A super destination with dual appeal, Mijas stretches from the golden coastline up to pine-dotted mountains.

One of the region’s best Luxury family holiday destinations, it offers an authentic Andalucian village and a lively seaside scene in one inviting package.

Sleeps 10
La Cala de Mijas

Villa Las Olas Sleeps 10 La Cala de Mijas

From £7,513 per week

Directly on La Cala Beach in La Cala de Mijas, Villa Las Olas is a modern, stylish villa on the Costa del Sol. With private pool, roof terrace & just a short walk from restaurants, cafes & shops.

Sleeps 16
Mijas, Malaga

Hacienda la Duquesa Sleeps 16 Mijas, Malaga

From £10,500 per week

With commanding views over the Costa del Sol, 9-bedroom Hacienda La Duquesa is a fine private residence occupying an enviable position just below Mijas Pueblo. A spacious family retreat sleeping 16.

Sleeps 15
Mijas, Malaga

Villa Santi Sleeps 15 Mijas, Malaga

From £6,100 per week

Elevated above the village of Mijas in Malaga province, Villa Santi is perfectly situated for mountains, beach or city day trips. Mijas is a walk away and the beach 15 minutes' drive.

Sleeps 20
Mijas Costa

Villa Andreas Sleeps 20 Mijas Costa

From £38,400 per week

It's easy to describe this 9-bedroom beachside villa as grand, opulent & palatial. Villa Andreas has everything and more – sleeping 20, this staffed villa sits on a hidden cove near La Cala de Mijas.


Mijas is an exciting area to explore, full of surprises and contradictions. The municipality of Mijas, part of the province of Málaga, spans 148 square kilometres along the western side of the Costa del Sol, including 14 kilometres of coastline blessed with pristine Blue Flag beaches.

Yet, there is more to Mijas than initially meets the eye. Mijas has two very distinct halves, beautifully combining both the mountains and the sea. There is the southern coastal region, Mijas Costa, and further inland the perfectly preserved white village of Mijas Pueblo. Both bursting with character, offering different experiences, from the picturesque cobbled streets in the Pueblo dotted with myriad restaurants with far-reaching views, to the buzz of its bustling coastal towns and beaches.

The location is ideal, with its proximity to Malaga Airport, Mijas is the perfect holiday destination for those looking to experience the coveted laid-back lifestyle of Southern Spain. The two sides to Mijas are very different in feel, yet nevertheless complement each other perfectly.

Mijas Pueblo

If you were to imagine the quintessential traditional Spanish pueblo blanco Mijas Pueblo would spring to mind. Situated around 20 minutes’ drive inland from the coast, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas mountains. Because of its proximity to the resorts on the coast, this once small mountain village is thriving.

In 1969, it was declared an historic / artistic site and today there is still a large artistic community and gallery. Its typical narrow streets, great views, pretty squares and well-preserved sights make it a popular destination. The mountains behind Mijas Pueblo have plenty of hiking trails, perfect for immersing yourself in the unique countryside, luxuriating in the fresh mountain air and the uninterrupted views.

Mijas Costa

Mijas Costa is a bustling coastal town (officially named Las Lagunas), and it also the name used to designate the entire coastal area between El Faro in Fuengirola and Cabo Pino in Marbella. Along this stretch you’ll find the resorts of Calahonda and La Cala de Mijas, where you can enjoy sandy beaches, beach clubs and take a stroll along the famous 6km promenade linking the two resorts. There is also a compelling blend of jet ski rental, diving, water parks, beach clubs and a good selection of restaurants where you can while away your time over long lunches or sociable evenings.

Both Mijas Pueblo and Mijas Costa are within close proximity to an impressive array of golf courses, and offer access to Málaga city, Marbella, Ronda and Puerto Banús. However, Mijas Costa allows for slightly easier exploration of the best of the province of Málaga.

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The epitome of an unspoilt white village in the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas mountains.

  • Outdoor pursuits: Dedicated hiking and cycling trails surrounding Mijas Pueblo, allowing you to enjoy nature up close and personal.
  • Unique setting: Mijas Pueblo’s elevated position provides some of the best views of the Costa del Sol. The best vantage can be found at Parque la Muralla where you can marvel at the breath-taking panoramic coastal view.
  • Culture: Soak up the relaxed way of life. Enjoy a refreshing cold drink and a long lunch, while you let village life wash over you. Alternatively, when the sun goes down, get into the feria, fiesta and party atmosphere.
  • Visit Mijas during Easter with atmospheric processions being held every day of the week up to Easter Sunday.
  • Around 8th September, don’t the miss feria when the village comes alive with music, dance and general frivolity.
  • Every June, Mijas plays host to the Mijas Blues Night festival
  • During the summer (July and August) there’s a flamenco festival and Vive Mijas de Noche, when a craft market, live music and other events are held in Mijas Pueblo.
  •  Mijas Festival del Queso y El Vino: In October, wine and cheese merchants present their produce in the village square.


  • Shiny modern coastal resorts – La Cala de Mijas, Calahonda, Riviera and the beautiful marina at Cabopino.
  • Mijas golf resorts: Mijas has 9 world-class golf resorts, some with multiple courses, within the municipality
  • Playa Cala de Mijas, is a great option for families as there are plenty of restaurants, sun beds and parasols for hire. The beach is sandy, has crystal clear water (so don’t forget the snorkel) with a shallow access and deepens slowly.
  • Celebrate the Festival of San Juan on the beach, starting from sundown on the 23rd June every year.
  • July 16th is the Feast of Carmen on the coast where fishermen celebrate the saint with a procession at sea.
  • Family friendly Blue Flag beaches, lined with chiringuitos and beach clubs
  • Ideal healthy outdoor lifestyle, hiking, water sports, golf, jet skiing, sailing, tennis and more.
Ermita in Mijas


The food scene in Mijas appeals to all senses, with dozens of restaurants to tempt your taste buds.

In the same week, you can enjoy hearty Spanish favourites in the Pueblo, or head to the coast for freshly caught fish and seafood, and an array of international restaurants.

Mijas Pueblo

Gastronomes will find Mijas Pueblo a lovely laid-back location, whether you prefer the cosy interior of a restaurant serving up hearty dishes or soaking up the sunshine and fresh air. The village’s culinary scene offers plenty of opportunity for you to immerse yourself in the traditional Andalusian dining experience, where fresh seasonal ingredients take centre stage and are served up with incredible views!

The best restaurants in Mijas Pueblo, would have to be those serving authentic Spanish cuisine such as El Mirlo Blanco or El Higueron, or one of the myriad and tapas bars offering variations of local favourites. Tuck into simple yet tasty dishes such as chilled gazpacho or crispy fried fish, all of which can be washed down with excellent wines from nearby Viña Tamisa and Malvajio wineries.

Mijas Costa

If you prefer dining in one of Mijas Costa’s many eateries, you can indulge in some of Málaga’s best food and wine in fine dining establishments like Michelin-starred Sollo (in the new Higueron resort on the border with Benalmadena and Fuengirola) or the lively atmosphere of hip beach bars like Max Beach with an Asian-fusion twist.

There is also the must-do Florida Mijas Beach where the restaurant is run by two Michelin-starred chef Iván Cerdeño, and Olivia’s La Cala for celebrity-watching. In fact, foodies visiting this corner of Southern Spain will be spoiled for choice.

If you fancy a taste of authentic inexpensive beachside food, follow your nose and you’ll soon stumble across the delicious yet simple dishes like espeto de sardinas, sardines barbecued on a skewer in one of La Cala de Mijas’ chiringuitos or beach bars. Every year, on 1st May, La Cala de Mijas holds a festival celebrating the humble grilled sardines, and over 1000kgs are given out free.

Of course, there’s much more to the Mijas food scene than traditional sardines, there is a superb choice of restaurants in the Mijas area (and further along the coast) offering high quality international menus ranging from Japanese to Thai and Indian.

florida beach, Cala de mijas


As you would expect from this picturesque village, Mijas Pueblo has a number of independent shops selling art, ceramics, gifts and leather goods. We love Tamisa on Plaza de la Constitucion, a family business holding art, objéts de art and jewellery from Spanish based artists.

However, Mijas Costa offers plenty for shopaholics, with the main indoor mall, Miramar Shopping Centre, presenting an array of familiar names alongside Spanish designer boutiques, fashion, accessories, food and tech. For those who like the atmosphere of a real cinema, there is also a 12-screen cinema within the complex, showing the latest blockbusters in English.

There is the Mijas Costa branch of the upmarket Spanish department store El Corte Inglés which has just about everything you could need, from the gourmet club stocked with wines, spirits and tasty treats, to designer concessions and technology. Slightly further afield, just a short drive away, you will find the designer stores and boutiques of Puerto Banús. There is also the option of heading towards Marbella’s Old Town, to meander along the independent stores lining the narrow, cobbled streets.

Alternatively, there is always the option of visiting Málaga, often overlooked as a gateway to the Costa del Sol, yet this vibrant city has its own attractions. You could take a taxi or hop on the regular train service running from the neighbouring resort of Fuengirola.

Calle Larios is one of the chicest shopping streets in Spain and the recently developed waterfront complex, Muelle Uno, is considered to be one of the hottest shopping and dining destinations.

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Southern Spain’s warm climate and the beautiful landscape of hills make it a magnet for those who enjoy the clean air and healthy outdoor lifestyle. Outdoor activities are plentiful, from kite surfing to buggy tours and canyoning to cycling, as well as tennis, hiking, horse riding and climbing.

The high concentration of golf courses on the Costa del Sol is no secret, and in the Mijas area alone there are many superb golf clubs, including Calanova, La Cala Resort, Miraflores and Santana Golf, to name a few. Whether you are in the pueblo or on the coast, you are never very far from a golf course!

Mijas Pueblo

There are several hiking routes, or senderos, from Mijas Pueblo into the Sierra de Mijas (suitable for all levels of ability) including the Pico de Mijas at 1,150 metres. For the less active with an interest in art, there is the Mijas Contemporary Art Centre with an impressive Pablo Picasso collection. If you would like to learn more about the rich history of the area, there’s the Mudejar church, hermitage and bullring to visit in Mijas Pueblo itself. See more in our guide.

Mijas Costa

The beautiful beaches of Mijas Costa offer the enticing prospect of lazy sunny days or a pleasant stroll along the Senda Litoral Mijas, a coastal foot path in the form of a boardwalk that runs from Mijas to Marbella. There are also many attractions to keep children happy, from the Mayan Monkey Chocolate Factory to Butterfly World and the AquaMijas water park during the summer months. Slightly older kids, can enjoy activities like the quad safaris, buggy adventures, private sailing and dolphin spotting trips.

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At the Luxury Villa Collection, our local experts are committed to helping you make the most of Mijas.

Drawing on our wealth of local knowledge and hand-picked network of trusted suppliers, our pre-arrival trip planning services ensure you create an unforgettable itinerary based entirely on your preferences.

Whether it be exploring historic cities such as Ronda and Malaga on private cultural tours, learning to cook a paella in a 19th century farmhouse with a local family, or sailing the waters of the Med on a private yacht, we go the extra mile to create unforgettable travel moments for our guests.

During your stay, on-the-ground support will be provided by your Resort Concierge, who is on hand to share their local expertise with you: from restaurant recommendations to tips for the best beaches and hottest clubs on the coast.

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