As I have told you previously I have been living in Mijas for 24 years now, and I would like to recommend a few places that really are worthwhile seeing or visiting. First of all I must tell you that Mijas is one of the most charming places to visit in Spain. If you are on the Costa del Sol, (Province of Malaga), Mijas is a must, is like going to London and not seeing Buckingham Place, it's certainly the most beautiful and scenic place on the coast. It's an unspoilt little village on the mountains, just 8 kilometers away from the sea, but 450 meters high (about 1200 feet). What to know more about Mijas and what to do here, visit these different Web pages. Plus this one that gives a little story MIJAS or here you can see panoramic views of Mijas.

FOTOART

This is an art gallery in Mijas of a very good friend of mine Jesús Jaime Mota, which is an extraordinary photographer recognized with all kinds of international prices, and also recognized as the best photographer of Spain. The pictures of Mijas on this page are made by him. He has his own web page that I highly recommend you to visit: FOTOART

RESTAURANT EL CAPRICHO

A very little restaurant totally family taken care of, excellent homemade food, the real Spanish cuisine. Recommended by many guides books, including the world prestigious Michelin Guide. They have delicious Spanish dishes, like shrimps Pil-Pil, sole with a lovely almond cream sauce, or real home made paella, (not the frozen microwave thing). MORE PICTURES

HOTEL MIJAS

It's the only 4 star hotel in Mijas Village, but certainly a lovely hotel with spectacular views on the Mediterranean sea. Nice garden and great pool. The price is quite reasonable for this four star hotel. They have their own web page, for more information: MIJAS HOTEL

HOTEL EL ESCUDO

It's a lovely little and inexpensive rural hotel right in the middle of the town, just next to the main square. Very small, but charming! You must call before coming as sometimes there is no one there. They also have their own web page that I recommend you visiting. HOTEL RURAL EL ESCUDO

HOUSES OR APARTMENTS

Again good friends of mine, that run a business for renting or selling houses and apartments, that are charming couple. Victor and Jane are from England, so you certainly will not have a problem in communicating with them. Great people! They have their own web page, for more information: MIJAS VILLAS

BAR PORRAS

Local bar, the oldest bar in the village, almost 100 years old, it's the meeting point of the village people, can be a little noisy and the TV is on always. But if you wish the good tapas, you are in the right place. My favorite is a glass of Manzanilla wine (very similar to Jerez), with a plate of "Jamón Pata Negra"............. If you don't like it, bring it to me; I am just across the square. From the bar you can see the view of the painting in my presentation.

MUSEO DEL VINO

Great place to have a glace of wine, it's a well restored old building, very nicely decorated, with many attractive rooms for small private parties. Their chose of wines is really excellent, especially from this region. The owner is a young man called Julian is a excellent specialist of wins and can organize a wine tasting event if you wish, for very a reasonable price. I personally go very Tuesday at 13:00 with a group of friends from my Mijas Lions Club to have a chat and enjoy some good wines. Visit their web site: MUSEO DEL VINO

PIZZERIA BELLA COPIA

This restaurant belong to a friend of mine, if you wish to have a good Pizza or pasta, it's the right place to good. I personally go quite often and have pasta. It's a nice looking place and well server, I promise you will not be hungry after eating, very generous plates. The owner is called Pedro he is from Cordoba, has a loud voice, if you here someone speaking loudly, it's my friend Pedro. MORE PICTURES

TOURISM SERVICES

Another good friend of mine, Javier Fructuoso, has an official agency for organizing events and tours in Spain. He has been in the business for over 30 years, excellent guide and specialist in Spanish art and history. Great expert of Picasso, in matter of fact when VIP's come to Malaga, he is the one that gives them the tour of the Malaga Picasso Museum, amongst other places. So if you which to organize something really special you can contact him. His Web Page is: INVESTUR

ALOJAMIENTO CASA TEJÓN

Little and sweet rural hotel, in the center of the town, just next to the main square, Situated on Street Málaga, Nº 15. They really have good prices, for weekly says, they have studios for 1, 2, 3 o 4 persons.
Low season: 45 € daily - 250 € weekly - 450 € 15 days.
High season: 55 € daily - 350 € weekly - 600 € 15 days.
Tels. 661.669.469 o 615.672.447

Visit their web site: CASA TEJÓN

BODEGA "EL PLACER"

A lovely Bodega owned by Nacho, excellent design Tapas, made at the very moment you order them (Not reheated), real Spanish cuisine. They have delicious Spanish ham (Pata Negra), and the aged goat cheese is outstanding, they have a very large variety of tapas and dishes for sharing. It's a small place, no large groups, it only has 6 tables inside and small bar, plus a small outside terrace on the street. Also they have a great selection of superb Spanish wines for tasting, a great experience and lots of funÖ.. This place gets very full, so donít get disappointed if you caní get in, come back another day itís worth it. Very nicely decorated in a minimalistic style. MORE PICTURES

RESTAURANT LA REJA

A lovely restaurant owned by al charming couple Manolo and Peña, excellent homemade food, real Spanish cuisine. They have delicious Spanish dishes, like fish covered with salt and they have a great barbecue meat. It's one of the oldest restaurants in Mijas, founded in the 60's, with beautiful rustic Andalucía style decoration. Very good place to have groups, that can seat 70 people inside, and on the terraces even more can have dinner or lunch at the same time. MORE PICTURES

APARTMENT IN ZERMATT

 

 

You might be surprised about this, but I have a sister which rents an apartment in Switzerland. Itís in Zermatt one of the most beautiful places on earth, besides Mijas of course. If you wish to have more information about this apartment or want to contact my sister, go into this web page: www.roczermatt.com