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Things to do in Mijas Pueblo

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Malaga: Private Day Trip to Mijas

1. Malaga: Private Day Trip to Mijas

After being collected from your Malaga accommodation, you will make your way to Mijas. The town of Mijas is the perfect example of an old Spanish village on the coast, which has managed to retain its old-world charm. You will begin with a visit to the Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña, a chapel made of rock which offers both views of the village and the coast below. You can wander through the town with its craft shops, with the option to take a famous donkey tour through the village. The Parroquial Church is located in a park with lovely views of the coast, and on a clear day, you can see straight across the Mediterranean to Morocco. You can also encounter the bullring, located just across from the church, which is the only square bullring in Spain. Those who are fit can choose to walk up the narrow streets through the neighborhoods to experience the authentic village life. You can take the time to sit in a cafe and have a drink, or opt enjoy one of the many restaurants, and at the conclusion of your experience you will be returned to your accommodation in Malaga.

From Costa del Sol: Mijas, Marbella and Puerto Banús Tour

2. From Costa del Sol: Mijas, Marbella and Puerto Banús Tour

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.

Mijas Small Group Walking Tour

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

Marbella, Mijas and Puerto Banús Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

5. 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.

Mijas Pueblo: Private Tour From the Costa del Sol

6. 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.

Caminito del Rey Private Tour from Costa del Sol

7. 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.

From Malaga: Mijas Private Day Trip

8. From Malaga: Mijas Private Day Trip

Join your guide on this private day tour to Mijas Pueblo and learn about this wonderful town. Enjoy the scenery as your private guide drives you to this lovely settlement. The town is dominated by the remnants of an Arab castle and is packed with small white alleyways that highlight a lovely rising route through this mountainous village. The streets are adorned with hand-painted flower pots, bright porcelain plates, and exotic plants, lending the area a distinct Andalusian flavor. Because of these unique alleyways, Las Mijas is one of Andalusia's most well-known White Villages. On this private trip, you will view the ruins of the Arab wall, The Parroquial Church, and other 16th and 17th century churches. You will also see the distinctive bullring of Las Mijas. This oval bullfighting arena is cut into the rock that rises above the settlement and is one of the most picturesque in Andalusia. Its development began in 1900 at the request of Mijas locals. Take in the scenery of Ermita de la la Virgen de la peña, a rock chapel with views of both the settlement and the coast below. Visit the Mijas Contemporary Art Museum and the Ethnographic Museum, both of which feature exhibitions of historic local crafts and recreations of centuries-old structures. At the end of the day your private guide will drive you back to your hotel or any other location of your choosing.

Mijas: Private Walking Tour

9. Mijas: Private Walking Tour

Visit the beautiful village of Mijas and explore its typical urban layout with narrow, steep streets and preserved Andalusian architecture — you’ll be charmed by its white houses, barred windows, and colorful planter pots. Your private guide will show you every corner of this town as you learn more about its history on this 1.5-hour tour.   Meet your guide at the bronze statue of the donkey located at the Tourism Office. Then, head out to stroll along the streets and see sights such as the Chapel of the Virgin of the Rock and Constitution Square. Pass by the oval bull ring, the Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception, the botanical gardens, and the remains of the Arab walls. From here, take in awesome views of the coast and the Strait of Gibraltar.   At midday, enjoy an outdoor flamenco show if the weather is good (only on Saturdays and Wednesdays) before visiting the Chapel of San Sebastian, the Chapel of our Lady, the Folk Museum, and the Modern Contemporary Museum.   Once the tour is done, you’ll be in the perfect spot to experience a Malaga wine tasting (at your own expense).

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What people are saying about Mijas Pueblo

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 133 reviews

I enjoyed very much this trip of Costa del Sol combining the visits of a "white village" Mijas Pueblo, a luxury yacht harbour Puerto Banus and Marbella with its beautiful old town. Antonia showed us the most spectacular places, she told us lots of stories about the people and the history and gave recommendations what to do and to see in the free couple of hours we had in these wonderful places.

The tour was absolutely great, we had a guide that was very knowledgeable and fun. We learned so much about Las Mijas which has a lot to offer and is very cultural. The guide told us about the town and its history with passion which made this a unique experience for us.

Very informative and enjoyable tour of Mijas, Marbella and Puerto Banus. Just enough time in each to get an introduction to each area. Antonia was an excellent guide and gave lots of interesting information all along the way throughout the tour.

The tour to Mijas, Puerto Banus and Marbella was exceptional, the guide Shirley 10 points gave us a lot of information to get to know each place, we had a lot of free time to explore, I recommend it

Beautiful trip to wonderful places, a huge thanks to our guide Eduardo, good available and very prepared. I highly recommend it.