Mijas is a picturesque resort on the Costa del Sol. It offers holidaymakers something different to other resorts on the southern coast, in the form of stunning scenery. Mijas also offers tourists cultural experiences with historical origins that stretch back over thousands of years.
Tourists will notice that the local people have a laid back and relaxed attitude, and love a good celebration. Many festivals and events take place meaning that although it appears to be quiet, it is never dull. Mijas offers its tourists a blend of modern amenities with traditional roots, making it the perfect place to explore and try something new, and with cheap Mijas holidays on offer, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t visit.
As with many locations on the Spanish southern coast, Mijas experiences the Mediterranean sub-tropical climate, giving it long and hot summers with plenty of sunshine; an ideal scenario for those wishing to relax on the beach. The average temperature during the summer months is 24° but can soar towards the 30° barrier in the peak of summer.
Winter in Mijas is different to the rest of Europe, thanks to this tropical climate. The winter sun shines brightly keeping temperatures in the mid-teens and low twenties, a definite contrast to the freezing British winter. Cheap Mijas holidays during this time of year are proving to be popular with Brits seeking the sun.
One of the resort’s biggest hotspots is the village of Mijas Pueblo. This picturesque village is one of the few remaining ‘white villages’ of Andalusia – where each building has been whitewashed, giving the town a stunning appearance – and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea, giving its visitors spectacular views of the African coastline, Gibraltar and the nearby Atlas Mountains. This village oozes Spanish heritage and has managed to retain its charm and character over the years. Donkey taxis can take you round its streets, stopping off at attractions including the Mijas bullring and The Muralla Gardens.
Festivals also take place in this village, meaning that although it is quiet by nature, there is always something happening. Plaza de la Virgen de la Pena is the main plaza in the village and often has flamenco shows on for tourists.
Many of the restaurants in this resort serve up traditional Spanish and Mediterranean dishes, with seafood being a key ingredient. Tamisa is a restaurant that captures this essence perfectly. If seafood is not to your liking, there are plenty of restaurants that serve international cuisines so you will never have to go hungry.
Mijas has a slightly different appeal to the rest of the Costa del Sol, and attracts those looking for a great time in a more laid back atmosphere. There are numerous bars such as Bar Porras and Bar Cosmos that provide entertainment to go with your drinks and remain open until the small hours of the morning. Some restaurants also stay open late to give visitors the chance to relax and unwind. Mahama Discogrill will wine and dine you, then give you a chance to dance the night away.