Mijas is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Costa del Sol, attracting many holidaymakers and foreigners looking for a new life in the Spanish sunshine. The municipality covers a huge section of the Costa, being home to Mijas Pueblo up in the mountains, and Mijas Costa right down on the Mediterranean coastline.
Mijas Costa is home to Mijas' gathering point, the famous La Cala de Mijas, which has dozens of restaurants and a booming nightlife, with rich history as it was originally a small fishing village. Mijas Costa also covers two of the largest urbanisations on the Costa del Sol: Riviera del Sol and Sitio de Calahonda. These smaller areas can almost be considered villages of their own, having huge ranges of amenities for holidaymakers and residents alike.
The vast array of things to do in Mijas never ceases to amaze locals and holidaymakers. As a resort area, Mijas is home to many internationally renowned golf courses, luxurious hotels and resorts, and its own water park: the Parque Acuatico Mijas. Also worthy of being mentioned is the Hipódromo Costa del Sol, a horseracing facility that can be found in the nearby urbanisation of El Chaparral.
Mijas Costa is just a short 20 to 30 minute drive from Malaga International Airport, and around an hour and 20 minutes from Gibraltar International Airport, if taking the toll road. Please keep in mind that travellers will be required to cross the Spain-Gibraltar International border if choosing to travel to Gibraltar International Airport.
St. Anthony's College and the Calahonda International Schools are both private schools that serve the Mijas area.
Málaga International Airport: 25-30 minutes
Gibraltar International Airport: 1 hour and 15-20 minutes
Club de Golf La Siesta, Miraflores Golf Club, Calanova Golf Club, La Noria Golf and Resort, Club de Golf El Chaparral, La Cala Resort
The English International College, St. Anthony’s College