Our party of 19 just returned from a fabulous week at La Jacaranda. The property is spacious, well equipped and comfortable for a large group with plenty of space for us all to spread out. Beautiful gardens, plenty of balconies and a nice pool. The owner, Simon, was very helpful and on hand to help us out at the drop of a hat. He very kindly drove into town on our last day to pick up some medicine for one of the children who had been sick and refused to take any payment. Very comforting to know you have that sort of support when in a foreign country with young children. We ate out a few times in Mijas village and found the bus service to be very reliable and cheap – only 1.55 Euros per person into Mijas or Fuengirola. Would recommend The Secret Garden for dinner. The Mayan Monkey ice-cream/chocolate factory is great for kids – two of our children had birthdays so their parents paid for all the children (9!) to do the chocolate making tour. They loved it and we did too as it gave us free time to have a child-free G&T! Mijas village is beautiful. Such lovely shops and views. The whole area has been pedestrianised and was finished while we were there. Can’t recommend the area highly enough. If you are looking for a laid back holiday for a large group of people close to amenities then La Jacaranda is for you. Car not necessary.