the "Perfect" Village (Mijas, Spain)

Mijas is a traditional Andalucian village nestled into the side of a mountain in southern Spain. Located on the Costa del Sol (approximately 10 minutes north of the Mediterranean coast), it is famous for its narrow cobbled streets and white-washed buildings. Its elevation of 450 metres provides spectacular views over the countryside and the Mediterranean Sea from many vantage points throughout the village. Numerous bars and restaurants offer warm hospitality and local cuisine.

Busloads of tourists invade the town daily, but leave again in late afternoon to return to the resorts on the coast, leaving the village in tranquil bliss for strolling, dining and entertainment, long into the night.

When discussing its amenities, its physical beauty and its adherence to traditional values, one lifelong resident described Mijas as the perfect place to live and raise a family. It is difficult to disagree.

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