Mijas is a town and muncipality in the Costa del Sol in southern Spain. It consists of Mijas Pueblo a typically Andalusian white-washed village located at a mountain side 428 m above mean sea level. Everything outside Mijas Pueblo is called Mijas Costa, the main villages: The more industrial area Las Lagunas that's the most populated part of Mijas and it is totally integrated with Fuengirola. La Cala de Mijas is the main beach resort. Other smaller beach resorts are Riviera del Sol and Calahonda.
From the main bus station in Fuengirola there are various ways you can get to Mijas and Mijas Costa. Mijas is served by a regular bus service (bus number 122 which terminates in Mijas village itself or number 221 which continues on to Coín) from the main bus station in Fuengirola. The cost of the journey is currently €1.30. To travel to Mijas Costa or La Cala De Mijas catch the Marbella bus No 220 which stops in La Cala De Mijas, and various other parts of Mijas Costa, Calahonda, Riviera Del Sol and Miraflores. Again the cost of the journey is approx €1.50.
There are companies specialised in private transfers (private taxi) to Mijas. Two of them are Autosol Private Transfer and Holiday-Transfer. A transfer from Malaga Airport to Mijas will quote 47.50 € with Autosol, Holiday-Transfer will quote only 41.00 €.
There is also the Mijas Traditional bull ring and the famous plaza in the center of the town where little donkey/horse trolleys can take you on a small trip around the village.
There are lots of Spanish tapa bars in the area. You may need to look in the small corridors and streets for traditional good mediterranean food. Mirlo Blanco Restarante Los Arcos
Cruzcampo which is the tradional spanish beer is served everywhere as is various spanish wines. Again, lots of places to drink and eat.
Mijas is not really a place for a mad drunken sleazy night out (the nearby town of Fuengirola is better for that), however there are many smaller bars and cafes where one can have a civilised drink. The Boveda del Flamenco bar is a fantastic little place, which used to be the old village jail. It is excellent to sit outside in the Summer and watch the world going by. Although many local Spanish residents have their own ways of hanging out in Mijas, discotheques and others are not in the area except nearby cities. If you fancy something to eat or have a nice meal, there are many restaurants about.
There are many other places where you can sleep or look for accommodation since everything is very nearby.