A Mijas villa holiday is popular with water sports enthusiasts and beach lovers alike, with 13 kilometres of coastline and a wide range of activities and beaches to choose from. The Mijas Costa stretches from Marbella to Fuengirola, made up of a collection of villages. Some, such as Riviera del Sol, La Cala de Mijas and Calahonda, are resorts in their own right, with a whole host of facilities including shops, restaurants and bars. Head inland and you will soon find the white-washed village of Mijas Pueblo – a typical Andalucian village with fabulous views. Mijas is also a great spot for golfers, with a number of popular courses nearby. So there's plenty of fantastic Mijas villas to choose from and things to do while you're here.
La Cala de Mijas is home to a twice weekly market on a Wednesday and Saturday morning, where you can pick up local fruit and vegetables as well as handmade crafts and pottery. You’ll also find a good choice of shops selling souvenirs as well as every day essentials. Fuengirola also has a flea market every Saturday, a huge affair with stalls selling everything from clothing and local crafts to furniture and antiques. Larger supermarkets can be found on the outskirts of the towns, whilst serious shoppers should head to the centres and designer outlets in Marbella.
There are some great restaurants in La Cala de Mijas, many offering fabulous sea views – perfect for a glass of wine and some tapas. Along the coast you can expect to find many seafood restaurants with lots of fresh fish and traditional Spanish dishes on the menu. If you’re looking for a livelier affair, head to Marbella or Puerto Banus, both famed for their nightlife and exclusive clubs. Or, visit to Fuengirola, where you'll be spoilt for choice with Italian, Indian and Chinese as well as local tapas bars and great seafood restaurants.
With the Mijas Costa incorporating 13 kilometres of coastline, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Stretching from Calahonda Beach to Playa Del Castillo, you’ll find a fabulous choice of sandy and pebbly coves to explore. Many have sunbeds and parasols to hire as well as lifeguards during the summer months. There is also a superb range of watersports on offer from snorkelling and pedalos to scuba diving, jet skis and more.
To name a few, El Characon, a sandy beach, has limited facilities with a popular seafront restaurant ideal for lunch with a view. La Cala de Mijas has a long stretch of white sand with sunbeds and parasols to hire and plenty of restaurants nearby. Or nearby Fuengirola has 8 kilometres of beautiful coastline with a full range of watersports on offer as well as sunbeds and parasols to hire.
Costa del Sol has plenty on offer to keep the whole family entertained. In nearby Fuengirola you'll find a waterpark, ideal for cooling off on a hot day, as well as Bioparc Fuengirola, a fantastic zoo with lots of animals to discover. Further afield, Benalmadena is around 30 minutes' drive away and is home to Selwo Marine World, the Butterfly Park and Tivioli amusement park.
The traditional village of Mijas Pueblo is well worth a visit for the spectacular views alone, thanks for its elevated position. With a beautiful mountain backdrop, there are some fabulous boutiques, cafes and restaurants to discover along the narrow cobbled streets, as well as some great options for alfresco dining.
The nearby resort of Fuengirola has plenty to offer with a long promenade stretching for miles, lined with a whole host of bars and restaurants. This is a great resort for families, with a waterpark, zoo and fun fair to enjoy.
Be sure to visit Malaga, around 45 minutes' drive away - a charming city with beautiful architecture, interesting museums and great shopping opportunities.
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