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!

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!