The 10 Best Things to Do in Mijas, Spain

November 28, 2017 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Mijas (/ˈmiːhəs/ MEE-həs; Spanish: [ˈmixas]) is a town and municipality in the Province of Málaga, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Located on the South-Eastern coast of Spain, Mijas belongs to the region of Costa del Sol Occidental. Its centre is a typical Andalusian white-washed village, located on a mountainside about 430 metres or 1,476 feet above sea level, in the heart of the Costa del Sol region.
Restaurants in Mijas

1. Senda Litoral Mijas - Malaga

29649, Mijas, Spain +34 952 93 24 77
Excellent
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4.5 based on 117 reviews

Senda Litoral Mijas - Malaga

Reviewed By Topkoppite - Bromsgrove, United Kingdom

The pathway has really opened up the coastline from Cala De Mijas to Cabopino. Except for the last stretch into Cabopino and the section around the MacDonalds Dona Lola resort it is possible to walk the whole way on a boardwalk. The adjacent churingitos have been revitalised and the beach is so accessible with improved facilities. THe boardwalk could do with some attention in parts (we noted protruding screws where boards had warped) but they are continuing to clear overhanging vegetation. It is now a hugely popular attraction.

2. Centro de Artes Mijas

Calle de la Virgen de la Pena con Avenida del Compas y C/. Malaga, 29650 Mijas Pueblo, Mijas, Spain +34 669 05 02 54
Excellent
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4.5 based on 297 reviews

Centro de Artes Mijas

Reviewed By loveengland1 - London, United Kingdom

We got a walking map from the tourist information and just followed it through. It was a very enjoyable walk with a little bit of details. We saw lots of Christmas trees made with different recycled materials like water bottles and coffee capsules. Nice to see that there’s a strong sense of communities working together here.
The zig zag cliff top garden paths were lined with beautiful plants and fantastic scenery. A nice day out.

3. Playa de la Cala Mijas

29649 La Cala de Mijas, Mijas, Spain
Excellent
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4.5 based on 545 reviews

Playa de la Cala Mijas

Reviewed By Dannykimweed - Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

We went for a nice walk along the beach and around the area. There are nice cafes and shops to wander around. A nice beach with lovely sea and coast views.

4. Museo Historico-Etnologico

Plaza Libertad De La, 29650, Mijas, Spain +34 952 59 03 80
Excellent
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4.5 based on 95 reviews

Museo Historico-Etnologico

Reviewed By hlpendula - Wisbech, United Kingdom

Only 1 euro entrance with loads of history of the agriculture and peoples of Mijas through the ages. Displays of the different machinery and methods used as well ashistorical photos.

5. Ermita de la Virgende la Pena

Calle Virgen de La Pena 4, 29651, Mijas, Spain
Excellent
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4.5 based on 179 reviews

Ermita de la Virgende la Pena

Reviewed By Noraatc - Sudbury, Massachusetts

This is a tiny beautiful church carved in the rock with an impressive treasury and the altar. No photos are allowed inside. Very atmospheric place and beautiful views from the church garden; it reminded me the church of “Madonna Della Rocca” in Taormina, Sicily.
There is a lovely ceramic shop right across the church.

6. Plaza de la Constitucion

Mijas Pueblo, Mijas, Spain
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4 based on 355 reviews

Plaza de la Constitucion

Reviewed By Paul B - Maastricht, The Netherlands

The Plaza de la Constitucion is a little square right in the middle of this charming hilltop town. Not to be mixed up with the larger Plaza Virgin de la Pena near the car park and tourist office.
In fact, the size of the square is not much more than a tennis court, but there are many little shops and restaurants. Nice Fountain in the middle of the square with some benches to sit down, relax and watch the local street life.
The road up at SW-side will lead you to the bullfight ring and the church of the Immaculada Concepcion.

7. Picos de Mijas

Sierra de Mijas, Mijas, Spain
Excellent
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4.5 based on 100 reviews

Picos de Mijas

Reviewed By IrelandSean - County Dublin, Ireland

Park in the multi-story municipal car park in the centre of Mijas Pueblo, only €1 for full day. There are a variety of hikes to suit all. The starting point is on the opposite side of the town to the car park. Your reference point is the Ermita del Calvario.
We planned to hike up to summit, Pico de Mijas at 1,150 metres. This is known locally as 'La Bola', the ball, named after all the antennas on the top and in particular the ball-like meteorological station.
All routes are well marked in different colours. You can follow a given circular path or make-up your own route, changing path as they intersect. Or you can design your own route using a mix of the marked paths and the fire / service roads. We ended up doing the latter. We didn't reach our destination but had a very enjoyable hike.
The scenery, views and flora on the trek was varied and at times beautiful. Most of the paths were easy to walk on but some sections were difficult underfoot. This was particularly noticeable on the decent, when loose stones and sharp rocks made for slow progress.
The tourist office in the main plaza of Mijas Pueblo provides good trail maps and guidance for the walks.

8. Mijas Plaza de Toros

Mijas Plaza de Toros, Mijas, Spain
Excellent
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4 based on 496 reviews

Mijas Plaza de Toros

Reviewed By Noraatc - Sudbury, Massachusetts

The bull ring is nothing special (we have seen several of them in Seville, Ronda and Málaga), but the coastal Panorama is spectacular. Also, take a look at the ruins of the old fortress walls, La Muralla: they date back the 14th century - climb the tower for even better views.

9. Museo de Miniaturas Carromato de Mijas

Avenida Compas s/n, 29650, Mijas, Spain +34 632 33 74 34
Excellent
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4.5 based on 177 reviews

Museo de Miniaturas Carromato de Mijas

Miniature Museum "The world's largest collection of the smallest things", May 1972

Reviewed By IsaCB - Reading, United Kingdom

This was not what we expected. We thought it would be a bit tame - tourist trash sort of stuff - but it was fascinating. Some of the miniature carvings and paintings were so absolutely amazing you just couldn't believe what you were seeing, and these were all made by hand in the past, not recently with the aid of computers or 3D printers. We were so pleased we went in. The proceeds from tickets all go to charity, and it's cheap to start with, so it's definitely worth a half hour or so to visit.

10. Capella Virgen de la Pena

Mijas Pueblo, Mijas, Spain
Excellent
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4.5 based on 89 reviews

Capella Virgen de la Pena

Reviewed By JenQatar - South Africa

The Virginia de la Pena sanctury lies in a cave on the plaza. It is an outcrop of rock and has a statue of Jesus on it. The views surrounding are amazing.
Worth a visit for the views alone. There is a cafe/ restaurant there which serves typical tourist food.
Go inside the cave--this where in the 15th century two Shepard boys alleged t have seen the Virgen Mary. There is a statue of her here. Be respectful when goin in as people might be praying or meditating--some tourists act like they have no respect for this catholic place and are loud and talk showing no respect. There is a box--you can write a request here which is fir intercession. Further in the cave is a second room with some costumes etc. A monk lived in here after the15th century. There is a gift shop in another cave room outside these two selling rosaries, religious icons and tourist novelties.
Entrance is free, view is free, good for history, good for sight seeing, good for religion, good for children.

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