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3 bedroom La Cala De Mijas villa to rent
February 2020

Exceptionally clean and well stocked apartment. Was perfect for break away with group of friends. Vicky was really friendly and accommodating, will definitely return.

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Renter: Glen
Glen Friends from England, United Kingdom
3 bedroom villa in Mijas, Costa del Sol
February 2020

My very first impressions were not good the road leading to the villa left me extremely worried, it was a very narrow winding in the mountains and it got a lot worse the closer i got to the villa you had a shear drop at one side not a road you would want to travel in the dark, unfortunately i had no choice if i wanted to go out in the evening , there was no indication about this on the details. The agent that meet us was very pleasant and helpful. When I arrived at the villa itself and saw inside I could not fault it, it was as described in the details, i would go further it was better than i expected, the villa was very clean throughout, it is set on two floors with a lounge area on both levels with TVs the upper floor having the Kitchen, one twin bedroom and a double bedroom, large Family Bathroom, lounge and dinning room with access to the sun terrace, the gardener had just tided up by the gardens and cleaned the splash pool. The views from the Terrace were great especially in the evening watching the sun set. I did enjoy my time at the villa. I wish I could have said this without my other comments, that would be unfair on others , in my mind this property is not suitable for the disabled because of the steepness of the drive and the amount of steps or for family's with small children the ground to the right of the building has a extremely deep raven next to it and very little to stop someone falling down it, there is also a tree house which would entice a child to try to get to it with possible disastrous results

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Renter: Cliff
Cliff Solo from Lockerbie, United Kingdom
2 bedroom villa with shared pool in Mijas, Costa del Sol
December 2019

The area is quite busy but the house is in a good location away from the most densely populated area of the resort. There are 3 restaurants within very easy walking distance and supermarkets nearby. The English mini-market just on the Coin road is open on Sundays and probably the closest. There is a very good green grocery at hoyo 19 garden centre. The veg is fresh, some of it organic and prices are good. There are 20 stairs from the nearest parking access down to the house. Not a problem for most people and there are alternative routes, but worth considering if anyone has limited mobility. Our only frustration was with the oven which kept tripping out. The function symbols have worn off so using the oven was guess work. A simple diagram or some basic instructions would no doubt remedy this. We were here in December so can’t say what it would be like in high season but we enjoyed our stay.

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Renter: Lilian
Lilian Couple from Newark, Nottinghamshire , United Kingdom
3 bedroom La Cala De Mijas villa to rent
April 2019

spacious home with every comfort: 2 bathrooms and a separate toilet, 2 terraces, spacious lounge and separate TV room. Everything has been thought of: many kitchen appliances, hairdryers, practical patio furniture, indoor and outdoor toys ... the domain is closed so safe to play. Near a supermarket, 1 km from the beach with restaurants and shops. Half an hour's drive from Malaga airport. Very beautiful region too. Ideal for children, playgrounds everywhere.

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Renter: Sara C.
Sara C.
6 bedroom Las Farolas villa to rent
March 2019

This Villa was booked for my 80th birthday, it was ideal for the 9 family members no problems what so ever in any department, and as a Hotel manager and caterer in my younger days I highly recommend this Villa . M.J. Cullen. M.B.E.

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Renter: Michael
Michael Family from Newtownards, United Kingdom
2 bedroom villa with shared pool in Mijas, Costa del Sol
January 2019

Well appointed property , comfortable, spacious and quiet. Nice friendly neighbours. Lovely south facing balcony overlooking golf course. Very helpful key holder. Good location for us between sea and mountains.

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Renter: Wallis
Wallis Couple from Ballater, United Kingdom

Travel guide

A quick overview of Mijas

Mijas is a modern coastal tourist town and district in the Costa del Sol. Nestled in the mountainside, it’s a popular resort with a lively residential area that still retains that traditional Spanish village feel. With 2,920 hours of annual sunshine, summer months can be very hot with semi-tropical temperatures reaching up to 40°C. Winters are milder and daytime highs never go over 27°C. Mijas town itself with the coastal strip of Mijas Costa, Calahonda, Riviera del Sol, Miraflores, Las Lagunas and Mijas Bay, boast some of the most beautiful holiday resorts in the whole of the Costa del Sol. Its glorious year-round sunshine, sandy beaches and crystal-clear azure waters make Mijas a perfect base to enjoy both the coast and Málaga’s vast mountain region.

Key holiday info

  • Mijas is approx. 30 minutes away from Málaga airport which is less than a 3-hour direct flight from the UK and mainland Europe.
  • The summer months of June to September are very hot with semi-tropical temperatures reaching up to 40°C, while the winter is milder with daytime highs of 27°C.
  • The average sea temperature rarely falls below 20°C in the summer and 15°C in the winter.
  • Mijas district boasts 11 golf courses, while Mijas Golf is one of the finest on the Costa del Sol.
  • There are 4 Blue Flag beaches in Mijas: La Cala, Bombo, Calahonda and Calahonda la Luna.

How to get to Mijas

Direct flights to Málaga airport from the UK and mainland Europe are a little under 3 hours long. There are always taxis waiting outside the airport, and a transfer to Mijas Pueblo is between 20 and 30 Euros. There is also a train station at the airport and a regular service will take you to Fuengirola in about half an hour for 2.70 Euros. You may also contact your Clickstay owner or agent and check if they offer transfers from the airport to your accommodation.

Where to stay in Mijas

There is a good deal of choice when it comes to planning a holiday in Mijas, from several lovely resorts along the coastline to quiet inland pueblos. Calahonda is a resort with beautiful beaches great for families with small children, and so is La Cala de Mijas and El Faro. Inland, villages like Mijas Golf and Mijas Pueblo are perfect for a golfing or a very relaxing villa holiday with family and friends.

Beaches in Mijas

Mijas' 12km diverse stretch of coastline boasts the popular resorts of Calahonda, Mijas Bay and Riviera del Sol. There you'll find some fantastic beaches nestling on the extensive stretch of golden sands and tranquil waters perfect for enjoying water sports and scuba diving with plenty of busy seafront bars offering refreshments, local and international cuisines. Many beaches here fly the Blue Flag, among them is the beach of Butiplaya offering clean waters, modern shower facilities, and a parking area. Some of the beaches in El Faro, Charcon, Bombo and Calahonda also fly the Blue Flag and are all excellent options for a family holiday. A short walk from Calahonda, towards Marbella is Cabopino beach and harbour with restaurants, bars and cafes. Head east and you’ll find the coastal town of Fuengirola, boasting two superb beaches with excellent facilities, clean sands and calm waters.

Golf courses in Mijas

There are 11 golf courses in Mijas district. While Mijas Golf holds some of the finest courses on the Costa del Sol, La Cala golf resort takes pride in being one of the largest and most popular in Spain. La Cala Golf Course is 18 holes, par 72. It was built in 1991 and is meticulously taken care of. Mijas Golf Club consists of 2 excellent courses, both of which are 18 holes - Los Lagos and Los Olivos. Though both courses are designed by Robert Trent, each holds its own characteristics and uniqueness.

Things to do in Mijas

Mingle with the welcoming locals and explore the whitewashed streets of Mijas Town’s historic quarter, with its Greek and Phoenician architecture. Although now a popular tourist destination, Mijas has very much preserved its authentic Andalusian charm, seen through the lively streets lined with colourful flower pots and the 17th century Church of the Immaculate Conception in the town's centre. As a former mosque, it's a fascinating piece of architecture with its ancient tower bells. Beautiful Mijas has all the charms that holidaymakers could want from the Costa del Sol; from the whitewashed houses and narrow cobbled streets of the old town, to the picturesque views across the natural landscape. Stroll along the Arab walls, take a scenic donkey ride tour, or be blown away by the miniature artworks at Mijas Max's Wagon Miniatures Museum.

Activities for kids in Mijas

If you’re on holiday with young children and looking for a fun family day out, nearby Mijas Water Park is a favourite with kids. With water slides, wave pools, play islands and body skiing slides, the park is kids’ dream come true. Another option is Fuengirola, home to Bioparc Fuengirola, a modern zoo with a recreated jungle clearing and kids' play area. There are restaurants and snack bars at both venues, and even gift shops and ice cream shops. Kids will love learning about chocolate making at Mayan Monkey Mijas Chocolate Factory, the smallest chocolate factory in the world! Open 7 days a week, get creative by making your own ice cream and delicious baked goods.

Getting around in Mijas

Taxis are a good way to get around Mijas and the fare from Fuengirola to Mijas Pueblo is somewhat 10 Euros. However there are bus stops on every corner in Mijas and the local transport is inexpensive, frequent and comfortable with regular bus lines connecting Mijas with Fuengirola, Malaga and Marbella. Car hire is also an option, and it can be done immediately at the airport. It is good to know that rent-a-car companies will, most likely, block an amount on your credit card as insurance unless you take out the company’s own insurance, that is.

Where to eat in Mijas

Mijas offers some wonderful places to eat, from inexpensive fast foods and eateries to prestigious restaurants. Mijas Pueblo itself is stocked with some fine spots, including Tomillo Limón - a simple no-frills restaurant with great tapas, La Alcazaba - perched above the village delivering amazing views and even better food, and El Mirlo Blanco serving a charming atmosphere and lick-your-fingers Basque dishes. In La Cala, Olivia's La Cala is a fine dining restaurant that attracts a high number of tourists due to quality food and a great location. But for a hefty inexpensive meal, try Meson Los Naranjos. Bogart's in Calahonda offers a variety of tapas at low prices, and The Greedy Goat in El Faro is a great restaurant for a good, quick and cheap meal.

Nightlife in Mijas

There is a great place called Millenium Pub, in Calahonda with live music, karaoke and happy hour from 6 to 7 o’clock. George's Bar, between Miraflores and Calypso, is a top spot to start the night - nice cocktails, good prices and lovely interior with a mix of modern and retro details. You must visit Biddy Mulligan´s Irish Pub if in Cala de Mijas - fine food and drinks and excellent service. Mijas Pueblo is brimming with top-notch bars. Just make OASIS Lounge Bar the starting point and continue bar hopping south west.

Shopping in Mijas

After a long day at the beach, mix it up a bit and go shopping. Mijas has some good spots to go on a shopping spree. For example, there is a great deal of malls and hypermarkets in Miramar, Mijas that sell all kinds of stuff from pets to home alarms, and everything in between. There are also several markets in Calahonda, but Lidl stands out, selling a great variety of goods. Every Wednesday and Saturday you can go shopping at the street market in La Cala. The choice of goods is usually knock-off clothing and accessories and fresh produce from local farms. Mijas Pueblo is rather traditional, with smaller shops selling crafts, souvenirs, jewellery and whatnot.

Did you know...

  • Mijas enjoys 2,920 hours of annual sunshine.
  • The 17th Century Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Rock in Mijas' centre is home to the image of the town's patron saint.
  • La Cala golf resort is one of the largest and most popular in Spain.
  • Mijas' hilltop Castle to the south part of town was declared Cultural Feature of National Interest in 1985.
  • The 18th century Hermitage Church of San Sebastian in the town's centre is a beautiful piece of Spanish architecture.
  • See a traditional bull fight at the famous Mijas Bullringe, within walking distance form the town centre.

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Best Things To Do In Mijas For Families

14 February 2020 Posted in General

Looking for things to do in Mijas with the kids? We've got something for all of the family.