The area governed by the Town Hall of Mijas takes in three very different neighbourhoods – the village high up in the mountain, a more modern built-up area and a 12-kilometre stretch of little villages by the sea – each area having its own distinct characteristics:


  • Mijas Pueblo (Andalucian white village)
  • Las Lagunas (modern, commercial area with some local industry)
  • Mijas Costa (covering 12 kilometres of villages along the coast)

Mijas is a beautiful whitewashed Andalusian village and is undoubtedly one of the most visited villages on the Costa del Sol attracting thousands of tourists every year. Mijas is separated by the main coast road and is known as Mijas Pueblo or Mijas Costa. (Mijas Costa includes Cabopino, Riviera del Sol, Miraflores and Calahonda.) Located around 20 minutes to the west of Malaga, both parts are popular residential and holiday destinations, for different reasons, to a wide mix of nationalities.


Mijas Pueblo is typical in it displays a highly tangible tourist presence all year round, with many daily visitors and tour guides coming to visit both throughout the summer and winter seasons. Over the years it has also attracted a large expat community, with a nice balance of Northern Europeans escaping the hustle and bustle of their own respected countries and locals.


With it's donkey drawn carriages stationed around the main square and many gift shops, Mijas can appear at first glance to be a caricature of the classic whitewashed pueblo. The town’s picture postcard setting, and beautiful views certainly make the hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention, but Mijas has much more to it than breathtaking views, leather shops and typical souvenir outlets. There’s a very special feeling around the village and Mijas Pueblo is often regarded as one of the best discovered secrets on the Costa del Sol as not only famous for its postcard like prettiness Mijas Pueblo is also renowned for its week long fiestas and festivals, one of the most famous being the annual blues festival held in the central plaza. This is a free festival organized jointly by a London Blues club owner and the Mijas Town Hall and attracts well known international blues Artists from all over the world.


People come and visit from all over the world to also discover its quaint cobbled streets and whitewashed houses with their hanging flower baskets. The views from its elevated position are indeed truly spectacular, with views across the Mediterranean and the surrounding hillside landscapes.

Many ask "what’s not to like" about this stunning mountain Pueblo, and every time you visit you are reminded of its simple charm and beauty.


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