|Mijas Costa is the area situated twenty minutes drive from Mijas Pueblo.|
Mijas municipal district is comprised of three very different areas, Mijas Pueblo (the village), Mijas Costa (the coastal strip) and Las Lagunas (a modern residential and comercial area). There are also three small rural out-lying districts called Entrérros, Osunillas and Valtocado.
- Mijas Pueblo (Andalucian White Village)
- Mijas Costa (covering 12 kilometres of resorts along the coast including La Cala de Mijas)
- Las Lagunas (Modern, commercial area with local small industry)
Mijas Costa's various districts are joined together by the A-7 (old N-340) coastal highway. Travelling from west to east and leaving Marbella municipal district just after Cabopino one enters Mijas Costa where coast road is less than 50m back from the seafront. The first macro-communidad (sub district) encountered is the large Sitio de Calahonda. This is followed by Calypso, Riviera del Sol, Miraflores and Torrenueva. Rounding a headland the coast road then by-passes a popular 'seaside resort' area called La Cala de Mijas. Following this the coast road huggs the rocky coastline and on the inland side of the road are the following urbanizaciones (housing estates) Los Claveles, El Chaparral, Los Farolas, El Faro, Calaburras, La Costa, La Ponderosa.