Best Things To Do In Mijas For Families
1. Slide into Mijas Water Park
Dip your toe into Aquamijas in Mijas, an exciting waterpark suitable for all ages. As one of the smaller waterparks in the Costa del Sol province, it is particularly ideal for younger children and those wanting to avoid queues. Big kids will enjoy the Kamikaze, whereas younger thrillseekers would be better placed at Lizard Island. Entry prices vary depending on age; €14 for 3 - 7-year-olds, €19 for 8 - 12-year-olds and €25 for adults. It's not the cheapest day out, but a good option for a BIG holiday treat in the summer season.
2. Visit Mayan Monkey Mijas Chocolate Factory
Speaking of holiday treats, there'll be treats aplenty at Mayan Monkey Mijas Chocolate Factory. Tucked away behind the whitewashed streets Mijas is known for, you'll find the smallest chocolate factory in the whole world. Learn about the history of chocolate or don your finest hair net and make your own. It could be a wonderful gift for the grandparents back home provided your goodies don't melt in the Spanish sun. Best not take the chance...
3. Look Out For Mijas Max's Wagon Miniatures Museum
If you're of the belief that little things please little minds, you obviously haven't visited Museo de Miniaturas Carromato de Mijas, set in a train carriage in the heart of Mijas. This amazing exhibition is a homage to Professor Max, a hypnotist who collected intriguing small objects around the world. Look out for the miniature human head, that's bound to leave a big impression. Perfect for those on small budgets too as it's only €3 to get in.
4. Take A Burro Taxi
You can enjoy a donkey-drawn cart around Mijas. Known as burro taxis, this is a unique and quintessentially Mijas thing to see. A very local mode of transport that goes back generations, it's a unique way to get to know the scenic resort if you do choose to do it.
5. Enjoy The Beaches
You can't visit Mijas and not go to the beach. With over 4,500 miles of golden sand and azure seas, you'll be spoiled for choice on where to start. Mija's beachy vicinity covers 4 gorgeous Blue Flag beaches including La Cala, Bombo, Calahonda and Calahonda la Luna. We couldn't think of a better place to soak up the summer months' semi-tropical temperatures. Which one will you visit first?