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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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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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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 Virgen de la Peña

The grotto of the Virgen de la Peña, the patron saint of Mijas is located on the Paseo del Compas close to the town hall and the public car park of Mijas.

Virgen de la Peña - Mijas

The shrine of Our Lady the Virgin of the Rock was excavated in the rocks by a Carmelite monk in the second half of the seventeenth century. The legend says that the virgin appeared between the walls of the old castle in 1586 were it remained hidden during the 8 centuries of the muslim domination of the Spain.

After the conquest by the Catholic Kings of the last strongholds of Granada, the capital of the Nazari Kingdom legends and stories about appearances of the virgin multiplied in all areas of Andalusia in southern Spain.

According to the legend Juan and Asunción, two young shepherds who were taking care of their herd, saw a white dove on the tower of the Castillo which transfigured into the virgin and notified the hiding place to the local authorities of Mijas. This discovery was made just before the Corpus Cristi festivity.

Such occurrences and stories represented a return to Christianity of the areas conquered by the Muslims. Mijas was totally depopulated of Muslims, because they never surrendered and were turned into slaves and expelled from their homes. These visions meant the religious consecration of the victor.

Patron saint of Mijas

The official festivity of the patron saint of Mijas is celebrated on September 8th. Every year 9 days before the date of the appearance the image of the Virgen de la Peña is carried in procession from the grotto to the parochial temple.

On September 8th, after the traditional floral offering in the Church of the Immaculate Conception a procession in which religious brotherhoods, authorities and a large public crowd take part takes the image of the virgin back to its sanctuary.

Today the sanctuary, a peaceful place and a popular venue for weddings, is visited by tourists from all over the world.

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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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Car hire in Mijas

There are different ways of public transport from Malaga airport to Mijas. You can take the bus, a taxi or the train which leaves you in the center of Fuengirola. Another option is to rent a car at Malaga airport. This will give you the freedom to go as you please and is very convenient if you stay in popular urbanisations in Mijas like Valtocado, Las Lomas de Mijas, Miraflores, La Cala or Calahonda.


Car hire prices in Malaga are very reasonable, but it is important to have a look at the small print and compare the rental conditions before you book in order to avoid unpleasant surprises when you collect your rental car.

Most price comparison websites will announce ‘no hidden extras’, but fact is, that most people will find themselves with a much higher bill than expected. If you are spending your holidays in Mijas and are planning to book car hire in Mijas make sure to do a price comparison and check at least the following:

petrol policy

Many car hire companies in Malaga apply a full-empty policy:  Cars are delivered with a full tank of fuel that must be prepaid at time of rental and there is no refunds for unused fuel. The price of a full tank depends on the specific vehicle make and model, the type of fuel and the fuel daily rates. With this policy car hire companies in Spain earn some extra money, because the fuel charge covers both the fuel cost plus a refueling charge and possible service costs.

optional insurances

Most companies in Spain offer a fully inclusive insurance in case of accidents, but the insurance cover excludes damages to wheels, tires (including punctures), mirrors, windows, locks, antenna, battery, clutch and some insurances don’t even cover towing expenses or taxi bills arising from road assistance requests by the customer.

As a general rule, any damages to the rental car are covered by the optional insurance except when there is customer negligence. Examples of customer negligence are driving under the effects of alcohol or drugs, driving in unauthorized roads, refueling the vehicle with the wrong type of fuel, traffic fines, lost keys, loss or damage to vehicle equipment such as child seats, GPS, or any other detachable element of the rental vehicle.

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Hotels in Mijas

Although Mijas is a popular destination amongst tourists from all over Europe, the number of hotels is fairly low compared with neighbouring towns like Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola or Marbella.

Hotels in Mijas

The majority of the hotels in Mijas are concentrated along the coast between Fuengirola and Marbella or next to one of the many golf courses which can be found in Mijas. There are also hotels on the road to Mijas pueblo and in the old town of the village itself.

Mijas is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday in Spain and an excellent choice for all kinds of tourists. A stay in the old town of Mijas may be more suitable for people who like to discover the way of life in Andalusia. Golfers may prefer to spend their holiday next to the golf couse and sun seekers or families with small children a beach hotel in La Cala de Mijas or Calahonda. Read the full story

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