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Day Trip to Mijas

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Discover Mijas on a Day Trip

The village of Mijas is a hidden gem in the heart of Andalusia, and spending a few hours in this picturesque place with our knowledgeable private guide is one of the best day trips from Malaga or Costa del Sol that you can possibly think of. As you drive away from the coast, you get up in the mountains, and this is where Mijas is perched.

The city looks like a collection of whitewashed houses, charmingly shining in the sun. Nestled on the slope of a mountain, Mijas gives you a good insight into the traditional village life. Its cobblestone streets can and should be walked to feel the true spirit of a Spanish pueblo blanco.

Like a few other whitewashed villages in the region, Mijas serves as a perfect model of a typical Andalusian village, which retains its medieval charm. The guide will suggest looking at the Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña chapel. From the top of it, you can get wonderful views of Mijas and a panorama of the coast below. A walking tour of Mijas gives you a chance to visit its craft shops. If you wish, you can opt for a donkey tour, which you will hardly be offered anywhere else in Spain!

Mijas also boasts the lovely Parochial Church, which overlooks the coast and gives you a chance to see the Moroccan side of the Mediterranean Sea from the churchyard. Of course, this can be done on a clear sunny day. The village is also lucky to have the only square bullring in Spain, which is located next to the church.

Walking the narrow streets and exploring the real village life is highly recommended if you still have time and energy. Alternatively, you can order a drink in a café and take your time looking at the quiet rural way of life or taste traditional Andalusian dishes in one of the numerous restaurants and eateries in Mijas.