Mijas ✅ It's very popular with holiday makers because the wide variety of activities and different places to visit. Read more about this place on this page

One of the best day trips from Marbella is a short drive to the pretty white village of Mijas Pueblo, in the stunning Sierra de Mijas. Although Mijas is only a 30 minute drive from Marbella, it feels like a whole other world as the quaint white village sits on the hillside and offers stunning scenery and great walks too. You can take a private guided tour or rent a car and explore for yourself.

There is a large main square when you first arrive in town where you will see the traditional donkey taxis and there are flamenco shows every day during the summer months. There’s an excellent tourist office in the main square where you can pick up brochures on things to do in the village and nearby hiking trails; make that your first stop.

Whether you are looking to explore history and culture, enjoy the outdoors or just relax, Mijas has something for everyone.

Popular activities that we recommend to enjoy in Mijas:

1. Tour of the Old Town

Mijas is famous for its charming old town, with cobbled streets, whitewashed houses and panoramic views. Stroll through its narrow streets full of craft shops, restaurants and bars, and enjoy the authentic Andalusian atmosphere.

2. Hiking in Mijas

We recommend exploring the well marked hiking trails just behind Mijas. There are seven different colour-coded routes, ranging from an easy 1 hour walk to a very challenging 5 hour route. You can see the routes on the tourism website and if you don’t feel like doing it alone, you can sign up for the guided hiking routes that leave from the tourist office at 9.15 on Saturdays and Sundays. More information about hiking in Mijas.

3. Art and Culture in Mijas

Artists have flocked to Mijas for decades and there is a thriving artisan scene with many skilled artists and craftsmen making beautiful pieces and selling them in town. There are plenty of small galleries and specialist arts and crafts shops to visit and it is often possible to meet the artists and watch them at work. We also recommend a visit to the Contemporary Art Center where you can enjoy more than 400 pieces of contemporary art by the best artists in the world, including Picasso and Dalí. Admission costs €3 and is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

You cannot miss the Historical-Ethnological Museum on your visit. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Mijas by visiting its Historical-Ethnological Museum. Here you can learn about the tradition, crafts and lifestyle of the region.

4. Donkey-taxi ride

An iconic experience in Mijas is to take a donkey-taxi ride through the old town. These friendly donkeys will lead you through the picturesque streets and offer you a unique way to explore the town.

5. Wall Garden

Discover the natural beauty of the Jardín de la Muralla, a beautiful garden located in the old town wall. Enjoy the lush plants, fountains and panoramic views of the coast.

6. Chocolate in Mijas

Mijas Pueblo has the smallest chocolate factory in the world that you can visit and learn how to make your own chocolate too. This is a great family activity! They have one hour workshops where you can learn how to make six different types of chocolate and take them back to enjoy. They operate 7 days a week from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and require a minimum of four people, the cost is €29.95 per person. Alternatively, you can take his 10-minute express workshop where you can learn how to shape and decorate three bars of your own chocolate. No reservations are necessary, and you only need two people to take these tours. They operate from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and cost €11.70 per person.

7. Beaches

Mijas has several beaches along its coast, where you can relax, sunbathe and enjoy the Mediterranean Sea. The beaches of Calahonda, La Cala de Mijas and El Faro are some of the popular options.


Mijas is known for its high quality golf courses. If you are a golf fan, you can enjoy courses like Mijas Golf Club or La Cala Resort, which offer magnificent facilities and beautiful landscapes.

9. Gastronomy

You cannot leave Mijas without trying its delicious cuisine. Try traditional Andalusian dishes, such as fried fish, gazpacho and salmorejo, in the many restaurants and bars in town.

We can arrange a private half day tour for you to visit the beautiful town of Mijas, or a full day tour that will show you the best parts of Malaga, Mijas and Marbella and give you a great overview of the incredible diversity of the Costa del Sol. Sun. Contact us for more information on tours and sightseeing, or if you prefer to rent a car and explore on your own, we can arrange that for you too. Think of us as your vacation helpers: the friendly folks here to fix everything from luxury vacation rentals to all those extras, de-stress, and make magical memories. Contact us and tell us what you want and let us figure it out for you!

Discover another day trips in Marbella and near

Caminito del rey







Luna Pesca