Best Things To Do In Mijas For Families

Updated 14 February 2020 | by Lara McComish

Mijas in Costa del Sol

At the southeastern end of the Costa del Sol is Mijas; a charming mountainside family-friendly resort close to great beaches. Explore the best family attractions and things to do in lovely Mijas. 

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

broken chocolate treat

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

young boy with a magnifying glass

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

Burro taxi in Mijas

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 

Cala Beach in Mijas, Costa del Sol

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?

Ready to get stuck in? You'll need one of our villas in Mijas. Alternatively, we've got villas in Costa del Sol and hundreds of villas in Spain to tempt you. 

Not sure if Mijas is what you're looking for? Get inspired by the 10 best seaside towns on the Costa del Sol. Or, why not plan your trip from the airport you'll be flying into? Most local beach holidays start at Malaga Airport.