A guide to one of Malaga's most charming villages
Nestled in the mountains that form the backdrop to the Costa del Sol, Mijas Pueblo is a picturesque white village that embodies the essence of Andalusia. With cobblestone streets, whitewashed buildings, and stunning panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, Mijas Pueblo is a must-visit destination for travellers seeking a taste of traditional Spanish culture and natural beauty. In this blog post, we'll guide you through some of the most enchanting things to do in Mijas Pueblo.
1. Stroll Through the Historic Old Town
Mijas Pueblo's old town is full of narrow, winding streets to explore. As you wander through the cobbled pathways, you'll discover small hidden plazas, charming boutiques, and colourful blue flower pots adorning every corner. Mijas Pueblo offers plenty of cultural activities all year round, with live music, concerts during the summertime, and free Flamenco in the plazas on Wednesdays at 12:00 in Plaza Virgen de la Peña and on Saturdays at the same time in Plaza de la Constitucion.
2. Art Galleries and Museums
Mijas Pueblo is home to several art galleries and museums that showcase its rich cultural heritage. The works of local and international artists are displayed in these spaces, making them perfect for art enthusiasts and history buffs.
3. Hike up to the Sierra de Mijas
Head to the mountains of Mijas to take in the incredible panoramic views of the Mediterranean coastline and the surrounding mountains. Mijas is the starting point for many stunning hikes that go as far as Benalmadena and Malaga on routes of various difficulties. You can find the best hiking routes from Mijas Pueblo here.
You can also visit the Ermita del Calvario, a small chapel built by monks in Mijas that houses the statue of Jesus and is situated on a viewpoint overlooking the beaches of the Costa del Sol.
You can also join us for a unique experience of hiking to the Mijas mountains to a marble quarry overlooking the sea, where we enjoy a yoga session and connect with nature. Book your Mijas yoga hikes here.
4. Attend Festivals and Events
Depending on the time of your visit, you might be lucky enough to catch one of the village's vibrant festivals. The Feria de Mijas, a lively annual event in early September, is a highlight that features flamenco music, traditional costumes, amusement park rides and a colourful parade through the streets. During the summer months, plenty of free concerts are held in the auditorium, including Blues and Celtic Nights, and many bars have live music where you can enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace on balmy summer nights. The new addition of the La Cala Festival in La Cala de Mijas has brought a range of international artists to the area with an unforgettable three-day festival with performances from international rock and electronic artists.
5. Explore the La Muralla Park
If you're seeking a peaceful escape, head to La Muralla Park. This serene and beautifully landscaped park offers walking trails, a Japanese garden, and stunning views of the surrounding countryside. It is also a popular rock climbing, and there is a cliff where you can watch rock climbers ascending to the park.
6. Learn to Make Chocolate at Mayan Monkey Mijas
Mayan Monkey Mijas is a chocolate and ice cream shop that offers a unique chocolate-making workshop suitable for adults and children alike. With a range of workshops starting from 19.95 euros per person, you can make your own chocolate. If chocolate-making is not for you, feel free to savour the delicious range of chocolate, which includes vegan options, or enjoy homemade ice cream.