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Taylor Wimpey España and La Cala Resort join forces to create the Costa del Sol’s ultimate residential golf complex

17 July 2015

  • More than €21 million to be invested
  • 700 direct and indirect jobs to be created
  • 48 apartments and 55 houses to be constructed over next 5 years
Miraval – Luxury 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments


Taylor Wimpey Spain, a subsidiary of property developer Taylor Wimpey PLC (a listed company in the UK FTSE 100) and La Cala Resort, the company behind the prestigious complex of three golf courses and hotels in Mijas owned by FBD (the publicly traded Irish insurance company), have signed a long-term partnership that will allow them to develop 48 apartments and 55 houses over the next five years, with a total estimated investment of €21 million.

The partnership seals La Cala Resort’s position in the Costa del Sol, not just as a golf destination but also as one of the most attractive places for international tourist to visit and reside. The three excellent 18 hole golf courses, the exclusive hotel and four-star spa and the prime location just 30 minutes from Malaga airport, provide the perfect setting for capturing the growing European demand for second homes on the Costa del Sol.

Taylor Wimpey and La Cala Resort began working together in 2014, with the development of Miraval – a complex of 60 luxury apartments overlooking the golf course and sea. After 12 months of activity, more than 50% of Miraval’s properties had been purchased. In fact, the resort proved so popular that work was accelerated in order to provider owners with their new homes earlier in 2016.

This high level of interest from overseas buyers has prompted both companies to enhance and extend their working relationship. Thus January 2016 will see work begin simultaneously on a new complex of 55 townhouses and one of 48 apartments. The two developments will involve a total investment of €21 million over the coming five years.

A British company with a passion for Spain

Taylor Wimpey is an international developer, with its roots in the UK. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, it is a FTSE Top 100 company and one of the largest construction companies in the UK. During 2014, Taylor Wimpey delivered more than 12,000 homes. It has over 4,000 employees in the UK and Spain.

Taylor Wimpey España has operated in Spain since 1958, constructing prestigious real estate developments in popular areas such as the Balearic Islands, the Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol. The company is known for its sustainable approach and respect for both the environment and the local communities in which it operates.

Taylor Wimpey España delivered a total of 220 homes in Spain during 2014.

Taylor Wimpey España’s long-standing experience of purchasing land and developing property in Spain means the company is confident in its latest Costa del Sol plans, which are attuned with its aims of building to improve its clients’ quality of life and providing added value to their properties.

Through this value-driven approach, Taylor Wimpey España is about more than just building successful housing: the company focuses on providing homes that enhance clients’ quality of life, provide top notch facilities in an attractive environment and offer the best locations and settings. Their approach is to add social, economic and environmental value in every community in which they work.

Quality, reliable services

Taylor Wimpey España is governed by three principles: construction quality, buyer confidence and first-class service delivery.

The 60 apartments under construction at Miraval will form a private, gated community with swimming pool and communal gardens. The two and three bedroom apartments feature two bathrooms, storage areas and underground parking. As Taylor Wimpey España homes, they enjoy superior construction quality and facilities, including air conditioning and heating systems, cream marble flooring in the living room and selected bedrooms, high-end sliding windows with safety glass leading to all terraces and well appointed, fully equipped kitchens.

Miraval’s apartments have been designed to optimize space and light, with large, open place living areas leading onto terraces surrounded by safety glass railings.

Both Malaga and the Costa del Sol have flourished during Taylor Wimpey España’s time there. The company is currently developing luxury second homes in several major areas of the Costa del Sol, Marbella, Mijas, Benahavis, Estepona and Ojen, totalling more than 500 residential units spread across seven key locations.

For more information, please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit www.taylorwimpeyspain.com. Those residing outside of the UK should call 0034 971 70 69 72.

Personalized training at La Cala Resort for athletes who are looking to improve their performance

14 July 2015

The resort is the only golf complex in Andalucía which incorporates a running circuit, 8 kilometres long and with two levels of difficulty

Running at La Cala Resort

Running at La Cala Resort

La Cala Resort has designed a specific programme for those runners who would like to improve their results. We offer exclusive classes for performance improvement through personal training. The classes are organized in small groups and are supervised by a trainer, specialized in athletics who will work to improve the running technique of each athlete, focusing on posture, landing, efficiency in step frequency as well as proper breathing. Since the training circuit opened at the complex, a growing number of athletes have chosen it for their training.

“What’s more, it’s worth pointing out that we are visited by many foreign athletes in La Cala Resort. These international sports persons choose our facilities because of their quality as well as the opportunity for open air training on a circuit built into a natural environment with one of the most envied climates of all Europe,” says La Cala Resorts Sales Manager, Noemí Román. In the last few months, a Swedish half marathon and distance runner as well as another two athletes from Norway trained here for a month and a half along with many other runners.

Running as a sport is becoming increasingly popular and is being practiced by more and more people. Running enthusiasts are constantly on the lookout for new and pleasant places to train as an alternative to training in an urban environment. This is precisely one of the more attractive features of the running circuit at La Cala Resort. The complex provides the opportunity to practice sport in the open air, far from the hustle and bustle of urban centres, in direct contact with nature. With four million square metres, La Cala Resort is the only hotel complex in all of Andalucía where you can practice running within the installations. The running circuit is 8 kilometres long and is situated in the privileged natural environment of the resort along two of its golf courses. 

The circuit has two levels of difficulty: on the one hand, the medium level, which runs along the America golf course, with a distance of 4,105 metres and an inclination of 74 metres. On the other hand, we have the low level difficulty which runs alongside the Asia golf course. This circuit is 3,860 metres in length with an inclination of 58 metres. All of the circuit is a cardio protected area with defibrillators.

Running is a sport which can be practiced by practically anybody regardless of their age or level. La Cala Resort gives you the opportunity to train one to one with a trainer or in group classes, according to your preferences. It’s also a sport that can be practiced as a family and the perfect complement for the best holidays taking advantage of the different programmes offered by the complex.

New Summer Camp for Kids at La Cala Resort

17 March 2015

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Surrounded by spectacular scenery and with plenty to do on site, La Cala Resort, Andalucía has announced the launch of their new Golf Summer Camps for 2015, inviting children staying at the hotel aged 5 to 14 to learn how to putt like the pros. Prices start at just € 235 per child for the five day programme which runs Monday to Friday, from 29th June to 14th August 2015.  Families can stay at the hotel from just € 134 per room, per night with one child staying complimentary.

Whether a complete beginner or a budding golf champion, children can learn skills from chipping and putting, to the rules and etiquette of golf at the unique Summer Camp. Classes take place at La Cala’s onsite Golf Academy that has multilingual professionals on hand to help the youngsters improve their game.

When booking the summer camp, attendees are provided with complimentary top quality golfing equipment including clubs, balls and an academy polo shirt. Golfers can also enjoy delicious, three course lunches and complimentary transfers from the Academy to the Club House each day ensuring parents don’t have to organise a thing. At the end of the fun filled week, children are awarded for their efforts with a Diploma in the prize giving ceremony.

Situated in the region which enjoys 320 days of sunshine per year, La Cala Resort is world renowned as the finest golf complex in Andalucia and boasts three 18 hole championship courses, designed by one of the most prestigious golf designers in Europe, Cabell Robinson. The hotel also has two swimming pools, a FIFA football pitch, tennis and squash facilities and an extensive spa with incredible views, that offers complimentary use for exhausted parents in need of pampering.

While mum and dad are relaxing, there is also a kids’ mini club is open from 10am to 6pm, six days a week, and will keep the children from 4 – 11 years old entertained with a host of activities including water sports, crafts, discos and more!

Los jóvenes mijeños podrán practicar golf de forma gratuita

25 February 2015

Gracias al acuerdo firmado entre la Cala Resort y el Ayuntamiento de Mijas, por el cuál los residentes del municipio de entre 5 y 16 años podrán practicar golf gratuitamente. Esta promoción que tiene por objetivo acercar el golf como deporte a los más jóvenes, estará vigente todos los fines de semana de marzo, abril y mayo en las instalaciones de La Cala Golf Academy.

Acuerdo colaboración entre La Cala Resort y  el Ayuntamiento de Mijas

A la izda. Santiago Martín, concejal de Turismo del Ayuntamiento de Mijas y Pedro Batista, director de Operaciones de La Cala Resort. Foto Jorge Coronado

La firma del acuerdo se ha realizado entre Santiago Martín, concejal de Turismo del Ayuntamiento de Mijas, y Pedro Batista, director de Operaciones de La Cala Resort. “Mijas ha desempeñado siempre un papel pionero en el golf a nivel nacional. Estamos ante un motor económico clave, pero también ante un deporte magnífico que debemos potenciar entre los niños mijeños que mañana serán seguramente, figuras del golf internacional” comentaba Batista durante la firma del acuerdo.

Por su parte, el concejal de turismo afirmaba que “Mijas, con trece campos de golf, es uno de los dos municipios españoles con más terreno para practicar este deporte, y queremos que nuestros pequeños puedan aprenderlo y practicarlo de forma gratuita. Gracias al hotel La Cala Resort, que nos cede completamente gratis las instalaciones, podemos crear una cantera para que en el futuro los grandes golfistas también sean mijeños”.

El Ayuntamiento de Mijas va a promocionar esta actividad que pueden disfrutar en la Academia de La Cala Resort, por los colegios y polideportivos del municipio. Los jovenes tendrán una visita por los campos de golf y las instalaciones , posteriormente podrán practicar golf en la Academia. Las clases tendrán lugar en los campos de La Cala Resort, todos los sábados y domingos de marzo, abril y mayo. Durante las sesiones, los niños estarán acompañados de monitores expertos que les enseñarán la técnica del golf.

Las inscripciones se llevaran a cabo directamente desde la Concejalía de Turismo en el teléfono  952 58 90 34 o por correo electrónico turismo@mijas.es donde se les informará sobre el día y hora a la que podrá asistir cada alumno. Los menores de menores de 13 años deberán ir acompañados por sus padres.

La Cala Resort hosts future golfing stars at the Graham Moore Spanish Open

20 January 2015

IX Graham Moore Spanish Open

La Cala Resort located in the heart of the Costa Del Sol, is delighted to be hosting the ninth Graham Moore Spanish Open on the 24th and 25th January, for the fifth year running. Exclusively for players born after 22nd July 1995, this competition is an important qualifier for the Veritas World Junior Championship 2015 and will be held on the resort’s challenging Campo Asia course.

The Graham Moore Open is a highly valued junior competition, organised by renowned professional golfer Graham Moore. The qualifier is designed to test the young participants with playing conditions that are an exact replica of main professional tournaments taking place on Campo Asia, the oldest of La Cala’s three courses and the one most respected by professionals.

The competition demands skill and strategy from participant’s who play from tee locations related to their ages, with gross – only scores counting towards the competition results and no handicap involvement at all, creating a realistic playing location for future champions.

Winners from the tournament this weekend get a place at the Veritas Junior Championship, an International Junior Golf Festival based in Southern California that aims to expand junior golf through competition.