Mijas is located on the side of a mountain about 450 metres above sea level and slightly north of Fuengirola. Mijas on account of its white buildings, arrow streets, restaurants and people attract many visitors from the seaside towns below.
The mountains and foothills of Sierra Blanco have some excellent walking trails some of which provide great views over the coastal towns. Many of the walking trails are well marked. Walkers should bring suitable foot wear and supply of water.
The area above Mijas is mountainous, a few rivers from the mountains and join to form the River Fuengirola.