This beautiful municipality in the province of Malaga located in the Comarca del Sol Occidental consists of 3 urban centers: Mijas Pueblo, Las Lagunas and La Cala de Mijas.
Mijas is one of the favorite destinations in the province, as a white village of Andalusia, its charm is an attraction for anyone. But Mijas is especially famous for its donkey-taxis, and for many other things that will surprise you. In case Mijas is not your only destination to visit, here we propose you to join our free tours in Malaga to live the full experience.
Museum open to the public that exhibits the customs of the Mijeños, as well as a traditional house, bakery and wine cellar, oil mill, etc.. In addition, there are also temporary exhibitions of photography and painting. An interesting visit for only 1 euro.
Open air and free access, this square is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the municipality. The fountain surrounded by palm trees and plants will give you beautiful views while you sit on one of its benches to rest for a while.
Dating back to the Middle Ages, only the remains of a tower and some walls are still standing. The entrance is free and you can also visit the Wall, the Mirador and the Gardens of the old town.
Located in the Paseo del Compás, this hermitage, of free access, was built in 1548 when the friars excavated the temple in rock. Here the patron saint of Mijas is venerated. A beautiful place that is not far from the Mirador del Compás, if you want to take a look at the beautiful views of the village with the Mediterranean in the background.
With almost 100 years old, this square is very peculiar due to its rectangular bullring. Today, it houses the Bullfighting Museum of the Municipality, which has a private collection. The entrance fee is 4 euros per person. Open every day except Thursdays and Fridays, from 11 am to 5 pm, except on weekends when they close at 2 pm.
You can’t forget to visit its beaches and coves to sunbathe, walk, swim or practice water sports.
These markets are quite famous and not only among residents, but they are also very attractive for tourists. Mijas has a great variety of street markets located in different points and offering many products such as: clothes, shoes, table linen, handicrafts and ceramics; as well as fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, flowers and flowerpots, etc. The opening hours of the markets are from 9 am to 2 pm, so it is a fun and entertaining option to have a good morning while shopping for local products.
Being the main attraction of the municipality, the rides on the back of the donkey-taxi could not be missing. This activity arose from the workers’ custom of returning home on donkeys, and became popular when tourists asked them to take a ride on the animal. In fact, the tips they received from tourists were sometimes higher than their salaries.
The price nowadays is 15 euros/person or 20 euros/two people, and the duration of the tour is 15/20 minutes. If at the end you get attached to your donkey-taxi, you can take a picture with the donkey for the price of 2 euros. In winter, they are available from 9h-18h and in summer from 10h-21h.
For the more adventurous, we propose different hiking trails as a way to do sport and enjoy nature. Among the different routes you can walk: the Route of the Cruz de la Misión, Puerto Málaga, Cantera del Barrio, de las Cañadas…
If you choose to take one of these routes because hiking is your passion, don’t forget to take a look at our guided trip to Caminito del Rey, you won’t regret it.
Enjoy every Wednesday at 12:00h a free flamenco show in the Plaza Virgen de la Peña (Mijas Pueblo). Parking costs 1 euro per 24h.
One of the most famous restaurants in Mijas. It has an excellent and varied menu, with vegetarian, vegan and celiac options, as well as a friendly service from the staff.
Modest price from 7 euros to 18 euros for a delicious meal. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available. Undoubtedly a charming restaurant with quality dishes.
A higher price (25-35 euros), although it must be said, it is worth it. This fantastic restaurant specializes in Spanish, Mediterranean and European food, and also includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes
Considered one of the best restaurants in Mijas, El Capricho serves high quality food and in great quantity. It has a terrace and although the prices may be high for some, as its name suggests, is a place to indulge yourself and enjoy its excellent food and treatment.
Located in the historic center, offers apartments and studios with air conditioning where you can also enjoy views of the mountains or the Mediterranean. These apartments and studios have a living room, TV and bathroom with hairdryer and wifi. You will also have a dining area and kitchen, or a kitchen area with fridge. For an extra charge, parking is available nearby.
The apartments have a quite complete set: living room, flat screen TV, fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom with hairdryer and shower; there is also fridge, toasters, coffee maker, etc. It is worth mentioning the patio and its garden views. If you decide to stay here, you will have the option of hiking or biking nearby, and don’t forget to enjoy the continental breakfast served every morning at Sea to Sky Suites!
Also located in the center of the municipality, this hostel is surrounded by mountains and incredible views of the Costa del Sol. Its location allows you to be connected to Malaga airport, the sea and the cities of Malaga and Marbella. The rooms include free wifi, full bathroom with towels, shampoo, hairdryer, and a dental kit and shaving set.
Mijas can be reached from several points. If you come from Malaga through the Autovía del Sol, you only have to enter Fuengirola and then take the A-387 towards Mijas. If you come from Marbella, drive along the A-7 and take the A-387 towards Mijas. From Benalmádena Pueblo, just take the A-368 towards Mijas. There are also different bus lines that take you to the village such as: line 122 Fuengirola – Mijas Pueblo, line 112 Málaga – Mijas Pueblo and line 121 Torremolinos – Mijas Pueblo.