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What to Do in Mijas

Mijas is situated at the heart of the Costa del Sol. This little white village in southern Spain offers a wealth of activities and no matter what interests people will easily find what to do in Mijas. Mijas is the perfect location for a holiday sports fans. Along the Mediterranean coastline there is a wide range of water sport activities available. The offer ranges from scuba diving, sailing, waterskiing, surfing or kite surfing.

Golf in Mijas

Mijas is a true paradise for golfers. On the Costa del Sol alone there are more than 30 golf courses available which his approximately half of the number of golf courses which can be found in Andalusia. Mijas itself has got several golf courses including La Cala Golf, the biggest golf resort in Andalusia. Torrequebrada in the neighbouring village of Benalmadena is just 20 minutes away and the golf course in Alhaurin el Grande, designed by Severiano Ballesteros is also close by. Read the full story

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Sightseeing in Mijas

Mijas, perched high on the mountainside is a typical andalusian village. Due to its proximity to popular resorts on the Costa del Sol like Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola or Marbella it is one of the most visited white villages in Spain.

Mijas sightseeing

Despite its popularity, Mijas has managed to retain part of its andalusian charm and character. The white-washed buildings and narrow winding streets with souvenir shops offering ceramics, jewellery and leatherwork make a daytrip to Mijas a memorable visit.

Tourists should not leave the village without visiting some of the most popular monuments and places to see in Mijas: The Virgen de la Peña sanctuary, the Carromato de Max miniature museum, the local crafts museum in the old town hall, the San Sebastian church, the wine museum, the church of the Inmaculada Concepción and the Muralla gardens with the remains of the old city walls are just of the sights which should not be missed. Read the full story

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Golf in Mijas

During the last decades, Mijas has become one of the most popular golf holiday destinations in Europe. Located in the centre of the Costa del Golf, as the Costa del Sol is commonly known amongst golf players, this little andalusian village offers one of the best selections of golf courses in Spain.

Golf in Mijas

Mijas is known by the outstanding conditions of its golf courses. Mijas is situated only twenty minutes from Malaga airport. Due to the Mediterranean climate and the proximity to the airport golfers can play all year round in Mijas. Especially during autumn, winter and spring thousands of golfers arrive at Malaga airport to enjoy their annual golfing holiday.

With places like Malaga, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Marbella offering an attractive and varied nightlife a golf holiday in Mijas will be an unforgettable experience. No wonder that players from all over the world come back year after year to enjoy a round of golf. Read the full story

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Hostel Escudo de Mijas

The rural hotel Escudo de Mijas is a comfortable hostel with double and single rooms situated in the heart of Mijas in a pedastrian street with fantastic views to the Costa del Sol.

The surrounding Sierra de Mijas mountain range and the nearby beaches of Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Mijas Costa or Marbella make it a perfect location to enjoy a summer holiday or a short break in a typical andalusian accommodation in Mijas.

All rooms of the hotel Escudo de Mijas have a unique decoration and are equipped with airconditioning, television with DVD wifi connection and private terraces with views to the nearby Mediterranean or the mountains. El Escudo de Mijas is room only, but there are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby to enjoy a typical andalusian breakfast, lunch or a spanish dinner.

The most important tourist attractions of the village are just round the corner, like the Muralla gardens, the bullring, the Carromato de Max miniature museum or the shrine of the parton saint of the village, the Virgen de la Peña. Don’t miss the typical San Sebastian street or the Calle de los Caños full of bars, restaurants and souvenir shops.

In case you rent a car upon arrival at Malaga airport it is important to know, that there are no parking facilities at the El Escudo hostel, but there is a public car park in the village next to the townhall, the taxi stand and the busstop where you can take a bus to Fuengirola, Torremolinos or Malaga. From Fuengirola a train is leaving to Malaga airport almost every half an hour.

For late arrivals the hostel offers a modern checkin facility with remote assistance by the reception staff. The hotel Escudo de Míjas is the perfect hideway for a holiday in one of the most beautiful and typical andalusian villages on the Costa del Sol.

Website: www.el-escudo.com
Address: Pasaje de los Pescadores, 7, 29650 Mijas (Málaga)
Telephone: 952 591100

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Client comments

“The hostal is in an extremely quiet location in a pedestrian street, but still in the centre of Mijas. Lovely view from the roof terrace and the top floor balconies.”

100 customers rated this business with an average score of 8.2 out of 10 points.

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Hotel Mijas THR

Located in the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas on the Costa del Sol the hotel Mijas THR offers guests the most beautiful panoramic views over the Mediterranean and its coastline.

Hotel THR Mijas

Surrounded by pines and palms, halfway between Malaga and Marbella the hotel Mijas is situated at just 9 kilometers from the beaches of Fuengirola. At only 25 kilometers from Malaga International Airport and the high speed AVE train station the hotel Mijas is an ideal place to spend a few days relaxing or playing sports like golf on the nearby golf courses in Alhaurin, Torrequebrada or La Cala golf resort.

The Costa del Sol, with its beaches, mild climate all year round and its wide range of tourist services, is undoubtedly one of the best choices to enjoy and relax during your holidays in Spain.

Its 200 fully equipped rooms and 4 suites are an integral part of an elegant building in Andalusian architecture that blends serenity and comfort. All rooms have telephone, air conditioning and heating, safe, hairdryer, radio, TV, and terrace or balcony.

Hotel Mijas

The hotel has extensive gardens, a pool with spa, gym and tennis court. The offer is completed with a snack bar in the pool area, a pub style bar and a beauty center with sauna where you can enjoy a variety of spa treatments and massages. It is also an ideal place for business meetings or events offering 5 different rooms and a large terrace with great views for outdoor events.

The accommodation is located within walking distance of the old town of Mijas offering plenty of bars, shops and restaurants to choose from. Not to be missed during your holidays: the famous burro taxis (donkey taxis), the shrine of the Virgin de la Peña, the miniature museum (Carromato de Max) the Muralla gardens, the local handy craft museum and the church of the Inmaculada Concepción.

Website: www.trhhoteles.com
Address: Tamisa, 2 29650 Mijas (Málaga)
Telephone: 952 485800

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El Mirlo Blanco

El Mirlo Blanco Restaurant is a wonderful family run business situated in the centre of Mijas Pueblo. The family Auzmendi, who manages the restaurant since 1968, only employs the best local ingredients to offer a traditional Basque cuisine and a select list of wines with the best and Spanish denominations.

Restaurant Mirlo Blanco

The restaurant, with two elegant dining rooms inside, is located in a typical house of the Andalusian village of Mijas, with the typical red tiled roof and white walls from southern Spain. Both dining rooms have a fireplace perfect for the cold winter days in Mijas.

The Mirlo Blanco restaurant has received a number of awards over the years. It is a reference on the Costa del Sol and is featured in many magazines about gastronomy from all over the world. This is no wonder, as the quality of the service and the ambiance are second to none.

During the warmer summer months it is possible to dine out on the open terrace which enjoys privileged panoramic views of the village and the surrounding mountains. Make sure to book in advance as seats on the terrace are limited.

The restaurant is located next to the bullring of Mijas. There are a limited number of public parking spaces available next to the bullring and behind the church of the Inmaculada Concepción. A bigger public parking can be found approximately 250 meters from the Mirlo Blanco next to the main square of the village, the bus stop and the town hall.

Restaurante El Mirlo Blanco
Website: http://www.mirlo-blanco.es/
Address: C/Cuesta de la Villa nº13 29650 Mijas
Telephone: 952 485700

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Eating out in Mijas

During your holiday in Mijas you will soon find out that eating out is a favourite past time in Spain. The hospitality of the local bars and restaurants, and the quality of the food are second to none in most cases. Being such a popular international travel destination it is no wonder, that Mijas offers a wide selection of bars and restaurants, ranging from typical local andalusian tapas to international cuisine from all over the world and there is certainly a place that suits all needs.

Eating out in Mijas

In the more international resorts like Calahonda or Riviera del Sol you will find italian restaurants, chinese, indien, japanese and some restaurants will also offer live entertainment. In the restaurants along the Costa del Sol you can enjoy lovely sea views, beautiful surroundings and international cuisine to suit all budgets. Read the full story

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The history of Mijas

Mijas was originally founded by the people from Tartessos, a mysterious civilization of which very few details are known. The Tertessians were important trading partners of the Phoenicians, who were established on the Atlantic Cost of southern Spain since the 8th century BC.

Attracted by the wealth of minerals in the Sierra de Mijas mountains the village was frequently visited by Phoenicians, Carthaginian and Greeks sailors and traders. During the time of the roman domination of Spain, the village of Tamisa, as it was known by the Romans, was a prosperous little town. The marble from the quarries in Mijas was highly appreciated and marble statues and other artwork can be found in several cities in Spain and even Italy.

History of Mijas

When Spain was invaded by nomadic tribes of Germanic people in the 4th century AC, Tamisa also fell in the hands of the Visigoths who flourished during the late Roman Empire. In the 8th century the Moors conquered Al Andalus. In return for a part of the crops and other farming activities the Moors allowed the people of Mixa to preserve their culture, customs, religion and even their properties.

The village was conquered by Umar ibn Hafsun, a Christian leader in southern Spain from the 9th century during the period of the emirate of Cordoba.

During the time of the emirate of Cordoba, the village was conquered by Umar ibn Hafsun, who settled in the ruins of the Bobastro castle near Ardales until he was defeated by Abd al-Rahman III, the Emir and Caliph of Córdoba of the Ummayad dynasty in the late ninth century.

In the 15th century and as long as the siege of Malaga lasted the village of Mijas resisted the attacks of the King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile, the Catholic Monarchs; after the city of Malaga fell in the year 1487, the people from Mijas surrendered as well. Most of the inhabitants were sold as slaves.

During the War of the Communities of Castile, an uprising against Charles V by citizens of Castile, the village of Mijas remained loyal to the crown of Spain and was granted the title of Muy Leal. The town was exempted from royal excises and promoted to the status of villa by Joanna of Castile not much later.

Due to the intense activity of pirates during this period onwards and well into the 19th century a fair number of watchtowers, which can still be admired and visited along the coast of Mijas and other coastal towns along the Costa del Sol, were erected to protect the population from piracy.

source: Wikipedia

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About Mijas

The little whitewashed village of Mijas is situated on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain. The charming andalusian village nestles at the foot of the Sierra de Mijas mountain range at aproximately 450 metres above sealevel.

Views of Mijas

With dazzling whitewashed houses, cobbled winding streets and breathtaking views Mijas has managed to retain much of its andalusian charm. Mijas is a popular holiday destination. The international airport of Malaga is only 20 minutes away by car.

But there is more to see than the litte white village high above in the mountains. Most tourists will spend their holidays along the Mediterranean coast. Resorts like La Cala, Riviera del Sol or Calahonda are popular travel destinations amongst tourist from all over the world. Wherever you stay in Mijas with our online travel guide you will know what to see, do and experience on your visit to Spain.

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Hostels in Mijas

Compared with other kinds of holiday accommodation in Mijas there are not many hostels in the village. Hostels, called ‘hostales’ in Spanish, are usually cheaper than hotels and an excellent value for money.

Hostels in Mijas

Most hostels in Mijas are run by Spanish families or foreign residents who have settled on the Costa del Sol and earn their living by offering bed and breakfast to tourists from all over the world. Most places can be found in the centre of the old town (Mijas Pueblo), but also in urbanizations near the village or along the Mediterranean coast. Popular urbanizations where you can find bed and breakfast facilities are Las Lomas de Mijas, Valtocado and Mijas La Nueva.

In Mijas Costa hostels can be found in La Cala, Sierrezuela and Las Lagunas. Most places do offer a simple room with shower with sufficient comfort to spend a short break or a couple of days holidays in Mijas. Read the full story

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“Great location, helpful staff, typical spanish rooms, excellent value for money. Not easy to find when arriving late. Several popular tourist attractions are close by such as the donkey-taxis and the wonderful panoramic views from the old city walls.”

“We spend e weekend in Mijas pueblo and really enjoyed everything. It was a fantastic place to stay! Lovely location, friendly staff, clean rooms. Great value. We would definately stay here again and recommend this charming hostel to our family and friends.”


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