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La Butibamba - La Cala

Diputación de Málaga
Playa de La Butibamba La Cala, Mijas

La Butibamba - La Cala

  • Access to the Footbridge
  • Water Sport Rentals
  • Playground
  • Beach Restaurants
  • Showers
  • Surveillance Equipment
  • Hammocks
  • Foot Shower
  • Beach Cleaning
  • Bins
  • Local Police
  • Restaurants
  • Rescue Service
  • Phones
  • Accessible to Handicapped People
  • Reachable by bus
  • Car Park
  • Toilets
  • Seafront
  • Warning Signs
Blue Flag - Yes
Length 1300
Width 20
Occupation - Alto
Urbanization - Urbana
Composition - Arena
Sand Colour - Oscura
Grain of sandMedio
Under Surveillance - Yes

Butibamba beach belongs to the municipality Mijas, also known as La Cala for its proximity to Cala del Moral stream, this beach has an area of 1,300 meters long and 20 meters of average width. It is characterized by moderate waves and medium grain black sand, in addition to hosting some rocky area.

The overlying waters are usually calm and generally have a high degree of occupation. Butibamba Beach also has a lively nightlife during weekends and in summer, it becomes the place for several musical events.
In its surroundings, there is a Museum of Torres Vigías (watchtowers), which is also the headquarters of the Tourist Office of La Cala.

The Blue Flag award in 2021 makes it a beach of unquestionable quality. This award meets four criteria: environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management, safety and services.



  • Own parking
  • Cafeteria and Restaurant
  • Rental of sunbeds, chairs and umbrellas
  • Rental of boats



To reach the Butibamba-La Cala beach in car from Mijas, we recommend taking A-7. The estimated time is of 20 minutes, depending upon traffic.

From Málaga capital, it is preferred to take AP-7 and A-7, taking the exit towards Cala de Mijas. The estimated time is of approximately 40 minutes.

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