Tourist Attraction

Santa Barbara Heights

Santa Barbara Heights is an exclusive urbanisation of 50 luxury 2 and 3-bed apartments right next to the beach, perfectly positioned between Marbella and Málaga, with an abundance of five-star facilities, services and features. 

Santa Barbara Heights sits within the world-class resort California Beach overlooking Mijas Costa beachfront which can be accessed via our convenient walkway. The Costa del Sol experience is on your doorstep with miles of Blue Flag beaches dotted with chiringuitos while the chic boutiques of Puerto Banús to the galleries and museums of Málaga are within easy reach.

Restaurants and bars with live entertainment every week within a 5-minute walk.

An open mini train that drives around the urbanisations for which guests can jump on and off as they please for easy access to restaurants, beaches or shops


We at AJ Holiday really enjoy food. Over the 10 years we have lived in costa del sol, we have acquired quite the portfolio of restaurants that fit our individual needs on a particular evening. This ranges from traditional Spanish cuisine such as tapas to continental fine dining.

All our recommendations for restaurants are top-rated, but we have taken the liberty of including a price range from 1 – 3  €

Don Quijote

€€€ – Don Quijote – Fine Dining Continental
Urb. el Rosario, 8, 29604 Marbella, Málaga
+34 952 83 47 48

San Martino

€€€ – San Martino – Fine dining Italia
Local 10-12 Centro Comercial Pinares de Elviria, s/n, 29604 Marbella, Málaga 
+34 952 83 27 02

Lakala Beach

 €€€ – Lakala Beach – Fish
Calle Torrenueva, 11, 29649 La Cala de Mijas, Málaga
+34 952 11 47 25

Casa Colon

€€ – Casa Colon – Tapas
Calle Troncón, 2-6, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga
+34 629 575 417


 €€ – Picoteo – Fine dining tapas and full portions
Plaza Chinorros, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga, Spanien
+34 629 90 36 19

Lekune Bar

 € – Lekune Bar – Traditional running tapas
Edif. Granada, Av. Fontanilla, Local 1, 29601 Marbella, Málaga
+34 952 86 84 94 (They do not take reservations)


Santa Barbara Heights is located only 600 meters from the beach and can be accessed through a tunnel by the roundabout. You can arrive by foot or by utilizing the urbanisation’s mini-train.


Music and dance have always played a big part in Spanish culture. There is an enormous variety of ways to enjoy music on La Costa del Sol. Anything from traditional tango, top artists concerts, contemporary clubbing, acoustic or house music, the coast has it all.

Here are some of our favourites.

Puerto Banus

Location: Marbella
Price: €€€
Distance: 34 km
Nightlife for global tourists

Puerto Deportivo Fuengirola

Location: Fuengirola
Price: €
Distance: 5 km
Locals and Scandinavian tourists

Puerto Deportivo Marbella

Location: Marbella
Price: €
Distance: 25 km
Predominantly locals


Location: Marbella
Price: €€
Distance: 19 km
Scandinavian tourists

Live Concerts At Sohail Castle

Concert venue with Scandinavian, UK and Spanish artists

Location: Fuengirola
Price: Varies in price
Distance: 3 km


Concert venue with big names such as Enrique Iglesias, Elton John, Maluma, Ricky Martin, Sting and many more

Location: Marbella
Price: Varies in price
Distance: 31 km

Costa Del Golf

Andalucía is one of Europe’s foremost golfing destinations, with over 100 courses. The climate, with warm temperatures all year round, and endless hours of sunshine, coupled with spectacularly located courses, often with mountain or sea views, make this region a hugely popular choice for golfers, mainly from northern Europe.

Here are 6 of our favourites.

Aloha Golf Club

€€€ – Aloha Golf Club 
Urb. Aloha Golf, s/n, 29660 Marbella, Málaga
+34 952 907 085

Las Brisas

€€€ – Las Brisas Golf Club
Calle Londres, S/N, 29660 Marbella, Málaga
+34 952 813 021

Santa Clara Golf

€€ – Santa Clara Golf
Ctra. N-340, Km. 187,5, 29603 Marbella, Málaga
+34 952 850 111

Mijas golf

€€ – Mijas Golf
Avda. Louison Bobet,1-3-5, 29650 Mijas – Málaga
+34 952 476 843

Torrequebrada Golf

 – Torrequebrada Golf
Calle Club de Golf, 1, 29630 Benalmádena, Málaga
+34 952 442 742

Calanova Golf Club

– Calanova Golf 
Calle Club de Golf, 1, 29630 Benalmádena, Málaga
+34 951 170 194

Tourist Andalucia

Costa del sol extends along more than 150 km of coastlines and provides endless opportunities for tourists to explore the quintessential Spanish culture. With much more than just fascinating history, incredibly gastronomy and traditional artistry such as music and dance, there is something here for everyone. Its name, the “Coast of the Sun”, is not due to mere chance: with over 325 sunny days a year and a benevolent climate, this is a paradisiacal place with outside activities that suit everyone.

Our Personal Favourites

The Alhambra

  • The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. Constructed in 889 BC.

Day trips, guided tours and excursions

  • Buggy driving in the highlands.
  • Boat rental with/without a captain.
  • City tours.
  • Cultural experiences such as museums, castles and monuments.

Benahavis city and river

  •  A must-see location for tourists who like nature, action and exclusivity.
  • The river walk is not advisable for younger kids or adults who are not physically able to walk, climb and swim for 2-3 hours

Cableski & Wake Board Center

  • Parque de las Medranas, 29670 San Pedro Alcántara, Málaga.

Catedral de la encarnación

  • A Roman Catholic church in the city of Málaga in Andalusia in southern Spain. It is in the Renaissance architectural tradition.

Tourist Guides

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