Situated in the heart of the Costa del Sol, Mijas combines to the perfection its condition of mountain village with the important touristic development in its coastal zone. Its privileged geographic situation, between the sea and mountain, is the reason for its multiple charms, being situated among the most attractive destinies in the province. Its extensive territory is divided in three urban districts, each offering a distinctive look to the municipality. This way, we can find in Mijas deeply-rooted traditions along with innovation and modernity.
It offers the traveler the contrast between the traditional image of these lands and the adaptation to our time, all without losing the essence. The walk through whitewashed corners, patios, gardens, hermitages … the town retains the leisurely pace and charm of yesteryear, sheltered by the mountains and extending the view to the countryside and the sea. We invite you to visit the old town and the most interesting places. For this Mijas offers a public parking open 24 hours.
In the heart of the Mijas coast you can find La Cala, a central district with 12 kilometres of coastline. This area, which has an important fishing tradition, is home to one of the most important watchtowers of the municipality: Torreón de la Cala and the Coastal Footpath, a pedestrian and bicycle path that becomes the backbone of the Costa del Sol through its beaches. Your tour along this path will open a window to unknown places, communication with singular watch towers of cultural and historical interest, Mediterranean coastal sand dunes of hosting species of protected flora and fauna, beautiful spots for whale and seabird watching, as well as offshore cetaceans. A walk along this coastline path will bring you closer to a coast devoted to leisure which offers attractions such as: water sports and catering establishments where you can sample delicious local cuisine.