Mijas Village - A Picture-Perfect Whitewashed Andalucian Village

The Village of Mijas ( Mijas Pueblo) is truly one of the most picturesque of the whitewashed villages located on the Costa del Sol.

This historic town nestles comfortably in the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas mountains range some 600 meters above sea level and offers the visitor spectacular views over the Mediterranean coastline.

Mijas Village
Mijas Village

It is one of the most traditional mountain villages and so typically Andalucian with its cobbled streets, charming restaurants, historic church and large plaza.

Due to its undying popularity as a top destination for Spanish holidays, Mijas can be quite busy and crowded during the high season.

It is a joy to walk around and discover this fascinating and beautiful Andalucian village at any time of the year.

Popular attractions in Mijas include one of the oldest bullrings in Spain’s oldest, the Ermita Virgen de la Pena, the 16th century Church of la Concepcion, an open-top auditorium, the Carromato Miniature Museum.

Mijas Donkey Taxi
Mijas Donkey Taxi

Mijas Pueblo is also well known for its charming donkey-taxis which offer trips around the centre and outskirts of the Village.

Although the village itself has quite a small population,  the actual municipality covered by the Mijas is quite vast and reportedly one of Spain’s richest town halls.

Mijas Costa Views
Mijas Costa Views

The coastal part of Mijas from Benalmadena on its eastern border, Fuengirola to the South, Marbella to the West and to the lovely villages of Coin and Alhaurin to the North.

The subdivisions of Mijas include the popular holiday destinations such as La Cala de Mijas, Riviera del Sol and Sitio de Calahonda, here there are large residential enclaves and a number of blue flag beaches.

Mijas is a Golfers Paradise

Mijas Golf Holidays
Mijas Golf

Mijas has arguably the largest choice of Golf courses on the Costa del Sol with 12 top class courses open to golfing enthusiast of all standards. Courses in area include Mijas Golf, Miraflores, Santana Golf, El Chaparral, Calanova and  La Cala Golf Resort

A holiday to the Costa del Sol would never be quite complete without visiting the old village of Mijas, it’s a bit like a trip to Paris and not seeing the Eiffel tower.

Eating out in Mijas

Sardines on a Spit
Sardines Cooked on a Spit

The municipality of Mijas boasts around 15 kilometers of quality sandy beaches, most offering excellent facilities for the families and there are heaps of activities.

Dotted along the beaches you will find a good selection of beach bars for some relaxing beachside dining.

Most offer a surprising selection of locally caught fish including the famous sardine which is expertly cooked by the Sardinero over open wood fires as the unmistakable aroma wafts along the beach as it tempts passers-by to enjoy this local delicacy.

Sardines are cooked on Bamboo spits over the open fire, this locally caught fish is only available when there is an R in the month!

Recommended restaurants in Mijas Pueblo

Restaurant Valparaiso :  One of the oldest and most popular restaurants in Mijas. Set within a spectacular villa just 10 minutes from Mijas Pueblo the Valperaiso offers a wide selection of international and Spanish cuisine.  House specialties include the sweet and sour spare ribs, lobster thermidor and the leg of lamb “Pavarotti Style”.

Restaurante El Mirlo Blanco:  This is another popular restaurant located in the heart of Mijas Pueblo.  Established in 1968 this restaurant has consistently served great food for decades.  Run by  Auzmendi family for over  40 years the restaurant offers two elegant dining rooms inside as well as a lovely outside terrace. Classic El Mirlo Blanco dishes include fried peppers filled with codfish, spider crab and tripe San Sebastian style.

Oscars Tapas Bar: For lovers of traditional Spanish tapas, Oscars is the place for you. Located in the heart of Mijas Pueblo Oscars offer a wide selection of tapas and cocktails to wet your appetite.  Popular delicious tapas include aubergines cooked in oil and garlic, meatballs in a curry sauce and deep-fried prawns served with chili sauce.

Tours & Excursions

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Recommended accommodation in Mijas

Luxury High-End

The 4 star Macdonald La Ermita Club Mijas apartments boast an impressive location on the hillside just a few minutes walk from the town centre. The views and facilities are second to none.  The apartments are fully equipped, large and bright with stunning views down to the coast and Mediterranean sea, there are two pools, a gym and lounge bar. Reviewer Rating: 9.3

Mid Range

The 4 star TRH Mijas enjoys a perfect location close to the towns centre and close to plenty of bar and eateries. An elegant hotel with tennis courts, Jacuzzi, sauna, facial treatments, rooftop terrace, wifi and views of the mountains and the sea. There is very nice restaurant and delicious breakfast buffet. Reviewer Rating: 7.5

Budget Accommodation

If you are looking for good value self catering apartments then try the Apartments Casa Tejon located with in the centre of town. The property has 4 nice fully equipped apartments, sun terrace, free wifi and is close to numerous bars, restaurants and the towns top attractions. Reviewer Rating:  8.0