Mijas Pueblo – A hidden gem in the mountains

Mijas_pueblo The Costa del Sol has long been one of the most popular destinations for holidaymakers from across Europe, and for expats wishing to settle abroad. It is of little wonder as the climate is unbeatable, with over 300 days of sunshine a year, the area is set upon a beautiful coastline and there are many wonderful settings for tourism and residential areas alike. The enchanting village of Mijas Pueblo is one of the great treasures of the Costa del Sol. Nestling in the mountainside only seven kilometres from the coast, it is a traditional Andalusian ‘white village’ with all the typical charm and appeal one would hope for. The bright, whitewashed houses are dazzling in the brilliant sunshine and the village sits like a pearl surrounded by the pine forest of the lowlands of the Sierra de Mijas mountain range. The town has retained all of its authentic appeal – from the old stone walls to the narrow, cobbled streets, the old bullring and the unadulterated architecture of the little white village houses. Because of its altitude and its prominent position, Mijas Pueblo boasts some of the most splendid views in the region, and it is no surprise that artists and writers have been flocking to the village and made it their home. This picturesque little town has all benefits of climate and landscape of the larger coastal towns but combined with a rustic ambience and gentle pace of life. Whether wandering through the cobbled streets or relaxing for tapas at one of the many little time-honoured bars, there is a quality of life that makes you feel tranquil and stress-free. Inspired by the beauty and character of the its setting, Mijas has a thriving arts and crafts movement, with workshops and art galleries scattered about the town selling handmade ceramics, leather-work, linen and wicker items, jewellery, art and paintings. A new draw to the village is the innovative Mayan Monkey chocolate factory. This little bespoke chocolatier makes (and sells) all of its chocolate on the premises and is growing in notoriety due to exciting flavour combinations such as chilli chocolate and a highly fun, interactive approach. Adults and children alike are encouraged to make their very own chocolate bars using the ingredients of their choice and creating a product that is entirely unique (though not always marketable). Featuring its very own stretch of coastline with adjacent residential areas and the Mijas Golf Valley, Mijas is a little town that beautifully blends the real Andalucía with the pleasures of the Costa del Sol. Set in the heart of the region, with Marbella, Fuengirola, Málaga and the international airport all within half an hour’s distance, it is not surprising that this is one of the most sought-after spots on Spain’s south coast.  Contact us at Altavista Property to find out about great properties and opportunities in the Mijas area. Our exclusive homes in La Cala de Mijas come with 85% finance available, so we can make your dream a reality! Altavista Property - Alamar

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