A chance to see the real Mediterranean
Flowery descriptions of the Spanish coast often begin with a long list of colours taken straight out of the rainbow. Not this one. Mijas, known to the locals as Mijas Pueblo, is white, very white. This unique feature of the town gives it a clean and vibrant feel. The reflection from all the whitewash buildings makes Mijas feel strikingly sunny even if there are clouds in the sky – which is very rarely. Mijas has made a nice little home for itself tucked away in the mountainside over 400 metres above sea level located in the region of Costa del Sol. The height of the town gives incredible views of the horizon that appears to stretch on forever. One of the fascinating things about this small town is that, although it has become increasingly popular with tourists, it has kept its authenticity and traditional Spanish atmosphere. You won’t find corporate supermarkets or garish tourist traps here; everything about it feels truly Mediterranean – as it should be.
These hooves were made for walking
Holidays in Mijas can begin with a walk from the central square but why walk for a journey that you can take on a donkey taxi?! Running regularly throughout the day, this novel way to explore the town centre may not be as comfortable on the posterior but it is certainly fun. If you’re visiting in the summer make sure to pop into the council’s Foreigner’s Department. The friendly staff here are always happy to give visitors a tour of the town and point out quirks you’d otherwise miss. Get talking with the residents of Mijas and don’t be afraid to ask for hints and tips, they’ll show you were to find the best glass of sangria or tell you the best viewpoint in town. If you’re all explored-out kick back and relax in Andalucian style because in Mijas anything can be put off for another day. Why do today what you can do tomorrow?
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