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The Costa del Sol is the most famous of Spain’s Costas. Marbella, Malaga, Estepona, Fuengirola, Benalmadena… these beloved sunshine resorts conjure images of beaches, bars and bronzed bodies – with a few bacon butties thrown in to cater for the many Brits who adore this part of Spain. But there are plenty of destinations on the Costa del Sol that throw a different light on the charms of the region. And the mountain village of Mijas is one such place.
Located in the hills between Fuengirola and Benalmadena, Mijas is as pretty as a picture. The heart of the town - also known as Mijas Pueblo - is awash with white buildings that dazzle in the intense sun (of which there is plenty), the clean lines of the sugar-cube homes broken only by bright blue window shutters and the residents’ numerous hanging pots and plates. You can also see the intense blues of the Mediterranean glistening down below, while all around sweet-scented pine trees cling to steep slopes.
Cheap holidays to Mijas are perfect for those who want to take a break from the typical sun, sea and sand offering of the Costa del Sol. Mijas is slow-paced, welcoming, and comes with an extensive list of things to see and do.
Be sure of the location of your hotel before booking package holidays to Mijas. The hillside, whitewashed village is often known as Mijas Pueblo, while hotels near the coast are instead based in Mijas Costa, Las Lagunas or La Cala. A couple of sprawling hotel resorts can be booked in or near the centre of Mijas Pueblo, though the majority of larger hotels with swimming pools are in Mijas Costa. You can find a good selection of accommodation types around the area, from simple bed-and-breakfast hotels to all-inclusive holidays to Mijas within luxury resorts.
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Find out when to go to Mijas with our quick climate guide…
Sunshine beats down on the Costa del Sol throughout the year, meaning holidaymakers here get to enjoy one of the warmest and driest climates around the Med. Average daytime temperatures rise above 20C in April, peaking at 30C in July and August. Hot days in the low-twenties are to be expected up until the end of October, with even January afternoons in Mijas enjoying an average temperature of 16C. Rainfall is most likely between November and January, but you can leave your umbrella at home during long, hot Mijas summers.
The top annual events in Mijas proudly display the history and customs of Andalusia…
Flamenco Dance Festival; June/July: Toes tap and skirts swirl during this magical, summer dance event. And if your holiday does not coincide with the festival, you can still catch a free flamenco show each Wednesday in the Plaza Virgen de la Pena in Mijas.
Moorish Moon Festival; July: Also known as “Festival de la Luna Mora”, this event runs across two weekends in summer. The beauty of Mijas intensifies as thousands of candles light the way around the streets, leading the way to market stalls and live concerts.
Mijas Pueblo Feria; September: The famous street fairs, “ferias”, of Spain are not to be missed. Take a holiday in Mijas in September to see locals in traditional dress and families on fairground rides, and to shop at the market stalls that come just for the fair.
Couples, groups and families love holidays in Mijas. Here are just a few ideas of things to see and do during your break…
Kids and teens: The donkey taxis of Mijas have become famous as a way to get around town. Children love travelling through the streets atop these friendly beasts.
Active types: The Costa del Sol is well known for its plethora of excellent golf courses and you can easily access the greens from your base in Mijas. Hire a car during your holiday to get about easily and cheaply.
Free and cheap: It costs nothing to tour the age-old streets of Mijas, where museums stand side by side with homes and cafes. Visit the Bullring, next to the Church of Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion, as well as the Shrine of El Calvario.