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Getting There -- From the Costa del Sol (the usual approach to Mijas), buses leave the terminal at Fuengirola every 30 minutes during the day for the 8km (5-mile) trip north. Motorists in Fuengirola on the coast can follow the signs north into the hills, leading directly to Mijas. The hair-raising drive takes only 20 minutes. Tip: Try to arrive in Mijas at 4pm when all the Costa del Sol tour groups have departed.

Visitor Information -- Buses arrive at a central square, Plaza Virgen de la Peña, which is also the site of the local tourist office (look for the sign; www.mijas-digital.es). Hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 2pm. The tourist office (tel. 95-258-90-34) will provide you with leaflets outlining scenic walks in the surrounding hills.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.