The Municipality of Mijas is situated in the heart of the Costa del Sol between Malaga and Marbella, just 30km from Malaga airport. Mijas is one of the largest areas within the province of Malaga. Mijas area encompasses two very different neighbourhoods: The white village of Mijas high up in the mountains with its famous arts and crafts shops, and Mijas Costa, a more modern built-up coastal area spread along a 12km stretch of villages and urbanisations on the seafront.
The village of Mijas although located just a twenty minute drive from the coast, is still steeped in the old Andalucian traditions and customs. The residential and beach life of Mijas Costa is very much 21st century. The two large urbanizations in the Mijas area are Sitio de Calahonda and Riviera del Sol, forming large villages in their own right and have all the amenities you would ever need.
La Cala de Mijas Mijas Costa is the central point of Mijas Costa and although it has grown and been built up it still maintains something of its Andalucian village charm. From being originally a tiny fishing village, its population has increased to 10,000 – many of whom are foreign residents, expats and northern europeans. Inbetween Mijas village and Mijas Costa, you will find the Mijas golf valley. This entire area is a golfer’s paradise with numerous championship golf courses within easy reach.
The beautiful whitewashed village of Mijas, nestles comfortably in the mountainside at 428 meters above sea level. When you wander through the narrow cobbled streets of this Andalucian village, you can understand what has attracted foreigners to settle in Mijas over the years.
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Mijas Costa beaches all along this section of the Costa del Sol are peppered with “chiringuitos” – the beach bars which serve delicious food and local snacks such as the char-grilled sardine kebabs and spicy “pil-pil” prawns. The beaches at La Cala Mijas Costa are among the best in the province and have consistently won the European Blue Flag for cleanliness.
To the east of Mijas Costa the Costa del Sol merges with the Costa Tropical where you’ll find charming coves reached by cliff paths. The clear water here makes conditions perfect for snorkelling and diving.
To get away from the crowds try the Los Boliches beach adjacent to Fuengirola, favoured more by the local Spaniards than hordes of foreign tourists.
Or head west along the coast to the Costa de la Luz between Cadiz and Tarifa where the beaches are wide, largely empty and flanked by sand dunes. Tarifa, at the southernmost tip of Spain overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar, is known as the windsurfers’ city due to its incredibly strong winds which lash this section of the coast throughout the year.
The nearest marina to Mijas is at Fuengirola where you can hire windsurfers, sailing dinghies, jet skis and go fishing and water ski-ing.
Local fishing vessels share the marina with luxury yachts. There are plentiful bars and restaurants here so if you’re not the sporty type it’s a great place to just sit and people watch.
You can charter a boat for the day from the marina office or enjoy an evening cruise on board the Dawn Approach – a lovely old sailing vessel based at the end of the main pontoon.
For a great family day out, visit the Mijas Aquatic Park on the Fuengirola ring road. Here you and the kids can enjoy a wonderful water world of kamikaze slides, wild river rides, body ski-ing and gentler water-based fun and activities.
For sports fans, Mijas is the perfect location for a holiday. There’s a wide range of watersports available at Mijas Costa and along the coastline and for golfers.well, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven! There are nearly 60 courses in Andalucia and 30 are on the Costa del Sol.
For tennis lovers there are plenty of courts and clubs around including the famous Manolo Santana Club in Marbella where the Marbella Open is held each summer. In Mijas itself there’s the Lew Hoads Campo de Tennis Club which holds twice weekly tournaments for players of all levels.
Mijas Costa has many shopping areas along the man road off the Costa Del Sol. There are many small shops selling all the things you could possibly need in te urbanised areas in Mijas Costa. If your thirst for shopping is still not quenched you can take the short journey to Marbella’s Golden Mile and treat yourself to items such as designer clothing, handbags, shoes, jewellery, watches and electrical goods. Just off the main road runnng the entire of the Costa Del Sol is the lovely indoor shopping centre in Marbella called La Cañada. You will find this great shopping centre has lots of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, a very large food supermarket. There are also lots of places to eat and drink on the terraces which have fantastic views. And not to forget the ever popular shopping centre El Corte Ingles in Puerto Banus. Puerto Banus is also home to all of the designer brands, these shops are located around the port area.
Mijas Costa has late night music and entertainment during the summer months but the best place to go for all night partying is Torremolinos, the “disco city” between Fuengirola and Malaga. Here you can take your pick of more than 250 restaurants – enjoy a leisurely evening meal because the clubs won’t be in full swing until 1am!
The biggest disco – reputedly the largest in Europe – is the Fun Beach in Avenida Palma de Mallorca. It has several dance floors and a swimming pool and the waiter and waitresses wear swimsuits to work!
Mijas Costa enjoya a Tropical Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and warm winters. Cooling breezes from the sea make the summer heat manageable. Temperatures average 32 ºC during the summer. With it’s ideal location, charm and warm all year round climate, Mijas Costa is an ideal place to buy property.
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