Colin wrote to me: “Hi Mike, what’s the difference between Mijas Costa and Mijas Pueblo? We’re arriving next week (early evening) to stay at TRH Hotel Mijas in Mijas  Costa and are planning to take the C1 train to Fuengirola then use the bus service to Costa Mijas.  Could you advise me on bus number, the stop to get off the bus and whether we would be better to walk or use a taxi to arrive at the hotel?  Thanks for the great information your website provides.” 

I wrote back to Colin:  “Hi Colin, thank you very much for your kind words! Much appreciated. Mijas Costa and Mijas Pueblo are two different places. First of all the TRH Hotel is in Mijas Pueblo up in the mountains behind Fuengirola.   Mijas Costa is part of the enormous Mijas urbanisation which stretches down from Mijas Pueblo in the moutains as I said. It spreads along the coast between Fuengirola and Marbella so don’t travel there! La Cala de Mijas is the main town on Mijas Costa.

When you get to Fuengirola train station, walk a block to the bus station and then take the Mijas Pueblo bus. As the bus pulls into the village, it goes past the hotel which will be on the left. There is no bus stop right there but you can walk back to the hotel or take a taxi for a minimum fare of a few euros.

The Mijas Pueblo taxi rank is 100 metres from the bus terminal but to get to the TRH hotel it will be quicker to walk.  Is that OK information wise Colin?  Important thing is that you head for Mijas in the mountains and not Mijas on the beach. When the bus stops in the main square area in Mijas, right next to all the souvenir shops, you are close enough to walk back to the hotel. Keep a look out for the TRH Hotel Mijas just after you finish the long climb up the hill then swing left towards the village. Look to your left for the hotel which is set down from the road. By the way, thank you very much for the Facebook ‘Like’ much appreciated!  I hope your travelling goes well and have a great holiday. Best wishes Mike.”

For visitors to Mijas Pueblo the burro taxi service is very popular to have a look around the town.  The donkeys are well looked after.

Colin wrote back after his holiday at the TRH hotel in Mijas Pueblo:

“Hi Mike. Good information regarding location of our hotel as we might have ended up in the wrong place! We were happy to be in the Mijas Pueblo village though and your directions were straight forward enough for us to reach there. Thanks very much for the advice with our travel. We had a great time and totally enjoyed our hotel and location in Mijas – a beautiful place to visit and very friendly. Train and bus links were very good and great value too. We will definitely return to the area and fancy a visit to Malaga for a break as we visited the city and used the bus tour to see the sights and were impressed. Thanks again, Colin.

I wrote back: “Hi Colin, I’m really glad everything worked out well for you. I have to confess I haven’t done the red bus tour in Malaga yet, but it’s on my list of things to do… I also appreciate your writing back, it helps me to know my suggestions are correct or not. I hope you’ll write back next time you come if I can help with anything. Very best wishes Mike.

For other travellers from Fuengirola bus station to Mijas Pueblo up on the mountainside behind Fuengirola I have added the bus timetable below.

Timetable of buses from Fuengirola bus station to Mijas Pueblo
Timetable of buses from Fuengirola bus station to Mijas Pueblo