Today we will visit Mijas, a picturesque Andalusian town in the Costa del Sol region. The historic center of Mijas is located on the slopes of the Sierra de Mijas, at an altitude of 450 meters above sea level.
In addition, the municipality of Mijas includes the seaside areas of Las Lagunas (bordering Fuengirola) and La Cala de Mijas.
Although Mijas is not formally classified as the “white town” of Andalusia, it is built almost exclusively in white, very neat and well-groomed. Against the background of mountains and lush greenery, these snow-white houses with tiled roofs look very picturesque.
It cannot be said that there are any outstanding cultural attractions in Mijas. Rather, the attraction is the city itself, with its sugar white houses and excellent viewpoints. There are few tourist sites (churches, museums, remarkable buildings) in Mijas, and two to three hours are enough to explore the town.
The streets of Mijas are very cozy and richly decorated with flower pots and colorful ceramics. In the center of the town at every step come across souvenir shops, restaurants and tapas bars.
It is felt that the whole city is put at the service of tourists. Of course, this was not always the case. Once the main occupations of the locals were fishing and agriculture, but with the start of the tourist boom in the 1950s, tiny Mijas grew and switched to other sources of income.
Near the square where scheduled buses arrive, there is a parking lot for large tourist buses, as well as a toilet and a multi-level 10-storey parking lot (for a minute – for 600 cars, so there is no problem with parking in Mijas). I recommend using the parking lot, it is very convenient, this pleasure costs only 1 euro, regardless of the time spent in the parking lot.
There is a Mijas tourist information point (tourist office) above the parking lot, where you can take a free map of the city and ask your question.
On the map given to tourists, two routes are drawn: red for shoppers and yellow, covering the main attractions of the town. The back of the map provides a summary of all attractions in Spanish, English, German and French.
Adjacent to the tourist office is a “taxi park” with famous donkey taxis.
Mijas observation decks (for example, Compass observation deck, observation deck on the remains of the fortress wall, etc.). From some of them you can see not only the surrounding mountains, but also part of the Mediterranean coast, and on clear days, you can even see Gibraltar.
Temples of Mijas: Church of the Virgin in the Rock, Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception, Church of St. Sebastian, Calvario Chapel, etc.
How to get to Mijas. If you have reached the coastal resort town on the Costa del Sol by public transport or by taxi, after a few days of rest you have a desire to get acquainted with the nearest sights. Of course, you can get to Mijas by bus or taxi from Malaga or Fuengirola, but in our opinion, the best option is to rent a car. You are free and independent in planning your trips. Call us or book a car on our website gowerla-rentacar.com. Our staff will deliver the selected car to you at the specified address. With our rental cars you will find even more entertainment for yourself. A trip to Mijas along a mountain serpentine by car will allow you to enjoy the beauty of mountain landscapes.
By visiting Mijas and driving around its main attractions in a rental car from Gowerla M Rentacar, you will gain wonderful impressions and positive emotions for many days to come!