The Mijas district benefits from three very different areas…..Mijas Pueblo, the traditional white washed Andalucian village, Mijas Costa including the popular La Cala de Mijas, and Las Lagunas which is the more modern and commercial area of Mijas.
Mijas Pueblo is a picturesque mountainside village, approximately 10km inland from the costa, and around 400m above sea level. It continues to be a popular destination for expatriates, especially those from the UK, and the local foreigners department is on hand for those lucky enough to live there but have not yet managed to pick up the Spanish language.
20 minute drive from Mijas Pueblo, the Mijas Costa stretches over approximately 12km of coastline and is home to popular resorts of El Chaparral, La Cala de Mijas and Sitio de Calahonda. The summer months in Mijas Costa sees an influx of tourists to enjoy the sunny beaches, the numerous bars and restaurants, and in La Cala in particular, the live weekend shows and events along the promenade.
The more modern Las Lagunas has seen rapid development and to put that into perspective, whilst over 50% of the population of Mijas reside here, 80% of this particular area was built within the past 30 years. In the pipeline is the largest park in the province of Malaga (in the area of El Ahogadero), and that is expected to surpass the existing largest park of La Paloma in Benalmádena.