Mijas Travel Blog› entry 4 of 7 › view all entries
Today we decided to get out of Benalmadena Costa and head to see the surrounding sites. Having heard a lot of people taking about Mijas, we decided that we would check it out. Feeling adventurous, we opted out of renting a car and decided to learn the public transportation system. Thankfully,
We hopped on the local bus and headed into Fuengirola to catch our connecting bus into Mijas.
Mijas is a beautiful little town. It’s a mountain-side town with white-washed homes, narrow cobbled roads, and brightly-colored flowers hanging from these nifty, little wall planters. The view of the Mediterranean is just wonderful, and it was clear enough that we could just barely see the mountains of
We started out self-tour with the Virgen de la Peña, which is a shrine to the Virgin Mary of the Cliff (Rock?).
We continued through the streets of Mijas and came across the local “taxi” service. I wouldn’t normally think twice about taxis except that these were a row of donkeys. I’m sure it was just a cute tourist thing, but the donkeys were all done up in brightly colored harnesses. Most of them were snoozing in the sunshine, but a couple of them were out and about in the town. You could hear them baying (do donkeys bay? It was really more of a “hee-haw” kinda sound.) all over town.
The rest of the afternoon was spent wandering through the various streets, perusing the shops, taking tons of pics, and just absorbing everything we could. Mijas really is a lovely town. And I loved their hanging planters so much that I ended up getting a pair for my patio at home!