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Mijas area guide: laid back in the hills

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Close to six million tourists visit the Costa del Sol every year, with each and every resort and town from Málaga down to Sotogrande playing host to a rush of temporary inhabitants. And while they all ensure that visitors of all ages are catered for, some are obviously better equipped than others. Mijas is typical in that it displays a highly tangible tourist presence all year round, so much so that the town might often be considered to be little more than a beautiful distraction for holidaymakers heading to larger, more glamorous destinations.

With its donkey-drawn carriages stationed around the main square like some Spanish take on a Blackpool beach, and more gift shops than you could shake a cheap plastic castanet at, Mijas can appear – at first glance – to be a caricature of the classic whitewashed pueblo. No bad thing by any stretch of the imagination – the town's picture postcard setting and beautiful views certainly make the hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention – but Mijas has much more to it than breathtaking vistas, leather shops and ornamental evidence of authentic Spanish culture. There's something highly real underneath...

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