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Mijas Pueblo – Area Guide

The Mijas area is a varied mix of 3 different areas that form the municipality of Mijas. These areas are Mijas Pueblo, Las Lagunas and Mijas Costa. The coastline covers 12km of predominantly sandy beaches of which there are 12, 4 having a blue flag status and is home to a population of 84,124 inhabitants.

The average temperature for the year is 17 degrees and the average rainfall is 660mm per year. There are 12 golf courses located in the Mijas municipality. Mijas Pueblo or known locally as the white village sits in the foothills of the Mijas Mountains some 428m above sea level.

The village provides some of the most stunning and breath-taking views of the surrounding areas down to the coast, inland and the rugged rocky landscape. The village is not only very popular with tourists visiting for the day or vacationing in the village but with local residents from nearby towns and villages.

The attraction of Mijas Pueblo is the authenticity the village provides of the Spanish way of life from the cobbled streets, white washed walls and array of artisan shops and boutiques to the many traditional festivals celebrated from the main plaza (square) sat centrally in the village. There are plenty of restaurants and bars which are predominately of Spanish orientation adding to the laid back Spanish feel of Mijas Pueblo.

Attractions include the donkey and horse and carriage rides around the village, the view point, the church, the bull ring and the many festivals that include the annual feria (fair), Blues festival and the International Fair.