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Mijas & Mijas Costa

If we talk about important tourist destinations in Malaga, we mustn’t forget to mention Mijas Costa and Mijas Pueblo, as it’s the favourite destination of a great number of tourists each year.

Mijas Village

In Mijas Pueblo, the village, we’ll find small typical Andalusian houses, whitewashed and situated on the hillside. Mijas is a village that will provide endless pleasant experiences for our senses, for our sight as well as for our taste, as we’ll enjoy it’s excellent typical gastronomy.

Mijas donkey taxi

In Mijas Pueblo we’ll also find the popular ‘donkey-taxis’ next to the main central square. Plus, if we’re walking through Mijas and we would like to purchase a souvenir of the village, we’ll find that most of the traditional craftwork is made with linen and wicker. There is also good quality homemade honey and bread that’s well worth tasting.

During high season, tourists from all over the coast visit the village. The further up the mountain you go, you’ll find that the streets make way for flights of stairs and the prices in cafes, restaurants and bars get considerably cheaper.

The municipality includes:

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Map of Mijas

Mijas is located above Fuengirola and Mijas Costa. If you want breath-taking views over the Costa del Sol, there’s no better spot than the Mijas Pueblo viewpoint, called ‘The Mirador’.

The village of Mijas is formed by narrow streets made with paving stones and delimited by white terraces, red tile rooftops, vaulted passageways and the sound of a canary bird singing in its cage.

The history of the village of Mijas dates back to antiquity, with two Moorish churches and a sanctuary that dates back to the year 850.

Tourism in Mijas

There is a lot to see and visit when touring Mijas, for example the chapel of "El Puerto" (the port) from where almost any part of the village can be seen.

The Mijas Bullring is one of the few in Spain that is oval shaped, and walking through the village we’ll find some churches and monuments that remind us of its Roman, Arab and Spanish past.

In high season, Mijas is visited by many tourists from all over the world.

Mijas Costa

La Cala de Mijas Beach

The coast of Mijas is as good as any other in Malaga and it’s the ideal place for those who want to enjoy the tradition and culture of the Mijas village, without leaving the beach and the sea.

La Cala de Mijas (the cove of Mijas) is a small urban area well-known for the quality of its beaches, being one of the best in the province of Malaga. A great location to enjoy the sun and the sea or practicing some of the numerous sports it offers, like jet skiing, water-skiing or paragliding.

Apart from everything previously mentioned above, along the Mijas beaches there’s a line of typical beach bars built on the sand, locally known as ‘chiringuitos’, where they offer a wide variety of seafood, paella or a cold ‘tinto de verano’, which is a glass of sweet red wine mixed with lemonade...very refreshing!

For those golf enthusiasts, without a doubt it’s a more than recommendable destination, as Mijas has some of the most well-known golf courses.

Mijas accommodation: Hotels and apartments

Mijas has a wide variety of resorts for our holidays on the Costa del Sol:

Malaga airport to Mijas

Mijas is the favourite destination for many tourists that travel to the Costa del Sol, and as Malaga airport is the entrance gate, it’s worth talking a bit about the ways of transport from the airport to Mijas, as there are different options available:

Continue reading in how to get from Malaga airport to Mijas ,it could be of help if you are looking for the road route.

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Mijas information:
Plaza Virgen de la Peña s/n, Mijas 29650
Tel: (+34) 952.589.000
Fax: 952.589.001

Tourist Tips

The best way to see this village of Malaga is on foot, as its winding streets and alleyways are often only accessible in this way. If you arrive in a car, there is a large car park in the centre of town.

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