Let me tell you about a little corner of Malaga called Mijas, it is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Andalusia thanks to its white houses in perspective with the Sierra de Mijas where the green color contrasts. It is a classic Andalusian village of Moorish origin that has not lost its charm.
Mijas is one of the largest municipalities in the province of Malaga, with 147 square kilometers that extend from the Sierra de Mijas to its 14 kilometers of coastline along the Mediterranean Sea. Besides being a very touristy place, it is emblematic for the number of foreigners who have taken up residence in Mijas.
Therefore Mijas is composed of three different parts: Mijas Pueblo , which is 430 meters above sea level. Las Lagunas which is a more modern part that is very close to Fuengirola and finally there is La Cala de Mijas, located on the seafront. The coastal part of the municipality has a length of 12 km, offering different types of beaches for all tastes. Is a town that attracts every year a large number of national and international tourists thanks to its beauty and all the services it offers. Its labyrinthine streets, its flowers and its viewpoints are just some of the charms that this area offers.
The town has emblematic sites of their own, such as the Hermitage of the Virgen de la Peña and the Mirador del Compas, since these sites offer unique views that you cannot get anywhere. There is also the castle of the walls which is an old castle that allows people to walk through its 15th century walls and stroll through its gardens. The latter, due to the visits it receives, was declared a site of cultural interest in 1985.
The oldest part of Mijas is located high above the coast and on the side of a mountain where the old whitewashed houses stand out brilliantly against the evergreen trees and bare rock. The different activities that can be done in its surroundings, make this town a different tourist destination, away from the exclusive sun and beach tourism. The town offers an infinite number of plans The town has its own emblematic places, such as the Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña and the Mirador del Compas, as these places offer unique views that can not be achieved anywhere. There is also the castle of the walls which is an ancient castle that allows you to walk within its walls of the fifteenth century and stroll through its gardens. The latter, due to the visits it receives, was declared of cultural interest in 1985 and finally the main tourist attraction is the donkey-taxi, you can ride in a cart pulled by donkeys through the village.
Las Lagunas borders Fuengirola, this area is relatively new, almost no house is older than 30 years, so its infrastructures are modern. It is located in a commercial and population center. It has a total of 45,000 registered residents, this area is constantly growing. It is an emerging area due to its proximity to the beach, mountains, golf courses and its gastronomic offer. That is why there is a great offer of new construction houses and luxury villas. There are a variety of activities to do such as quad excursions, touring the mountains and unknown paths of the Sierra de Mijas. The equestrian center Riviera, equestrian center that offers excursions and riding lessons, riding along the trails overlooking the sea or the rivers and mountains on horseback is certainly a highly recommended activity for families or flamenco shows and horses in the Andalusian finca of Mijas Costa are some of the essential recommendations.
A little gem, Cala de Mijas was traditionally a fishing village hence its charm, nowadays it offers a good selection of bars and restaurants. The beaches are among the best on the Costa del Sol. The beach of La Cala de Mijas, is very spacious and has a length of 2km and 35 meters wide. It has beach bars and restaurants that are open in summer and winter. They offer a variety of services including disabled access, lifeguard service in summer, rentals of kayaks, jet skis, hydro pedals, even beach chairs and showers. Among its main attractions is the fortress of La Cala, you can climb to the top to admire the views also offers an exhibition of photographs of the fishing village. The municipality of Mijas is a pioneer when it comes to extending the promenade between the coastal towns and will soon cover 100 percent of its coastline with a beautiful and unique promenade that breathes quality of life in the strict sense of the word for both pedestrians and cyclists. Another point to highlight if you are a golf fan you will have many options to enjoy this sport as you can choose between five good courses: La Noria, La Cala Golf Resort, Santana Golf, El Chaparral Golf and Mijas Golf.