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.
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?