Mijas is undoubtedly one of the most attractive municipalities on the Costa del Sol. Visitors are immediately charmed by the atmospheric white village that is glued to the slope of the Sierra de Mijas and that has suffered surprisingly little under the influence of mass tourism. The narrow streets, the snow-white houses with their red tiled roofs, the ancient city walls and defense towers, the picturesque corners, the robust parish church, the rock-cut Plaza de Toros, the shops, chapels and parks: it all invites you to stroll through the Spain of yesteryear. Or maybe even a ride with the donkey taxi, a curious attraction in Mijas that has existed for decades.
The other side of Mijas are the large urbanisations that extend to the coast and that offer everything a tourist or resident expects from a destination on the Spanish south coast. You can check out our guide to find a property for sale in La Cala de Mijas and more extended information about this exclusive town in the Costa del Sol. Endless beaches such as el Bombo, la Cala, el Chaparral and Calaburras attract thousands of sun and sea lovers in the summer months and are good for a nice walk along the tide line in winter.
There are no fewer than nine golf courses where the enthusiast of this sport can hit a ball. And in large residential areas such as las Lagunas and La Cala you can find all kinds of shops, restaurants and facilities.
Nature and hiking enthusiasts will also be in their element in Mijas. The Sierra de Mijas is often referred to as the "green lung" of the Costa del Sol and therefore there are special plant and animal species. Seven hiking trails have been plotted in the mountains, the shortest of which lasts one hour and the longest five hours.
Mijas Pueblo is located at over four hundred meters so that it cools down nicely in the summer. This is in contrast to the lower urbanizations and the coastal areas where there is a mild maritime climate and the weather is lovely most of the year.