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Spanish Villas in Mijas

Explore Mijas from villas in Spain 

The town of Mijas, located to the west of Malaga, is well known for its charming hilltop location and relaxed ambience. On self-catering holidays in Spain, visitors wander through Mijas’ whitewashed streets, popping into cafés for occasional refreshment. The weather here is extremely warm for most of the year, so you will need plenty of glasses of cold white wine to keep you hydrated. If you are looking to rent villas in Andalusia on your next self-catering escape, why not consider our Spanish apartments and villas around Mijas? The area, which has easy access to the coastal resorts of La Cala de Mijas and Fuengirola, offers plenty of variety for family holidays.

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History hunting in Mijas – Spain self-catering

Mijas has had a long and tumultuous history which is reflected in the layout of the town and by the monuments found in La Cala de Mijas. The strategic position of Mijas, located on the side of a hill a few kilometres from the sea, was considered crucial by the Romans, Visigoths, Moors and Catholic Monarchs, all of whom conquered the small town and left their influence on it in one way or another. Today, Mijas is a popular tourist spot, with people coming from Spanish villas across Andalusia to take in the charm of its white washed houses and for the views it offers down towards the Costa del Sol. That’s not to forget the delicious food which is on offer in the town’s small restaurants.

Beaches and culture at the seaside

Despite being slightly inland itself, Mijas has very easy access to the sea and to some of Andalusia’s best beaches. The large resort of Fuengirola is just a short drive from Mijas, and here holidaymakers will find a large sandy beach and plenty of things going on such as festivals and a medieval market during the summer months. Families will find plenty of fun activities in Fuengirola, with the zoo proving a particular highlight on day trips from villas in Andalusia. Slightly along the coast, guests renting our Spanish apartments take advantage of La Cala de Mijas, which was traditionally the coastal defence of the inland town. To fight off pirates and warn neighbouring Marbella of attacking forces, 4 fortified towers were constructed here throughout the last 500 years, and can be visited on villa holidays in Spain.

Sierra de Mijas

Towering over the town of Mijas is the Sierra de Mijas mountain range. This group of mountains separates the Costa del Sol from inland Andalusia. Villas and apartments in this area are ideal for active holidaymakers who are looking for hiking and cycling opportunities on self-catering holidays, as well as nature loving-families who want to see some beautiful flora and fauna away from the busy seaside. The highest mountain in the range is Pico Mijas, which offers spectacular views across the Costa del Sol on clear days. Make sure to pack plenty of water if you are thinking of hiking up the mountain, and prepare some energy-boosting snacks in the kitchen of your Spanish villa before you set off.

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Villa holidays in Spain with NOVASOL

NOVASOL is proud to provide an excellent range of holiday homes in Spain. Our Spanish villas, fincas and apartments have been hand-selected by our team and visited before being added to our website. This enables us to be sure that they meet our exact criteria and the expectations of our customers. If you are looking for sun and relaxation, there are few better places for self-catering in Spain than the Costa del Sol. Family holidays in Mijas, Malaga, Estepona or any other of the coast’s seaside resorts offer great value and plenty of activities all-year-round.