome to the andalusian kitchen and lifestyle. Andalucians are known for eating out, and they often enjoy typical food like tapas, paella, and gazpacho. 

From the villa you dont have to walk far. Minutes away you find several restaurants to enjoy, and with a variety of dishes and specialities. We can recomend a visit to Safari, a very nice restaurant at Club La Costa resort, just across the road from the villa.

If you go by car, bus, or taxi we highly recomend you to visit:

Fuengirola
Fuengirola is a hub for cafés, bars and restaurants on the Costa del Sol. The city has some of the best restaurants on this stretch of coastline, including everything from authentic Spanish cuisine to Japanese sushi restaurants.

Marbella Old Town

Visit the old town of Marbella. Narrow cobbled streets and Plazas, shops, galleries, and lots of restaurants. Must see!

Benalmadena
Benalmadena is a place you have to visit during your stay. You absolutely need to see the marina With its iconic buildings and lots of fantastic restaurants. You can stay all day!

Mijas Pueblo

One of the jewels of the Costa del Sol is the beautiful little village of Mijas, which nestles comfortably in the mountainside at 400 meters above sea level about 10km from the coast. Enjoy som fine dining or lunch high up With a breathtaking view.

Useful links and pages

Villa Feliz would like to recomend two useful sites for you to find out all you need about both Mijas, and the region and province of Andalucia. These sites covers everything from important information, and services.

Cities to visit

Fuengirola

Only 5 minutes by car from Villa Feliz is the town of Fuengirola – one of the most popular destinations on the Costa del Sol.  Easily accessible by road, rail or bus, it is not difficult to see why this buzzing cosmopolitan town on the Mediterranean is the number one choice for a visit. Fuengirola has a 8 kilometer beach line, and you have all kinds of restaurants and shops along the line to enjoy. Step up to the town, and you have a vibrant metropolis With character. 

The advent of many up-market tapa bars, good cafes and restaurants, interspersed with chic boutiques and other shops of interest, as well as fabulous beaches makes it a perfect  destination to visit.

Malaga

Malaga is about 20 minutes drive from Villa Feliz. It is one of the oldest cities in the world with close to 3000 years of history.
It is the capital of the province of Malaga, and Andalucias second largest city with 600.000 inhabitants. It offers a wealth of amenities and attractions. Cultural highlights include the Picasso Museum, Thyssen museum, the Centre forContemporary Art (CAC), the Alcazaba, the Gibralfaro castle and the Cathedral. The city also offers an ample selection of beaches, shops and restaurants. A "Must visit Place"

Marbella and Puerto Banus

From Villa Feliz it is about 25 minutes drive to Marbella. Marbella is one of the Mediterranean’s most representative tourist venues and a top favourite for holidaymakers. Its impressive and luxurious infrastructure of yacht harbours, golf courses, fine dining, nightlife, great beaches, medical facilities and its closeness to Malaga airport, are key all reasons why Marbella is a "Must visit". We recomend you to start your visit to Marbella by visiting the old town.

Puerto Banús is an oasis of luxury. This well-known residential area is located a short distance from Marbella and offers high quality services, many shopping boutiqes and a beautiful marina where you will find the fine yacht and cars.