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The Mijas Botanical Route

Part of an Arab fortress that was once the prominent feature of the village of Mijas, also known as Mijas Pueblo, the wall that still surrounds the village of Mijas makes up a significant part of the charm that this Costa del Sol village offers both visitors and residents alike. Rich in history, it also offers some of the best panoramic views in southern Spain, complete with mountain and sea views, dotted with classic whitewashed village roofs and stunning natural flora and fauna, all the way to Gibraltar, Africa, and beyond. This wall, or ‘La Muralla’ in Spanish, is also home to the Mijas Botinacal Route (or ‘Ruta Botánica’) and is well worth visiting and exploring.

Just one and a half kilometres in length and following a circular route, walking the entirety of the Muralla Botanical Route in Mijas can be completed in about an hour. We recommend taking the route more slowly though, to appreciate the exceptional botanical offerings you can find here as it is home to a total of 140 species of botanicals from around with world, plus an incredible number of native Malaga flora. You can even find a detailed map and list of every botanical to look for, including photo, description, and other interesting information direct from the Mijas tourism website for a treasure map-like experience of one of the beautiful natural offerings Mijas village has to offer.

Living in Mijas

There’s lots more to love about Mijas Pueblo, too. Charming and quaint, the village is a picture- perfect example of a quiet historical Andalusian village, complete with village square, cathedral, and even one of the oldest bullrings in Spain. Popular with international visitors and residents, Mijas Pueblo perfectly caters to modern living standards and lifestyles, making this small town a lively hub of Costa del Sol and a perfect place to live, work, or retire. You’ll find everything you need for quality day-to-day living in Mijas Pueblo including supermarkets, shops, museums, post office, restaurants, markets and more, plus a welcoming and friendly local community that makes living in Mijas Pueblo a real life in the sun dream come true.

The beauty of Mijas doesn’t end at the wall that surrounds it, either. The greater Mijas municipality is one of the wealthiest in Malaga and is home to a number of acclaimed golf courses, soft sandy beaches, family attractions, historical sites, and gorgeous natural hills and valleys for exciting adventures and gorgeous panoramic vistas in nearly every direction.

You’ll find a range of beautiful homes across Mijas Pueblo and the greater Mijas municipality, too, no matter what you’re searching for. From small holiday homes that are perfect for seasonal visits or buy to let investment property opportunities, to small or large town homes ideal for retiring in the Spanish sun, and family villas where you can raise your family in the comfortable lifestyle Spain, particularly Costa del Sol, is famous for, Mijas is an ideal place to begin your home buying search in Spain.

This traditional Andalusian town house the centre of Mijas Pueblo boasts two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom, and a classic interior patio, making it a charming way to spend your holidays or your retirement in the beautiful village of Mijas. Purchase it for just 110,000€ and modernise it to your preferences for an idealistic home in the Spanish sun.

With three bedrooms, multiple covered and uncovered terraces, built-in wardrobes, fully-fitted kitchen, modern bathrooms, outdoor fireplace, basement storage room, and more, this terraced town house, offered at just 210,000€, makes for a great family home in Mijas.

This detached villa is set on a large quiet and secluded plot yet is only a few minutes drive to Mijas Pueblo. Here, you’ll have access to a private pool, well-manicured gardens, outdoor living areas and terraces complete with sea views, four large bedrooms, and lots of indoor living spaces including a utility room, fully-fitted kitchen, and more. Offered by Mijas Properties at 650,000€, you’ll be living the Spanish dream with this Mijas villa.

Take a look through the entire Mijas Properties’ extensive portfolio of homes for sale in Mijas and beyond to find your dream home in the sun or get in touch with our helpful real estate agents who would be more than happy to conduct a search on your behalf and offer you a shortlist of candidates that meet your wants, needs, and budget.