Find your perfect holiday rental in the Costa del Sol mountain village of Mijas

Rent a villa or apartment in Mijas and experience an Andalusian way of life by the coast

Villas, apartments and holiday rentals in Mijas

Mijas is a popular tourist town and district in the Costa del Sol region of the province of Málaga in Andalusia, south-eastern Spain. Nestled in the mountainside, it is a modern coastal resort with a lively residential area that still retains that traditional Spanish village feel. Mijas town itself with the coastal strip of Mias Costa, along with 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.

Beautiful Mijas has all 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 Wagon museum. 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.

Mijas' diverse stretch of coastline boasts the popular resorts of Calahonda, Mijas Bay and Riviera del Sol, where you'll find some fantastic beaches like Calahonda's main beach and the largest beach in Mijas, with over 4,500m of golden sand and tranquil waters perfect for enjoying water sports and scuba diving. Here you'll find plenty of busy seafront bars offering refreshments and local and international cuisines. Southwest of Mijas is the Blue Flag beach of Butiplaya, a sunworshipper's paradise with clean waters, modern shower facilities, and a parking area.

Beautiful year-round, Mijas enjoys semi-tropical temperatures with mild winters and hot summers. In the hottest months of July and August the daytime temperature can reach a sizzling 40°C but the gentle coastal breeze means that humidity levels stay reasonably low. Mijas is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Costa del Sol with plenty to see and do. Whether you're after a fun-filled family holiday under the Mediterranean sun, relaxing romantic gateway or just a lazy time-off with friends, we at Clickstay have the perfect holiday rental for you.

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.

A beginner's guide to renting a villa or apartment in Mijas

Mijas district offers a traditional Andalusian way of life by the coast. An ideal family-friendly holiday destination for a sun-drenched escape under the Mediterranean sun, it boasts 12km of coastline, along with the popular resorts of Mijas Bay, Riviera del Sol, Las Lagunas and Calahonda, with its pristine Blue Flag beaches. Less than half an hour away from Malaga airport, Mijas offers easy access to Malaga Province’s main attractions.

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 17th century Church of the Immaculate Conception in the town's centre. A former mosque, it's a fascinating piece of architecture with its ancient tower bells.

Stroll through the colourful gardens by Mijas castle and enjoy relaxing panoramic views of the Costa del Sol and its charming donkey taxis. There’s so much more to Mijas than its beaches and history: Max's Wagon Miniatures Museum is home to an original collection of miniature artwork, or learn the art of chocolate making and take home treats for all the family at Mayan Monkey Mijas Chocolate Factory – the smallest chocolate factory in the world! 

Mijas Costa boasts a 12km stretch of the Costa del Sol’s diverse coastline, nestled between Fuengirola and the east Marbella resort of Capobino. The region includes the popular tourist resorts of Mijas Bay, Calahonda, Riviera del Sol, La Lagunas and Miraflor. Costa Mijas' golden sand beaches have modern facilities, excellent beachfront restaurants, an array of water sports, children's activities, beach yoga and even beach gym equipment.

The Blue Flag beach of La Cala de Mijas in the centre of Mijas Bay is the perfect spot for some relaxation, although the coastal breeze can be quite strong, so make sure to bring some extra layers of clothing just in case! El Faro, Charcon, Bombo and the Blue Flag beaches of Calahonda and Calahonda La Luna 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 Blue Flag beaches with excellent facilities, clean sands and calm waters.

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, body skiing slides and much more. Another option is Fuengirola, home to Bioparc Fuengirola, a modern zoo with a recreated jungle clearing and kids' play area.

Why rent a villa or apartment in ­Mijas with Clickstay?

For the last ten years we've sent thousands of happy holidaymakers to villas and apartments all over the Costa del Sol and Mijas! We're a trusted brand with secure online payment and you can book your holiday in Mijas with confidence. We're also here to help – whether you're looking for that perfect rental in Mijas or you're already on holiday, you can call or email our customer services team.

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.

Villas in Mijas with private pools

Enjoy the space and privacy of your own pool and soak up the sun with friends and family with the freedom of your own space. A villa with its own pool makes the perfect base to explore the local area; when you've had enough of the beaches and busy crowds come back for a cooling, care-free swim in your own little sanctuary.

Our top 6 villas in Mijas with private pools

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Family-friendly holiday rentals in Mijas

Mijas is the perfect destination for a family holiday: great weather, beautiful surroundings, wonderful food and wide sandy beaches boasting an array of water sports and modern facilities. Whether it's a villa with a pool or  apartment near the beach, we've got hundreds of holiday villas and apartments our owners have marked as family-friendly.

Our top 6 family-friendly holiday rentals in Mijas

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Own a holiday villa or apartment in Mijas?

If you are an owner or agent with holiday villas or apartments in Mijas, or if you want to increase your rentals, then sign up to Clickstay and manage your properties directly. Clickstay lets owners to contact renters directly. Our online system allows you to manage your property description, prices and availability as well as catering for all sorts of holiday rentals in Mijas from villas with private pools to beach front apartments.

Our costs are low: we charge a £1, €1 or $1 sign-up fee and you can then advertise an unlimited number of properties to directly to renters looking for a Mijas holiday rental. We charge 10% marketing commission when a renter books your property through the Clickstay site.

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