The delights of one of Malaga’s most famous and visited Pueblo Blancos together with its stunning vistas is a stone’s throw from Benalmadena’s bustling marina. A short drive along a winding mountain route brings us to the picturesque village of Mijas Pueblo. Mijas Pueblo offers those soul-satisfying views of the combined mountain and ocean harmony. Often referred to as the jewel in the crown, gazing down from its elevated position onto the coastal towns and urbanisations of Las Lagunas and La Cala de Mijas, Miraflores and Calahonda. Its spectacular lofty location, approximately 400 meters above sea level, provides full advantage to absorb panoramic breath-taking ocean and Sierra de Mijas mountain views.
A perfect residential destination if sea views float your boat. This prime location offers plenty. The Jardines de la Muralla, one of the most charming places in Mijas, is a celebrated draw for photographers, both professional and selfie fans! The park is nestled in the rocks on the side of the mountain providing expansive views across the Costa Del Sol as far as Fuengirola. The local council have made good on this location by developing and maintaining lush botanical gardens, viewing towers to optimise those instgrammable posts and the opportunity to touch historic walls left over from an ancient Arab fortress. The age-old fortification, the vistas, the sounds from the local wildlife as the sun sets for golden hour, pay homage to the perpetual eternity of Mijas Pueblo.
At the heart of the village is the Plaza de la Constitución, a typical Andalusian plaza with an impressive 19th-century fountain, presided over by Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción. Is serves as the nerve centre of this historic quarter with all its hustle and bustle.
There are lots to see and do, with boutique shops, café bars and restaurants, controversial horse-drawn carriages and donkey taxi service. Also, this is the strategic location for all the main events, religious festivals and fiestas, including regular flamenco dancing and the much-celebrated summer Feria.
Alternatively, this is the perfect spot to sit and watch the world go by, share a table with friends, and soak up the amiable and relaxed atmosphere.
For residents, the social aspect of Mijas is incredibly fulfilling, with something for everyone. From learning Spanish to playing tennis, you could combine both! Several established clubs exist and welcome locals and ex-pats. It is an opportunity to learn flamenco, mix with keen gardeners or craft aficionados or help with one of the local charities. There is no chance to be lonely or bored! In addition, the local town hall has an English speaking department offering advice on all aspects of residencia,
As a residential location, Mijas Pueblo has everything you could wish for, charming narrow streets with immaculate white townhouses, adorned in the traditional style of terracotta pots full of brightly coloured flowers. A leisurely pace of life with laid back siesta atmosphere and authentic history, rich in Andalusian culture. Mingle with the locals in the number of café bars and tapa restaurants and soak up that coveted climate that draws people back repeatedly.