Soak up some local cultural festivities in Mijas, Costa del sol

Fed up of the rain in UK? Planning on a trip where you can mix culture, beach and fine dining all in one area then you need to head for Mijas . An excellent selection of villas sleeping from 2 up to 22, situated in an ideal spot for exploring.

Mijas is governed by the Town Hall of Mijas and consists of 3 different neighbourhoods.

Mijas Pueblo (Andelucian White Village-Villa Blanca)

A beautiful typical Spanish village where you have to enter up winding, narrow roads. You pass white-washed houses arranged in tiers, clinging to the hillside, this gives the village its name. You can explore some local history on foot and experience a wealth of beauty and “local” life. A must if you like a taste of culture.

Las Lagunas (Modern, commercial area with some local industry)

Las Lagunas has developed into one of the largest residential areas of Mijas, this area has grown, as the population has increased over the years. It is a spirited suburb with an abundance of bars , shops, restaurants, sports facilities and a theatre. This is a bustling village where you will find health services, schools, colleges, library and a Casa de la Cultura which hosts art galleries and music events

If you enjoy mooching around then Las Lagunas is a place to visit.

Mijas Costa (covering 12 kilometres of villages along the coast)

Mijas Costa joins (from East to West) El Chaparral, La Cala, El Combo and Calahonda and takes in the two major urbanizations, Riviera del Sol and Sitio de Calahonda it is part of the municipality of Mijas. The majority of the residential and beach life of this coast is very much 21st century. If you are an active person and into adventure and fun, on the beaches you have the opportunity to participate in water sports ranging from windsurfing, jet skis, wake-boarding , water-skiing, parapenting and more.

If you time your holiday right you can experience one of the many festivals that are celebrated in the villages.

May

In May, on the second or third Saturday, the Town Hall organises “International Day”. This multicultural festival enables all nationalities to find out more about other nationalities it is culturally diverse and lots of fun. Each country has stalls , here you can taste traditional food and drink, buy presents and clothes, join in traditional dance, listen to music and see shows. This is fantastic family day out and becoming more popular with each year.
Corpus Christi is the Catholic holiday in honour of the presence of the body of Christ in the holy water. It is celebrated throughout Spain either in may or June depending on when Easter falls. In the traditional Spanish way the village streets are lined in rosemary (‘Romero’) and herbs . The villages take on a medieval air with the marvellous smell of herbs and a truly traditional atmosphere.

June

On 24th of June you have “La noche de San Juan” (the night of San Juan) sometimes these celebrations can go on over a few days. This is a celebration is for the beginning of Summer and the longest night. It is held in San Sebastian Street in the Village and there is a spectacular fireworks display at midnight.

July & August

In July you can enjoy The Flamenco Dance Festival, you can see wonderful traditional dance displays by local and national groups. Typically Spanish and good fun to watch.

In August a special Latin American Night turns the village squares into a South American dance festival. On a hot summer night with a cool drink and feeling relaxed you can join in the music and dancing.

In August in the Mijas open air theatre you can watch The Spanish Theatre Festival.

Flamenco in Mijas

In the Plaza Virgen de la Pena in Mijas village on Wednesdays at 12 noon, residents and tourists can enjoy a free flamenco show performed by ‘Artes Cordobes’.

Whether you going as a romantic break, family holiday or a group of friends there is a wealth of cultural experiences that would be enjoyed by all .

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