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Andalusian Horse and Flamenco Show

1. Andalusian Horse and Flamenco Show

Watch 'Ritmo a Caballo', an equestrian ballet that has been performed here every Wednesday at 5:45PM uninterrupted for 30 years. The choreography incorporates a mixture of cowboy moves and dressage to Spanish music. Riders wear old Andalusian costumes and the show is directed by José Carlos González Guerrero, who was awarded the Champion of Spain in 2009. The one and a half hour show features 20 horses, all trained by their riders. Be amazed as you watch a group of Spanish horses all move in unison to the beat of the music. Rigorous training and traditional elegance are combined in this impressive performance.

Mijas, Marbella & Puerto Banús From Málaga

2. Mijas, Marbella & Puerto Banús From Málaga

You will start the trip to reach the typical village of Mijas. This town, located in the center of the Sierra de Mijas, is dominated by the ruins of an Arab palace. The town, typically Andalusian, is formed by narrow streets with white houses characterized by elegant wrought iron grilles. Later you will have free time to admire the great panorama of the coasts, the mountains and take a walk to discover this curious city. After the free time in Mijas you will resume the trip to Marbella, on arrival you will take a small panoramic overview of the city by bus and later a walk through the city, after the walk you can enjoy free time in the city. You will leave Marbella behind to continue towards Puerto Banús, a key point on the Costa del Sol for celebrities and the wealthy, enjoy free time to see its marina, its promenade or have a drink in one of its many establishments.

From Malaga or Costa del Sol: Mijas, Marbella & Puerto Banus

3. From Malaga or Costa del Sol: Mijas, Marbella & Puerto Banus

Discover the highlights of the Costa del Sol, Marbella and Puerto Banus. Get introduced to Andalusian traditions in Mijas. Start from Costa del Sol and head to the charming village of Mijas. Marvel at this spot perched on the mountain range of the same name, overlooking the Mediterranean and covered in green. Enjoy free time in Mijas for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Then, hop on the coach to drive to Marbella. Visit the world-renowned city and discover the Plaza de Los Naranjos. Walk through the streets full of flowers of the old town, the most unknown and beautiful part of the coastal city. Enjoy another 1 hour and 15 minutes at your own pace at this stop. Your next destination is a short drive along the Golden Mile to the ever-glamorous Puerto Banus. See luxury yachts that have been here since the late 60s. Take a stroll through high-end shops, bars and restaurants. Spot supercars and luxury vehicles. Enjoy the charm of this spot over 1 hour and 45 minutes. The coach with the guide will then drive back to your drop-off point.

Mijas Small Group Walking Tour

4. Mijas Small Group Walking Tour

Begin your tour by meeting at Virgen de la Peña Square. Enjoy the sights of Taxi Donkeys and then stop by the chapel of the Virgin of the Rock while listening to stories, legends, and important facts about this village from your local guide. After passing by Constitution Square and the remains of the Moorish Wall, climb a little bit to visit the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Walk along the lovely promenade by the botanical gardens with stunning views out to the sea. On the way back to Commercial Street, if there are good weather conditions, you can also admire an outdoor Flamenco Show. Finish the tour by wandering along Commercial Street, where the 17th Century San Sebastian Hermitage is located as well as the Contemporary Art Museum.

Caminito del Rey Private Tour from Costa del Sol

5. Caminito del Rey Private Tour from Costa del Sol

Start the day with a convenient pickup from your hotel, followed by a relaxing drive out of the city to Ardales. Listen to your friendly guide as they share their fascinating insight into the history of the region as you pass through small towns and farmlands. Arrive at the Caminito del Rey, gather your trekking gear and prepare to embark on a journey that's bursting with scenery, geology, and history. Enter the gorge and slowly make your way along a wooden pathway that's attached to sheer rock walls, giving you a unique perspective that's unlike any other hiking experience. If you're brave enough, look down into the canyon at the striking green water and thriving plant life that covers its floor, as your guide enlightens you to its history. Your journey takes you past the Gaitanejos and Gaitanes gorges and by the Hoyo Valley, with plenty of time to stop and take in the views. Cross over a hanging bridge and feel a serious adrenaline rush before completing your adventure with a bus ride from Alora to Ardales, then drop-off back at your hotel.

Mijas Village: Private Tour from Malaga

6. Mijas Village: Private Tour from Malaga

After being picked up from your hotel or the port of Málaga, you will begin your drive to Mijas Village where your tour will begin. After meeting with your official historian tour guide, you will tour for 1.5 hours through Mijas's charismatic streets. Inhabited since ancient times, the small village of Mijas was devoted mainly to agriculture and fisheries through to the explosion of the tourist boom in the 1950s. Mijas offers travelers the contrast between the traditional image of the area and adaptation to current times, all without losing the traditional essence. You can walk around whitewashed corners, courtyards, gardens and shrines, with this village retaining the leisurely pace and charm of the past. You can visit the tiny bull-ring Plaza de Toros, two Mudejar style churches and remains of the old Arab wall, where your can enjoy beautiful gardens and the very interesting sanctuary of the “Virgen de la Peña” patron of the town. The Church of the Immaculate Conception was built by the Muslims in 836, being converted into a Christian church after the conquest, when a Moorish-style tower was added in 1510. From almost any point of the village you can see the white chapel of Calvary, located at a somewhat higher level. At the conclusion of your guided tour, you will have 1 hour's free time, before being returned back to your accommodation in Málaga.

Marbella, Mijas and Puerto Banús Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

7. Marbella, Mijas and Puerto Banús Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

On this full-day excursion, enjoy a sightseeing tour along Marbella's Golden Mile, a 4-mile (6.4-kilometer) stretch beginning at the western edge of Marbella City and ending at Puerto Banús. Discover an exclusive area home to some of Marbella's most luxurious villas, such as the Palace of King Fahd. First, make a stop in Mijas to appreciate the landscapes of this amazing village. Once in Marbella, walk along the streets where you'll be able to see its many fashion boutiques and meet its famous jet set. Upon arrival in Puerto Banus, enjoy some free time to stroll around the most impressive marina in the Costa del Sol.

From Málaga or Marbella: Private Gibraltar Tour

8. From Málaga or Marbella: Private Gibraltar Tour

Embark on a guided half-day or full-day tour to Gibraltar and visit the imposing Rock of Gibraltar, home to a nature reserve. Choose to extend your tour after your visit to the reserve with some time for shopping and exploration within the city. Start with pickup from your accommodation in Málaga or Marbella: Travel across the Spanish border into the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. Gaze in awe at the massive limestone rock, known as the Rock of Gibraltar as you cross the border. Meet your guide in the town and take a guided tour of the nature reserve located on the Rock of Gibraltar and explore St. Michael’s Caves, the Siege Tunnels, and the Moorish Fortress. Spot the mischievous Barbary macaques, which are the only wild primates in Europe. If you choose the full-day tour option, take some time to explore the city at your own pace, with time for shopping and lunch. Then board the bus for a relaxing journey back to your accommodation.

Mijas Pueblo: Private Tour From the Costa del Sol

9. Mijas Pueblo: Private Tour From the Costa del Sol

Enjoy a visit to the picturesque village of Mijas Pueblo and learn about this charming place from your guide. On this private tour you’ll see the oval bullring, the remains of the Arab wall, the churches of the 16th and 17th centuries and much more. Visit the Mijas Contemporary Art Museum and the Ethnographic Museum, where you can see displays of ancient local crafts and recreations of centuries-old buildings. You can choose an optional taxi donkey ride (not included in the tour price). Enjoy a session tasting some delicious Malaga wines and take some time to explore the local shops. If you’re visiting the village on Wednesday or Saturday you can enjoy a free outdoor flamenco show.

Mijas: Half-Day Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

10. Mijas: Half-Day Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

Experience the Andalusian lifestyle with a private half-day tour of the beautiful white town of Mijas. Fall in love with this mountainside village and its picturesque whitewashed buildings. In the company of your private guide, learn all about Mijas' history and culture and discover the hospitality of its inhabitants.   During your tour, discover the Arabic influence on the city, visit the oval bullring, many historical sites, the museum, and centuries-old churches. Get the opportunity to visit a chocolate factory and enjoy a chocolate making experience inside the factory. Afterward, sit down to a delicious spread of fine Malaga wines, typical Andalusian tapas, and a delicious lunch with views of the coast. Later, enjoy some free time to pick up some souvenirs at the town's many art and crafts shops. Finally, hop on a traditional mule taxi and head to a private location where time stands still and you can experience the traditional Spanish way of life for a moment.

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What people are saying about Mijas

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 585 reviews

Well-organized trip, nice staff. I kind of would have wanted to have more time in the destinations but that’s not a minus for the organisers of the trip itself. Would recommend this for everyone.

Good value for the price. Have your ride sorted out before hand. Had a very hard time getting an uber out of the area. Otherwise great show

superb excursion, top guide she spoke French, top driver, enough time to visit the 3 cities with the guide's relevant information.

Excellent route and the best guide explaining in 3 different languages. Much easier to do than on your own, worth it.

Friendly staff and awesome show that proved they cared and treasure their horses