Mijas is a beautiful, authentic Spanish village approximately 40 kilometres from
Marbella. It is divided into three sections, namely Mijas Pueblo,
and Las Lagunas. Las Lagunas is the commercial area with large industries. Mijas
Pueblo is the historic village which remains mostly untouched by mass tourism.
Mijas Costa is a resort on the coast which is a popular destination for many
British visitors. Mijas has certainly been around since the 8th century and
legend has it that Mijas Pueblo may have remained inconsequential if two local
children had not seen an apparition of The Virgin Mary. The apparition told the
children of a 500 year old shrine covered by the town walls. The local priest
uncovered the shrine; a new shrine has since been built into the rocks.
Main Tourist Attractions
As well as the beautiful, clean beaches situated in Mijas Costa, which provide
the opportunity for watersports and relaxing in the sun, the children will enjoy
the Parque Acuático. This attraction is a water park with many things to do
including slides and a wave pool. There is also the Shrine of the Virgin carved
into the rock. At its elevated level you can also enjoy the panoramic views of
the coast and Mijas. The stunning Muralla Gardens have flowers which bloom all
year round and plenty of resting places to sit and admire the surroundings. The
donkey is the main form of transport through the narrow streets of Mijas and
many tourists use this mode to make their way through Mijas Pueblo. For the
sporty types, activities such as golf, mountain biking and go-karting are
Shopping in Mijas has a somewhat traditional Spanish feel. There are no large
shopping centres but there are plenty of shops and boutiques to be found in the
narrow streets of the town. You will find paintings, pottery, clothing,
jewellery, ornate linen and pewter items in abundance in Mijas. The town of
Fuengirola is nearby for those who wish to do some serious shopping.
Eating out and Nightlife
Mijas has an abundance of restaurants, cafés and bars to choose from. Alongside
the traditional Spanish establishments, serving Spanish cuisine, you will find
many British style pubs and restaurants. Here you will find the traditional
Sunday Roast and fish & chips. Spanish restaurants specialising in seafood
dishes are popular with visitors.
The promenade in Monda is home to flamboyant and energetic Flamenco dancing
displays in the evening. The nightlife in Monda also revolves around the
numerous cafés, bars and restaurants, some of which provide live forms of
entertainment including traditional and modern music.
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