One of the most well-known villages on the Costa del Sol, but you may not know that Mijas is a has three distinct area; Mijas Pueblo which is 430m above sea level in the foothills of the mountains, La Cala which occupies 12kms of pristine coastline and there Las Lagunas which is located very close to Fuengirola. However, when we talk of Mijas, we mean the beautiful, impossibly charming inland white villas of Mijas Pueblo.
Needless to say, villas for sale in Mijas pueblo are extremely sought-after and are generally snapped up extremely quickly, as the village is widely regarded as one of the most picturesque in Southern Spain.
With a population of around 80,000, Mijas manages to straddles a fine line between tourist hotspot, whilst still managing to retain its traditional Andalusian charm, with donkey-taxis and colourful winding streets. There is also the Plaza de Toros and the Castillo de las Murallas dating back to the 15th century declared a Heritage site back in 1985.
Famous Mijas landmarks include the Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña, the Plaza de Toros, the Castillo de las Murallas and of course the Mirador del Compás… there are many beautiful monuments, shops, restaurants… and not forgetting the truly breath-taking views.
If you enjoy your food, Mijas offers plenty of restaurants and bars where you can taste the fresh the fresh local produce of the much-vaunted Mediterranean diet, much of which is grown in the surrounding verdant valleys.
There is also the opportunity to soak up some culture, art aficionados can head over to the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, featuring works by famous Spanish artists such as Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Salvador Dali and Miro. The museum holds the second largest collection of Picasso’s ceramic works.
Owning a house in Mijas offers you the best of all worlds (over 10,000 UK citizens already own property in Mijas), as you can experience life in a traditional Spanish village, indulge in some tourist activities and when it all gets too much, head for the coast to the many wonderful beaches.
There is also the option to visit Malaga or Marbella, both glamorous beachside cities offering endless opportunities for fun, sun and shopping. Malaga is just an hour drive and Marbella can be reached in under 30 minutes.