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Property for sale in Mijas, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain

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The Mijas area guide

Things to do

Mijas is both a town and a municipality in the south of Spain, with the white-washed traditional mountain village sprawling down towards the coastal and resort areas of the Costa del Sol. It’s estimated that over 40% of the population is foreign, giving it the feeling of both a cosmopolitan city as well as a charming pueblo.

The town itself is known as Mijas Pueblo, while the rest of the region outside of this is called Mijas Costa, some of which is fully integrated with nearby coastal town Fuengirola. Mijas started to draw in the expat crowd along with bohemian writers and artists throughout the 1960s, and today has grown to become a popular destination on the Costa del Sol.

Mijas Pueblo is located 428 metres above sea level, set amidst evergreen pine trees on the mountainside. With whitewashed buildings and Moorish architecture, it’s long inspired artists and today offers tourist facilities including water parks and museums.

Between the beaches, the shopping and the architecture, it’s difficult to run out of activities in Mijas. In Mijas Pueblo, take a stroll through the historic central plaza or tour the town by donkey and carriage. Enjoy views of the Atlas Mountains, African coastline and Gibraltar, or pay a visit to the traditional Mijas bullring, which dates back to 1900.

You can go rock climbing in Parque Muralla, or learn more about the local history and traditions at the Ethnological Museum of Mijas. Although Mijas Pueblo is located up in the Sierra Mountains, you can easily access the beach by driving down to Fuengirola. Golfing fans can enjoy the array of golf courses in the area while families can visit Mijas Aqua Park for a day out.

Places to eat

From Spanish tapas to Thai food, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to dining out in Mijas. Venture down any of the atmospheric corridors and you’re bound to find excellent Mediterranean cuisine. Although Mijas Pueblo is located away from the coast, fresh seafood is brought in daily, and you’ll find abundant seafood restaurants along the Mijas Costa.

Venture to El Capricho in the town’s main square for beautifully presented cuisine and tapas, with a terrace letting you soak in the city centre vibes. La Alcazaba is another top option for traditional Spanish cuisine, it also boasts Moorish architecture and sweeping views. Diners in the mood for international flavours can try Molino del Cura for Thai food or Little India for traditional Indian meals in a colourful setting.


Andalucia is well known for its crafts, particularly leather goods, ceramics and colourful, hand-painted pottery. You’ll find many of these traditional crafts on offer in Mijas Pueblo, which is dotted with independent boutiques selling artisanal home décor and souvenirs. These vendors make the most of the abundant sunshine by putting their wares out on the street, so you’ll be able to browse at your leisure with a walk around the old town.

For brand names and a more modern shopping experience, there is the El Corte Inglés Commercial Centre located just off the A7 motorway in the Las Lagunas neighbourhood. It includes a Hipercor food hall, fashion outlets, perfume, sports equipment, soft furnishings, and electrical goods. Miramar is another large shopping centre in the area, with High Street brands such as Zara, Pepe Jeans and Imaginarium, combined with local retailers like Cosas y Ropa.

Getting there & around

Mijas is situated along Spain’s Costa del Sol. Many visitors fly into Malaga City, which is a mere 20-minute drive away. There are several private taxi companies that connect the airport with Mijas, including Autosol Private Transfer and Holiday-Transfer.

One of the easiest ways to get around the region is via car. The A-7 Autovia del Mediterraneo connects La Cala and Las Lagunas with the town, while Mijas Pueblo can be reached along the A-368 or A-387 motorways. The nearest town is Fuengirola, which offers extensive bus links to further destinations throughout Spain.

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