The village of Mijas or Mijas Pueblo is known as the ‘white village of Andalucía’, and resides 400m up on a steep hill on the Mijas Costa. The cobbled streets and stunning setting have made Mijas holidays a favourite and many foreign settlers, especially artists and writers have never left after taking accommodation in Mijas. It is a quaint, quiet town just 7km from the commercial coastal towns of the coast. The unmistakable Andalucian atmosphere in Mijas is tangible, with a passion for festivals and a laid back, slow pace of life making it impossible not to relax in a Mijas villa. Despite being a world away from the bustle of the coastal resorts, a self catering holiday rental in Mijas is only a few kilometres away from the beaches of the Costa del Sol.
The influx of artists and craftsmen has meant that many boutiques have sprung up selling unique and beautiful crafts and pictures. The best way to explore the town is in one of the local donkey taxis, which are not very expensive but are both comfortable and relaxing! Sitting in a street bar on the Plaza de la Paz is an idyllic way to spend an hour, watching the world going by. The Santuario de la Virgen de la Pena is a magnificent shrine carved into the rock. The best views from Mijas can be found from the park at the top of the hill or either of the stunningly beautiful churches of Santa Ana or San Sebastian. San Sebastian Street is thought to be the most photographed street in Spain.
Once you have walked around the village, a great place to stop and admire the view is the Muralla Gardens. From this vantage point, you can see stunning views all along the coast, whilst sitting in the shade of the flowers and trees which are in bloom all year round.
Information on the history and culture of this beautiful village can be investigated from the Folk Museum and the frequent displays in the Town Hall. Taking a Mijas villa over Easter weekend will be certain to entertain. Mijas is the host of the largest Easter celebration in Andalucía.
There is plenty of entertainment to keep you occupied when staying in a Mijas holiday villa. The Mijas hippodrome is host to a range of racing, and the Parque Acuatico Mijas water park is open from May until October. Mijas also has two golf courses to entertain those on golfing holidays. Los Olivos and Los Lagos golf courses are both open to the public. Fuengirola zoo, Tivoli world and the Marbella casino are all within striking distance of a self catering holiday rental in Mijas too, making it an ideal base to entertain everyone on a family holiday.
With 320 days of sun every year, Mijas is perfect for last minute holidays at any time of the year, especially for golf holidays. Winter temperatures are around 20°C during the day, and summer temperatures soar into the 30’s (°C).
Malaga Airport (AGP) is within an hour of Mijas. Daily flights from the UK arrive in Malaga from 12 airports, and due to the competition, there are some fantastic deals on cheap flights to Mijas to be found.