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Things to see and do in Mijas

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Mijas Villagein the province of Malaga, is a charming Andalusian village that offers an unforgettable experience with its picturesque streets, traditions and panoramic views. Situated on the slopes of the Sierra de Mijas, this enclave offers a labyrinth of narrow streets and white houses adorned with colourful geraniums, evoking the authentic Andalusian spirit.

When strolling through the old town, you can visit the Constitution Squarewhere you can enjoy lively terraces and local craft shops. Not far from there is the Virgen de la Peña ChapelThe small rock-hewn sanctuary with breathtaking views of the sea and the countryside.

For history lovers, the Mijas City Wall It offers the remains of medieval fortifications and gardens. The Church of the Immaculate ConceptionThe church, built in the 16th century, stands out for its bell tower and its Mudejar tiles.

A unique experience in Mijas are the donkey-taxisThe village is a picturesque means of transport through the village. 

But don't miss the Mirador de la SierraMijas Pueblo offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Costa del Sol and the Mediterranean Sea, especially magical at sunset. Mijas Pueblo combines history, tradition and natural beauty, offering something special for every visitor.

Monuments to see in Mijas

The Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Peña is one of the most emblematic monuments. Carved into the rock by the Mercedarian monks in the 17th century, it offers impressive views of the sea and the surrounding mountains. The Church of the Immaculate Conceptionwith its 17th century bell tower and Mudejar architecture, is another highlight. Its tiles, horseshoe arches and coffered ceilings are a sign of the region's Moorish past. Not far from there, the Hermitage of San Sebastián and the Calvario Chapel add a touch of serenity and historical beauty. The Mijas City Wall provides a panoramic view of the village and its surroundings, offering a glimpse of its ancient medieval fortress.

Museums to visit in Mijas

For those interested in local culture, the Historical-Ethnological Museum is a must. Housed in a traditional Andalusian house, it exhibits agricultural tools, ceramics, and a reproduction of an old oil mill. The Max's Wagon Museum of Miniatures is a fascinating curiosity; it houses a collection of miniatures, from a flea dressed as a bullfighter to a reproduction of "The Last Supper" on a grain of rice. These museums offer a unique insight into local life and art.

Beach and Nature in Mijas

The La Cala Beach is perfect for those looking to relax by the sea. With its golden sand and crystal clear waters, it is ideal for swimming, snorkelling or just sunbathing. The Coastal PathThe promenade that runs along the coast allows you to enjoy views of the sea and stop off at quieter coves. For nature lovers, the Sierra de Mijas offers trails through pine forests and panoramic views of the Costa del Sol, ideal for hiking and bird watching.

What to eat in Mijas

The gastronomy of Mijas is a delicious blend of Mediterranean flavours. Try the gazpachueloa fish and mayonnaise soup, or the ajoblancoa cold soup of almonds and garlic. The crumbs and the fried fish are traditional and perfect for sampling in the town's many tapas bars. Don't forget the borrachuelosa typical dessert based on fried dough and filled with angel hair or chocolate.

Excursions in Mijas

Getting to Mijas is easy and offers many options for excursions. From Malaga, you can take a short drive or bus ride to enjoy a day exploring its cobbled streets and squares. A guided tour of the old town provides an immersion into local history and culture. Hiking trails in the Sierra de Mijas allow you to explore nature and discover the fauna and flora of the region. For a more relaxed experience, the donkey-taxis offer a picturesque tour of the village, ideal for those who prefer a traditional and fun way of exploring.

The weather in Mijas

The climate in Mijas is typically Mediterranean.The coast is characterised by mild winters and hot summers. During the summer months, temperatures usually range between 25 and 30°C, with sunny days and clear skies, ideal for enjoying the coast. In winter, temperatures are moderate, around 10-15°C, and rainfall is low. Spring and autumn are pleasant, with mild temperatures and gentle breezes, making Mijas an attractive destination all year round.

Best time to travel to Mijas

The best time to visit Mijas is in spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October). During these months, the weather is mild and pleasant, ideal for exploring the old town and enjoying the beaches, avoiding the intense summer heat and tourist crowds.

Winter in Mijas

In winter, Mijas offers a mild and pleasant climate, with temperatures between 10 and 15°C. The days are generally sunny, although there may be some sporadic showers. This period is ideal for enjoying quiet walks, exploring the charm of the old town and taking advantage of the lesser influx of tourists.

Spring in Mijas

In spring, Mijas shines with mild temperatures between 15 and 25°C. Nature is filled with vibrant colours, and the days are sunny and pleasant. It is the perfect time to enjoy the terraces, walk the trails and explore the cultural and scenic richness of this charming Andalusian village.

Summer in Mijas

In summer, Mijas enjoys sunny and warm days, with temperatures ranging between 25 and 35°C. It is ideal for enjoying the nearby beaches and outdoor activities. Evenings are pleasant and perfect for strolling through the old town or relaxing on a terrace.

Autumn in Mijas

In autumn, Mijas offers a mild and pleasant climate, with temperatures between 15 and 25°C. The days are mostly sunny, perfect for walks through the old town and nature excursions. This less crowded season allows you to enjoy the local charm and cultural events without the summer crowds.

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Excursions to Mijas from Malaga

If you are in Malaga for several days, take advantage of this opportunity to discover Mijas any of our excursions to visit Marbella, Puerto Banus and Mijas Pueblo.

Booking our day trips to Mijas from Málaga we will take you to these places with the best local guides, in love with the province of Malaga and knowledgeable about all the stories and curiosities of each destination.

Make the most of your holidays and leaves its mark in Mijas.

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    Discover the white villages located on the Costa del Sol of Malaga: Mijas, Marbella and Puerto Banus. This tour is the essence of the Costa del Sol. A panoramic view of this corner of Spain that has emerged from the influence of tourism.

    Discover the white villages located on the Costa del Sol of Malaga: Mijas, Marbella and Puerto Banus. This tour is the essence of the Costa del Sol. A panoramic view of this corner of Spain that has emerged from the influence of tourism.

    🚍Málaga & Costa del Sol⏩Mijas Pueblo 🕑1 hour

    • 1.5 hours  free time in Mijas Pueblo
    • Invitation to drink


    🚍 Mijas Pueblo ⏩Puerto Banús🕑45 minutes

    • 1 hour and 15 minutes of free time in Puerto Banús


    🚍 Puerto Banús⏩Marbella🕑 15 minutes

    • 2 hours free time in Marbella


    🚍Marbella⏩Málaga & Costa del Sol 🕑1 hour

What to visit in Mijas

From Visitanddo.com we present you a list of 10 essential places that you cannot miss in Mijas:

  1. Mijas Bullring
  2. Donkey-Taxi
  3. Virgen de la Peña Square
  4. The Virgen de la Peña Hermitage
  5. The Church of the Immaculate Conception
  6. The Fortress of Mijas
  7. Mirador del Compás
  8. San Sebastian Street
  9. Constitution Square
  10. Beach of La Cala de Mijas

How to get to Mijas

To get to Mijas, you have several options depending on your location and transport preferences, here is how to get to Mijas:

  • Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP) is the closest airport to Mijas and the journey time from the airport to Mijas is approximately 30 minutes.
  • Transport from the airportFrom the airport, you can take a taxi, an intercity bus from the airport to Fuengirola and then connection to Mijas or a train (Cercanías C1) to get to the centre of Fuengirola and then bus to Mijas. You can also hire the Rios Shuttle service

You can check here for information on departing and arriving flights at Malaga Airport (AGP).

From Fuengirola, take a bus or taxi to Mijas (journey time approximately 20 minutes).

  • If you are arriving from Malaga, take the line M-112 (Málaga - Mijas) or M-121 (Fuengirola - Mijas Pueblo). The journey takes about 1 hour. 
  • If you are arriving from Fuengirola, take the line M-122 (Fuengirola - Mijas Pueblo). With a duration of approximately 20 minutes. 

RoadsMálaga is well connected by road. The main motorways are the A-7, which runs along the coast in the direction of Marbella, and takes approximately 30 minutes.

  • City buseswhich connect Mijas Pueblo, Las Lagunas, La Cala de Mijas and Fuengirola.
  • Taxis and private transport servicesTaxis and services such as Uber, Bolt and Cabify are available. 

Where to eat in Mijas

Mijas is a town known for its rich gastronomic offer, ranging from traditional Andalusian dishes to modern and innovative cuisine. Here are three recommended places to eat in Mijas:

A bar with a long tradition in Mijas, ideal for enjoying tapas and homemade dishes in an authentic atmosphere. It is known for its friendly service and pleasant terrace.

This restaurant offers a culinary experience in a charming old Andalusian house. The menu is based on Basque cuisine with Andalusian influences, highlighting the quality of its ingredients.

It offers a gastronomic experience in a traditional setting with spectacular views. The cuisine focuses on Andalusian dishes with a modern twist. Specialities include fresh fish, seafood and grilled meats.

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