The most striking, not to be missed attraction, besides the typical whitewashed houses in Mijas, are the extraordinary donkey taxis. You can find the brightly decorated gray animals (Spanish burros) at the donkey taxi stand right in front of the tourist office. There the gray animals, pulling the little funny wagons behind them, are waiting for the tourists. A visit to Mijas would not be complete without a trip with the special, unique village taxis around the place. The ride through the town with the donkey taxi costs 12 € and is a little sensation, especially for children.
There is a lot more to see in Mijas. Historic buildings, beautiful parks, curious museums and fantastic panoramic views of the Mediterranean. From the Compás viewpoint with the Ermita de la Virgen de la Peñas, where the patron saint of the city is kept, the view of the Costa del Sol is spectacular. The Museum of Miniatures (Museo de Miniaturas Carromato de Max), with its bizarre cute sculptures, such as the portrait of A. Lincoln painted on a pinhead or Da Vinci’s Last Supper, which can be seen on a grain of rice, is shown in the city map as most curious exhibition in the world recommended.
The small white houses adorned with flower pots on every corner or the courtyards decorated with colorful mosaics in the narrow streets are hidden beauties that you should definitely see.