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There are plenty of things to do in Mijas, not just relaxing on the beach or having a pint in one of the several bars. Mijas has a large range of sport activities, shopping areas and many, many more.

Of course, going to the beach is the number 1 of the things to do in Mijas. Mijas has various beaches, the largest ones are in La Cala and Calahonda. But also Riviera, El Faro and other smaller urbanisations have their own beach. As these are often smaller in size and less crowded, you have the impression to be on your private beach. On the beach you can find the centrums to practice different water sports such as water ski, paragliding, jetski and more.

What are the things to do in Mijas Pueblo, the village. a ride with the donkey taxi or visiting one of the many monuments is one of your options.Every Wednesday noon you can admire in the center of the village a free flamenco show on the central square. From September to May the city of Mijas offers guided walks in the rural area around Mijas Pueblo.

Nearly every month festivals or Feria's take place in this area: Feria of Mijas Pueblo, Feria in La Cala, Noche San Juan, Semana Santa (Holy week). Mijas town hall organises every year an International day in May, during this day you will see many of the nationalities dressed up in their traditional clothing. During the months July and August the 'boulevard' near the beach in La Cala turns into a true animated festival area with music and dance for all.

You have a passion for horses? Mijas has several riding schools and equestrian centers that also perform shows , to name only a few: Ecuestre El Castillo, Rancho la Paz, Club Hipico El Dorado. At the Hipodromo you can go to see the horse races but this new complex organizes also other events related to horses or horse owners.

Costa del Sol often also called Costa del Golf , has more then 30 golf courses. Mijas is famous because of their 'championships courses' ; Mijas Golf, Mijas Los Lagos, El chaparral golf, are well known internationally.
Most of the hotels and luxurious residential area's have their own tennis courts. If your housing does not you can go to the Aztek country Club for tennis lessons. You can practice football and volleyball in the same club. Several gym's, such as Eric's Gym, Alhamar Fitness center, zare located in Mijas and offer classes of aerobics, Zumba and Pilates.

You prefer to take it a bit easy? The Mayan Monkey Chocolate factory is smallest chocolate factory of teh world and is here in Mijas! Besides a visit you can also take part in the production process in one of the organised workshops. An excursion to Ronda or Gibraltar are excellent day trips.

For kids is a trip to Tivoli park, near Torremolinos or the aquapark in Mijas always a good choice. The Biopark/zoo in Fuengirola, will please both the little ones and the adults. . A visit to the dolfinarium in Benalmadena is educational and exciting. You can even take part in the feeding session or training of these dolfins. Voor de adults a visit to the Casino of Marbella or Torrequebrada can increase, or decrease too, your vacantion budget.

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  • This beach in Calahonda is one of the best beaches of Mijas Costa. Very clean, public toilets and showers, sunbeds, parasols, massage booth with physiotherapist. Kayak rental. Good occupation, meaning...

  • El Cartujano in Mijas is managed and owned by the Sanchez Family in the Andalusian traditions. The Ranch located in Mijas offers besides horse back riding lessons and trips also a weekly show (from April...

    696 665 992

    Finca El Cartujano Camino Campanales, 71

  • The museum of miniatures of Mijas is located in Max's Wagon. This museum was opened in 1972 and is a private collection from Professor Max. During his business trips he collected this small objects....

    952 58 90 34

    Avda del Compas

  • The Plaza de la Constitution has a marble fontain in the middle of the square. This fountain was build by Galiano who created the fountain and the marble benches on the square from stones left over after...

  • The ethnological Museum or Casa Museo of Mijas is situated in the old city hall of the village. It opened its doors in 1995. It represents the history and how people used to live(Ethnology) in Mijas....

    952 59 03 80

    Plaza de la Libertad 2

  • You can go on a horseback riding trip with Rancho La Paz, near Mijas. They have relaxing trips in the mountains of Mijas of 1 or 2 hours.Groups are created depending on the level of riding experience....

    952 590 264

    Torreblanca S/s

  • Buggy Safari in Mijas offers you adventurous trips in the mountains and innerland of Sierra de Mijas. Take an excucursion in this 2 seater buggy and have a few hours of fun, splashing in riverbeds, driving...

    673 649 332

    C/ Suecia Local 4, Hacienda de Mijas Golf, 29650 Mijas Costa, Málaga

  • This walking road, promenade next to the beach in Calahonda is perfect to stroll during the day or evening.On Saturdays, little stalls with art work are put out.Enjoy of the Sun, Beach and walk along this...

  • Semana Santa in Mijas is a religious event but if you are able to see this, you will be impressed. Shrines are carried through the old village with lots of serenity. They are beautiful decorated and even...

  • Sea Life Benalmadena near Mijas is a fascinating zoo to discover the underwater world of the ocean. This interactive zoo reveals the magical world of creatures of the sea. The park is divided in several...

    952 50 150

    Puerto deportivo

  • Born to be wild adventures near Mijas, organizes Jeep Tours and Dolphin safaris like no other! On top you can join them for a Flamenco - dinner show on the beaches of Estepona.The company Born to be Wild...

    952 781 006

    C: Igualada

  • Mayan Monkey Mijas, the world smallest chocolate factory. Visit the factory, learn about the history and origins of chocolate. and especially taste this delicious chocolate!You can book a workshop (minimum...

    951 052 772

    524 Plaza de la Constitucion

  • The street market at La Cala is held on the large parking just next to the A7. Every Wednesday and Saturday you can go shopping on this streetmarket from 9h30 until 2 pm.A great market to find souvenirs,...

  • Every sunday, a car boot sale, second hand market takes place at the Hipodromo of Mijas. This market starts around 9am and runs until about 2pm. A different way of shopping! You will not find any souvenirs...

  • Abysub diving school is located near Mijas in the port of Fuengirola. They organise dives on the whole Costa del Sol. The diving school has different packages, all with qualified Padi instructors.

    +34 952581768

    Puerto Deportivo de Fuengirola, Local 51

  • Created in 1984 and renovated in 2000, this Course offers 18-holes. Like Los Lagos, the other golf course of Mijas Golf, the golf course Los Olivos was designed by Robert Trent Jones. Par 72 (5866m)....

    952 47 68 43

    Urbanización Mijas Golf

  • This Cabo Rocoso Beach in Mijas, is located near the urbanisacion of Miraflores. Het sandy beach with few rocks is not too busy even in the summer months. Unfortunately you can not access the water immediately...

    Urbanización Miraflores

  • Situated close to Mijas Village in the interior, this 18 hole course was designed by Seve Ballesteros. The club also offers an 18-hole course for children. Considered one of the most modern and most important...

    952 59 59 70

    Carretera Mijas Alhaurín kilómetro 6

  • Popular beach Mijas in the east of La Cala. The beach is darker due to his pebbles.The chiringuito Los Morenos has a nice little terrace for your refreshments when enjoying a day at the Beach in Mijas.

    Zona de La Cala.

  • Playa Calahonda has in total 5 km of beach in Mijas and is divided in several zones. This one is the far east one, just next to Riviera del Sol.Although the beach is very clean, has public toilets and...


  • Aqua park is a theme park in Mijas met plenty of slides. A refreshing day trip, that pleases every one in the family, at any age.The bodyski, a slide where you float on water, the wild river and a large...

    952 46 04 04

    Dirección: Carretera Nacional 340, Km. 209.

  • Los Lagos is part of Mijas Golf. This 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones on 1976, and has a par 71 (6007 metres). Flat and wide fairways, with several water hazards (lakes) making it a tricky...

    952 47 68 43

    Urbanización Mijas Golf

  • The Tourist information office of Mijas is located in the center of the old town of Mijas Pueblo. A smaller division of the Tourist office, can be found in the town hall (Ayuntamiento) of La Cala. In the...

    952 58 90 34

    Avd. Virgin de la Peña 2A

  • Three stunning courses each with 18 holes (North, South and La Cala Europe). Designed by Cabell Robinson and considered one of the most testing courses on the Costa del Sol.

    952 58 91 00

    La Cala de Mijas

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