Mijas is an area of two halves – a beautiful white village set in the hills, a busy coastal area and some fantastic golf and properties in-between.

High up in the mountains lies Mijas Pueblo, a typical Spanish whitewashed village, filled with charm. Its winding streets, great bars, restaurants and interesting things to do such as a wine museum and chocolate factory are attracting foreign residents and tourists alike. Set in spectacular countryside, Mijas also has a network of well-marked hiking trails at the back of the village. They are lovely to explore and offer wonderful views down to the sea. The fiestas in Mijas are not to be missed, dance the night away on the cobbled streets, sipping sangria and enjoying the postcard prettiness of this Andaluz jewel.

However, Mijas is a lot more than simply a pretty pueblo, it also has a great coastal area with blue flag beaches. La Cala de Mijas is the main town on this stretch of coastline, and it contains a lovely bay and beaches, good shopping, very popular weekly markets and plenty of good restaurants and bars. It is just next door to Fuengirola, so anything you can’t get in La Cala can be found in the Miramar shopping centre or in town.

Mijas is also a paradise for golfers, and offers twelve golf courses within its golf valley. These include the large golf complex of La Cala Resort with a whopping three 18-hole golf courses, as well as a pitch-and-putt and lovely spa. Other highly recommended courses in the area are the Santana Golf & Country Club, Calanova Golf Club and Mijas Golf, offering two 18-hole courses designed by Robert Trent Jones.

It’s easy to see why Mijas is a popular holiday destination, with many holiday homes and rentals, this town is flourishing. Property buyers looking for a wide range of properties and good rental potential are spoilt for choice here. You will find townhouses and apartments around the many golf courses, villas with land in the countryside, and of course lovely developments within walking distance from the beach. Talk to your Roccabox agent to find out more about property in Mijas and we’ll find the right area and property for you.

Not to be missed: The wine museum and chocolate factory, the 100-year-old bullring and the summer festival.

Fun Fact: The Grotto of the Virgin de la Peña is believed to be the site where two local children saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1536. Today it attracts pilgrims from all over the world.

Steve Wiley

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