Discover a selection of 7,000 holiday rentals in Mijas, ES that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including private pool and pool. Prices start at £ 48 per night, and villas and houses are popular options for a stay in Mijas. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Escape to Andalusia in a Mijas holiday home

A wisp of white on the hillsides of the Costa del Sol, Mijas can look like a cloud drifting over the dusty Spanish sierras. In fact, it's one of the last pueblo blancos – white villages – to retain its old shape and style on this stretch of highly-developed coastline. While all the others have sprouted high-rise resort hotels, Mijas keeps its cobbled lanes and terracotta-roofed cottages. Still, that's not to say it's not changed over the centuries. Chic cocktail bars and bohemian art studios litter the whole place, beaches strewn with sunbathers and with water sports on offer are just a stone's throw away, and Mijas holiday lettings draw sunseekers and culture buffs by the 1,000s.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Mijas

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Mijas a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mijas Golf Course (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Alhaurin Golf Resort (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Lauro Golf (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Parque Acuatico Mijas (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Bioparc Fuengirola (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Fuengirola Adventure Golf (4.4 mi / 7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Mijas

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 34°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Mijas

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Mijas. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Torreblanca Beach (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Roman Archaeological Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Las Gaviotas Beach (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Carvajal Beach (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Butterfly Park of Benalmadena (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Los Boliches Beach (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
Beaches

Beaches within reach of Mijas villa rentals

The old heart of Mijas might straddle the scrub-clad sierras that rise above the Costa del Sol, but the new town also spreads down to the shores:

  • Book a holiday home in La Cala de Mijas if you want to stay close Mijas's own Blue Flag beaches
  • Families and sunbathers will love the deckchairs and restaurants that pepper Calahonda's long stretch of sand
  • Butiplaya is a popular spot for swimmers
  • El Bombo is a rocky cove that has some enticing clifftop bars and eateries – perfect for sunset viewing
  • Playa Penon del Cura is a favourite with scuba divers
How to get there

How to get to and around Mijas

The nearest airport is in Malaga (AGP), located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

How to travel around Mijas

Getting around Mijas shouldn't be hard. This small town clutches a narrow shelf on the Spanish mountains, so the centre is a compact place. That doesn't mean it's not possible to get lost, though – taking a map of the old pueblo is a good idea to help you navigate the rabbit warren of wiggling lanes and little plazas, there. A large number of Mijas holiday lettings, particularly private villa rentals in Mijas, can be found dotting the surrounding Andalusian countryside or the sparkling coast. For getting to those and back, it might be best to rent a car. Just be ready to drive on some narrow lanes and negotiate some hairpin bends once you've left the main motorway.

Food & drink

What to eat and drink when in Mijas

The chefs of Mijas have carefully nurtured the Spanish tapas tradition in their cosy little taverns and bars. Even though it's just a whisker away from the coast, the mountainside location is enough to infuse the dishes with a taste of the Andalusian soil. That means paella is often served with chicken, duck and rabbit, instead of prawns and white fish. It also means patatas bravas and salted hams are a favourite accompaniment to those evening aperitifs. A local wine museum in Mijas also heralds the long tradition of viticulture in this corner of the Costa del Sol. Go there to taste muscat grape productions from the DO growing areas of the Malaga sierras.

Essential info

Facts to know about Mijas

  • Mijas has a population of 78,000, a large proportion of which are international
  • La Cala de Mijas is the main seaside area of Mijas
  • Book Mijas holiday homes as early as possible if you're thinking of coming for the summer months
  • Mijas is a major golfing destination
  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Spain
Good for couples

Couples' breaks to Mijas holiday lettings

Mijas is often hailed as the most romantic spot on the Costa del Sol. Mijas holiday cottages, located away from the buzz of the big resort towns, can be your ticket to privacy in the Andalusian ranges. Many come with glimmering pools and private terraces, which means long, lazy days of sunning yourself can be topped off with a bottle of Rioja as the sun sets. The town also has excellent restaurants. Couples' cooking lessons and candlelit meals of tapas are both possibilities in the tavernas.

Can I find a vacation rental around Mijas?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 7,162 vacation rentals near Mijas. From 1,191 villas to 2,319 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mijas for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Mijas?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Mijas. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mijas Golf Course: 10,601 vacation rentals
  • Mijas Plaza de Toros: 10,141 vacation rentals
  • Miraflores Golf Club: 9,224 vacation rentals
  • La Cala Golf: 2,664 vacation rentals
  • Calanova Golf Club: 9,349 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mijas listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Mijas?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 1,191 Villas in Mijas. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mijas include:

  • Houses: 2,319 rentals available
  • Flats: 4,587 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 151 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mijas?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5,664 vacation rentals with pool available in Mijas. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.