Mijas today is a town and municipality in the Province of Málaga, which is in the spectacular autonomous community of Andalusia. Located on the south-eastern coast of Spain, this area is known worldwide as the Costa del Sol. Mijas Ayuntamiento has its centre and capital in the beautiful Andalusian white-washed village of Mijas Pueblo, which is located on the mountainside about 430 metres above sea level.
Since the late 1950's, when people discovered the sun and sand of the Costa del Sol, Mijas has changed greatly. Unlike years gone by when the area struggled to get by, the economy of Mijas has grown primarily thanks to tourism.
The Pueblo now boasts local history museums, souvenir shops, restaurants and many other tourist attractions. The municipality has numerous golf courses, including the La Cala Resort, which is the biggest golf resort in Spain. Agriculture still plays a part with products include oranges, lemons, potatoes, avocados and of course olives.
The Costa del Sol has affectionately become known as the Costa del Golf. Mijas offers a large number of courses in addition to the La Cala Golf Resort, there are numerous other excellent courses within the municipality to suit all standards of players.
Golf is a major attraction in Mijas today and draws a massive amount of players from many different countries in the off peak periods. This gives players the advantage of the great weather and excellent golf prices, and brings in revenue to the area when the main tourist season has ended.
Mijas is much more than just a coastal resort with its modern attractions, although many holiday makers don't get beyond it! The Sierra de Mijas provides stunning views and countryside with around 100 km's of walking trails that never fail to impress.
Mijas enjoys a rich culture in itself, but it also makes a great base for those wanting to see more of Andalusia due to its location. Many people enjoy day trips to Granada, the lakes at El Chorro, Gibraltar and Malaga city, to name just a few. Take a look at our top 10´s for things to do close by or for those wanting to venture further check these excursions.