Mijas is a pretty little town located on the side of a mountain. It is regarded as another of the famous white villages (pueblos blancos) that are located in this part of Spain. It is a very touristy place offering visitors many restaurants and bars to enjoy and also the opportunity to take a horse and carriage ride around the town. This is probably the nicest way to see it, as being it is on the side of a mountain it is a fairly hilly town. There has been a village here since Prehistoric times and during that time it has had a variety of names, including, Tamisa and Mixa.
We were only there for a few hours but we managed to take one of the horse and carriage rides, as well as people watch over a morning coffee and enjoy some delicious tapas for lunch at a great tapas bar down a tiny little side street. I'm sure if I returned I'd never find that place again. As I mentioned it is a tourist location and there are lots of souvenir shops, places to eat and the types of things that cater for the tourist. That said though it's a lovely place to stop for lunch or for a little bit of tourist souvenir shopping.