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Our recommendations for making your stay in Mijas an enjoyable one. We are pleased to pass along some of the learnings we have made over the years, and look forward to any additional suggestions that we'd be happy to add.  Enjoy!

Where to stay


Villas in Mijas manages rentals for holiday as well as long-term rentals.  If you happen to fall in love with the area (like we did), they can also help you with your own purchase. Before we bought Casa del Cielo, we rented through Villas in Mijas and can honestly say that they do a wonderful job regardless of whether you are renting for holiday or if they are managing your property while away.


Mijas has accommodations for every budget and style.  You'll find everything from luxury villas with private pools, to small cosy hostal rentals.


Casa del Cielo - our personal favourite!

A 2 bed/2 bath semi-detached villa in Mijas la Nueva. Newly updated and well equipped.  Two communal pools and tennis court. Click here for rental details


Paraiso - coming in 2013!

A large 3 bed/3 bath luxury villa in Mijas la Nueva. Fully updated, well equipped with private pool and gorgeous Mediterranean views. Enjoy the good life on the Costa del Sol.



Private Villa Rental - contact Villas in Mijas Spain


Flamenco in Mijas


The Ayuntamiento of Mijas sponsors free Flamenco performances every Wednesday in the main square (across from both the Tourist Information and Ayuntamiento in Mijas Pueblo).  Arrive early for the 12:00 noon performance and enjoy the sights and sounds of Grupo Azabache as they demonstrate the beauty and passion of Andalucian Flamenco.


We make it a point to attend every chance we's that good!  Videos of some past performances are available on the Video Shows page.










Mijas Amphitheater
The outdoor amphitheater in Mijas Pueblo (near the bullring and parish church) hosts regular events that span many interests and includes movies, plays, concerts, and Flameco performances.  Most events are presented at night (so most appropriate for those staying in or near Mijas Pueblo, or with car transportation).  Check at the Tourist Information office to learn what is available during your visit.
Most of the events are targeted toward a local audience, so prepare to immerse yourself in local culture and language!  Arrive early to take in the nearby sights - the bullring, the local parish church, the beautifully maintained gardens, and incredible views to the coast.












Car Rentals

We consistently find the best car hire deals from  This website works with several different companies throughout Spain and offers the best prices each time.  Reservations include full insurance and do not require payment in advance.











Street markets are great places to browse, find fresh fruits and vegetables, and discover some bargains. The action starts early in the morning and goes around 2:00 PM.  As you would expect, best choices are available early; best bargains are available late. Our favorite markets are:

  • Benalmadena - near Tivoli - Friday
  • Mijas las Lagunas - Saturday
  • Fuengirola - at the Feria - Thursday
















    Food - Groceries

    Lidl - Bargains abound at Lidl, the German low price grocery store. Staples and basics are best bought at Lidl.


    Euromarket - The hypermarket associated with the Cayetano grocery chain. Most anything needed can be found at the Euromarket.


    Hipercor - Along with El Corte Ingles, this is the latest addition to shopping in the area. Huge selections and variety.


    Eroski - In the shopping center near Sohail castle in Fuengirola.
















Paragliding - available about 75 minutes away in Valle de Abdalajís

Club de Vuelo Libre Málaga, CI Sevilla 2, Valle de Abdalajís

Contact: Paco Bravo Tfno.: 952242593


Horseback Riding - Near Fuengirola and Mijas Costa, along the Camino de Coín road (km. 7) - Finca Krimilina

Finca Krimilina, Ctra Fuengirola/Coín, Km. 7, Mijas Costa

Contact: Isabel Tfno.:952119432 or 670668964








Local Cruise

The Starfish ferry operated by Costasol Cruceros runs between the marinas at Fuengirola and Benalmádena.  The journey takes one hour each way.  You can take a one-way journey for EUR 8, or round-trip for EUR 13.  If you take the round-trip, you can disembark and wander around before taking the trip back to your point of origin.  The views of the coast from the water are breathtaking and provide a new perspective that is guaranteed to increase your appreciation of the beauty of the Costa del Sol!















There are many hiking trails from Mijas pueblo into the mountains of the surrounding area.  Inquire at the Tourist Information center for a map that highlights several options. A limited version available here ->  Map of Mijas Hikes


We also highly recommend a hike to the top of the "tower" mountain.  It is easily seen from Mijas and surrounding areas - the antenna towers marking the peak. 


The walk is along a paved road and a steady incline.  The 360 degree views from the top are spectacular. 


To get there, go to the far east side of Mijas Pueblo (east of the roundabout at the BP station).  There is a turn off that leads to a water bottling plant.  Just beyond the plant is a small area where you can park while you hike up the mountain.  Should you be tempted to drive to the top, be aware that the road is barely wide enough to accommodate a single car, and that the road is used for access by the workers who operate and maintain the equipment at the peak.

Local News

Local news in English.  SUR is the newspaper for the region and covers national, regional, and local items. Updated every two weeks online, and available for free in local outlets along the Costa del Sol.


SUR in English

Where to eat

Great food at great prices. While not necessarily a selection of "fine dining", these options are reasonable and among our favorites.


Venta los Morenos - on the Mijas-Coín road near Alhuarín el Grande. This has always been a favorite.  During construction improvements on the roads near Venta Los Morenos, they took the time to completely upgrade the facilities.  The results are magnificent.  What hasn't changed?  Fantastic food at great prices! Try to go during a night when they have their barbeque for a delicious meal (weekends and Festivals).

Tfno: 952 49 11 93









Euromarket Cafeteria - For lunch, nothing beats the value offered at the Euromarket cafeteria!  A starter, main course with rice or vegetables, bread, dessert and drink all for EUR 7.50. There is so much food that two can eat for the price. Selections change every day and feature typical dishes. A favorite of locals for the value and choice.  We dream about lunch at the Eurormarket when we're not in Mijas!





Casa Manolo - Mijas las Lagunas on Avenida de Mijas just off the N340 (opposite side from the Euromarket). Great Menu del Día selections reasonably priced at EUR 9.95, or just try some tapas or raciones.

Tfno: 952 59 24 82







Bar El Niño- extremely popular and located at the very western end of Mijas village and just up the hill from Mijas la Nueva, this bar and restaurant manages to authentically cater to locals and visitors alike.  Open daily during July through August, then open Wednesday through Sunday during the remainder of the year.


C/ Campos, 26, Mijas

Tfno: 952 48 51 95 





The Carob Bar - Convenient to the Mijas la Nueva residents as it is located on the urbanisation.  It is open to the general public and provides a pleasant atmosphere and great choices on the menu.

Tfno: 952 48 55 62


Shop for authentic Spanish foods, wines, and gifts from the convenience of your home.

La Tienda -