Out and about in Mijas, Costa del Sol

If you’re idea of heaven is a villa holiday in the Costa del Sol and soaking up life in the sun, then Mijas will definitely live up to your expectations. On the other hand if you’ve got a more spirited side, and like to get out and about, then Mijas also has plenty to keep you occupied. Here are just a few of the activities and attractions you can experience on your villa holiday in the Costa del Sol.

Everybody loves a good beach, and Mijas has plenty of those. So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to find that beaches are a number one attraction in the region. Mijas has a number of fine beaches, the principal ones being in La Cala and Calahonda. However, if you prefer something a little quieter the smaller settlements of Riviera and El Faro also have their own beaches. The advantage of these particular beaches is that they are smaller and therefore tend to be less crowded. Of course with even the smaller beaches you’ll still have access to a range of water sports activities if you want to keep active. The Costa del Sol is renowned for water sports like water skiing, jet skiing and paragliding.

If you’d like to experience more of what you might call traditional Spain, and traditional Spanish activities, then we’d suggest you head for Mijas Pueblo. The whitewashed village centre has attracted visitors for decades, and once you’ve seen it you’ll understand why. If you’d like to see a little more of what Mijas has to offer, then why not take a ride on one of the local donkey taxis and visit some of Mijas’ famous monuments and attractions. If you’re a fan of traditional Spanish flamenco, then you can watch the free flamenco show that takes place every Wednesday on Mijas’ central square. If you’d like to explore more of what Mijas has to offer, then you can join one of the free guided walks and tours that take place around Mijas Pueblo from May to September every year.

The Costa del Sol takes its festivals and ferias seriously. Mijas holds one festival or another virtually every month. You can watch the Feria in Mijas Pueblo, a Feria in La Cala, be part of the Noche San Juan, or join in the celebrations in Semana Santa (Holy week). Mijas town even organises an International day each year in May, where you’ll get to see all sorts of nationalities dressed up in their traditional clothing. During the peak summer months of July and August the boulevard near the beach in La Cala is transformed into an animated festival area with music and dancing for all to enjoy.

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