The Mijas municipality is a popular region in the Costa del Sol covering the area and coastline around Fuengirola. The centre, known as Mijas Costa borders Fuengirola and makes up the main commercial centre of the region. Further down the coastline to the west is La Cala de Mijas, a small resort with a number of hotels. Moving inland, the area of Mijas Pueblo has a traditional Spanish feel evidenced by the many whitewashed houses and terracotta roofs typical of Andalucia.
Costa Del Sol and Torremolinos offer around 300 to 320 guaranteed days of bright sunshine annually with a mean temperature of 18 degrees centigrade, and peak temperatures in high season (June to September) up in the late 20s centigrade. The cooling breezes on the Mediterranean coast take the edge of high temperatures, making for perfect family beach holiday resort conditions.