Area Guide Mijas

Discover the allure of life in Mijas with its unique blend of tradition and enchanting landscapes

Nestled in the heart of the Costa del Sol, Mijas is a quintessential Andalusian white village, locally known as Pueblo Blancos, and is widely regarded as one of the most picturesque in the region. Popular among both ex-pats and tourists, Mijas is renowned for its timeless charm. Perched on the slopes of the Sierra de Mijas mountains, the village commands attention with its distinct skyline, accentuated by lush green pine trees.
Discover the allure of life in Mijas with its unique blend of tradition and enchanting landscapes.


With roots tracing back to the Bronze Age, Mijas boasts evidence of ancient settlements from that era. Following the Arab invasion of the Iberian Peninsula, Mijas became a shared territory, with Arabs coexisting harmoniously alongside Mozarabic inhabitants. The town, safeguarding itself against potential threats, once had three fortified enclosures. Today, only the tower of the Mijas fortress endures, along with remnants of protective walls, serving as poignant reminders of the town’s historical vigilance and defense structures. 

Influenced by diverse periods, Mijas initially thrived in agriculture and fishing until the surge of tourism in the 1950s transformed its economic landscape. Tourism and construction have since become pivotal drivers, fueling population growth. Presently, Mijas stands as a multicultural municipality, boasting a significant foreign population. It has evolved into a prime hub for residential tourism in Andalusia.

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why people consistently fall in love with the allure of Mijas.

Discover Mijas Costa, Mijas Pueblo and Las Lagunas de Mijas:

For those seeking a destination with a diverse appeal, Mijas is an outstanding choice. Situated on the Costa del Sol, this whitewashed town seamlessly combines history, culture, nature, and beaches, catering to varied preferences.

Experience the authentic charm of Mijas, encompassing three distinct areas: 

Mijas Costa, Mijas Pueblo, and Las Lagunas de Mijas.

Nestled between Fuengirola and Marbella in Andalusia, Mijas has a population of 86,556, with over 31,500 being foreigners. Having explored numerous facets of Mijas, we’ve developed a deep appreciation for its breathtaking views, enchanting towns, and natural wonders.


Is Mijas worth visiting?

Mijas offers captivating nature and stunning views. Whether you enjoy hiking, cycling, running, or golf, the options are abundant. With 24 exceptional golf courses, including standouts like Santana Golf, Mijas International, Calanova Golf Club, La Cala Resort, and Chaparral Golf Club, enthusiasts will find their paradise.

In Mijas, you can immerse yourself in the charm of Mijas Pueblo, catch a flamenco show, savor tapas in an authentic Spanish restaurant, relax on the beach, dine and unwind, or simply revel in the extraordinary vistas over Costa del Sol. Our extensive exploration of Mijas, from every perspective, has been rewarding, and we wholeheartedly recommend both visiting and residing in this enchanting locale. Don’t miss the hiking trails up the Sierra de Mijas mountain – the panoramic view from the summit is truly breathtaking.

Mijas Costa

Mijas Costa unfolds as a remarkable 12 km coastal stretch along the Mediterranean, stretching from Cabopino in Marbella to Fuengirola. A favored destination for tourists and expats on the Costa del Sol, it offers proximity to the beach, mountains, major cities, and is conveniently just 30 km from Málaga Airport.

In this coastal haven, La Cala de Mijas takes center stage with its charming ambiance, featuring small shops, supermarkets, bars, beaches, golf, and delightful restaurants. Before La Cala de Mijas and after Fuengirola, you encounter the urbanizations Las Farolas and El Chaparral, housing the public school Colegio Público El Chaparral. Continuing towards Marbella after La Cala de Mijas, you’ll discover the urbanization of Miraflores, followed by Riviera del Sol, featuring Max Beach (a favorite restaurant of Mojo’s), and further on, Calahonda – a comprehensive residential area with amenities ranging from supermarkets and restaurants to medical centers and golf courses.

Mijas has everything you need, or at least it’s conveniently close to all essentials for a holiday or visit to the Costa del Sol. When in Mijas Costa, indulging in the beautiful beaches is a must. From Playa de La Cala de Mijas and Butiplaya to Playa de Calahonda and the nudist beach Playa Naturista de Playamarina between Fuengirola and La Cala de Mijas, there’s a diverse array to choose from. Take a leisurely stroll along the beach on the Senda Litoral de Malaga boardwalk, extending from Marbella to La Cala de Mijas for a truly delightful experience.

The white-washed village of Mijas Pueblo

According to International Living magazine, Mijas Pueblo ranks as the second-best place to live in Spain, following closely behind larger, more widely known cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante, and Málaga. The allure of Mijas Pueblo likely stems from being one of Spain’s friendliest and most charming Pueblos Blancos.

Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas mountain range and enveloped by pine forests, Mijas Pueblo is an authentic Andalusian white-washed village. Its picturesque streets are adorned with vibrant flowers, and its small shops showcase local artisan products. The village is dotted with cozy bars and restaurants, contributing to its undeniable charm. Additionally, the famous donkey taxis, a unique attraction, offer tourists a delightful way to explore the village.

Things to do and see in Mijas Pueblo:

In Mijas, there’s always an array of activities to enjoy. Golf enthusiasts recognize Mijas as one of Europe’s premier golfing destinations. Beyond golf, sports aficionados can partake in various activities, from racket clubs and sports centers to indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The region also hosts festivals, concerts, beach sports, and numerous social clubs catering to expats.

When it comes to dining, Mijas offers a diverse culinary experience. From traditional Spanish restaurants and tapas bars to international cuisine, the gastronomic scene is rich and varied. And for those ready to extend the night, Mijas features an assortment of options, including traditional bars, cocktail bars, flamenco clubs, and even karaoke bars, ensuring there’s something to suit every taste.


  • Follow the hiking trails up the Sierra de Mijas-mountain
  • Walk around the village and take in the sight of the white-washed streets
  • Enjoy the beautiful views from Castillo de Mijas
  • CAC Mijas Centro de Arte Contemporaneo
  • Visit Plaza de Toros de Mijas
  • Go on an adventurous ride on bikes up the trails
  • Go for a stroll and see the view from Parque La Muralla
  • Grab a Drink at La Boveda del Flamenco
  • Visit Plaza de la Constitución
  • Plaza Virgen de la Peña
  • Visit Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña


Las Lagunas de Mijas

Las Lagunas de Mijas stands out as the most modern, commercial, and vibrant area within the Mijas municipality. The southern section is a contemporary residential and commercial hub featuring major stores such as MediaMarkt, Jysk, LeroyMerlin, Decathlon, El Corte Inglés, Carrefour, along with numerous cafeterias, restaurants, McDonald’s, banks, and legal services. Conveniently located with easy access to the A7, it serves as a strategic gateway to both Málaga and Marbella.

Moving north, Las Lagunas transforms into the picturesque countryside known as        “El Campo” in Spanish. Here, you can enjoy leisurely activities like walking your dogs, playing with the kids, or even horseback riding. While Las Lagunas lacks precise official boundaries, it is bordered by the Fuengirola river to the south, the municipality of Fuengirola and the A-7 to the east, and extends north and west until reaching the AP-7.

Along the main road, Carretera de Mijas, leading from Los Boliches in Fuengirola up towards the AP-7, you’ll find the Mojo Estates’ office at the Scandinavian Shopping Centre, Centro Idea. Las Lagunas encompasses various neighborhoods, including El Juncal, Las Cañadas, El Albero, the El Coto urbanization, La Sierrezuela, El Lagarejo, and Campo Mijas.

Being in Las Lagunas de Mijas means being just minutes away from the larger city of Fuengirola. Here, a plethora of restaurants and bars awaits in the charming city center, by the harbor, through small alleys, and along the Paseo de Maritimo by the beach. Additionally, Fuengirola offers abundant shopping opportunities, including the Miramar shopping center with a cinema. The city boasts the medieval Castillo de Sohail, hosting numerous concerts annually, and a naturalistic zoo, Biopark, located near the Las Lagunas waterpark, Aquamijas.


Is Mijas a good place to live?

Absolutely, Mijas is an outstanding place to call home! Situated in the heart of Costa del Sol, it seamlessly combines the tranquility of nature and mountains with the convenience of beachside living. Here, you can enjoy proximity to essential amenities such as medical care, sports centers, supermarkets, beauty salons, shops, restaurants, and bars. Mijas offers a variety of wonderful residential options, including resale properties, new build developments, and plots where you can envision and build your dream home. It truly provides the perfect blend of natural beauty and modern convenience for a fulfilling lifestyle.

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The housing market in Mijas also reveals that it is a good place to live as population and prices continue to grow! The average property price has increased significantly since July 2018. Based on numbers from December 2023, the price per square metre is as follows in the different zones in Mijas according to the real estate portal Indomio:
Buying a property in Costa Del Sol, like anywhere else, requires preparation and understanding of local regulations and market dynamics.
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