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Parque Aquatico Mijas/Mijas Aqua Park. Open from May until 4th October from 10.30. Click here to visit the website.
Mijas Pueblo. Frankly a must if you can tear yourself away from the beach. It sits 430 metres above the coast in a mountainside and is littered with narrow streets, some crowded with craft shops and plenty of restaurants and cafés. There are magnificent views of the coast from the lovely park built against the old town walls. Apart from the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Pena off the plaza by the town hall you can also exercise your legs and walk to the shrine Calvario built in 1710 which sits perched above the town and is illuminated at night. If you enjoy walking the tourist office organises free walking tours (please check with the tourist office for the current day) ranging in difficulty including some taking you into the Sierra de Mijas. The town now also has a small chocolate factory where you can see them making it.
Ruta Cañada Fuente de la Adelfa
If you like walking there are many opportunities along the coast. The town hall in Mijas has maps showing you several well marked trails you can take, of differeing difficulties. Don’t forget to be prepared with sensible walking shoes/boots, water and mobile phone etc… Here is a video of one of the walks. This video was taken between Christmas and New Year.
El Corte Inglés
Spain´s largest deparment store chain has a huge shop not 5 minutes walk from the apartment. Inside you will find a supermarket as well as electrical goods, books, and leading designer brands of clothes as well as their own articles. Large free parking underneath the store.
Escuela Espectaculo el Cartujano. Equestrian show every Thursday Camino Campanales, 71 Las Lagunas, Mijas Costa. (website)
Grotto of the Virgin de la Peña
If you visit the village of Mijas and park in the multi-storey carpark just exit at the top and turn left. Walk to the end of the street and you will find it. The chapel dug into the rock was completed in 1682 by a hermit priest.
Immaculate Conception Church
Built on the ruins of an old castle the church retained one of the castle towers which now forms the houses the church bells. Consecrated in 1631 it can be found in the wonderful parque muralla.
There is a go kart track where you can hire single or dual seater karts. There are two tracks. The adult track is 450 metres long and there is a much smaller junior track too. It’s at the Miramar shopping centre in Fuengirola, very close to the apartment. There is ample parking and the track is on the roof of the shopping centre. There is also a seating area and bar.
Mayan Monkey, Mijas
Chocolate factory where you can learn and make your own chocolate bars! website.
Formerly the city walls and defences this area has been turned into a beautiful park with fantastic views of the coast.
Quad Adventure Safari Tours
Off-road with friends and family in the hills and mountains behind Fuengirola and Mijas with this English speaking company. they offer three and six hour tours. If you haven’t ridden a quad before they also provide a safety introduction to riding a quad. (website)
Rangers Safari Tours
Established for more than 25 years you can take one of their trips as a group, family or as an individual. You can try a road legal two seater buggy tour along old cattle tracks and trade routes in the countryside. Alternatively, let someone else do the driving and visit parts of Andalucia in an Open top land rover, trips to Gibraltar and more. (website)
The Shrine of Calvario
Situated above the white village of Mijas it was built in 1710. Although only open at Easter it can be reached by a winding path above the village from where the views of the village and the coast are fantastic.
Tuk Tuk Tour Spain
There is another type of eco-friendly tour in Mijas village other than the donkey. You can tour the white-washed Spanish village by Tuk Tuk. You can pick-up your battery operated transport at Avda. del Compás de Mijas next to the minature museum. In the summer it operates from 09:00 until 21:00. You can also reserve on-line one of the three tours available. (website)
Don’t forget that every year there are a number of special events held in Mijas. To help you plan when to have your holiday please see this guide.
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