Mijas Costa is the part of Mijas that is a 12 km long coastline. Although it is no more than a 20-minute drive to the village of Mijas Pueblo with its typical Andalusian style, Mijas Costa is much more 21st century. There are lots of holiday homes with everything from small apartments to large villas with private pools. The beaches have lots of different water sports activities to offer their visitors. In the large residential areas Riviera del Sol and Sitio de Calahonda there are supermarkets, bars, restaurants, golf courses, sports facilities m.m. Many foreign citizens live here both permanently and only during the summer.
It can be said that La Cala de Mijas is the central part of Mijas Costa. Here, the Andalusian charm still lives on from the time it was an old fishing village. Now many Britons have moved here and the population has increased. Here you will find bars, restaurants, schools, libraries, shops, post offices, etc. There are also street markets with sales of fruit, vegetables, ceramics, clothes, flowers, etc.