The Village of Mijas is truly one of the most picturesque of the whitewashed villages located on the Costa del Sol. Village in Mijas is a traditional village, located in the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas range. Surrounded by mountains and close to the sea, it offers spectacular views over the Mediterranean coastline: wonderful white Andalusian houses, cobbled streets and Andalusian gardens.
With its traditional architecture and location on a steep hillside right next to the Mediterranean Sea, it's no wonder that Mijas Pueblo has been declared an artistic monument by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.
Full of shops, cafes, restaurants and other local businesses, Mijas Pueblo offers visitors everything they need for a day of exploring.
Nestled amid olive groves on the Mediterranean, the picture-perfect village of Mijas is a perfect visitor’s enclave. Residents make the most of their privileged location - just a 15-minute drive from Fuengirola itself and just three miles from the lively resort of Torrequebrada and its famous dune-backed beaches.
The small village of Mijas offers a lot to see and do all year round. It has a population of around 5,000 residents.
The town is rich in culture and heritage, offering an authentic Andalucian experience. During the high season, it is very busy; however, it is still possible to find some peace and quiet amongst the hustle and bustle. This charming and beautiful Andalucian village is a pleasure to explore at any time of the year.
The village’s focal point and the architectural centrepiece is the Plaza de la Iglesia, with its imposing church. This church contains a large Baroque altar, which to some extent reflects the Andalusian Baroque architecture and the Church school are both prominent buildings in the village.
Also visit the Church of la Concepión, built in the old style with narrow arches and balconies and filled with paintings. Browse the shops for local handicrafts including pottery, baskets and colourful fabrics.
The village in Mijas has a balanced atmosphere of old and new, with stylish bars and restaurants mixed in with completely traditional establishments. It offers a perfect combination for a synergic cultural experience to remember the real Andalusian village with some secluded areas surrounded by nature with a great selection of bars, restaurants, pubs and more. In the village of Mijas Pueblo, there are several donkeys that transport people around the actual village at a small price. There is an old traditional Spanish feel to this and it is considered very safe and nice for visitors who are looking to get out of just walking down the streets.
Mijas offers a wide choice of golf courses - all with stunning views. Miraflores has the largest golf practice area in Mijas, Santana Golf has two courses and a driving range and Calanova, El Chaparral and La Cala are all within easy reach of each other. For your more relaxing days out there are 4 walking or horse riding trails through stunning countryside to enjoy.
It would be impossible to enjoy the Costa del Sol without visiting the old village of Mijas; it would be similar to going to Paris but not seeing the Eiffel Tower.