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Inhabitants 74000
Level above sea 428 meters
Nearest airport Malaga
Distance to airport 18 km
Distance to beach 5 km
Max. temperature 40 C
Min. temperature 5 C


Mijas

The mountain village of Mijas combines harmoniously with the major tourist zone of Mijas Costa, which incorporates the villages and urbanizations of La Cala de Mijas, Riviera, Miraflores and Calahonda, incorporating 12 kilometres of golden sandy beaches.

The pueblo itself, is nestled into the mountain landscape, the whitewashed streets of the historic old quarter, have a distinctly Moorish style. There are many buildings and monuments of historical interest, including the local churches and hermitages.


History
The surrounding mountainous environment has well preserved some archaeological sites, testimony to the town’s rich prehistoric past.

The pueblo itself is typically Andalusian, steeped in culture and full of charming alleys and nooks, where you will feel like you have been taken back in time.

The bullring, with its unusual quadrangular exterior, the sanctuary of the Virgen de la Peña (17th century) and the church of la Concepción (16th century) are some of the principal monuments of the village.


Around town
The old quarter sits into the mountainside like a huge overhanging balcony overlooking the Mediterranean. A tour through the lively streets of Mijas reveal a typically Andalusian town, which has become ever popular with visitors to the Costa del Sol; the town is also populated with many foreigners who come to live here to combine an Andalusian way of life with the pleasure of the coast. The Mijas Town Hall has a Foreigners Department are caters fantastically for both foreign residents and tourists.

There are a host of craft shops and galleries selling affordable works from local artists, perfect and unique souvenirs.

It is also worthwhile visiting the Auditorium and taking a quiet stroll along the wall and around the gardens and balconies, which provide exceptional views of the Costa del Sol. There are also the charming donkey-taxis, which offer trips around the centre and the outskirts of the village.


Mijas Costa
Mijas town, Las Lagunas, La Cala de Mijas, Riviera del Sol, Miraflores and Calahonda, all come within the Municipality of Mijas, and all attractive tourist destinations on the Costa del Sol.

Holidaymakers can combine all the facilities, beaches and attractions of these seaside towns with trips up to see the original Mijas Pueblo and all the cultural attractions and traditions that it has to offer.

Places to visit
Mijas provides easy access to all major tourist attractions and towns on the Costa del Sol, including the cultural capital city of Malaga, the tourist towns of Torremolinos, Benalmádena and Fuengirola and the upmarket resorts of Marbella and Puerto Banus.

Within easy reach are the Inland towns and villages of Alhaurín el Grande, Alhaurin de la Torre and Coín.

Golf
Mijas is a golfers paradise, as is much of the Costa del Sol. It offers some of the best courses and is a highly recommended destination for keen golfers: Mijas Golf Internatioal, Miraflores, Golf, La Cala Resort Golf, La Siesta Golf, La Noria and Santana Golf & Country Club are all situated within the Mijas Municipality. Miraflores is also home to a bowls club.

Beaches
The all-year round excellent Mediterranean climate provides Mijas with the perfect environment for both summer and winter sun beach holidays. The municipality boasts 12 kilometres of golden sandy beaches with the best facilities, excellent beach-side dining options and heaps of activities from water sports, to beachside gym equipment, to children’s attractions and beach yoga.

The excellent beach at La Cala de Mijas has been awarded a blue flag for cleanliness, beware it can get quite windy at times. The beaches of El Faro de Calaburras, El Charcon and Calahonda beach are all excellent options. Straight down from Mijas Pueblo itself, you will arrive at Fuengirola and the town’s beaches, which offer excellent facilities, clean sands and calm waters.

Natural Surroundings
Hiking lovers can enjoy numerous rural paths which run inland through pine groves and around peaks. The tracks which lead to the hermitage of the Way of the Cross (19th century) or the old marble quarry are just some of the enticing options which await the visitor.

Cuisine
Mijas has its own regional cuisine style, with well-known and delicious dishes such as garlic soup, Ccachorreñas (potatoes, cod and "cachorreña" orange juice), Maimones (bread, garlic and oil) and its own version of tomato soup. You also must try the famous Gazpachuelo, a soup of potatoes, bread and mayonnaise.

Festival
The Mijas Feria is an event that many neighbouring towns and villages attend. Each year between 7 and 12 September, the village is lavishly decked out to celebrate its annual feria. The whole village, both Spanish and residents alike, participate in the festivities in honour of the town’s patron, the Virgen de la Peña. The festivals of Las Lagunas and La Cala (25 July) are also well attended and lots of fun!

Climate
Mijas like the rest of its counterparts on the Costa del Sol enjoys a sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and warm winters. Cooling breezes from the sea make the summer heat manageable, temperatures are an average of 32 ºC in summer.



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Reviews for Mijas

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Based on 108 reviews.

   
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12 September, 2014

City review

Although the adress was Mijas, the location was more accurately Fuengirola. This caused confusion because we have been to Mijas village before and found it very beautiful, therefore booked this property. Fuengirola is not a place I would want to return to for a holiday. It's very sprawling and noisy, not to mention confusing to navigate with all its one way streets. A trip to the beach was no easy feat!

Coast review

The coast is very beautiful, and we love it having travelled there many times now. But the further you go west from Marbella, the better it gets. The water does get colder the closer you get to Gibralter, (or the Atlantic), but the beaches are wonderful, and the better for it, the further you get from the touristy towns.
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09 September, 2014

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Lovely to visit although a bit slow for teenagers - head for Fuengirola for them

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Vibrant, hot and busy - not pretty but very effective
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01 August, 2014

City review

We stayed approx 10 minutes bus ride outside Mijas in a quiet rural area which was very relaxing. We visited Mijas Peublo which was very quaint with whitewashed buildings, very picturesque. Tuesday & Thursday evening we enjoyed outdoor entertainers & music in the square. Wednesday we enjoyed the free flamenco dancing in the square and lovely to see the donkeys/horses and carriages which you can take a ride in. After climbing the steps to the top, there were spectacular views down the coast to Fuengirola, and lovely to sit outside at the restaurants by the fountains.

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Lovely
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06 July, 2014

City review

Beautiful! Lovely sights, restaurants & v friendly people.

Coast review

If you an look past the rows of Irish bars, cheap breakfast cafés & high rise apartment blocks the coast if sunny, clean, friendly & there are some great restaurants & little gems in terms of sights.
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30 June, 2014

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It suited our requirements

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Difficulty finding / locating anything - some form of promotion / information pack/ map in the accommodation would have been most helpful ( like location of churches / hospitals / tourist centres / places to visit / walks / parks etc)
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24 June, 2014

City review

idylic with spectacular views around every corner,the village is spotless and has a real authentic Spanish feel to it, the little shops with their displays outside had something for everyone, restaurants were excellent and the donkey rides were a real treat. BEAUTIFUL!

Coast review

Again spotless,with a lovely cooling breeze when temperatures got high,the restaurants along the beech front were excellent and very well priced. we hired the sunbeds and grass umbrellas for a day for e4 and swam in the lovely clear water. The whole place felt very safe as there were lots of life guards on the beech and police strolled the streets observing from a distance, this was important to me when i had kids with me.
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23 June, 2014

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Very Quiet, Very Hilly and very easy to get lost

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Very sandy, very hot, very quiet
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06 June, 2014

City review

Mijas is a wonderful place to visit. It is primarily an outdoor attraction with some small dance presentations. The cost of vender goods is excessive, but prices decrease, the farther away from the attractions. The surrounding restaurants are nice and fairly priced, with wifi.

Coast review

Beach water is cool at this time of year, but beaches are attractive. Nice areas to shop and walk. Lots of interesting sites and close to Malaga.
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23 April, 2014

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Great

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great
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08 April, 2014

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Beatiful village with the authentic fealing of Spain.

Coast review

Along the cost its very explored, so it was nice to stay a bit away, although only 10 minuters by car.
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07 April, 2014

City review

The town of Mijas has held a special place in my heart for many years although prior to my stay at The Pueblo I had only visited during the day like many other tourists. This beautiful and very typically Spanish village has increased it's offerings year on year without compromising its's Spanish charm. The accommodation is immaculately clean, very well equipped with absolutely everything that's needed for a perfect stay. The locals are welcoming, there are wonderful restaurants and Mijas is so well connected for many other other different places in Costa Del Sol. From beautiful sight sighing, fantastic golf courses and wonderful shopping. 'Can't believe that within three and a half hours after departure from the UK you can be sunning yourself, eating tapas and sipping wine. Perfecto!

Coast review

There are many beautiful beaches close by that may be accessed either by public transport or by car whether you head towards Benalmadena, Torremolinos, Cabopino or Marbella. Each offers a different flavour of Spanish life.
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30 October, 2013

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Nice views.

Coast review

Nice drives by the coast, we drove around the coast from Malaga to Gibraltar.
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22 August, 2013

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Beautiful but very hilly area

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Lovely beaches
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17 August, 2013

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Brilliant!

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Didn't visit to the coastal areas.
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17 August, 2013

City review

Mijas is a very traditional Spanish town which I have visited nearly every year since 1996, we love it, proper spain I call it.

Coast review

The costa del sol, namely Fuengirola and Benalmadena have become a little run down lately, lot of businesses have closed, still sun, sea and sand is why we go there.
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12 August, 2013

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Lovely friendly village

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Enjoyable.
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12 August, 2013

City review

Very pretty lively village with lovely selection of restaurants

Coast review

Lovely.
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23 July, 2013

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Very peaceful place

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Good place for running
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30 June, 2013

City review

I knew Mijas before and nothing seems to have changed.....the perfect Spanish hilltop village. Commercial yes but loosing nothing of its charm

Coast review

Great options available, generally preferred to go south towards Estepona, taking in Cabopina, Puerto Banus, Ducquesa, and Estepona but also enjoyed our excursion to Nerja and el Chorro. The immediate coast is great too at La Cala and at Faro. Horseriding was also readily available and the horses were excellent
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24 April, 2013

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Lots of places to eat and shop

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Weather was fantastic!
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31 March, 2013

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Very picturesque. People are welcoming. Food is good. Perfect town to visit walking .

Coast review

Nice to walk the boardwalk along the Fuengirola beach. Beware of women who want to give you flowers: pickpockets.
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25 November, 2012

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Mijas seems to be the place to go for excursions from the bigger cities along the coast. But that didn't bother us. It's a lovely, reasonably quiet village. Great views. good restaurants.

Coast review

We found several beaches we liked. Because of the tourism there's a wide variety of places and activities.
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02 November, 2012

City review

Central Mijas is pretty "touristy", with some good, but fairly expensive restaurants. Outside this area though, there are some better quality bars and restaurants, with more reasonable prices

Coast review

Very wide range of towns along the coast - something for everyone
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20 September, 2012

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perfect.

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as usual , great
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08 September, 2012

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Mijas might have been a pleasant village at some point but is now far too touristy and has lost a lot of its character

Coast review

The beaches are nothing short of ravaged by savage high rise devlopments which is a great shame
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21 August, 2012

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16 July, 2012

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Very nice village

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very nice place for relaxation
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13 July, 2012

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lovely village we have stayed here many times and still keep coming back.

Coast review

everything is to hand on this coast.
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02 July, 2012

City review

ijas is a very pretty typically Spanish village high in the mountains with spectacular views to Fuengerola and the sea. Although very commercialised, it still feels very Spanish and you can get away from the main tourists down pretty little side streets. We attended the Mijas International Festival whilst there which was absolutely brilliant. Food and drink from all pover the world, and music and dance from all cultures, from salsa to Irish.

Coast review

Very beautiful coastline, very clean and restaurant prices reasonable.
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28 June, 2012

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Impressively organised and sensitively and proudly protected by the local authorities - a pleasing contrast from the coastal cities.

Coast review

the less said the better!
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27 June, 2012

City review

Mijas is a beautiful white washed village perched on the side of a mountain overlooking the Mediterranean.

Coast review

I grew up in Spain. The Costa del Sol is beautiful and a lovely destination for vacation.
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10 June, 2012

City review

Very historic. Lovely old streets to wander through. Shame about the dog poo everywhere!

Coast review

Went to visit Fuengirola. Disappointed to see the grafiti everywhere and more dog poo! Also visited Mijas Costa. That was better but looked rather shabby.
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27 May, 2012

City review

the town of mijas is charming and we went there several times. however I would more consider this property part of the large city of Fuengirola because thats where you would go if you need grocery's or any other kind of services.

Coast review

We are not beach folks but we did love the area of Puerto Banus for it's restaurants, shopping and views of the harbor.
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30 April, 2012

City review

A very clean and pretty mountain village. The people are friendly, with plently of eateries.

Coast review

The areas of Fuengirola and Benalmadina did not appeal to us. However La Cala was quiet, clean and friendly...
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17 April, 2012

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21 January, 2012

City review

Mijas Pueblo is gorgeous. However, it's a tourist mecca & the town gets very busy during the day with coachloads of folk, starting as a trickle mid-morning & swelling to flood proportions mid-afternoon. Staying in the town however meant that you practically had the place to yourself first thing in the morning & then again once the coaches had departed in the evening, so finding a place to eat of an evening was never a problem. I wasn't overly keen on seeing donkeys tied up for hours on end in the blazing heat of the sun purely to give cart rides to those people who were too lazy to walk around this compact little town, but they appear to be an established part of the town's attractions, so doubtless they will still be there when I next visit.

Coast review

Because of the mass tourism in this area, the main coastal towns just wouldn't appeal to me. However, mass tourism is responsible for the great transport links to smaller places such as Mijas. There's a rail link direct from the departure doors of Malaga airport to Fuengirola (& the bus link to mijas)
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08 January, 2012

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Beautiful city.

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Beautiful.
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29 October, 2011

City review

Lovely area, several good restaurants nearby, car required as quite remote.

Coast review

Close to several of the big resorts - Torremolinos, Fuengirola & Benalmedina. Think Benidorm - neon lights, garish bars, burger & chips type 'restaurants', tanked up Brits in baseball caps with tattoos.
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29 September, 2011

City review

village was still as nice as previous visit.the resturants however were overpriced for very average meals.alcazabar was very poor,and we received a refund as the meal was so poor.mirlo blance very good but pricey,tapas bars were by far the best places to eat offering good value formoney.another poor offering was el caprichio.

Coast review

fuengirola very busy but offered good selection of resturants which were miles cheaper and better food than mijas.
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01 September, 2011

City review

The house we were in was in the vicinity of Mijas, so we did not really get to live in Mijas. We visited it and it is a very nice little "white" mediterranean town.

Coast review

Nice coast with tempered climate thanks to the wind and the mountains just beside it. Not too hot like the inside of Spain during summer.
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31 July, 2011

City review

Great especially enjoyed the Tapas route (equivalent to a good old pubcrawl) with a little appetiser.

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18 June, 2011

City review

A loely little town with wonderful views and nice restaurants. Hiking within walking distance, beaches nearby.There was a festival in town while we were there with entertainment and good food.

Coast review

Great beaches, many restaurants and good shopping.
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07 June, 2011

City review

A lovely traditionally Spanish town with all you need for an enjoyable stay. Would recommed car hire as the beach is about a 15 minute drive but plenty of restaurants in the town to walk to and some spectacular views of the coast and mountains.

Coast review

The beaches are lovely with lots of spanish restaurants but also lots of British owned ones too which is ok if you don't want to try the Spanish cuisine.
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