Top things to do in Mijas

Historic Site in Mijas

Virgen de la Peña

If you walk past the ayuntamiento (town hall), you will reach this gorgeous grotto where the Virgin is said to have appeared to two children who were led here by a dove in 1586. Within the cliff-top cave is a flower…
Spanish in Mijas

Lew Hoad

Founded in 1964 by Wimbledon champion Lew Hoad, this elegant restaurant is surrounded by mature gardens, plus tennis and padel courts (available for hourly rent). The cuisine befits the setting, with classic dishes …
International in Mijas


The house dates to 1872, but the real charmer (aside from the Canadian owner) here is the 'secret garden' out the back: a divine dining space under mature orange, fig and olive trees with a well that dates from Moor…
Tapas in Mijas

Tomillo Limón

Great for a glass of wine and a tapa or three, the 'Thyme and Lemon' is one of the better options in Mijas' array of mainly tourist-oriented eating stops. It's modern with a country-kitchen-meets-hip-bistro feel, an…
Wine Bar in Mijas

Museo de Vino

Located on the prettiest street in the village, this is more a wine bar than a museum, although it does have some literature and photographs relating to local viticulture. More striking is the sheer number of bottle…
Museum in Mijas

Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Mijas

This art museum houses an extraordinary exhibition of Picasso ceramics (the second-largest collection in the world), plus some exquisite Dalí bronze figurines, glassware and bas-reliefs. There are also temporary exh…
Museum in Mijas

Casa Museo de Mijas

This quaint folk museum was created and is run by Carmen Escalona, who specialises in crafting folk-themed models that, together with other artefacts, show perfectly the style and mode of living some 50 years ago.
Notable Building in Mijas

Plaza de Toros

This unusual square bullring is located at the top of the village, and is surrounded by lush ornamental gardens with wonderful views of the coast. There's a modest museum dedicated to local bullfighting history.