Mijas

Mijas

Mijas can be split into two main areas; Mijas Costa and Mijas Pueblo. Mijas Costa is popular among tourists and has a large English population, it is here that you will find the town's beaches and more hotel and apartment rental opportunities. Mijas Pueblo is the original old town of Mijas and boasts authentic Andalucian town houses, colourfully decorated with flora.

The hotels in Mijas Pueblo are located within and around the hillside village which is the historical centre of Mijas. Spectacularly situated in mountainous countryside, Mijas Pueblo is a traditional Andalucian "white village" whose main economic income comes from tourism. Listed below you can see some of the magnificent hotels you can stay in near the town.

Mijas Pueblo Tourist office: Plaza Virgen de la Peña, Tel: 952 58 90 34, Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 - 19:00 hrs, Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday 10:00 - 14:00 hrs

Mijas Pueblo (town) is located away from the coast and has a wide variety of restaurants and places to eat, including authentic, traditional Spanish restaurants as well as international ones. Fresh seafood is brought from the coast on a daily basis.

Mijas Pueblo doesn't have a bus station, however there is a main bus stop on Avenida Virgen de la Peña, just down from the Mijas Town Hall building. The routes below cover Mijas Pueblo and Las Lagunas. See also Mijas Costa timetables.

If you are considering visiting Mijas you may find our maps a useful tool, we provide three maps, one of the region of Andalucia with Mijas highlighted. The second handcrafted map gives the location of Mijas with the corresponding local road network. In order to help our readers we have also embedded a Google map which is centered on Mijas.

Manuel Cortes was a Socialist Party member, an activist in the peasant reform movement and an organizer in the farm worker's unionization struggles. He also became mayor of Mijas, where he was caught up in the ferment of revolutionary Spain in the late 1930s.

The Folk Museum near the main square Plaza Virgen de la Peña has an art gallery for exhibitions by local artists as well as a permanent exhibitions of paintings, photography, ceramics and tools used in the Mijas countryside years ago.

On the evening of the 5th of January there is a procession (Cabalgata), when the Three Kings parade through the streets on colourful floats. Sweets are thrown to the many children lining the streets. The 6th of January is traditionally the day that children are given their Christmas presents in Spain and so this is a big day for them and the whole family.

The municipality of Mijas is a golfer's paradise. With some of the best courses to chose from for the keen golfer. Whether you are staying in Mijas Village, the Las Lagunas area or at any of the points along Mijas Costa, you are never more than a few minutes from a golf course.