Mijas Pueblo is one of the most famous white towns on the Costa del Sol, and perches high above the coastal resort of Fuengirola.
With cobbled streets, whitewashed houses and ornate squares and fountains, a visit to Mijas Pueblo transports you back to the days of early tourism in Spain. Donkey taxis and horses and carriages take visitors around the town.
Visit the Museum in the centre of town to see who the locals used to live in Mijas and also the re-created ‘secret room’ where the mayor of Mijas hid for 25 years from Franco’s troops.
Mijas is situated 7km inland from the Fuengirola and the coast. If you are planning to stay a full day, you will find a wide choice of restaurants, pavement cafes and tapas bars to suit all tastes and budgets.
Enjoy spectacular views of the African coastline, the Atlas Mountains and Gibraltar from Mijas. You will also find a wide choice of traditional shops selling artisan ceramics and hand-made souvenirs.