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Find Your Favourite Travel Blog: 103 Of The Best Travel Sites On The Web

Looking to ignite your passion for travel? Want to find a site that’ll offer up tonnes of advice on where you’re heading on your next trip?

A quick Google search will show you that there are hundreds of travel blogs out there for every topic and every location, making finding the best of the best a struggle. But we don’t think getting inspired or educating yourself about budget and staying safe while travelling should be difficult. That’s why we have put together a complete guide on the best travel blogs out there. From finding a blog to suit your adventurous streak or to just get inspired with some of the best travel Instagram accounts, we’ve scoured the internet so you don’t have to.

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We all want to travel, but not all of us can afford to up sticks and hit the road. If you’re looking for some advice on how to travel on a budget and make the most of your trip with the money you have these are the blogs for you.

Budget Traveller32K Followers

After finding himself paying extortionate amounts in tuition fees to live and study in Scotland, Kash found that he had to feed his passion of travelling, but on a budget. His blog is where he shares all the tips and tricks he learnt along the way.

The Ordinary Traveller


A lot of budget travel blogs are centred on packing up your things and hitting the road full time. But in 2009, when Christy and Scott started their blog they weren’t looking for venture out on the road full time. They wanted to hold down their jobs, grow a family, and travel. If this sounds like you, Ordinary Traveller is the place to visit.

Around the World in 80 Jobs

After graduating in 2007, Turner decided to hit the road and make for South America. In 2008 when the recession hit it was time for him to figure out how to do the thing he loved without the budget that’s usually required. Today his blog is crammed full of information on how you can go travelling without a jam packed bank account.

Ladies line up, because we have scraped the web to pick out the very best female travel bloggers on Earth. They’ll inspire your next trip, select the best outfits for your next holiday, and help you stay safe.

The Blonde Abroad445K Followers

The Blonde Abroad is the ultimate travel blog for women. Covering everything from style to where the best places are to shop, you won’t be short of tips and tricks here. The site is beautifully designed, too helping you find exactly what you need, when you need it.

Alex in Wanderland77K Followers

After doing the obligatory full-time job thing, Alex decided to leave her job and buy a one way ticket out of America. She has since spent years on the road experiencing diverse cultures, incredible shops, and learning everything there is to know about travel. Alex in Wanderland is where she shares all her stories and her tips.

Soul Drifters


The two Lisa’s share not just the same name and birthday month, but a passion for travel, too. They’ve hit 15 countries on their travels so far and have plenty more to come. Follow their journey over on their blog, Soul Drifters.

Helen in Wonderlust2K Followers

Helen in Wonderlust is a travel blog ‘aimed at travellers who are seeking immersive travel experiences’. Back in 2009 she left her job and hit the road. Since then she has travelled the world and provides tonnes of tips and recommendation on her blog.

My Travel Affairs16.2K Followers

Run and authored by ‘recovering tax attorney’ Amber, With Husband n Tow follows the adventures of Amber and her hubbie as they travel the globe looking for new adventures.

We couldn’t cover the best travel blogs for women without taking a look at some of the best guy orientated travel sites out there. Remember, this isn’t a definitive list, but more of a rundown of our favourites. Take a look below.

Minority Nomad


Erick Prince is on a quest. He aims to become the first African American to visit every country in the world. So far he’s covered 93 of them and he uses his site to help share his adventures with us, the readers! There are tonnes of cool, engaging, and useful videos on the site, too if you aren’t a big reader.

True Nomads

True Nomads is a wonderfully designed site that’s full to the brim with useful bits of information for the discerning traveller. The aim of the site is to ‘travel the world and save money while doing it’, and in turn help you do the exact same thing.

The Hungry Partier


If you are a traveller with a penchant for partying then you have found your new homepage. The Hungry Partier is the best blog out there for those looking for nightlife guides and party recommendations from around the world.

The Nomadic Boys


Members of the LBGT community should spend a little time on the Nomadic Boys site. Run by Stefan & Sebastian, the site explores the best gay bars and communities throughout the world from their perspective. It’s full of useful tips and some handy recipes, too!

Many people that love to travel also share a love of photography. The two go hand in hand. See the world, experience new cultures, and capture it all on film. But there are so many of them! Here we’ve created a rundown of our ten favourite travel photography blogs out there.

Just One Way Ticket


Just One Way Ticket is run by Sab, a keen photographer with a real passion for travelling. She’s been on the road since 2010 and gathered a tonne of funny anecdotes and cool pictures. Get some travel inspo over at her site!

Travel to be Alive


Combining stunning photography and actionable tips, Travel to be Alive is the perfect place to find inspiration for your very own travel adventures. It’s a super fun blog and one you should definitely add to your bookmarks!

Kirsten Lana228K Followers

Passionate photographer Kirsten has a passion for travel and adventure, making her blog a must-visit for anyone looking to get inspired to travel the world. Some of her past clients include Ted Baker and AirFrance. She’s now focussed on travelling and capturing every experience she has.

Benjamin Hardman


Benjamin Hardman is an Australian photographer based in Iceland. His stunning work captures the changing seasons in Iceland throughout the year. The stark images will surely inspire your thirst for adventure and might even inspire you to try your hand at photography while out on your travels.

Juliette Charvet


Based in New York, Juliette is a travel photographer with a wealth of experience. Her work has taken her all over the world where she has captured images that tell a story, not just of the subject, but of the culture surrounding them, too.

Jonathon Collins

Collins is another Australian photographer whose work can truly inspire travel. The aim of his work, he says, is ‘to showcase that every corner of the world has a story to tell’. His work covers travel, culture, and people in a way that no one else can.

Daniel Tom

San Fransisco based photographer, Dan Tom specialises in photographing lifestyle subjects and landscapes. His astounding work explores landscapes from around the world, including Norway & British Columbia. His Instagram account is well worth a follow, too.

Seattles Travels


Seattle Travels, despite first appearances, has nothing to do with Seattle. Seattle is a twenty-something woman who’s keen on travelling and capturing each adventure on her camera. Head over to her blog to check out the most exciting places she’s visited!

Not all of us are looking to travel on a shoestring. Some want to save up and splash out on their travels. And that’s fine! If you’re looking to delve into the luxury travel world here are a few blogs you’ll want to check out.

The Travelista


Jess Gibson, founder and editor of Travelista is a 26 year old blogger. Originally, the site was meant to help document her adventures as an aspiring travel writer but within a few years it grew into her full time role. It now acts as ‘travel inspiration in an honest, chatty, and unpretentious way’.

World of Wanderlust


Run by a 24 year old Brooke Saward, World of Wanderlust, documents one travellers adventure to see the world one country at a time. Since starting, the site has grown and grown and now even has five other specially chosen contributors working from around the globe.

Luxe Adventure Traveler


An award winning travel blog, Luxe Adventure Traveler follows the luxury adventures of Jennifer & Tim, two professional travel writers with a passion for wine. If you’re looking for some hot-tips on your next destination, this is the site for you.

Absolute Travel


The Absolute Travel blog covers a diverse range of luxury travel topics – from finding hidden gems in places like Thailand to books that’ll help you get through Peru – there’s something for everyone. The site’s design makes navigation super simple, too!

If you’re the adventurous type then we don’t doubt you are looking for some travel blogs that pack a little more punch; some blogs that’ll invigorate your adventurous side and motivate you to get out on the road as soon as possible. Check out our favourites below…

The Planet D


If you need a little push to step outside your comfort zone and strike out on an adventure, the Planet D can help. Run by the adventurous couple Dave and Deb, the site is a huge resource for tips and tricks on how to start, find, and make the most of your next adventure.

Expert Vagabond


Matt Karsten is a full-time adventure with a love for travel and photography. His blog is where he shares all of his exciting stories, travel tips & secrets, and inspirational videos. Matt’s aim is to inspire others to hit the road in search of adventure and that’s exactly what the blog provides.

Nomad Revelations50K Followers

Nomad Revelations is an adventure travel blog with 16 years’ worth of info, narratives, and adventure chronicles that’ll kick-start your interest in travelling. The site is jam-packed with tonnes of useful information that you can get started with straight away.

XPat Matt28K Followers

Outdoors adventurer, travel writer, and photographer, Matt Gibson has created a site that’s a must visit for anyone looking to go on an adventure. The blog features interviews with other like-minded explorers, inspiration, photo essays and so much more.

If you love travelling the world or want to get started on a travel journey of your own then you’ll probably want to help preserve the cultures, environments, and nature you travel through. But travelling can sometimes have some detrimental side-effects on the world around us. Here are some of our favourite ‘green’ travel blogs that will help you stay eco-friendly on the road.


Green Global Travel


Bret & Mary are two environmentally conscious travellers that aim to promote and spread sustainable philosophies of ecotourism and conservation. They confess that they aren’t experts, but their devotion to helping readers go greens is unrivalled. Definitely check this blog out.

Soul Travel Blog


The Soul Travel blog has been created, not just to help new budding travellers, but to help ‘protect travel’, too. The goals to explore how people can travel both sustainably and mindfully, and have a positive impact on the traveller and the places we visit.

Mostly Amelie


Amelie is a solo world traveller and vegan. Her beautifully written blog is a careful curation of advice, exciting stories, and wonderful anecdotes about her thrilling life and time on the road. If you’re looking to get inspired to travel, and do it in an eco-friendly way, look no further than Mostly Amelie.

Baby-boomer Blogs

Many people believe that travelling the world is reserved for a younger generation; those who haven’t yet placed their feet on the career ladder, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Anyone can travel and at any age. These blogs are testament to that fact and help people of an older generation gain the confidence to strike out on their own.

50 Shades of Age


The aim of 50 Shades of Age is to inspire older women to try travel and feel more empowered. Her posts are inspirational and can help many women of an older generation get into their swing and feel just as active as they did when they were younger.

You’re young. You have your whole life ahead of you. Why not spend right now travelling? You’ll learn more than you could ever imagine about the world and the people who inhabit it. You’ll experience cultures you never ever dreamed existed. You’ll make friends for life. What could be better? Check out our favourite blogs for millenials here.

The Urban Millennial


This stylish site is a millennial lifestyle blog with a tonne of travel content thrown in. Not only does it help millienials get up to date on travel news, it helps them through a whole host of life hurdles along the way, too.

Young Adventuress


This site is a ‘no-filter vaguely chronological space filled with stories’ of Liz Carlson’s adventures. She’s a 28 year old traveller who has been out on the road for quite some time. After some back and forth with jobs, she decided to go full time with blogging and she now shares all her travel tips online!

Stories my Suitcase Could Tell


Run by journalist and Scottish expat Katie, Stories my Suitcase Could Tell is a collection of great tips, tricks, and advice on travel. The advice applies to travelling both home and abroad, too, so don’t give this site a miss.

Seeing as we have a host of breathtaking villas in Spain, we thought we’d collate some of our favourite guides on for people considering visiting us. These guides are comprehensive and show you some of the most popular places to visit all year round.

Nomadic Matt Spanish Travel Guide

Nomadic Matt has already featured in our best male travel bloggers section, and for good reason he’s made it into our article again. His travel guide and tips on Spain are second to none. There’s a huge amount of detail helping you hone in on all the tips and tricks you’re looking for.

Michelin Travel’s Guide to Spain

Michelin Travel have a super neat guide one Spain. It’s broken down into restaurants, areas you should visit, and essential information you should know before you get there. It’s simple to navigate, too, ensuring you can find the information you need when you need it.

Lonely Plant’s Guide to Spain

Lonely Planet are perhaps the most famous writers of travel guides on the web. The detailed that they pour into their guides is second to none, so expect to find everything you need to know about Spain – from the best time to visit to staying healthy.

Our Guide to Mijas

We weren’t going to put together our ultimate blog list without giving ourselves a little credit now, were we? If you are heading to one of our spectacular Mijas villas soon check out our guide to the whitewash town. We cover everything from the best attractions to visit to where you can enjoy the nightlife.

If you are hoping to catch a little travel inspiration on the go then you probably jump straight to Instagram. It’s great visual platform for showing off some hidden corners of the world, and there are some Instagrammers who excel at capturing stunning images. Here are our ten favourites.

Chris Burkard

Chris Burkard is a professional photographer who has amassed 2.7 million followers with his incredible images of the places he visits.

Be My Travel Muse

The Be My Travel Muse Instagram is run by travel blogger and photography fanatic Kristin. If you need a travel muse, you’ve just found one.

Expert Vagabond

Matt from the Expert Vagabond loves adventure and travel. On his exciting journeys he captures some incredible photos, the best of which can be viewed on his Instagram account.

Girl Eat World

Love food? Love travel? This is the only Instagram account you need to see. The great images show off local delicatessens and stunning scenery. What more could you want!?

Fun for Louis

Luis Cole is an adventure junkie who constantly travels. Perhaps best known for his Youtube vlogs he’s inspired thousands. Check out his Instagram to find out just where about in the world he is!

Kirsten Alana

Kirsten Alana

Passionate story teller, incredible photographer, avid traveller – three statements that sum Kirsten Alana up. Check out her Instagram account to get inspired.

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Restaurante Meguinez, Mijas Pueblo

For a relatively small village, Mijas has a huge amount of places to eat. Everywhere you turn down those narrow, cobbled streets you will find bodegas, tapas bars. pizza restaurants and more. As a new visitor to Mijas it can be quite mesmerising knowing where to eat. There is a real gem of a restaurant on Calle San Sebastian, just 2 minutes stroll from the main Plaza de Consitucion in Mijas that is well worth a visit.

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The Magic of Mijas: The Ultimate Travel Guide

Enjoy the Andalucían way of life in this authentic Spanish district that lies just a short 25 minute drive from the bustling city of Malaga. Its mild temperatures, stunning scenery, and rich history make Mijas one of Spain’s most popular tourist destinations. 

Here, Panoramic Villas, have created the ultimate travel guide for anyone looking to visit or stay in Mijas. Let’s jump in.

Founded by the Tartessians, Mijas became a popular area thanks to the wealth of minerals which soon attracted the ancient Greeks and Phoenicans to the village. The remains of the original fortification built by the Tartessians are still visible in parts of the exterior wall of the city, too. The Romans continued to help keep the lively trade that Mijas had enjoyed afloat and knew the areas as Tamisa. Over the years domination of Mijas switched hands, from the Visigoths to the Moors, who allowed local resident to keep their property, customs, and religion in exchange for goods and livestock.

During the attack of the Catholic monarchs and the siege of Malaga in 1497, Mijas held strong, resisting invasion. When Malaga eventually did fall, Mijas was forced to surrender with most of the inhabitants ending up being sold as slaves. In the 19th century Mijas fell victim to constant pirate raids and activity. This barrage of attacks motivated the village to build the watch towers that still stand in the village today.

If you’re heading to Mijas, then here are a handful of our villas to choose from. They offer authenticity, stunning views, and comfortable living spaces designed to help make your stay that little bit more special.


This villa found in La Sierrezuela, Mijas Costa has five bedrooms and can sleep up to 15 people. It’s all situated on one level, too, making spending time with friends and family easy (not to mention getting from the bedroom to the pool a breeze!).

For the evenings, if you’re looking to spend some relaxing time inside the villa, there is an 80-inch 4k wall mounted TV with Sky. Outside you’ll find a 14 seat dining table and a gas BBQ. There’s also an additional lodge that sleeps up to five guests. Surrounding the villa are well-maintained tropical gardens, helping you enjoy your holiday in privacy.

Points of interest:

Exceptional villa & lodge

Private pool & hot tub

Gas BBQ & patio heater

Tiki hut & gym


Found just a short walk away from the shops and restaurants of El Coto, this four bed villa contains a private mini golf course and a private pool. The main part of the villa can provide three bedrooms and sleep six. The separate basement lodge will sleep up to four and has its own lounge and separate kitchen.

The villa is a brief five minute drive from Fuengirola, too, which offers up a huge host of places to eat and to drink into the early hours of the morning. Not to mention the long stretches of sandy beaches nearby!

Points of interest:

Air conditioned

8m x 4m pool

Roof terrace

Mini golf course


If you are looking for a holiday at an extremely private villa, this four bedroom option is for you. It’s just a brief walk from Mijas and all the attractions the village has to offer. The accommodation is all on one level, too, making an ideal choice for families.

Head down the villas roman steps towards the large pool (with a shallow end for the kids) and bask in the sun. You’ll find plenty of seating and a large purpose-built BBQ, too.

Points of interest:

10 minutes’ walk to Mijas

9 x 5m private pool

Peaceful, private location

Mijas won’t leave you short of things to do. From exploring the cobbled streets of Mijas Pueblo to learning about the history of the area in the quaint history and ethnology museum housed in the village’s old town hall, here are some of the best attractions in Mijas.

Mijas Wine Museum

Mijas is actually the oldest region in Spain for wine making. Its sweet wines are popular the world over. The museum offers visitors a chance to learn about a range of wines from across Spain and of course try a few of them out. As you’d expect, all the staff are wine experts and can help you pair the perfect wine to accompany your evening meal. There’s a store, too, so that you can pick your favourite wines from the museum.

Address: Calle San Sebastián, 14, 29650 Mijas, Málaga, Spain

Contact: +34 952 48 63 67

Open: 11am-4pm, 7pm-11.30pm

The Ethnological Museum

Situated in the old city hall of the village, the Ehtnological Museum (or Casa Museo of Mijas) opened its doors in 1995. The museum takes you on a journey through Mijas’ rich history offering up displays of handcrafts that the residents used to practice. There’s even a replica of the small room Manuel Cortes lived in for 30 years’.

Address: Plaza Libertad 2, Mijas, Spain

Contact: +952 59 03 80

Open: 10am-2pm, 5pm-8pm

Mayan Monkey Mijas

Monkey Mijas is a small chocolate factory that welcomes families all year round. Where possible, they offer free tours where you can taste and enjoy some of Spain’s best chocolate. And if you’re truly a chocolate lover then you can join in on their ‘chocolate making experience’ and take three of your very own handmade chocolate bars home with you.

Address: Plaza Virgen de la Peña, 15, 29650 Mijas, Málaga, Spain

Contact: +34 951 05 27 72

Open: 10.30am-12am

Museo de Miniaturas

This museum houses the miniature collections of stage magician and hypnotist, Juan Elegido Millan, known as Professor Max. His career saw him travel the world and along the way he collected tiny curiosities, which are now housed in the museum. After his death his collection was originally housed inside his wagon that was eventually replaced with the mock wagon that now makes up the museum.

Address: Avenida Compas s/n, 29650, Mijas, Spain

Contact: +34 632 33 74 34

Open: 10am-8pm in Summer, 10am-6pm in Winter

Grotto of the Virgin de la Pena

Excavated in the rocks by a monk in the second half of the seventeenth century, The Virgen de la Pena is a must visit in Mijas. Legend has it that the virgin (the patroness of Mijas) appeared between the walls of the castle in 1586. Once you’ve explored the shrine, leave through the back door onto the terrace that offers incredible views of Mijas Costa.

Los Boliches-Gaviotas

For those of you staying in Mijas Pueblo, your closest beach will be Los Boliches-Gaviotas. It has everything you’d expect from a beach on the Costa Del Sol, white sand, sun loungers, beautiful views, and gorgeous weather. The surf is usually pretty calm, but on a windy day it’s advised that children stay on dry land.

Address: Calle Poeta Salvador Rueda 75, 29640 Fuengirola, Spain

Bioparc Fuengirola

If you’re on a family holiday, you shouldn’t miss out on an opportunity to visit the Bioparc Fuengirola. This zoo is a short distance away in Fuengirola and houses close to 200 animals across four zones. The zoo works hard to ensure the animals are well looked after with the animals staying in large enclosures that emulate the natural habitat of the animal.

Address: Calle Camilo José Cela, 6, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga, Spain

Contact: +34 952 66 63 01

Open: 10am-9.30pm

Sierra de Mijas

If you want to get away from the cobbled streets of Mijas and enjoy some spectacular views, strike out for the Sierra de Mijas. From the edge of the village you can easily find the trails that start the ascent. At the top you’ll find yourself upon a peak that sits 1,150 metres above sea level with views out past Gibralta and on a clear day, all the way out to Morocco’s Atlas Mountains.


The Spanish take their food very seriously and it’s no different in Mijas. There’s a huge selection of places to eat out and we promise you won’t be disappointed. You don’t have to break the bank to eat out in Mijas, either. Remember though, the standard tip etiquette is to leave roughly one euro per person or around 5%.

Aroma Cafe & Secret Garden

The Aroma Cafe opened in 2009 with one garden surrounded by olive trees. It quickly grew with its incredible reputation for great food and stunning service. Venture out the back of the establishment and you’re now welcomed into the secret garden with herbs, fruit trees, and that authentic Spanish atmosphere.

Address: Calle San Sebastian 8 Mijas Pueblo

Contact: +952 59 03 93

Open: 10am-1am

El Padrastro

Boasting the claim of one of the oldest restaurants on the Costa Del Sol with 30 years’ service, El Padrastrois guaranteed to supply you with great food and great service. The restaurant has private rooms and a swimming pool with a bar. If you’re visiting Mijas, don’t give this restaurant a miss.

Address: Paseo de Compas, 22, Mijas Pueblo

Contact: +952 48 50 00

Open: N/A

Restaurante La Reja

Their extensive menu and high quality food has made Restaurante La Reja one of the most popular place for tourists to eat in Mijas Pueblo. Their consistent high reviews for quality service and relaxing atmosphere on Trip Advisor makes them a must visit for anyone visiting Mijas.

Address: Calle Canos 9, 29650, Mijas, Spain

Contact: +34 952 59 11 24

Open: 11am-11pm

Resaurante Meson El Olivar

Found next to Mijas Pueblo’s town hall, Meson El Olivar is great value for money and extremely popular amongst the locals. The summer months see the restaurant cook up a storm over the barbeque, too.

Address: Avda. Virgen de la Pena, n06 Mijas Pueblo, Mijas, Spain

Contact: +34 952 48 61 96

Open: (Closed on Saturdays)

Venta El Jinete

Found within the idyllic mountain range on the outskirts of La Cala, Venta El Jinete is known for its sumptuous Mediterranean Cuisine. With a wine list unmatched in depth and live music performances on Thursdays and Saturdays, a visit to Venta El Jinete is well worth it for anyone visiting Mijas.

Address: Carretera Cala Golf, Km 4.5, 29649 Mijas, Málaga, Spain

Contact: +34 952 11 91 70

Open: 1pm-4pm, 7pm-11pm

El Oceano Beach Hotel & Restaurant

Enjoy quality food on in the Ocean Room, Veranda, or in the summer months, on the beautiful Waterfront Terrace at the El Oceano Restaurant. They have some incredible live music on most evenings and are well known for their famous Sunday Lunches.

Address: 199, N-340, 29649 Mijas, Málaga, Spain

Contact: +34 952 58 75 50

Open: N/A


We always recommend exploring as much of Mijas as you can by foot, but we understand that isn’t always possible or convenient. Thankfully, as Mijas is a tourist hotspot, the transport infrastructure that has been set up is extremely good. Here we’ve broken down a few of the best ways to get around in Mijas (including the famous Burro Taxi).

Car Rental

Many holiday makers in Mijas choose to hire a car so that they can get from Malaga to Mijas with ease and then operate on their own steam. There are tonnes of car rental companies to choose from within the Costa Del Sol, too and once you arrive in Mijas Pueblo you’ll find a multi-storey car park that charges as little as €1 a day. The speed limits are a lot lower than in other European countries, so keep your eyes out for road signs indicating speed. Note that they operate in kilometres, not miles, so if you’re coming from the UK it might take a little getting used to before your comfortable on the road.


The bus system that operates across the region is very good. You can get to most places by bus, with most stops featuring detailed lists of arrival times attached to the bus stops themselves. Bus time tables feature codes at the side which, to non-locals, won’t make much sense. They’re worth knowing though so that you can rest assured that the bus you need is running.

Cost: How much you pay for your bus fair depends on how far you’re going, and more specifically, how many zones you’re travelling through. The region of Malaga is split into four zones: A, B, C, and D. Mijas is in Zone C and if you plan on just sticking to that zone, you can expect to pay 1.55€ for a single ticket.

If you do plan on getting around via bus then we recommend purchasing a travel card. Much like London’s Oyster card, you can top it up as you go making some savings along the way. They’re available from ticket sales points throughout the region.


As with any other tourist hotspots you can be assured of plenty of taxi services throughout the area. But as with everywhere, there are a few taxi services running illegally. To save yourself trouble further down the line and to guarantee a good service, make sure you hop in a licensed taxi. They can often be found grouped together and provided fixed charges. Many of the official taxi companies, like Taxi Mijas, offer the option of booking online, too.

Burro Taxi

If you want to explore the town authentically, then booking a Burro Taxi for a 20 minute tour is worth your time. You can either ride on the burro or in a trap pulled along by the burro. Note that the rides can be quite pricey and are often busy, so make sure you book ahead.


After landing in Malaga, the best route to Mijas is by train. The coastal line runs down to Fuengirola and is well maintained and a comfortable ride. From the airport, the route to the underground is well signposted. It takes roughly 35 minutes by train to arrive in Fuenguirola and from there you can either jump on a bus or into a taxi to various locations throughout the area, including Mijas

There’s something on all year round in Mijas, so whenever you’re staying and wherever you’re staying in the region, we’re sure they’ll be something for you.

After a day exploring Mijas we’re sure you’ll be ready to head out and hit the town. It’s a quiet resort, so don’t venture out expecting a variety of clubs. What you can expect, however, are plenty of places to enjoy a few drinks and some quality restaurants. And if you are in the mood to stay out into the early hours, the bigger coastal resorts are just a short trip away.

Note that for younger crowds Fuengirola is the better choice for clubbing and nightlife. It’s a short trip by bus, that run up until around 11pm. Taxis back into Mijas from Fuengirola will cost roughly around 15€. Torremolinos is also just a short 15 minute ride away and has a bustling nightlife, too.

The London Pub

For those of you craving a taste of home, The London Pub is one of the best known English bars in the area. It’s open until around 3am some nights, too, giving those who want to dance into the early hours the perfect place to get their boogie on.

Address: Paseo Maritimo corner Calle Martinez Catena, 9, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga

Contact: +34 952 47 63 87

Open: 11am-3am

Mod Cafe

Started in 2005, The Mod Cafe is located in the centre of Fuengirola and plays music from around the world from the 70s all the way up to the present day. It’s opened until 4am, too, if you’re really on the hunt for a place to party.

Address: Calle Estación, s/n.

Contact: 667 496 264

Open: 3pm-4am

Bar Porras

If you’re looking for somewhere open a little later in Mijas, why not try Bar Porras? It’s a popular bar with the locals, sells great food, and has friendly staff that are happy to help you pick the right wine or beer to accompany your food.

Address: Bar Porras Plaza Libertad N 5, 29650 Mijas Pueblo, Mijas, Spain

Contact: +34 666 54 67 03

Open: 8am-3pm, 7.30pm-12am

Banana’s Beach Club

Well known for having one of the most attractive beach locations in the area, Banana’s Beach Club is a must visit. It’s an ideal spot for anyone who has spent the day exploring Torremolinos and wants a place to kick back with an ice cold beer and a seafront view.

Address: Paseo Maritimo 1, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain

Contact: +34 636 12 14 45

Open: 10am-1am

As a smaller town, Mijas isn’t packed with shopping malls. The larger coastal towns, however, offer up every shoppers dream. Here’s a quick breakdown of the various shopping destinations throughout the local area.

Mijas – As mentioned above, if you’re looking for brand name stores in cavernous shopping malls, Mijas isn’t what you’re looking for. The town does, however, have a thriving arts and crafts community and local stores are teeming with ceramic, wicker, and leather items that are just as beautiful as they are unique.

Fuengirola Tourist Market – Every Tuesday morning, Fuengirola hosts a tourist market at the Feria Ground. There are a huge range of products hosted here including souvenirs to take home for loved ones or sweets to enjoy on your journey back to Mijas.

Miramar Shopping Centre, Fuengirola – If you’re looking for a more contemporary shopping experience, Miramar Shopping Centre in Fuengirola is the place to visit. They have everything from fashion stores, sports shops, jewellery stores, and even a supermarket. Plus, if you want a break from the sun and want to catch a film, there’s a food court and cinema that play an English film every day.

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The Best Ice Cream Parlours on the Costa del Sol

When the sun is shining on holiday there is nothing better than enjoying a delicious ice cream.  You will find many ice cream kiosks and shops selling your standard ice lollies all over the Costa del Sol, but for something a little special we recommend these fabulous ice cream parlours.

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