Properties For Sale in Mijas
Mijas municipality extends over nearly 150 square kilometres from the Costa del Sol’s mountain hinterland to the Mediterranean Sea and all the way to Marbella. Since the Coast’s tourist boom of the 1950s, Mijas has become firmly established as one of the most popular residential and holiday destinations for homebuyers from throughout Europe and beyond.
Today, it is recognised as a key residential-tourism hub in Andalucía, home to a wonderful melting pot of nationalities, with an enduring mix of traditional Spanish charm and 21st century modernity. The vast municipality covers three distinctive areas. Mijas Pueblo, the Costa del Sol’s most famous “white village”, is the historic and geographic heart of the municipality. Stretching beyond this town centre is the Mijas Campo countryside, and Mijas Costa is the more resort-style coastal area.
Promas Estates has an extensive portfolio of properties throughout Mijas municipality that are ideal for a lucrative buy-to-let investment, a well-appointed holiday home or a luxurious new permanent residence. Homebuyers keen to enjoy a traditional Spanish village lifestyle within the urban centre of Mijas Pueblo have an excellent choice of spacious apartments in low-density buildings or semi-detached townhouses, while large villas are available in stunning hillside settings in the town’s outskirts.
Along the Mijas Costa coastline, the diverse range of properties is exceptional, including modern gated communities of townhouses, apartments and penthouses, and individual villas set in beautifully landscaped grounds. In the Mijas countryside, Promas Estates has an excellent selection of fincas, some already refurbished and others ideal for a bespoke makeover by the new owners.
The vast expanses of Mijas mean you can buy anything from a rustic property tucked away in the mountains to a sumptuous penthouse just a five-minute walk from the beach. However, one of the great advantages of buying a home anywhere in Mijas is that you will still be well-connected to other parts of the municipality. So, if you do set up home in the countryside high above the coast, or in the modern heights of Calahonda or Riviera del Sol, you will be just a short drive from the sea and the coastal area’s more bustling commercial services and nightlife. Similarly, if you opt for a property in a coastal hub such as La Cala de Mijas, within minutes you can be enjoying lunch at a mountain venta (restaurant) as you admire breathtaking vistas across the coast.
Quite simply, Mijas appeals to everyone, from any background and country – and all budgets to buy a new dream home in the sun. As home to one of the most cosmopolitan populations in Spain, Mijas has been able to create the perfect environment for those who are keen to adopt a Mediterranean lifestyle but also still like to indulge in their favourite pursuits, and cuisine, from back home. That balance of life, so important when settling in a new destination, is shared by both holidaymakers who buy a second home from Promas Estates, and spend extended periods in Mijas, and others who decide to make a more permanent move.
Properties in the Mijas municipality range in price from €250,000 to €3 million. The average price of a detached villa, with breathtaking views over the sea, is around €1.3 million. The price of an apartment depends greatly on the area, with middle-floor homes close to the coast available for an average of €400,000, and duplex penthouses costing around €700.000. The same applies to townhouses – it’s all about location. Homes in the Mijas Pueblo town centre, and other urban districts such as Las Lagunas (bordering Fuengirola), can be picked up for an average of €350,000. In other coastal areas, and more recently developed residential estates, they average around €500,000.
Excellent connections throughout Mijas mean that all key attractions and services – both commercial and leisure amenities – are conveniently located no matter where you live. There are several top golf courses, with most concentrated in the area around La Cala, all the main population centres offer a great range of other sports facilities, including tennis and pádel tennis, and for families there is a popular water park on the main highway straddling Fuengirola.
The Miramar commercial centre is one of the most comprehensive on the Coast (including several cinema salons offering films in their original language), and there are international schools and numerous public and private health clinics. The culinary options are exceptional, both international and Spanish cuisine, and the Sohail Castle (actually in Fuengirola but near the Mijas border) offers a magnificent schedule of international music concerts every summer.
There is also an extensive network of hiking and mountain bike tracks in the countryside and, for the ultimate in quiet reflection and meditation, the western world’s largest buddhist enlightenment stupa just across the main highway in Benalmádena.
The area extending from Fuengirola’s “castle” beach to La Cala is dotted with several small cove-like beaches. These tend to provide a higher level of peace and privacy than other more popular beaches, and they include a beach near the El Faro lighthouse specially set aside for naturists. The urban centre of La Cala includes a long and wide stretch of beach, serviced by seaside bars and restaurants, sunbeds and a multitude of nautical activities for all the family – as well as the more adventurous. This coastal area then blends into another section of smaller beaches and rocky coves, ending at Calahonda, which borders Marbella’s Cabopino residential marina.