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?

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!

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!