Your best escape to Malaga passes through Florida Mijas Beach

It will come as no surprise to anyone that Malaga and the Costa del Sol is one of the most attractive and appetising tourist destinations in Spain. Its airport is the fourth busiest in Spain (and the twentieth busiest in the whole of the European Union, mind you) and the Costa del Sol, which is part of a large shopping centre, is constantly receiving travellers from all corners of the world. María Zambrano Train and AVE StationThe city, which forms part of a large commercial centre, is constantly receiving travellers from all points of the compass, especially Madrid. There are also cheaper ways to get there, such as the bus. And, finally, you can always come in your own car, which is also a harbinger of more exciting adventures. So, if you're thinking of "disappearing" for a few days to take a break, the best getaway is to Malaga (passing through Florida Mijas Beach, of course!).

Because it is a perfect city to visit alone, with your partner, with friends or with your family, since its beauty, together with the variety of leisure, culture and sport offers, makes that you can enjoy it 100% whatever your plan is. And in your escape to Malaga these 4 factors will be present.

1.- Enjoy the beauty of a unique city

From a few years ago until today, the centre of Malaga has been reforming and making its perimeter more and more extensive. What seemed to be old and unspectacular streets have been converted into renovated streets, pedestrian in many cases, modern without losing their more classic and lively symbols. A perfect example of this is Marqués de Larios Street, which looks spectacular all year round, but especially at the time of the Fair and at Christmas.

A step away, by the way, from the port, from the Malagueta beach and the Misericordia beach, from the Quay 1 and Soho Malaga, which complete a tour you shouldn't miss when you come.


2.- Soak up Malaga's cultural offer

In a previous entry we already recommended you to visit some of the main museums of the city. In addition to this, there is a wide range of theatrical offerings, such as the musical A Chorus Linewhich produces and directs a universal malagueño, Antonio Banderas.

In addition, the Cervantes Theatre | Echegaray is another hot spot when it comes to culture, and has an agenda full of events that you're sure to enjoy when you come to Malaga!

3.- Live the best leisure of the Costa del Sol passing by Florida Mijas Beach

It is not that Malaga itself does not have a rich leisure offer (which it does). It is that we cannot let pass the opportunity to invite you to come to know the Beach Club Florida style that we have opened in the beautiful Cala de Mijas. Continuing with our particular way of fusing leisure and gastronomy, and after consolidating the projects in Madrid (Florida Retirement) and Valencia (Palau Alameda), we present you Florida Mijas Beach, where we put at your disposal more than 3000 square meters so that, during a few hours you can disconnect from your daily activity.

Here you can experience everything from a day at the beach, swimming pool, music and sunshine in one of our hammocks to an evening of drinking until late at night (whenever allowed). There are two complementary restaurant offers that can be adapted to the plan you prefer.

PalmiraA beautiful restaurant at the top of our complex is perfect for a more formal lunch or dinner. SourceIn the lower part, next to the swimming pool, it offers delicious snacks for a more relaxed meeting.

Both the menu and the Palmira menu have been prepared by the chef Iván Cerdeño, our gastronomic director also at Florida Retiro and who is repeating his experience with us. A Michelin star in front of the Florida Beach kitchen.

4.- Sport, always present in the city of the Sun

Malaga has always been represented in the best football and basketball leagues, taking the city's name all over Spain and Europe. Possibly, when you make your escape to Malaga coincides with one of its games and you can go, for example, to the Martin Carpena pavilion to see the Unicaja of Malaga.

Besides, it is a perfect city to walk around while exercising, either in the city centre or on its promenades. By the way, do you like beach volleyball? Its beaches are full of people practicing this sport. Join them!

As you can see, your trip to Malaga can be very rewarding. We hope you can enjoy this beautiful city and we look forward to your visit in our corner of Cala de Mijas, just 25 minutes from the centre!

Live music, one of the hallmarks of Florida Mijas Beach


In order not to get our fingers crossed, we will say that music, in any of its styles and forms, is enjoyed by 99.9% of the people who inhabit planet Earth. Another issue would be to reach a consensus on what is music and what is not... But what we love in Florida Beach, we want to do our bit and make it one of our hallmarks, is to promote live music in Mijas.

We know that we live in difficult times for entertainment, that we must continue to be patient, strict and self-demanding with safety, distance and hygiene measures, just as we have been until now. But when all this happens, hopefully sooner rather than later, we will be ready to offer you the best live entertainment on the Costa del Sol. Look!

1.- Live DJ set for your day at the beach and pool

To enjoy this live music option you don't have to wait for anything. You can live it right now. Right now! All you have to do is reserve one of our hammocks in the beautiful Cala de Mijas or in our swimming pool. From 11am to 8pm, you will spend a perfect day at the beach, pool and sun with a soundtrack by our resident DJ.

Next to the swimming pool you will find one of the two restaurants we offer, Source. A 360º space where you can have lunch or dinner a la carte, have a drink or cocktail or simply meet for a coffee.

Just above Origen is PalmiraOur most powerful, formal and elegant restaurant offer. Its delicious and varied menu will make it very difficult for you to choose your favourite dishes. By the way, both menus are designed and prepared by Florida's gastronomic director, chef Ivan Cerdeño, holder of a Michelin Star.

2.- Evenings in Origin on weekends

Whenever possible, in the last hour of our weekend evenings, live music will be the protagonist. Mijas will become the perfect place to experience the sunset. The best versions by rumbas or the most iconic songs of Spanish pop will pass through this space.

3.- Lighthouse, the beacon of live music

At the moment this space is on stand by but ready to offer you the best live concerts whenever possible. Bands playing great songs that you know perfectly well and also consolidated artists from the national scene will pass through the stage of our coquettish party room (it is not the Wizink Center(The same is true for the other two, but one can live in real harmony).

Because we believe that Mijas deserves quality live music, we want to offer our customers a leisure product with an added value just by pressing the play button and let it play track after track. We believe in the stages, in the sound tests, in the face to face with the artists and their interaction with the audience, in singing (shouting) all the songs that we know by heart together with our friends while we raise a glass or a Mahou on the air. We believe in getting you off the grid for 120 minutes.

For all this, we hope to see you NOW in Florida Mijas Beach!

Everything there is to do when spending a weekend in Malaga


Although Florida Mijas Beach is located in Cala de Mijas, we are very proud that the capital of our province is one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in Spain as is Malaga. And in this entry we want to propose you everything you should do if you spend a weekend in Malaga. Which is a lot and will leave you completely in love.

With some 600,000 inhabitants, it is the most populated urban area on the Costa del Sol and the sixth largest in Spain. It was founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC. In short, after forming part of the Roman Empire and the Crown of Castile, in the 19th century it became a reference point for the industrial revolution and in the 20th century it led the tourist boom that occurred in Spain in the 1960s and 70s.

All this (and one of the best climates in the country) has left a beautiful and interesting city for you to spend an unforgettable weekend in Malaga.

1.- A long walk through the city centre

In recent years, Malaga's city centre has undergone an impressive transformation (for the better, obviously). Your walk can perhaps begin at the beginning of the city's most famous street, Calle Marqués de Larios, which is totally pedestrianised, like almost all the rest of the centre, and which takes you into the heart of Málaga.

Don't forget to stop by and have a coffee in Constitution Square, we propose the Chinitas CoffeeA place where a great of Malaga and Spain like Chiquito de la Calzada spent many hours.

If you have to make a purchase and at the same time you want to enjoy a delicious tapas, we recommend you visit the Central Market of Atarazanas. Fresh produce and quick service inside a beautiful building. During the Fair season it is a must to kill the little worm.

Wander around aimlessly all you want. You will find beautiful and curious corners. Also visit Soho Malaga, also called the Arts district, crossing the main Alameda. Since the beginning of the 2000's it has become the district of the scenic arts, painting, music, photography, urban and exchange markets... it's really worth it!

2.- Enjoy the best views of Malaga from the Gibralfaro Castle

In the highest part of the city is the Castle of Gibralfaro, a point you should not miss. It is an old Nazarite fortress built in the 14th century, which, after the siege of the Catholic Monarchs, became the residence of King Ferdinand. It had enormous strategic value at that time.

Today, you can visit the Castle by getting in your car or on the municipal bus. The normal ticket costs 3.50 euros, although there are reduced tickets for some buses and even free on Sundays from noon until closing time.


3.- Have some sardine skewers on the beach

Let's see how we explain this to make it clear: if you come to Malaga you have to try the sardine spit. Yes or yes. There's no excuse! If you stay in the center, go down for a walk to the Malagueta beach. Where you see a boat full of sand and smoking in front of a chiringuito, they make fish skewers there.

This is an art that has its mystery: it is not worth any wood, only olive or almond trees. The canes on which the sardines are threaded are stuck in the sand, next to the fire, at a distance and with a certain degree of inclination, and not others. The most typical dish of Malaga is within your reach and at very affordable prices.

4.- Take a trip to Mijas and taste the Florida Beach menu

Take the car and in less than half an hour you will be in an oasis in the middle of Cala de Mijas. Florida Mijas Beach is the new proposal of the Florida Group, now in the form of a beach club. After the success of the iconic Florida Retiro in Madrid and Palau Alameda in Valencia, it reaches the heart of the Costa del Sol in a new format but following our peculiar concept of leisure and gastronomy.

We offer you 3,000 square meters of the best mix of leisure and gastronomy, divided into several spaces: beach, swimming pool, beach club, party room and two varied offers of restaurants.

You can spend a fantastic and relaxing day at the beach and pool in Cala de Mijas, with a live DJ and finish it off with lunch or dinner in any of our restaurants.

OriginIn the "Sandwich Room", it is the most informal space that offers a menu full of delicious snacks such as sandwiches, hamburgers, portions and even sushi. Everything is designed and prepared by our gastronomic director, Iván Cerdeño, holder of a Michelin Star and a sure success value.

The other gastronomic offer is PalmiraThis is a formal, elegant space where you can live one of the most exciting gastronomic and sensorial experiences of your life. The best from the garden, starters, meat, fish and some rice dishes to cry about. Don't forget to visit Florida Beach if you spend a weekend in Malaga.


5.- Visit the main museums in Malaga

Going back to the city centre, you should save some time (long, please) to visit some of the main museums in Málaga. One of them is the Picasso MuseumThe first one is in the Buenavista Palace, right in the centre of Málaga. A museum dedicated to the most universal Malagueño and which not only exhibits his paintings, but also collections of other artists of the most varied kind. The entrance fee is between 7 and 10 euros. A visit worthwhile.

The next artistic space we propose is the Thyssen Museum and all its surroundings, full of shops, restaurants and craft points attached to the museum. It is located in the Plaza Carmen Thyssen, a few meters from the Picasso Museum. It is a fantastic route to do. The sentradas cost about 10 euros.

The last artistic point of our route is the Centre Pompìdou in Malaga. This is the first international location that the Centre Pompidou in Paris has outside France. Since 2013, it has been located at the beginning of Quay 1 (which we will now discuss). We recommend that you go in, although only the cube-shaped building outside is worth visiting.

6.- Visit Pier 1 and Malagueta Beach

The last plan that we propose if you come to spend a weekend in Malaga is that you go all over the Quay 1 and the Malagueta Beach promenade.

Quay 1 is the newest and most renovated part of the marina in Malaga. It is a real shopping centre full of restaurants and shops. A very pleasant walk next to the yachts moored in the port. The end of Pier 1 links up with the beginning of the Malagueta beach, the main urban beach of the city and one of the best in Spain.

Take a typical picture of yourself with the giant letters that give the beach its name and take a walk along the promenade. That way you can kill two birds with one stone.

We hope you liked all these plans as much as we did because they are really worth it if you visit this beautiful city.

We're waiting for you!


6 perfect plans to make whilst you are in Mijas

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The south and Andalusia in general, and the Costa del Sol in particular, offers you an inexhaustible source of possibilities to enjoy to the maximum during your time here. But today we are going to focus even more and show you 6 perfect plans to make when you are in Mijas. Options of leisure, gastronomy, fun and relaxation that will make you fall in love (more) with this corner of Spain.

You probably already know (and if not, we are here to tell you) that Mijas is composed of 3 urban centres: Mijas Pueblo, which is the historical centre of the municipality and is located on the side of the mountain of the Sierra de Mijas closest to the coast; Las Lagunas, in the area called Mijas Costa, located after the town of Fuengirola; and La Cala de Mijas, which is the most coastal urban centre of the 3 (and where Florida Mijas Beach is located).

Having said that, take note of the 6 plans we propose so that you can spend a few fantastic days without leaving this wonderful town.

1.- Take a donkey ride in Mijas Pueblo

One of the main and most famous tourist attractions of Mijas are the donkey rides in the village. As we have indicated before, Mijas Pueblo is in the middle of a mountainside, so you can imagine the steep slopes you will find... prepare your legs and soften a little the effort by taking a donkey taxi.

Furthermore, to make the most of your visit, you have a couple of very interesting museums to visit: the Mijas Miniatures Museum and the Mijas Historical and Ethnological Museum. Several hermitages, its bullring (from 1900) or the historical centre are several points not to be missed when you go up to the village.

2.- Spend a day at sea snorkeling

Normally the utility of a lighthouse is to guide air and sea traffic. The 25 metres high Calaburras lighthouse, in Mijas Costa, can be seen from several kilometres away. But on this occasion, it will serve as a reference for us to spend a day practicing diving.

You just need some good goggles, the snorkel (which, in case you don't know, is the tube you breathe through when you dive) and a good attitude to practice one of the best plans in Mijas. Well, maybe some flippers won't hurt either! At Decathlon you can equip yourself on a very cheap budget.

The area of the Calaburras lighthouse has several small beaches and rocky areas where you can enjoy the especially crystalline water and the fauna and flora of the sea bed. Keep an eye out for the different species of fish, sea urchins and starfish, octopuses...

3.- A day at the water park in Mijas Costa


Pay close attention because Aquamijas It's a great plan. First of all, we warn you that to enter you must comply with all health and safety measures. Everything okay? Well, go ahead!

It is a water park located in Mijas Costa, just next to exit 208 B of the A7. It has 12 attractions, some more light, for all audiences, and others for the more courageous, such as the Kamikaze.

In addition, to make you feel at home, it has a security service, lifeguard and medical staff, cloakroom service, safety boxes and a recreation room. From the centre of Fuengirola there is a shuttle bus service that takes you to the park.

Highly recommended!

4.- Enjoy the best leisure and gastronomy of Mijas in Florida Beach

The Florida family comes to Mijas to offer you the best leisure and gastronomy in the Florida style. After the success of the resorts in Madrid (Florida Retirement) and Valencia (Palau Alameda), this time in the form of a beach club. We offer you more than 3000 square meters so that you can disconnect completely and only dedicate yourself to relax and enjoy: sea, beach, sun, swimming pool, cocktails, music and two restaurants, at your choice.

SourceLocated in the lower part of the complex and next to the swimming pool, this is our most informal catering venture. The menu, prepared by our gastronomic director, Iván Cerdeño (winner of a Michelin Star), offers you a variety of exquisite bites for your most casual meetings. Sandwiches, hamburgers, the best Iberian products, fried food and typical fish of the area and even sushi are some of the options. By the way, have you tried the best croquette in the world?

Next to Origen is the swimming pool, at the foot of the beautiful Cala de Mijas and the sea. You can visit reserve your hammock in the beach or pool area and spend a day in the sun. Relaxed. With your people. We'll take care of the rest.

On the highest part of Florida Mijas Beach is located our most elegant and formal restaurant, Palmira. A great gastronomic experience, thanks to the incredible menu proposed by the chef Sardinian, and also sensory, thanks to the wonderful spaces in which it sits. The best from the garden, fish, meat and... oh, those rice dishes will make you want to come back very soon.

Partly indoors, in a large covered room full of circular shapes, and partly outdoors, in a wide terrace with Cala de Mijas at your feet, and the Calaburras lighthouse in the background, by the way!

If you want to spend a full day with the best leisure and gastronomy, the best plan in Mijas is in Florida Beach.

5.- Take a pleasant walk or exercise on the coastal path

The final project of the Diputación de Málaga is that the coastal path a 200 km walk along the coast of Malaga. Right now, in our town the coastal path is about 8 kilometres long, so it is one of the best plans in Mijas.

It consists of a footbridge for pedestrians and bicycles (although the latter are prohibited from June 15 to September 15), the road alternates stretches of cement with other wooden ones, like the one we have right in front of Florida Beach. It has constant entrances to the beaches, urbanizations, viewpoints, dunes... in short, it is a very nice path to walk on while you walk or practice a little running.

6.- Learn or perfect your golf in Mijas

If there is a kingly sport on the Costa del Sol in general and in Mijas in particular, it is golf. Only in Mijas you have at your disposal 9 golf clubs so that, no matter if you are a beginner or an expert, you can learn or perfect your game. All the clubs are just a few minutes drive from Florida Mijas Beach, so we are waiting for you to play the 19th hole around a table or over a cocktail.

There is a great variety of courses, 9 and 18 holes, because of the terrain on which they are located and their difficulty. In a previous entry we told you more about them. You can take a look at it here. The school Black Iron Golf Academy is one of the schools that can help you improve your golf. You will unite sport, health, sun and nature in the same plan!

Now all that remains is for you to get going and cross off plans in Mijas of all the ones we've proposed. Shall we start?

Florida Mijas Beach: union of golf and gastronomy on the Costa del Sol


If we had to choose a "national sport" on the Costa del Sol, we are practically certain that it would be, and by a large majority, golf. In the province of Malaga alone there are more than 50 golf clubs, 9 of them in our beloved Costa del Sol. Mijas Costa. A sport that, thanks to the privileged climate, you can enjoy all year round. And at Florida Mijas Beach we want to be the meeting point where players and visitors "play" their 19th hole, thus fusing golf and gastronomy on the Costa del Sol.


Find out where you can play golf in Mijas

We present you here, one by one, all the golf clubs you have at your disposal in Mijas Costa. We hope you can play in all of them. Remember that after every game we are waiting for you in Florida Beach so that you can recover your strength with the best gastronomy, in charge of our chef with a Michelin Star Ivan Cerdeño, and in a unique environment.

The Chaparral Golf Club


Of all the courses, it is the only one with 6 holes of each par. If you play the whole course, you will walk more than 6km. The service is exceptional from the very entrance to the club and, in addition, it has a technical school called Black Iron GolfYou will be able to raise your level or get started in this sport through its exclusive method.

La Cala Golf

Within this hotel, spa, academy and residential are located 3 golf courses: Campo América, Campo Asia and Campo Europa. A perfect place to spend some fantastic days of relaxation, sun and golf, integrated in a beautiful natural environment and spectacular background landscapes.

Mijas Golf Club

Club that has 2 golf courses: Los Lagos and Los Olivos. The first one is longer, almost 7 kilometers long, and has 9 lakes during the course, as well as continuous bunkers. The other, shorter but with abundant vegetation and high altitude greens. It also has an academy.

Miraflores Golf

Between Mijas and Marbella is located this fantastic golf course, which also has an academy. Halfway between the sea and the mountains, you can enjoy incredible views throughout the course.

La Siesta Golf Club

Located in Calahonda, this golf course along one of its urbanizations. A varied course thanks to the different distances between tee and green of each hole. 

Santana Golf

This golf course is located on a homogeneous, flat and smooth terrain, where the presence of water during the course is also remarkable. The Sierra de Mijas Natural Park is a luxury spectator of the games played there. 

La Noria Golf Resort

Designed for all types of players, beginners or experts, it is a great 9-hole course (par 33), between Fuengirola and Marbella and just a few metres from Cala de Mijas and Florida Beach Club. Combining technique and punching you will manage to pass it with flying colours. 

Calanova Golf Club

This 18-hole course (par 72) is located 5 minutes from Cala de Mijas, where you will cover almost 6 kilometres in each game. Its streets are wide and, although it was built on undulating terrain, it is played on a flat surface for almost the entire course.

Closed Eagle Golf & Ressort

This 9-hole course, with academy included, has very different obstacles and varied distances on its holes. Its fantastic facilities, along with the magnificent views offered by the course, make it a very attractive course in Cala de Mijas.


And after golf, the best gastronomy

When you finish your golf game, either in the morning or in the afternoon, at Florida Mijas Beach we want to be your meeting point with other players and fans of this sport so that you can replenish your strength in any of our spaces. Two cards at your disposal, adapted to whatever your plan is, to combine the best golf and the best gastronomy of the Costa del Sol in the best way. Both menus have been designed by our Gastronomic Director, the chef Iván Cerdeño.

Origin, where you will enjoy your most informal meetings

Origin is our wild card space. A 360º restaurant that adapts to everything. From informal bites like hamburgers or sandwiches to pescaíto fritopassing through a delicious sushi.

The bar, tables and terrace are located on the ground floor of our complex, next to the swimming pool and a few metres from the beautiful Cala de Mijas and the sea. To finish off, ask for the cocktail and drink menu and choose the one you like best!


Palmira, the most elegant space for your lunch or dinnerpost match

Nothing like sitting around a nice table and tablecloth after a great game of golf. Palmira is a show for all the senses, not just taste. Because, whether in its spacious lounge or on the extensive terrace overlooking the Cala and the sea, you will enjoy a unique experience for your sight, hearing, touch and smell.

A menu that stands out for offering the best of the garden, meat, fish and rice dishes with the fantastic touch that Ivan Cerdeño gives to each dish.

In addition, our team of Events can custom design any meeting of more than 10 people that you want to organize, either after a game or for the end of a tournament party.

Golf and gastronomy on the Costa del Sol united by Florida Mijas Beach!



Guide to organize your best romantic dinner on the beach


There are plans that belong to a particular season and not to another. A trip to the snow in winter, mushroom and milk cap picking in autumn, visiting Seville in April at least once in your life and a romantic dinner on the beach in summer, if your destination is the coast.

And this last one is the one we're interested in. Because with a plan like this you will earn many points with the person you want to spend that evening with, and at Florida Mijas Beach, which we are at your service, we will make sure that everything is perfect, that nothing goes wrong and that not a single detail is missing!

A good surprise dinner by the sea, a beautiful sunset with its corresponding sunset, absolute relaxation and disconnection. And if, in addition, it coincides with a full moon and its beautiful light, extra point! Looks good, doesn't it?


Besides, we saved you all the preparations. In fact, you won't have to cook anything. We'll take care of that. You won't literally be dining on the sand, but you will be dining a few feet away in unparalleled surroundings. On these kinds of nights you should leave few (or none?) to improvisation.

Because we offer you two excellent options to spend your romantic dinner on the beach. And in both, our Gatronomic Director, the chef Iván CerdeñoMichelin star winner. But you're in charge of grooming and being on time! 😉

An informal romantic dinner on the beach at Origen

On our ground floor, outdoors, next to the swimming pool and with the sand of Cala de Mijas and the sea a few meters away (almost centimeters!) is located SourceOur most multifunctional space. A 360º space that combines music, swimming pool, gastronomy, cocktails and ambience during the day.

At night, it can become your dream corner to enjoy a romantic dinner with your favorite person. Their menu offers you everything from sandwiches and hamburgers to sushi, fried Andalusian food or the best from the garden.


Choose the elegance of Palmira for your special night

On our top floor you will find Palmirathe most formal restaurant in Florida Mijas Beach. Half covered, with a large and elegant lounge, half open air, with an adjacent terrace right over the Origen Restaurant and the pool.

It becomes very complicated to look at Palmira's menu and choose what you want to eat because of the large amount of exquisite dishes it has accumulated. Many of them are traditional dishes but with the special touch that Ivan Cerdeño has given them.

The best version of vegetable garden, meat, fish and rice. Watch out for the rice, which is standing out a lot! Another triumph to add to our chef's list.

In Palmira, your romantic dinner on the beach of the fantastic Cala de Mijas and by the sea will be a guaranteed success.

Whichever option you choose... how about ending up with a bottle of champagne? Or why wait until the end and not have dinner with such a delicacy from the beginning? Remember that you also have 150 wine references to choose from. Take a look!

We propose a gastronomic and vital experience that you will hardly be able to forget. We will be delighted that you trust your romantic dinner on the beach to Florida Mijas Beach because it will be a safe bet. A careful and professional service that seeks excellence along with high level snacks and dishes prepared by a Michelin Star.

We're waiting for you!

Iván Cerdeño, a Michelin Star for the stoves of Florida Mijas Beach

Not every restaurant is lucky enough to have a Gastronomic Director who has won a Michelin Star as is Ivan Cerdeño. In the Florida group, on the other hand, we are immensely lucky to have him both in Madrid, with Florida Retiro, and now on the Costa del Sol, with Florida Mijas Beach.

And if being a great chef, recognized by the profession, is accompanied by the fact that he is even a better person, we have no doubt that he fits perfectly into the Florida family. Ivan is our man!

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Florida Beach is Ivan Cerdeño's latest project

But all this success and recognition has not come to him by chance. Because this young man from Toledo (😉), at 40 years of age, already has many kilometres made in some of the best kitchens in Spain and abroad. The fact that his parents ran a restaurant was an impulse to encourage him to study cooking in Toledo and then continue training and gaining experience in places like El Bohío, Rodero or Celler de Can Roca in Spain. And in Landau, in London.

From there, his own projects come to life, such as La Casa del Carmen, El Carmen de Montesión or the most up-to-date one, The Angel's Cigarral. All this journey has served to offer a range of dishes that are reminiscent of traditional cuisine, adding a personal touch.

Garden, mountain, sea and first class rice dishes are what the menu of one of the restaurants in Florida Mijas Beach offers, Palmira.

Palmira, the place where you will live a unique experience

Florida Beach's main entrance leads you directly into a very special space. 50% of Palmira, its indoor part, is made up of the fantastic hall that presides over our complex. The harmony of its spaces and the circular shapes of its furniture stand out: seats, tables, lamps...

The other half of Palmira, outdoors, is formed by a wide terrace and incredible views of Cala de Mijas and the sea. This is Ivan Cerdeño's most formal gastronomic venture in Florida Beach. A variety of options of vegetables, meat, fish and rice, as well as 150 references of wines, which we are sure will not leave you indifferent, a safe bet!


5 original plans to enjoy the Costa del Sol to the maximum


It is no secret that the Costa del Sol is an inexhaustible source of opportunities, of places not to be missed and original plans that have to be lived and enjoyed, yes or yes, when you have the chance to come. The offer of leisure, culture, sport and restaurants is too extensive to fit in one single entry of this humble blog.

But we don't want to stop proposing some of the best plans to make your experience in this land unforgettable. Not everyone who is here is here, but everyone who is here is here. Attention!


1.- An experience full of beauty and adrenaline in the Caminito del Rey

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When the repairs were completed and the Caminito del Rey (King Alfonso XIII had inaugurated it for the first time in 1921), the province of Malaga recovered one of its most representative enclaves for its beauty, its history and the great adrenaline charge that this walk entails.

Located in the heart of the province, this is a hanging pedestrian bridge attached to the stone, made of wood, almost 4 kilometers long, which runs through the canyons of the Gaitanes Gorge. At some points, it is more than 100 meters high over the river, which makes this experience worth living.

You can travel by public transport from several shuttles, both by bus and by train. There are also private transport services. You can book your visit every day except Mondays. Please note that the winter timetable is different from the summer timetable. Without a doubt, this is one of the most original plans to make on the Costa del Sol. Check your diary and find a place for it!


2.- Spend a day at the beach, music and the best gastronomy in Florida Mijas Beach

If we tell you beach, swimming pool, music and superior gastronomy, with family or friends, all in the same location, you will know that we are referring to Florida Mijas Beach. Another "brother" of the Florida family (after the legendary Florida Retiro in Madrid and Palau Alameda in Valencia). Because among the best original plans we could not miss to offer you the best mix of leisure and gastronomy on the Costa del Sol. And all with the Florida seal.

The beautiful Cala de Mijas and the sea at our feet, 330 days of sunshine a year and 3000 square meters divided into several spaces.

In the area Beach we give you the opportunity to have a fantastic day sun and sea. 30 hammocks by the water of Cala de Mijas and our waiter service at your disposal from 11 am.

Beach and pool area

Palmiraon the top floor, is our jewel in the gastronomic crown. With the chef Iván Cerdeño at the controls, we assure you an amazing experience. A Michelin Star that puts at your disposal the best from the garden, meat, fish and rice that will not leave you indifferent. You can enjoy all this in the spacious indoor lounge or on the outdoor terrace, the choice is yours!

The ground floor is Origin PoolThis is a 360º space that mixes the pool area with a more informal restaurant area, although with dishes and bites that are just as exquisite as Palmira. You can spend a fantastic day at the pool by booking your single or double hammock or your special 8-person bed.


Also, from Thursday to Sunday, when the afternoon falls, we offer you the best live music: rumbas, Spanish pop or a DJ set so that you can finish the day in the best way possible. Keep an eye on our website and social networks to be aware of the dates and groups that will visit us!

And on weekends, Lighthouse is your perfect choice for nights of music, lights, entertainment and drinks. A tailor-made party room that pretends to be your meeting point of Costa del Sol nights. Visiting Florida Mijas Beach is one of the original plans that cannot be missed on your list.


3.- Visit the Starlite Festival, an annual music event

Once again, the Starlite Music Festival is held in the inland part of Marbella. Days of concerts with some of the most famous figures of music such as David Bisbal, Aitana, Morat, Pablo López, Diego el Cigala, Taburete or Marta Sánchez, who, since 2012, have been offering us this festival. Which is your favourite day?

The Nagüeles quarry, where it is located, can be reached by your own vehicle, taxi or VTC or by a bus line from Marbella.


4.- Spend a cultural afternoon visiting the Picasso Museum and the centre of Málaga

There is no doubt that Malaga is one of the most culturally rich cities in the country. Therefore, one of the original plans we propose, because not everything will be beach and sun, is to visit two of the richest and most interesting museums in the world today.

Our most universal Malagueño in history, the painter Pablo Picasso left an extensive and unparalleled pictorial heritage that can be enjoyed in Picasso MuseumLocated in the Buenavista Palace, in the heart of Malaga.

In July and August it is open every day from 11am to 7pm. The entrance fee is 9 Euros, although there are reduced rates for some groups, such as those over 65 and students under 26. Even the entrance is free for people with disabilities or unemployed. And on Sundays, during the last two hours of opening, entrance is free for everyone.

A perfect day for you to take advantage and soak up the whole centre of Malaga, a beautiful city like few others, with the Marqués de Larios street as its backbone.


5.- Live a basketball match of Unicaja de Málaga

If you are on the Costa del Sol during the basketball season, you can experience one of the best basketball shows that can be seen in Europe. Unicaja de Málaga, one of the best teams on the continent, participates in the Endesa League and in European competition. He disputes his home games in the Martin Carpena Pavilion. Malaga is one of the cities with more tradition of basketball in Spain.

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And if you come in the summer, you might be lucky enough to attend one of the games often played in this city by the Spanish basketball team, one of the best in the world! An original plan to spend an afternoon championship night.

We hope that you liked our five proposals and, above all, that you will set out to fulfill them all. We look forward to your comments!

Florida Mijas Beach, the ideal place to hold your business dinner on the Costa del Sol

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One of the secrets for a company to work, achieve its goals and conquer success is that the interpersonal relationships of the individuals that make it up are the best possible. And one of the ways to make all this possible is through teambuilding. And after an intense day of activities, what better than holding a good meeting around a table and tablecloth? If your company is located on the Costa del Sol, the business dinner in Florida Mijas Beach, is your ideal place.

Because it doesn't have to be Christmas (which is also!) to share good food with colleagues, in Florida we offer you a perfect location as it is Mijas CoveWe offer a variety of options and a gastronomic offer that is difficult to beat, since at the head of our kitchens is the Chef Ivan CerdeñoMichelin star winner.

La Cala de Mijas, a magical place

Florida Mijas Beach is located on the beautiful cove, in the front line, and with fantastic views of the Mediterranean Sea that you cannot miss. It is less than a kilometer long and is located between Fuengirola and Marbella. Furthermore, its sea bed is an ecological oasis, as several species from different origins coexist here.

With this environment, your business dinner is bound to be a complete success! And look at all the things you can organize, keep reading!

Variety of options for your business dinner

In Florida Beach we offer you several ways to celebrate your company's dinner. From a relaxed cocktail party to a formal dinner. And all in the same location. Our spaces, in two different heights, will adapt perfectly to what you are looking for.

Origen Pool, the perfect mix of pool and restaurant

At Origin PoolIn the swimming pool area, located in the lower part of the complex, you will be able to meet with your companions to enjoy an excellent cocktail that will be organized by our Events Department taking into account all your needs. In the pool area, outdoors, or in the bar area, indoors, you will spend an incredible evening with Cala de Mijas and the sea as exceptional spectators.

Summer nights at Origen Pool are a real dream!


Palmira's elegance and letter will leave no one indifferent

Our most formal restaurant is located on the top floor of Florida Beach, Palmira. Elegance and good taste on all four sides that will make your company's dinner a success. You can choose (or combine) between the covered lounge and the very large terrace that serves as a stage in front of the beach and the sea.

Likewise, you can contact our colleagues in Events to choose a closed menu of dishes, a tasting or simply dinner a la carte that Ivan Cerdeño has prepared for you, which highlights the garden, meat, fish and rice. And always with a touch of Andalusia, as is the law!

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Lighthouse, the lighthouse that guides your business dinner night

And to top off a great night of business dinner, you can enjoy our club party room, without leaving the same complex, until well into the night. At Lighthouse all the music, lights, dancing and drinks (watch out! these nights are dangerous 😂) to close a great day with your classmates.

As you can see, Florida Retiro is a 360º place that offers you everything in the same space. An idyllic space in the heart of the Costa del Sol to celebrate your business dinner, which is looking forward to meeting you.

We're waiting for you!

Your birthday celebration on the Costa del Sol now has a location: Mijas


It doesn't matter if you're twenty or eighty. A birthday deserves a big celebration, yes or yes, for many reasons. For example, because it means that we are alive (which is already a lot 😅!) and that we keep adding amazing stories to the book of our life. Or that we can celebrate it with the people we love most. If the birthday celebration is on the Costa del Sol, the Cala de Mijas it's the perfect place.

And Florida Beach your meeting place. Because we give you all the options to spend an unforgettable day with your people. And because you will be the protagonist of your day. Besides, we can tell you in advance that it won't be all about blowing out the candles and eating cake (which will also).

We will put at your disposal the four great spaces of Florida Mijas Beach. You will not have to choose only one, but you will be able to combine them as you wish. Keep reading and combine as you like.

Spend a great day at the beach in the fantastic Cala de Mijas

You might imagine your birthday celebration as a quiet (or not so quiet, mind you!) day at the beach. For this, we offer you dozens of hammocks in the front row, right in front of the Mediterranean Sea, with their respective shadows, so that you can set it up as you like.

From 11 a.m. until sunset you will have a waiter service to order the drinks and delicacies you want from our kitchen. You can reserve your hammocks in advance on our website. Book your hammock.

By the way, we have a nautical street right in front of the complex, in case your means of transport to reach our beach is by sea.

Live your best gastronomic experience in Palmira

You don't have to wait for your birthday to come and enjoy this special experience Palmira but it's certainly a perfect occasion to experience it. Before you sit down at the table and let your sense of taste be the protagonist, it will be with your eyes that you will be able to see (and almost feel) this space that is so magnificent for its spaciousness, its harmony, its decoration and its furniture.

It consists of a lounge and a very large terrace that on summer nights seems that it is not the cove of Mijas and the sea that you have right in front of you, but a beautiful setting. You choose where, inside or outside, to celebrate your birthday around a table whose menu has been prepared by our Chef Iván Cerdeñoa Michelin star holder. It is a luxury to have you with us on the Costa del Sol. A formal and elegant lunch or dinner that will be a complete success, for sure.

Origen Pool, a restaurant with a pool... or vice versa?

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The access from the beach to our complex takes you to a wide space composed by a swimming pool, lawn and hammocks (single, double or the round beds for 8 people) next to the most informal of our restaurants, Source.

Instead of a beach, you may prefer to spend your birthday surrounded by the coming and going of people that this space becomes. Lots of sunshine, music, excellent food and good vibes all day long, from Thursday to Sunday, from 7 pm with live music shows: flamenco or Spanish and international pop versions.

Besides, you can keep the party going until the morning. You like this option, don't you? Moving!

Discover Lighthouse, our party room

And it ends there on the day of the best birthday celebration you can imagine. Our party room, adjacent to Origen and Palmira, where you can dance and have a few drinks to celebrate life.

Now it's your turn. What would your perfect birthday celebration on the Costa del Sol look like? Tell us through the web or social networks and our Events will adapt everything to make your day unforgettable. If you are on the Costa del Sol, let the Florida family help you organize your event.

We're waiting for you!