What’s Mijas Like to Visit or Live?

Mijas is a wonderful place to live and is particularly famed for its warm welcome and sense of community. As you would expect, there is a large Spanish community here, but you will also find a considerable number of ex pats that call Mijas home, meaning that it’s an easy place to integrate and start your new life in Spain.

Mijas attracts tourists from all over the world, because it is such a fascinating place to visit. The village is considered to be the birthplace of the ‘donkey taxi’ and you will regularly see tourists on the street on the colourfully robed backs of these magnificent yet humble creatures. There are now over 60 donkey taxis in the village, and you can expect to pay 15 euros per ride. This is a great symbol of Mijas and its ability to blend traditional Spanish lifestyles and cultures with the modern amenities that an international community would expect.

Mijas has a huge number of excellent amenities for both tourists and residents. If you’re hoping to relocate to the village with small children, then you’ll find a host of Spanish public primary and secondary schools. If you’re more interested in private or international schools, then you’ll find these in nearby Marbella and Benalmadena. Mijas also offers a host of parks and playgrounds perfect for families with young children.

The village also offers a well-regarded medical centre, dentist offices, supermarkets, post office and the other amenities that you would need. In terms of local heritage, you will find beautiful gardens, the walls of a 15th century castle which was declared a Heritage of Cultural Interest in 1985, and the Bullring of Mijas which I a site of a fascinating bullfighting museum. There really is something for everyone.

Mijas Pueblo Vs La Cala De Mijas

The village of Mijas is made up of three urban centres. These are Mijas Pueblo, which is located at the foot of the Sierra Mijas mountain and is situated 430 meters above sea level, Las Lagunas, which is considered to be the modern part of the town, and La Cala de Mijas, which is located on the seafront.

The Mijas Pueblo is the name of the iconic white village that most people associate with Mijas, whilst La Cala is a traditional fishing village. When comparing Mijas Pueblo and La Cala de Mijas, it’s important to note that Mijas Pueblo has a mountain location and La Cala de Mijas boasts a coastal location. There is no right or wrong choice when picking between the two: only what is right or wrong for you.

Where is Mijas in Spain?

Mijas is a beautiful town that is located between Fuengirola and Marbella. It is less than 10 kilometres away from Mijas Costa, a beautiful town that boasts 2 kilometres of coastline, including the La Cala de Mijas beach resort.

One of the most common questions ex pats ask is ‘How far is Mijas from the airport?’ and the answer is that the distance between the two locations is conveniently close! The distance between Malaga airport and Mijas is just 30km, which means that you can travel from your front door to the airport in just 20 minutes. Because Malaga airport boasts such excellent and reliable links to wider Europe, that makes Mijas an incredibly attractive property location for ex pats, particularly those looking for holiday homes they can travel to regularly.

Beach Life

Mijas Costa is the perfect place to visit or live if you’d like to be close to the beach. Mijas Costa is a diverse stretch of coastline on the Costa del Sol, nestled between Fuengirola and the east Marbella resort of Cabopino. You’ll find an abundance of beaches in this stretch, and can enjoy the traditional Spanish beach lifestyle here.

The popular resort of Calahonda is encompassed by the Mijas Costa and has a wonderful beach that is a mix of sand and pebbles. The glitz and glamour of Marbella also falls under the Mijas Costa umbrella. This is the place to see and be seen, and boasts some of the best and most decadent beach clubs in the Costa del Sol.

What’s On in Mijas

There’s always something to see and do in Mijas. Golf fans will know that Mijas is renowned for being one of Europe’s premier golfing destinations. You can also enjoy other sports in the many racket clubs, sports centres, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools that the region has to offer. You’ll also find festivals, indoor and outdoor concert venues, beach sports and activities and an abundance of social clubs aimed specifically at ex pats.

And once you’ve worked up an appetite, it’s worth noting that the Mijas region boasts a wide range of excellent and varied restaurants. As well as traditional Spanish restaurants and tapas bars, you’ll find cuisine from all over the world. And if you’re ready to party the night away? You’ll find traditional bars, cocktail bars, flamenco clubs or even karaoke bars to suit your tastes.