If you come to the Cala Mijas Festival wishing to get the most out of the experience, you can’t pass up the chance to enjoy the charm of Mijas and the province of Málaga by visiting some tourist locations and discovering the secrets they hold. Mijas is the perfect combination of fun and relax. Tucked between the mountain range that gives it its name and the sea, the town has two separate urban centres, two faces, Mijas Costa and Mijas Pueblo.
Sun, beach, nature, culture, tradition, gastronomy…. Mijas has a lot to offer and here are some experiences you cannot miss.
If after dancing until sun-up at the Cala Mijas Festival you feel like just lying in the sand, taking a dip in the Mediterranean, and relaxing, then at Mijas Costa you have your pick of beautiful beaches and coves that stretch for 12 kilometres where you can enjoy the marriage of sun and sea. Don’t miss out on the four kilometre long beach Playa de Calahonda, the crystal clear waters of Playa de El Bombo, Chaparral beach, and Butibama beach. . Come and feel how the sun and the sea fill you with energy.
After giving it your all at the festival and relaxing on the beaches, you will probably have worked up an appetite. Mijas has traditional Andalusian gastronomy that will surprise you. Amongst the large gastronomical offering, the soups, the Maimon pastry, Salmorejo, Gazpachuelo, and the fried fish stand out. Enjoy the delicious gastronomy in the town’s countless restaurants or in the typical beach bars. And why not pare the food with a Mijas sweet wine? Enjoy!
Considered one of the most beautiful towns in Málaga, a visit to the Mijas Pueblo is a must. And no wonder. The white houses slope down the hill from the mountain to the sea, the historic centre has an Arabic layout, there are flowerpots hanging on fronts of buildings, and viewpoints serve as improvised balconies overlooking the Mediterranean; all of this gives the town its charm. Don’t hesitate to aimlessly wander the streets, to visit the only oval-shaped bull ring in Spain, the churches and the monuments steeped in history, and the interesting museums. You are sure to fall in love with Mijas at first sight.
Málaga has much more than beaches being that its picturesque towns with whitewashed buildings hold many secrets to be seen. If you decide to extend your stay to the Cala Mijas Festival, you can go all around the charming Andalusian white towns, from the ones that are bathed in Mediterranean waters to the ones hiding in the mountain forests. Ronda, has a monumental bridge that is over 100 metres long, Nerja, the famous town painted in summer blue, Frigiliana, a beautiful town of Moorish heritage, the small village of Júzcar, or Estepona with its street art; these are just a few of the most beautiful towns in Málaga. Are you ready to discover them?
Founded by the Phoenicians in 7th century B.C., its impressive heritage is concentrated in the historic centre, with an imposing Cathedral, the Alcazaba and the ruins of Gibralfaro. Strolling along the long beaches of the capital of the Costa del Sol is a real treat, and don’t miss its impressive museums, with the famous Picasso Museum being a highlight But if there is one thing that makes this city special, it is its charming atmosphere and the hundreds of restaurants and bars where you can try the typical Andalusian dishes. What is clear is that there is no shortage of attractions to visit in this city.
Mija’s privileged spot between the mountains and the sea gives it an unparalleled natural setting. The Sierra de Mijas, a mountain range parallel to the coast, has several well-marked trails of varying difficulties to enjoy the biodiversity and views. If you want something more relaxed, the Senda Litoral de Mijas, is a coastal walk on a wooden promenade that always follows the sea. In addition, the province of Málaga also hides other incredible natural settings such as the famous Caminito del Rey, El Torcal Nature Reserve, and the Nerja Caves.