Situated in the heart of the western Costa del Sol, Mijas is one of the largest municipalities in the province of Malaga.

It stretches from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea to the gentle hills of the mountain range Sierra de Mijas. Due to this extension Mijas has several population centres, very different from each other, which we will present to you below.

As a curious fact, there is a very high percentage of foreign inhabitants in Mijas: more than a third are foreigners and in total there are 113 different nationalities living there.

No wonder, as this municipality offers everything: A beautiful coastline with 12 km of excellent beaches, a great infrastructure only a few kilometres from Malaga airport (25 min by car) and, last but not least, a beautiful typical white village.

Mijas Pueblo

Mijas Pueblo. Credit Depositphotos
Mijas Pueblo. Credit Depositphotos

Mijas pueblo is, together with Frigiliana on the eastern Costa del Sol, one of the most visited white villages. This is due to its proximity to coastal resorts; in the case of Mijas, the village is only 7 km from Fuengirola.

It is not surprising that the village receives practically all year round a continuous influx of tourists.

It is a beautiful white village of Moorish origin, with whitewashed streets and a large number of monuments and places of interest that you can discover on a stroll. Moreover, being situated about 400 m above sea level, it is a natural balcony overlooking the coast from where you can enjoy beautiful views of the coastline.

Mijas Pueblo. Credit Depositphotos
Mijas Pueblo. Credit Depositphotos

Discover its Museum of Miniatures, its unique octagonal bull ring or the 17th century sanctuary of the Virgen de Peña just a short distance from the village.

Stroll along its old wall and through its gardens, and when you fancy a refreshment, there is no shortage of bars and cafés where you can just hang out and watch life go by in the streets.
And of course there is no shortage of souvenir shops where you can pick up a souvenir of Mijas.

Las Lagunas

This part of the municipality is less well known, as it is a purely urban area that merges with Fuengirola. There, we can also enjoy its sports and cultural facilities, especially the Las Lagunas Theatre.

La Cala

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Seaside promenade in La Cala De Mijas. Credit Depositphotos

La Cala is the coastal part of Mijas. Along the 12 kilometres of coastline are the beaches of: La Cala de Mijas, Cabo Rocoso, Playa de Calahonda, Calahonda, El Bombo, El Chaparral and El Faro.

Most of the beaches are of coarse sand and rock. This favours the transparency of the water. These beaches are therefore ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling.

The Senda litoral (coastal path) stretches along the coast to enjoy beautiful walks just a few metres from the sea all year round.


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Golf course in Mijas. Credit Depositphotos

Mijas is also a star destination for another reason: Golf. The municipality has eleven golf courses, of which La Cala Golf & Country Club is one of the largest in Europe.

Below you can see a map of Mijas:

Mijas Map