Mijas, Spain is a stunning Andalucian village on the Costa del Sol, nestling in foot hills 400 meters above the sea. Walking down the narrow cobbled streets, you feel miles away from the bustling seaside resorts below, but a rented holiday villa in Mijas is still within 7km of the beaches of the Costa del Sol. Villas for rent in Mijas have the same traditional charm that the village has managed to maintain, and ensure privacy away from the resorts of the coast. Family entertainment is also close at hand, with Fuengirola Zoo, Sea Life, and Tivoli World close by, and Marbella Casino for a more grown up evening!
The village itself is very beautiful, with St Sebastian Street being the most photographed road in western Spain. Many writers, poets and artists have made Mijas their base, and therefore, local crafts are popular, and the markets and small shops are full of pottery, paintings and prints of the highest standards. In Mijas, there is always the option to take a donkey taxi back to your holiday rental!
Calahanda has developed as a resort very quickly. Its combination of green areas and coastal lifestyle give Calahanda peaceful rustic atmosphere, but has all the facilities possibly needed on a Mijas holiday. It has four golf courses of its own, and 6 others within 10km. The resort also boasts 45 restaurants, cafes and pubs, watersports of all descriptions, tennis and a fitness centre.
La Cala is 7km from Mijas, and has a long, well cared for golden sand beach. It is a family resort, with plenty of entertainment for all ages. La Cala has tennis, lawn bowls, scuba diving centres, golf courses horse riding and a night watching the horse racing at the Hipodromo del Costa del Sol is a full evenings entertainment.
Mijas enjoys a mild climate, sheltered from the worst weather by the mountains, Mijas has 320 days of sunshine a year, and is therefore accessible all year round, and is open to successful last minute holidays. Temperatures are rarely below 30°C in the summer, and the winters are mild, with daily highs of around 20°C.
The nearest airport to Mijas is Malaga International Airport (AGP). Mijas is about an hour from Malaga, which receives daily cheap flights from 12 UK airports, including Manchester (MAN), Luton (LTN), Gatwick (LGW), Belfast (BFS), Birmingham (BHX) and Cardiff (CWL).