Thursday, April 3, 2008

Costa del Sol - Mijas Pueblo

Mijas is a pretty little Spanish pueblo situated more than 400mts above sea level in the mountains at the back of Fuengirola. With its narrow streets and white washed buildings, this makes Mijas just about one of the most picturesque places to visit!
From the large walkway and terrace behind the tourist information centre you can look out towards the sea and see the excellent views of the coast.


As there is little or no means of industry in Mijas tourism is the main source of income. Many of the small house's have now been turned into little business's such as cafes, restaurants, bars or shops where many of the residents sell all kinds of souvenirs - many of which are hand made. Such as knitwear, jewellery and home made jams and cakes which are onsale in the cafes.

The most unusual fact about Mijas is that it has the only oval bullring in Spain! (sad to say is still in use.)
To reach Mijas there is no need to book an organised excursion as there is a local bus service which runs from Benalmadena Costa, the fare only being about 1.20euro. On Wednesday at 12 o' clock there is a free Flamenco show in the town square along with wine and tapas. This is the day when the buses get really busy, and the drivers pack on as many as possible, I have never seen them leave any one behind yet!

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