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Mijas is the biggest municipality on the Costa del Sol, Spain, consisting the three areas of, Mijas Pueblo, Mijas Costa and Las Lagunas. Mijas Pueblo is located about 4 miles inland and over 1400 feet above mean sea level. It is very popular with day visitors and bus parties, who stroll round this attractive whitewashed pueblo, admiring the fantastic vistas of the coast. Donkey rides are available if you want a more leisurely tour of this traditional village.

Mijas Pueblo has a number of visitor attractions, including the quite unusual Carramoto de Max museum which displays a diverse collection of microscopic pieces, like a portrait of President Abraham Lincoln on a pinhead, or the Lords Prayer enscribed on the side/edge of a playing card. Another is the old grotto of the Virgen de la Pena carved out of the hillside by monks 400 years ago. If you want to increase your knowledge of traditional life in Mijas, the Casa Museo next to the Plaza de la Libertad is worth a visit. It relates the tale of the post war decade of hunger when the locals were near to starvation and sometimes only had a broth made from grass, plus a collection of farm tools and implements used to produce olive oil. Mijas Pueblo has an attractive Plaza de Toros or bull ring that is home to a small display of old memorabilia.

Mijas Costa is the name given to the stretch of the beautiful coast situated between Marbella and Fuengirola, including the little town of La Cala de Mijas which offers an attractive and sheltered beach plus pavement bars and restaurants. La Cala is the also the venue for the local street market every Wednesday and Saturday. There are many large and small urbanisations dotted along the coast road through Mijas Costa, including such as Miraflores, Riviera and Calahonda.

The commercial area of Las Lagunas is more or less just an extension of the neighbouring holiday resort of Fuengirola and there is not much of note there, with the one exception of the Parque Acuatico Mijas that can be found on the Fuengirola road, this aqua park is a prime family type attraction complete with slides, pools, jacuzzis and the Adventure River thrill ride. There is also crazy golf and a rock wall climbing area for kids. Parque Aqua Mijas is only open from late April to late September.

Mijas Golf courses are plentiful in the local area, including the La Cala Golf Resort, which has three first class 18 hole courses plus the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. Other clubs include Mijas Golf, with two more courses, and the more recently built Calanova Golf. Mijas is also home to the horse race circuit known as El Hipodromo, where there are regular evening races throughout the high season and occasionally it has been used for concerts.

The Portillo Company runs buses from Mijas to Fuengirola, Benalmadena or Torremolinos, plus inland to Alhuarin and Coin. Portillo also runs the coastal bus route that runs from Marbella to Fuengirola with halts throughout Mijas Costa.
To see more travel advice and tourism information about Mijas please visit Mijas

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