Mijas, Malaga’s treasure between the mountains and the sea

Mijas, Malaga’s treasure between the mountains and the sea

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If we know a destination, we love it and return again and again. We need to take a broader view, get a map and take our backpack (better in the trunk of the car) and start our journey to all those villages and interesting places that characterize the destination and its authenticity.

Although there are many amazing must-visit places in our country, there are provinces that must be visited in its entirety, because of its charm, its traditions… Malaga is one of them. In this city of lights we find an incredible place, Mijas, a small town in white tones laying on a hill that you must visit on your relaxing getaway at a hotel in Malaga by Petit Palace.

In the heart of Costa del Sol, within 30 kms from the capital, with no more than six thousand inhabitants, we can find Mijas (the village),which lies next to Las Pasadas river and the popular Ojen river (both form Fuengirola river) and lies on the beautiful Sierra de Mijas, more than four hundred meters above sea level.

Despite the nearby area of Las Lagunas is a popular commercial and industrial centre (hence its thirty thousand inhabitants), the most charming place in the area is the old town of Mijas, as there are few destinations which can be compared with this village, full of beautiful contrasts between white little houses and mountain textures.

Walking through Mijas allows you to discover the real province of Malaga, as in this small town you can still see how was life before the tourism boom, the technology and the commercial fever. A place full of charming churches and small low houses with flowered inner courtyards (usually carnations and geraniums, hence the characteristic smell of the place if you visit it)

The final and special touch of colour in Malaga is given by the popular burro-taxis in Mijas. Exactly. Donkey and taxi…What is it all about? Exactly what those two words mean. Locals used this method to go home after work in the past.

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