If the Costa del Sol to you means going out to the beach during the day, then going all out in the clubs at night, then a Calahonda holiday from The Co-operative Travel is for you.
Calahonda has everything to satisfy the holiday hedonist in all of us, yet it's also easy to please yourself, and being so handy to everything that the metropolis of Marbella has to offer means that could include shopping, or even sitting at a small café and star-spotting.
At four-and-a-half kilometres long, Calahonda beach is the longest on the Mijas Costa. It gets quite busy, but is also wide enough to allow room for distinctly quieter areas. The waters are relatively quiet, making it a safe spot for scuba divers.
A Calahonda self-catering holiday is the most popular way to make the most of the area, but you can also find plenty of opportunities to enjoy a package holiday or all-inclusive holiday, such is the variety of the hotel accommodation - which also makes the resort a popular base for golfing holidays.
As a modern resort geared towards meeting every need of the holidaymaker, there is little in the way of ancient churches and buildings or the traditional whitewashed Spanish pueblos nearby, but the number of the private holiday villa developments hereabouts is small, and their properties are certainly not as flamboyant as many along this coast.
If you can't go without your sport on your Calahonda holiday, you'll find plenty to keep you active, both sea- and land-based.
For a beach-based break with lots to do afterwards, a Calahonda holiday from The Co-operative Travel will leave you wanting for nothing.