Mijas Costa: 6 Great Things You Should Know
Mijas Costa and Mijas Pueblo are very popular up and coming areas to live in. Mijas Costa is the stretch along the coast and begins where Benalmádena ends and Calahonda starts.
This short coastline belongs to the municipal area of Malaga and is joined to Fuengirola. The town halls in these areas are very integrated and intent on working to make this area a fully infrastructural place to live.
Access to this area is easily accessed from Madrid and other coastal areas, roads are naturally busier in the summer months, but in general access to and from cities is very good.
Malaga city is only 30 minutes’ drive and Malaga airport 25 minutes. If you don’t want to drive to the airport you can leave your car parked in a safe place in Los Boliches and catch the train. The trains run until 10:30 at night and later in the summer high season. The however, runs directly into Malaga city.
What has Mijas Costa got to offer?
Apart from the most popular activities and services, here are a few things to know about.
Mijas Costa has a wide selection of shops, supermarkets and shopping malls. The main one is Miramar Shopping Mall, with restaurants, cafés and shops to suit all tastes. There are also small gift shops, herbalists, health shops and special occasion wear boutiques.
The area boasts of some of the cleanest beaches in Spain. A dog beach for our furry friends is very welcoming in the summer along with dog parks. The beaches have beach bars and cafés to try the local cuisine and sit and take a drink with friends, ideal to pass away the hours until sunset. Of course during the summer period the beaches get very busy but if you get there early you can find your spot.
Beach entertainment, if you want to hold a party on the beach you can apply to the town hall. There are fishing boats permanently parked on the beach, these are numbered. They will tell you which number they have reserved for you. Here you may put tables and chairs and hold your own barbecue or evening picnic. This can only be done by reservation service. Most people arrive early evening at around 6 – 7 pm and stay until midnight or around 2am
Equestrian Life or Golf
The equestrian life plays a big part of the Andalucia lifestyle. There are many riding stables for classes and also livery. The prices are reasonable and this is ideal if you are searching for a property where you may keep your horse, meanwhile you have livery stables all along the inland coastal areas. There is also opportunities to explore the inland areas at horseback with companies offering lovely day trips in Mijas costa and surrounding areas.
If you are not into horses you can also take a day enjoying one of the many golf courses in the area. Mijas costa has numerous golf courses like many areas in the Costa del Sol some more expensive than others. Why not check out the 10 best golf courses in Mijas.
Fiesta & Public Holidays
Most villages have their annual fair week and mijas costa is no different. The children will have time off school and the town wil
l be dressed up in lights and the party will begin. Usually the horses will be out on show all dressed up and their riders in Andalusian costumes of spotted long flamenco dresses with pompom shawls and the men will wear the bolero jacket with matching trousers and of course the black “Cordobes” felt hat.
Summer holiday, children break up from school around the 19th of June, usually the Thursday of that week. Due to the heat in Andalucia schools only work mornings during the month of June and break up early. They return to normal studies around 10th of September, depending on the school.
Mijas Costa is home too many international communities. You will find a mix of languages, culture and people which makes it such a lovely place to be. Some of the communities include Scandinavians, English, French, German, Argentinians (naming a few) as well as the local Spanish people. There are schools, clubs and associations for International visitors and residents. This make the area a wonderful place to meet different nationalities and to make friends from all over the world. Why do people move here? Most people are looking for warm weather to heal their aches and pains, some just love the sun and the beautiful relaxed lifestyle spain has to offer, and why not indeed.
History Of Mijas Costa
As we have said previous Mijas costa is made up of different sub areas such a Riviera del Sol, Calahonda, La Cala de mijas to name a few. Each one has its own history and story to tell. For example La Cala de Mijas used to a typical small Spanish fishing village before the tourist boom in 1960s. Since then it has expanded and continues to grow to this day but still has its beautiful authenticity to it.
With the growth of each area in Mijas Costa, they have all had to adjust to stay up to date with regulations throughout Mijas. All the towns are disable friendly and have ramps, most beach fronts promenades are flat which makes them ideal for a gentle stroll or for cycling too.
As well as Mijas Costa there are many more spots that would be perfect to visit or buy a new property.