Up in the hills behind Fuengirola on Spain’s Costa Del Sol lies the pretty little village of Mijas Pueblo. There’s another town further inland also called Mijas but this is fairly new and a golf resort which is quite different from this hillside village. You can get there by local bus from Fuengirola bus station and it only costs €1.30 and it’s about 8 km or 20 minutes on the bus. It’s well worth the visit as there’s a lovely terraced area where the bus drops you off, which overlooks the whole of the coast and out to sea.
The enchanting little village is really pretty and all the buildings are painted white which, on a sunny day are quite blinding! It’s up in the mountainside about 500 metres above seal level and is also surrounded by pine forests.
It’s quite a tourist attraction as its managed to retain a lot of its authentic charm, with narrow, cobbled streets, weekly markets and of course the whitewashed walls.
There’s still a bull ring in Mijas, and it’s still used for bullfights and horse displays, unfortunately!