Flamenco in Mijas
The Ayuntamiento of Mijas sponsors free Flamenco performances every Wednesday in the main square (across from both the Tourist Information and Ayuntamiento in Mijas Pueblo). Arrive early for the 12:00 noon performance and enjoy the sights and sounds of Grupo Azabache as they demonstrate the beauty and passion of Andalucian Flamenco. http://www.flamencoazabache.com
We make it a point to attend every chance we get......it's that good! Videos of some past performances are available on the Video Shows page.
The outdoor amphitheater in Mijas Pueblo (near the bullring and parish church) hosts regular events that span many interests and includes movies, plays, concerts, and Flameco performances. Most events are presented at night (so most appropriate for those staying in or near Mijas Pueblo, or with car transportation). Check at the Tourist Information office to learn what is available during your visit.
Most of the events are targeted toward a local audience, so prepare to immerse yourself in local culture and language! Arrive early to take in the nearby sights - the bullring, the local parish church, the beautifully maintained gardens, and incredible views to the coast.
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Street markets are great places to browse, find fresh fruits and vegetables, and discover some bargains. The action starts early in the morning and goes around 2:00 PM. As you would expect, best choices are available early; best bargains are available late. Our favorite markets are:
Benalmadena - near Tivoli - Friday
Mijas las Lagunas - Saturday
Fuengirola - at the Feria - Thursday
Food - Groceries
Lidl - Bargains abound at Lidl, the German low price grocery store. Staples and basics are best bought at Lidl.
Euromarket - The hypermarket associated with the Cayetano grocery chain. Most anything needed can be found at the Euromarket.
Hipercor - Along with El Corte Ingles, this is the latest addition to shopping in the area. Huge selections and variety.
Eroski - In the shopping center near Sohail castle in Fuengirola.
Paragliding - available about 75 minutes away in Valle de Abdalajís
Club de Vuelo Libre Málaga, CI Sevilla 2, Valle de Abdalajís
Contact: Paco Bravo Tfno.: 952242593
Horseback Riding - Near Fuengirola and Mijas Costa, along the Camino de Coín road (km. 7) - Finca Krimilina
Finca Krimilina, Ctra Fuengirola/Coín, Km. 7, Mijas Costa
Contact: Isabel Tfno.:952119432 or 670668964
The Starfish ferry operated by Costasol Cruceros runs between the marinas at Fuengirola and Benalmádena. The journey takes one hour each way. You can take a one-way journey for EUR 8, or round-trip for EUR 13. If you take the round-trip, you can disembark and wander around before taking the trip back to your point of origin. The views of the coast from the water are breathtaking and provide a new perspective that is guaranteed to increase your appreciation of the beauty of the Costa del Sol!
There are many hiking trails from Mijas pueblo into the mountains of the surrounding area. Inquire at the Tourist Information center for a map that highlights several options. A limited version available here -> Map of Mijas Hikes
We also highly recommend a hike to the top of the "tower" mountain. It is easily seen from Mijas and surrounding areas - the antenna towers marking the peak.
The walk is along a paved road and a steady incline. The 360 degree views from the top are spectacular.
To get there, go to the far east side of Mijas Pueblo (east of the roundabout at the BP station). There is a turn off that leads to a water bottling plant. Just beyond the plant is a small area where you can park while you hike up the mountain. Should you be tempted to drive to the top, be aware that the road is barely wide enough to accommodate a single car, and that the road is used for access by the workers who operate and maintain the equipment at the peak.
Local news in English. SUR is the newspaper for the region and covers national, regional, and local items. Updated every two weeks online, and available for free in local outlets along the Costa del Sol.
SUR in English
Where to eat
Great food at great prices. While not necessarily a selection of "fine dining", these options are reasonable and among our favorites.
Venta los Morenos - on the Mijas-Coín road near Alhuarín el Grande. This has always been a favorite. During construction improvements on the roads near Venta Los Morenos, they took the time to completely upgrade the facilities. The results are magnificent. What hasn't changed? Fantastic food at great prices! Try to go during a night when they have their barbeque for a delicious meal (weekends and Festivals).
Tfno: 952 49 11 93
Euromarket Cafeteria - For lunch, nothing beats the value offered at the Euromarket cafeteria! A starter, main course with rice or vegetables, bread, dessert and drink all for EUR 7.50. There is so much food that two can eat for the price. Selections change every day and feature typical dishes. A favorite of locals for the value and choice. We dream about lunch at the Eurormarket when we're not in Mijas!
Casa Manolo - Mijas las Lagunas on Avenida de Mijas just off the N340 (opposite side from the Euromarket). Great Menu del Día selections reasonably priced at EUR 9.95, or just try some tapas or raciones.
Tfno: 952 59 24 82
Bar El Niño- extremely popular and located at the very western end of Mijas village and just up the hill from Mijas la Nueva, this bar and restaurant manages to authentically cater to locals and visitors alike. Open daily during July through August, then open Wednesday through Sunday during the remainder of the year.
C/ Campos, 26, Mijas
Tfno: 952 48 51 95
The Carob Bar - Convenient to the Mijas la Nueva residents as it is located on the urbanisation. It is open to the general public and provides a pleasant atmosphere and great choices on the menu.
Tfno: 952 48 55 62
Shop for authentic Spanish foods, wines, and gifts from the convenience of your home.
La Tienda - http://www.latienda.com