Sitting just 20 minutes west of Malaga city and its international airport, Mijas is one of the most popular destinations on the Costa del Sol. If you’re looking for a property for sale in Mijas, the first question you will be asked is, which part? This is because Mijas is split into two very distinct areas separated by the coast road.
On one hand there is Mijas Pueblo, one of southern Spain’s most famous white villages and a magnet for anyone looking to buy a piece of Mijas history. It here where you can find beautiful historic properties (over 100 years’ old); some already renovated and others are ready to be updated in your own style. Then there is Mijas Costa; as its name suggests this is where you’ll find the beaches and the coastal resorts of Cabopino, Riviera del Sol, Miraflores and Calahonda.
Mijas Pueblo is a quaint hillside village which is as famous for its prettiness as its fiestas and festivals, and also for the traditional donkey taxis. It also provides some truly awe inspiring views across the Mediterranean and coastline. As you would imagine, property for sale in Mijas village, be it apartments, terraced houses or luxury villas, is highly sought after if only for its limited supply. Mijas has managed to keep the colourful culture and traditions of the Spanish people alive, providing visitors from all over the world a great experience and the opportunity to own a charming traditional Andalusian style villa.
There is plenty to see for history buffs, such as the Church of the Immaculate Conception built on the site of a castle dating back to the 17th century castle and ‘The Grotto of the Virgin de la Peña where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to two local children in 1536. The bullring is more than just a historical monument it also hosts bullfights virtually every weekend throughout the summer. Another well-known attraction is the Mijas Wine Museum, where you can taste the local Spanish wines – cava, red, white, rose, sweet wine – and you can get advice from professional oenologists.
There are lots of cafes and bars to choose from, serving everything fresh seafood, paella to Moroccan and Indian.
Mijas is one of the most popular destinations on the Costa del Sol.
Both Mijas Pueblo and Mijas Costa are slightly quieter than the larger neighbouring cities, if you want nightclubs you can head to Fuengirola, Benalmadena or Torremolinos.
When looking for property for sale in Mijas Costa, one of the things that most likely attracted you to the area is the outdoor healthy lifestyle and Mijas offers this in abundance. You can take part in everything from tennis to rock climbing, walking and hiking - there are many routes both long and short that can be accessed from the village. As you would expect on the ‘Costa del Golf’ (as the coastline is affectionately known) there are numerous golf courses in the area including La Cala, Miraflores, Calanova Golf, Cabopino, Siesta and Chaparral Golf.
Mijas Costa has 12kms of beautiful flat beaches dotted with coves, most of which are Blue Flag standard. As you travel along the coast, you’ll see that each area has a number of beaches, each with its own character and facilities. For example, La Cala de Mijas has 5 beaches including the Blue Flag Playa la Cala and there are 8 more dotted along the coastline.
Many of the villas for sale in Mijas are snapped up by families, as the area is well served with schools such as the Benalmadena International College, St. Anthony’s College and Sunny View School, and child friendly beaches. It’s also an excellent location for investors and anyone looking for a holiday home as there are apartments for sale in Mijas Costa to suit all lifestyles and budgets. In addition, it is only a short drive (22kms) from Malaga international airport, making it a quick and convenient destination.