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The Mijas area guide

Sights and attractions

Mijas is striking at first sight, with whitewashed buildings built into the mountainside and crisp evergreen pine trees surrounding it. Moorish architecture, artisan crafts and panoramic sea views are just a few of the reasons why this has been a popular destination for bohemians of all stripes since the 1960s. Today, upwards of 40% of residents are foreign-born which gives the village a uniquely cosmopolitan atmosphere.

This destination on Spain’s Costa del Sol is both a town and a municipality. The old town up on the mountain is known as Mijas Pueblo, and as it sprawls down towards the ocean and the seaside town of Fuengirola you reach the municipality of Mijas Costa. Here you’ll find all the typical trappings of a Costa del Sol resort.

Mijas Pueblo is a historic sight in itself and offers a number of intriguing attractions in its warren of cobblestoned alleys and whitewashed building facades. Visit the main plaza and you’ll find a line of donkeys and carriages ready to take you on a slow-paced tour, along with chic cafes where you can linger over a glass of locally produced wine. From this high altitude, you’ll be able to see the Atlas Mountains, Rock of Gibraltar and African coastline in the distance.

Bullfighting is a traditional sport in the south of Spain, and you can visit the Mijas bullring perched in the mountainside. Parque Muralla offers rock climbing and hiking, or you can go golfing at the Mijas golf course for a relaxing day out. Soak in the local culture at the Ethnological Museum of Mijas or venture down to Fuengirola to find well-tended beaches and an array of water sports.

Restaurants and cafes

Whether you fancy traditional Spanish cuisine or something more exotic, you’re well served in Mijas. Mijas Pueblo may not be positioned right on the beach, but its close proximity ensures that the seafood is extremely fresh.

One hotspot is La Alcazaba, with its sprawling terrace, Moorish architecture, and views that span all the way to the Rif Mountains in Africa. Stroll over to El Capricho in the main square for traditional tapas, or neighbouring El Mirlo Blanco for Spanish cuisine from the Basque region. If you’re in the mood for something different, Little India and Molino del Cura offer expertly prepared Indian and Thai food, respectively.

Shops

When envisioning Andalucia, many of us immediately think of the colourful tiles and ceramics that so many homes in this region exhibit. You’ll be able to purchase local handmade crafts like these in Mijas, particularly in the old town where many vendors spread out their wares in street stalls. The colourful ceramics and clothing are particularly vivid set against the whitewashed walls of the shops and make for a pleasant shopping experience.

Those who are shopping for modern fashions and everyday homewares can venture to one of the shopping malls in the area. Miramar is one such popular shopping centre, boasting high street names, such as Pepe Jeans and Zara. Las Lagunas is home to a sprawling El Corte Inglés department store, just off of the A7 motorway, towards the beach. Here you’ll find a number of departments selling sporting equipment, electrical goods and high fashion, along with a large, airy food hall.

Travel

The nearest airport is Malaga City, which is situated approximately 20 minutes away from Mijas. Visitors can take advantage of private taxi companies at the airport which provide transfers, including Holiday-Transfer and Autosol Private Transfer.

Car hire companies are also located at the airport and visitors may find that driving is the easiest way to get around the area. The A-7 motorway connects Las Lagunas with Malaga, and Mijas Pueblo is accessible via the A-387 or A-368 roads. The 122 bus operates between Mijas Pueblo and nearby Fuengirola, and from here you’ll find rail and bus links with further destinations throughout the region.

Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the above information is up to date, some inaccuracies may occur. If you notice any inaccuracies please contact editor@primelocation.com

All information was correct at time of publication and is provided in good faith.



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