The new Terraza del Golf commercial centre is a minutes drive from the apartment and comprises bars and restaurants overlooking the Miraflores golf course and other amenities such as a supermarket, newsagent, hair and beauty salon, cashpoint and public phone box.
The Miraflores Golf Restaurant (located in the Clubhouse) and Spikes Bar are also nearby. The restaurant is generally recognised as the finest golf club restaurant on the coast and enjoys fantastic views. It's open throughout the year, from 8am till 11pm. The bar is open from midday.
On the Riviera front there are numerous shops including a 24-hour supermarket, cashpoint, currency exchange, bars (Max's Beach Bar is very popular), restaurants and a small park.
The Aztec Country Club provides an Olympic-sized pool, tennis, badminton, gym, games room and Internet Centre as well as food and entertainment. It is well-signposted from the Avenida del Golf - the main access road through Riviera del Sol. Although listed as a private club, it welcomes visitors throughout the year.
Calahonda is a short drive from Riviera del Sol, west along the N-340 for about 200 yards, where again there are numerous shops, bars and restaurants.
Further west along the N-340 on the outskirts of Marbella, is La Canada - a very modern shopping mall with a huge range of shops and Alcampo hypermarket.
East along the N-340 coastal road towards Fuengirola, is the impressive Miramar shopping mall, again with a huge range of modern shops and boutiques and its own Eroski hypermarket. On the upper floor is a good selection of places to eat, a children's amusement park and a multiplex cinema.
TOURIST INFORMATION AND LINKS
Ayuntamiento de Mijas. This site provides a lot of useful information for the local municipality of Mijas including tourism, geography, art and culture, sports and leisure activities.
Tourist guide for the Costa del Sol. A comprehensive and user-friendly website providing huge amounts of information for all visitors to the Costa del Sol.
Andalucia.org - the "official" guide to the Costa.
The Gregory Guide - THE Restaurant Guide for the whole of the Costa del Sol.
General information - a quick reference guide providing basic advice about the water, electrical supply and driving.
To get the best from the Costa del Sol and local amenities, car hire is essential.