The popular white town of Mijas over many years has become the tourist destination for thousands of people trying to find “typical Spain”. The village itself has so much appeal that many visitors return year on year, so even in the non tourist months Mijas still has a steady flow of visitors.
Nestled into the mountainside the main village is situated about 450 metres above sea level and has the advantage of unspoilt views across the beautiful coastline. The town is made up of traditional narrow streets that are lined with quirky white town houses and gift shops. A comfortable set of walking shoes is certainly recommended as some streets are very steep but it is certainly worth the effort needed to see this wonderful village. If walking is not for you why not try one of the traditional horse and carriages that will take you around at a leisurely pace or for those more adventurous the donkey taxis are very popular.
Mijas has the great advantage of being only minutes from the coast and fishing is still as popular as it has always been here, fresh caught fish is served at many of the great restaurants alongside other typical Spanish cuisines. The climate here also allows for outside dining throughout the year with 2920 hours of sunshine on average a year.
The village dates back many centuries and still today the old architecture and buildings can be seen. Above the main square the ancient Plaza de Toros (bull ring) can be found and this is still used today for grand festivals and shows. There is also an adjoining museum that gives an insight into the history of the bullfighting tradition in Spain.
Residential property in Mijas is very popular and over the years the town has grown to allow for its popularity. Many newer apartments have been constructed to allow for the growth but these have been tastefully developed so not to spoil the appeal of this jewel of Andalucía. Further afield you can find some of the best urban living areas on the Costa del Sol and from extensive villas to traditional townhouses you are spoilt for choice. The Mijas golf resort is certainly worth exploring if thinking of a move to Mijas, as villas, townhouses and apartments are bordered by stunning fairways, greens and gardens, locations are rarely bettered.
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