Mijas is a town and municipality in the Costa del Sol in southern Spain. It consists of Mijas Pueblo a typically Andalusian white-washed village located at a mountain side 428 m above mean sea level. Everything outside Mijas Pueblo is called Mijas Costa, the main villages: The more industrial area Las Lagunas that's the most populated part of Mijas and it is totally integrated with Fuengirola. La Cala de Mijas is the main beach resort. Other smaller beach resorts are Riviera del Sol and Calahonda.
From the main bus station in Fuengirola there are various ways you can get to Mijas and Mijas Costa. Mijas is served by a regular bus service (bus number 122 which terminates in Mijas village itself or number 221 which continues on to Coín) from the main bus station in Fuengirola. The cost of the journey is currently €1.30. To travel to Mijas Costa or La Cala De Mijas catch the Marbella bus No 220 which stops in La Cala De Mijas, and various other parts of Mijas Costa, Calahonda, Riviera Del Sol and Miraflores. Again the cost of the journey is approx €1.50.
- Mijas Pueblo - spectacular views of the African coastline, the Atlas mountains, Gibraltar and a good part of the Costa del Sol. There is also the Mijas traditional bull ring and the famous plaza in the center of the town where little donkey/horse trolleys can take you on a small trip around the village.
- Beaches - the 12 km coastline boasts nine, with those in La Cala the Mijas having the blue European quality flag. Mijas is located up in the sierra mountains but the beach can be accessed by driving down to town of Fuengirola which is right at the coastline. The trip down is around 15 km.
- Rock climbing/Bouldering Parque Miralla, Mijas pueblo
- Plaza de Toros/Bullring Mijas pueblo
- Ethnological Museum of Mijas Mijas pueblo
- Golf - Mijas has 7 Golf courses and more are under construction.
- Mijas Aqua Park in Las Lagunas.
- Mijas Town - Mijas has many little independent traditional shops which sell mainly artisian decoration and decort such as hand made pottery, paintings, lots of souvenirs from Spain, clothing etc... The shops have there displays outside on the white streets which makes Mijas also so very touristic and attractive.
There are lots of Spanish tapa bars in the area. You may need to look in the small corridors and streets for traditional good Mediterranean food.
- Mirlo Blanco Restarante
- Los Arcos
Cruzcampo which is the traditional Spanish beer is served everywhere as is various Spanish wines. Again, lots of places to drink and eat.
Mijas is not really a place for a mad drunken sleazy night out (the nearby town of Fuengirola is better for that), however there are many smaller bars and cafes where one can have a civilised drink. The Boveda del Flamenco bar is a fantastic little place, which used to be the old village jail. It is excellent to sit outside in the summer and watch the world going by. Although many local Spanish residents have their own ways of hanging out in Mijas, discotheques and others are not in the area except nearby cities. If you fancy something to eat or have a nice meal, there are many restaurants about.
There are many other places where you can sleep or look for accommodation since everything is very nearby.
- Hotel Mijas. Provides superb accommodation.
- If you are looking for golfing accommodations in the area of Mijas, there is the Mijas golf course and near to that is also the Hotel Tamisa Golf .
- Casa Caleta. Excellent family run B&B in a Finca with fantastic views.
- There are many options to rental self-catering villas in the area. You can check the following option .