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Villa in Mijas
La Medina
sleep Sleeps 10 in 4 bedrooms
Stunning Villa in Costa del Sol for up to 10 persons with private pool and golf course views in Mijas
Amenity: Views, Private Swimming Pool
EUR 160 – 375
Per Night
Villa in Mijas
Casa Ruby
sleep Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms
Charming villa in Andalucia with private pool and a small path leads on foot to the beach in Mijas
Amenity: Private Swimming Pool, Seaside
EUR 160 – 360
Per Night
B&B in Mijas
Montes de Almachada B&B
sleep Sleeps 2 in 1 bedrooms
Romantic Mijas Andalucia bed and breakfast in tropical garden with views of Fuengirola, the sea and the mountains.
Amenity: Views, Shared Swimming Pool, Internet Access
EUR 75 – 129
Per Night
Apartment in Mijas
Apartment in Mijas Pueblo
sleep Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
Penthouse aparmtne in pretty gated complex, Mijas Pueblo.
Amenity: Views, Shared Swimming Pool, Seaside
EUR 61 – 75
Per Night
Villa in Mijas
Residencial el Hipodromo Townhouse
sleep Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
Magnificent Villa in the Costa del Sol next to El Chaparral Golf Course and five minutes from the beach in Mijas
Amenity: Jacuzzi - Outside, Hot Tub, Shared Swimming Pool
EUR 30 – 40
Per Night

Mijas Vacations: Things to see while on vacation in Mijas Andalucia

Mijas Geography

Mijas represents a town-municipality in Spain, more precisely the Malaga province, which is in fact a part of the autonomous Andalusia community. This is located on the southeast of Spain, so Mijas is a part of the region named Costa del Sol Occidental. This location is typical as any other Andalusian spot – whitewashed, nice and small, and located on a mountainside, with 430 meters above sea level (1,476 feet). Mijas is the very heart-center of the Costa del Sol region. Overall, Mijas municipality includes in itself: Mijas Pueblo (a small village on the hillside), Mijas Costa (the crucial residential and commercial center adjacent to Fuengirola), La Casa de Mijas (a huge suburban area north of Fuengirola). Mijas economy is dependant on tourism foremost, with several museums and shops for souvenirs as well. This municipality has areas for 7 golf courses and agriculture areas for cereals, avocados and potatoes.

The Mijas climate, when its sea proximity is taken in consideration, is a nice semi-tropical, and in the winter, it is mostly pleasant and warm. The days of hot and humid weather last from May all to October. For instance, July and August are incredibly hot and reach 40 degrees Celsius. In the winter, the nights are quite chilly and seldom there is frost. During the summer nights, the heat is still lingering, and it gets bearable most of the time, except July and August.
Rainfall levels are less than 600 millimeters (36 inches) annually, and this is spotted between October and April. There are also 2.920 hours of sunshine in Mijas, annually. With the mountain elevation, climate changes as well. The temperature can drop to 10 degrees Celsius (or 50 Fahrenheit). On mountain peaks (those over 600 meters), there is ice in winter times and precipitation reaches800 ml (48 inches).

Mijas History and Culture

The first records of inhabitants in Mijas were the Turtedani tribe, a Celtic Group of people that were officially a part of the Tartessan group of people. Later, after them, the Phoenicians together with the Greeks, have arrived and wanted to exploit all the mines for search of ores with great values. When the Romans arrived they already had an extensive trading business with Mijas, which in fact they called it Tamisa. This was an advantageous trade indeed, at the same time when the Romans built the Via Apia, and this later conjoined Cadiz and Malaga.

In 714, the Moors arrived and wanted to conquer the whole region. After this, Mijas was conquered Omar Ben Hafsun who joined with his independent ruling kingdom. Then, the city was reconquered by Abderraman III after Omar Ben Hafsun died.

Later, in 1485, all Catholic Kings have sieged Mijas, however the Mijas people and its residents were persistent to withstand that siege. In 1487, those Catholic Kings have tried to conquer Malaga and this was a success, since Malaga people showed no resistance. They got their freedom later, however under allowance by the Catholic monarchs. When such news reached Mijas’ people, they bravely marched their way to Malaga and even gave themselves up. Still, the Catholic Kings remembered the resistance from 2 years ago, and condemned all to cruel slavery. After 2 years of the Granada conquest, the same Catholic Kings made divisions in the land of Mijas, between their Christianity supporters.

Later in the 19th century, the well-being and economy of Mijas was mostly depending on agriculture. With the start of the 1960s, Costa del Sol was flourishing with tourism, so Mijas became the one of several vital tourist destinations. This city has vast land areas and is one of a few biggest residential tourism centers.
Then in 1960s, the first waves of tourists came to Mijas, mostly interested to see how workers go and return from work (field work, with burros). All tourists loved the ‘burros’ – donkeys, and they even took them for a walk, or took pictures with them. For this, the workers and villagers got some money. With time, the workers saw this as a good and decent opportunity for earning, with the help of burros, so from then on, tourists rode on the donkeys on the fields. There were even burro taxis on this day, they are circa 60 and Mijas is now famous for burro taxi rides.