Mijas: charming streets and Andalusian gastronomy on the Costa del Sol

Near the coast, you can find beautiful villages such as Mijas, whose historic centre is framed by the walls of its ancient castle and the hermitage of the Virgen de la Peña.

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Mijas, Malaga
Emma Donaldson
31 August 2021, Redaction

Close to the coast, you can find beautiful villages such as Mijas, whose historic centre is framed by the walls of its ancient castle and the hermitage of the Virgen de la Peña. Its beauty has made it an ideal destination for both national and foreign tourists, who choose it as a holiday destination or to live there for a large part of the year.

Despite all this, Mijas is one of the prettiest villages in Malaga, without losing the charm of the Andalusian white villages, full of facades decorated with flower pots and winding streets. A place not to be missed is the sanctuary that houses the Patron Saint, carved into the rock and with splendid views of the Mediterranean and the Costa del Sol.

It is one of the favourite places for tourists because of its incredible beaches and its exquisite Andalusian gastronomy. Here you can enjoy a perfect combination of beach and nature and enjoy a very pleasant experience. It also has several places of interest such as its Bullring, the only oval-shaped bullring in Spain; the Virgen de la Peña Hermitage or the Wall Gardens.

As far as the coast is concerned, the best beaches to visit close to Mijas are: Playa Calahonda, with calm waters and a wealth of seabed; Playa de la Luna; Playa de Algaida or La Cala. The latter is larger than the previous ones and has moderate waves, with some rocky areas and dark-coloured sand.

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