Organic Markets in the province of Malaga

Only a year ago it was relatively difficult to go to a green market, as this meant having to travel within the province, while the larger municipalities along the Costa del Sol lacked this offer. Well, we are pleased to inform you that this has changed, in no time, thanks to the excellent reception of this very healthy proposal and not necessarily more expensive as we tend to believe!

Next we leave you the detailed list of ecological markets in the province of Malaga, so that you know when you can buy organic and fresh fruit and vegetables in your neighborhood.

Ecological markets in the Guadalhorce Valley and Axarquía.

It started relatively recently in the villages of Valle del Guadalhorce. Also known as the “Huerta de Malaga”, demonstrating excellent health, which has caused them to spread throughout the province.

From 10 am to 2 pm we can enjoy the purchase of organic products; products such as fruits, seasonal vegetables, honey, oil, citrus, eggs, bread or sweet wines, which come mostly from the Guadalhorce Valley, also known as the orchard of Malaga.


The following green markets are sorted according to the order in which they are available during the month:

First weekend of the month

Saturday: Green market in Marbella

When: First Saturday of the month.
Hours: From 10 to 2 pm.
Location: España Avenue, Pinar de Elviria. (Map)

Sunday: Ecological market in Cártama

When: First Sunday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: Urbanización Los Naranjos Park, opposite the petrol station. (Map)

Sunday: Organic market in Rincón de la Victoria

When: First Sunday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: Constitution Square (Map)

Second weekend of the month

Saturday: Ecological market in Málaga

When: Second Saturday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: Paseo de Reding, La Malagueta (Map)

Sunday: Ecological market in Mijas

When: Second Sunday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: Parque de Andalucía, Las Lagunas (Map)

Third weekend of the month

Saturday: Green market in Marbella

When: Third Saturday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: Calle Sírio, Ribera del Rio Guadaiza, Nueva Andalucia. (Map)

Sunday: Ecological market in Benalmádena

When: Third Sunday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: La Paloma Fairgrounds, Arroyo de la Miel (Map)

Fourth weekend of the month

Saturday: Ecological market in Malaga

The park Huelin is located a few meters from the seafront Antonio Machado, thus can be combined perfectly a visit to the organic market and a walk by the sea and perhaps some fried fish tapas to rebuild strength.

When: Fourth Saturday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: Hueling Park, next to the lake (Map)

Ecological markets on the last Sunday of the month

Ecological market in Cala de Mijas

When: Last Sunday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: Boulevard de la Cala, next to Town Hall (Map)

If you want an updated list of places and dates where these and other markets are organized, visit our guide to markets in Malaga.

Other ecological markets in Málaga

organic markets 2013

The following list is not yet confirmed for 2018, although other years have been active:

Alhaurín el Grande: Second Saturday of the month, from 10 am to 2 pm, in Calle Real (Pedestrian Street in the centre of the village). In this street market there are usually children’s entertainment activities. In addition, agreements are frequently made with restaurants in the area participating in the event, collaborating with ecological tapas, tastings, etc.

Coin: Third Saturday of the month from 10 to 14 h, in the Plaza de La Villa. It is in this market where the greatest offer of organic food is found and there is usually some kind of animation or workshop.

Pizarra: Last Sunday of the month, in the Plaza de la Cultura from 10-14 h.

Fuengirola: 19 March 2017 from 11:00 to 15:00 hours and is held on the first and third Sunday of each month in the Plaza del Puerto Deportivo (Marina square).

St. Patrick’s day in March

Is in March, when Ireland’s Day takes place, popularly known as Saint Patrick’s Day. Continue reading to know more about this special day, Ireland has been present in part of the recent history of Malaga, this is something not many of you know .

There were 3181 Irish established in Malaga during 2012, which is surely higher today. Mostly they are located in the towns of Mijas, Marbella, Estepona, Fuengirola and Torremolinos although they extend in the entire province.

The roots joining Malaga with Ireland are more ingrained than many people think.

Origin of Saint Patrick

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated around the world on 17 March, but some towns or cities can change the day to coincide with a weekend.

Saint Patrick the person was born in Scotland; he was the son of a Roman army officer. He was taken prisoner when he was 16 and sold as a slave. Saint Patrick spent 6 years in Ireland where he learned the Celtic language although his destiny would be France where he prepared for a life in the monastery. Saint Patrick ended his days as a priest in this country trying to evangelize the population. He died on March 17th in 461.

St. Patrick’s Day is characterized by the well-known 3-leaf clover. This clover is said to be like the one used by the priest to explain the mystery of the Holy Trinity.

Actually during Saint Patrick the clover and the green colour are very present in the celebration.

Ireland and Malaga: Ties in common

The roots that link Malaga with Ireland are more ingrained than many people think. During the industrial revolution an Irish leather tanner named Thomas Livermore Page came to live to the city and met his wife. The name Livermore would become popular in the city after the marriage of two of his daughters with personalities of the moment, Manuel Agustin Heredia and his brother Martin, both of great importance in the development and future of the city.

Another Irishman who found a prominent place in the history of the city was Robert Boyd. Together with General Torrijos landed on the coast of Malaga to fight against the absolutism established in the country and in favor of freedom. Unfortunately they were captured and executed without the possibility of defence. Every year a tribute is celebrated in front of the tomb of Boyd in the English cemetery of Malaga.

George Campbell is a renowned Irish painter who fell in love with Malaga. He used to live in the city 6 months every year. His work was largely influenced by his place of residence. The only year in which he would not return to southern Spain would be after his death in 1979.

Celebrating Saint Patrick in Malaga

San Patricio church in Malaga is used for a religious celebration in Huelin area.

There still no confirmation on dates nor activities but  live Celtic music concerts and other activities are usual on this event.

Saint Patrick’s Day on March 18th in Torremolinos

For the first time the Irish celebration of St. Patrick’s Day is introduced in Torremolinos. In the Plaza de la Nogalera from 12pm to 6pm there will be typical Irish dances, food and of course the typical Irish beer.

The event has a contest that will reward the best dresses in men’s and women’s category.

St. Patrick's day in Torremolinos

Saint Patrick’s Day on March in Benalmadena

As every year although not yet officially announced San Patricio will start with a parade from Arroyo de la Miel to the Paloma Park at 12:00

In Paloma Park will take place a great Irish party with dances, music, food and drink.

The date has not been confirmed although it is presumed that it will be March 17 or 18.

Saint Patrick’s Day on March in Fuengirola

Every year, free activities for all the public are prepared in the Miramar Park of Fuengirola.

If you just want to find a typical Irish pub in Fuengirola you will not have it too complicated. In Fuengirola are two of the best known, the Pogs and O’Reilly’s.

Hopefully a day as special as St. Patrick’s green decor will not only be present in the pub, but in those who are going to celebrate the day there, something to keep in mind if you want to integrate.

Saint Patrick’s Day on March in Marbella

Marbella will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the 18th and 19th of March with green lighting, Irish folckore perfomances and typical Irish drinks and food. Are you going to miss it?

There are 463 Irish residents actually living in Marbella.

Location and time: Glorieta de la Fontanilla, from 1pm to 7pm.

Cold wave and snow in Malaga in January

January brings cold temperatures from the past Monday 8 until; this cold bring snow in Malaga to lower altitudes.

Snow in Malaga is an exceptional situation that you can take advantage of. How about a snow getaway this weekend?

Continue reading for an update at the bottom of this page…I will continue posting the latest information about cold and snow Malaga this week.

Snow in Malaga in 2018

Snow can be found above 900 meters. Excepcionally hail covered Fuengirola beach in the Monday morning.

There was an intense snow on Malaga mountains.

Antequera is under yellow alert. The snow in this municipality and Torcal caused a closure of some roads.

Low temperatures this week

The lowest temperatures expected in Malaga are between 4ºC and 6ºC while the maximum temperatures are between 14ºC and 16ºC.

In towns like Antequera or Ronda temperatures at night can reach – 1ºC and snow can even reach those or other areas like Malaga Mountains.

Temperatures are too low and it is not the normal weather in the south, in the incoming days temperatures are expected to be back to normal.

After all low temperatures will happen during the night, the daytime temperatures are mild.

Snow in Malaga

The famous snow in Malaga the 3rd in February in 1954 is in the memory of many locals. One day when they woke up with snow covering the streets up to 1 meter deep.

Locals enjoying the morning throwing snow balls.

This situation is very strange to happen and before 1954 the only notice about this happening again goes back to 1882. The temperature registered the famous snow day was between 0,5ºC and 5ºC.

Those who were young by that date have very funny memories of the day. A free school Wednesday by surprise when they could enjoy the day by throwing snow balls and a cinema afternoon without homework.

Guadalmedina river in the morning was a picture more likely from Nordic countries than from southern Spain.

Snow reached other municipalities in Malaga like Marbella and Estepona.

Is it likely to snow in Malaga again?

It would be a very strange success that the snow weather from 1954 happens again. This week could it snow but from 300m above the sea level.

It does exist the possibility of snow over the Malaga Mountains during the next days.

In an exceptional situation there could be snowy roads connecting the interior villages with the coast. I recommend to pay attention to the weather forecast if you are driving this week.

snow covering mountains next to Malaga airport
Photo taken this morning, look at the mountains next to the airport

It is going to snow in Malaga, although it is a very strange success to happen it did in the past. Logic makes us think that at some point the event will happen…but we don´t know when.

Snow in Malaga is an exceptional situation that you can take advantage of. How about a snow getaway this weekend?

Weekend getaway with snow in Malaga

This weekend could be perfect to enjoy the beautiful snow landscapes in the province.

Although this is not the great snowfall produced in 1954 on the city and the coastal zones, snow has been produced at low altitudes. If you go by car you will not have to drive long to enjoy a snowy day in Malaga.

If you are looking for snowy places in the province for this weekend you should head to Ronda and Sierra de las Nieves or Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama. As the weekend progresses the fallen snow will melt, although it will be conserved in areas close to 1000 meters of altitude.

Don’t be afraid if coming for holiday in January or February to Malaga

Don’t be afraid, news about the cold wave coming to Malaga and lower temperatures are more related to the night than to the day and this situation will last not long, only until the Sunday or Monday.

You can check the actual weather and temperature in Malaga from our website.

If you are looking for snow activities you can go to Sierra Nevada, very close to Malaga by car.

Things you can do on a rainy day in Malaga

If you are visiting Malaga for a holiday with or without children and looking forward the sun and the beach or making some activities…but it rains, its cloudy or the temperature is too low, do not let the bad weather cloud your encouragement. I’m going to give some ideas and recommendations about the top things to do in Malaga when raining, very important recommendations I say.

Many of you are coming just for a few days and expect to enjoy our sunny weather…It could happen that on arrival after noticing the clouds your humour takes the same grey colour as the sky, do not let it happen, continue reading to avoid this situation.



Some of my proposals may require a vehicle if your resort is in Marbella, Estepona or Puerto Banus among others. If you are in Torremolinos, Benalmadena or Fuengirola as example, your option to take the public transport is much higher with public buses or the subway train, options to consider by those who prefer not to hire a car in Malaga, which is a good and cheap choice in my opinion.

things to do a rainy day in MalagaGoing out for a drink in Malaga when raining

This is one of my favourite choices when raining in Malaga, there are plenty of places in the city or your area where you can drink a warm tea, a coffee or an ice cream shake (I love vanilla flavour).  A rainy day in Malaga you can go with family, children or friends to have a tea at the old town of the city and stroll around, if too far you can do also from the closer mall to your place.

If you decide to have a drink, did you know how to order a coffee in Malaga? Find it out!

Going to the Mall

This hobby of going for a walk and eating at a mall is very widespread activity in other countries  because the cold or the hot weather outside. The mall is always at the right temperature so it is an ideal place to go with friends or family, an activity also suitable for children.

In the mall you can have a drink, eat, do some shopping or watch a film in the cinema, perfect for a rainy day in Malaga. Check our post about Malls in Malaga for more information.


Ice skating in Malaga and Benalmadena

If you like ice skating and you are visiting the city during Christmas there is a skating rink at the city centre next to ‘Corte Ingles’ mall. There is another ice rink in Benalmadena which is open 365 days a year and is indoor so you can visit even when raining.

Opening times for Benalmadena Ice Rink:

  • Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 11:00pm
  • Saturdays from 9am to 8pm
  • Sundays and festivities from 9am to 2pm

The Ice Rink is inside the ‘Club de Hielo de Benalmadena’. There are other activities inside like a gym or an acclimatized pool where you can swim in winter or summer.

Address: C/ Ciudad de Melilla s/n
29631 Arroyo de la Miel

Strolling the city old town

If it’s not raining a lot (raining a lot in Malaga is not very common), you can take an umbrella and enjoy strolling the old town.

There are many places to visit; From the Gibralfaro Castle to the Cathedral, museums, Malaga port…Make a round day eating something at any of the restaurants available in the city and ask for a typical dish.


Staying at home, hotel or apartment while raining?

Its fine, you can do this too, but its your choice! Don’t blame the bad weather and use this excuse to stay at home…

To say the truth it is also one of my favourite activities. Watching a film while it’s raining hard outside or watching the rain through the window. A perfect activity while it does not rain inside the walls…something the image below shows can happen.

raining inside home

Tell us about your choices a rainy day!

¿Do you have suggestions? Tell us what you do on a rainy day in Malaga or your city.

Terral wind in Malaga & Ways to cool down

termómetro durante un día de terral en MálagaAnyone who has experienced the Terral wind in Malaga knows this phenomenon very well, a hot wind that make us think about different ways to cool us down.

The Costa del Sol just went through these hottest days of the year, so it is a good time to talk about this hot wind and propose some cool ideas.

Let’s analyse why it happens and what effect it brings in addition to the big increase of the temperature.

What is the Terral wind?

The Terral as known in Spain is a northern wind which reaches higher temperatures as it gets into the province.

In the UK this kind of wind is known as Helm Wind, Favonio in Italy, Foehn in southern Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland and as Chinook winds in the United States.

Why Terral occurs in Malaga during the summer?

Contrary to what many people might think the terral in Malaga is caused by cold air from the north passing through the mountains surrounding Malaga. This wind suffers a rapid increase in atmospheric pressure which it compensates with the loss of moisture and an increment of temperature.

The warm wind once reaching the coast displaces the water from the surface to the off-shore so that the cold water rises from the depth. That’s why the sea water is freezing during the Terral days.

Terral days temperatures in Malaga may increase up to 10ºC making those days the hottest days of the year. The interior villages like Ronda or Antequera use to experiment colder temperatures than the areas next to the coast.

Terral wind affects a small region of Malaga and it is felt much less in the more remote municipalities.


Different than terral this wind comes from the South. Something that you might not know is that Africa is the largest source of dust, up to 70% of the world dust is from here. Every time you clean the house you will remember this continent, although not everything is this bad and this dust provides mineral nutrients to both the land and the sea.


When does Terral happen and for how long?

Already wondering about how long does it take to disappear? Don’t worry, it usually occurs quickly and it goes the same way, the duration is usually no more than 2 or 3 days. For example in 2016 the hotter Terral days occurred on 19 and 20 August.

Are there Terral days during the winter in Malaga?

Terral days during the winter in Malaga are fairly common. While in northern cities or even other much closer cities in Andalucia next to the coast, the temperatures drop in winter, Malaga can enjoy a mild temperature that make you able to keep the winter coats and blankets for a longer time.

6 ways to cool down when it’s too hot outside

A Terral wind day will break with your plans, specially if they included walking outdoors or strolling the city. Let’s see some ways to cool down when it’s too hot.

1. Beach or pool are more than recommended locations for those days, remember to bring the umbrella and plenty of water.

 2. Making your own homemade iced drink is a tasty way to keep you cool.

woman and hot day beach

 3. Do you enjoy reading? It is an ideal moment to read under an umbrella shadow with an ocassional swim.

4. Refrigerate your favourite fragrance and use it, it will feel good.

5. Shopping is another option, malls are air-conditioned spaces. You can take those days for buying some gifts or souvenirs.

6. You can also go to a water park, what is better than having some cool fun. Enjoy slides or the wave pool in a water park.


Beware of the Radars in Malaga

Top radars in Malaga
New aerial radar

There are several radars in Malaga with which you must be careful if you rent a car; these radars are speed radars, stretch radars and mobile radars although the latter are not indicated.

Remember that being fined while driving a rental car does not exclude you from paying the fine and will increase with the corresponding administrative expenditure of the rental company managing your fine.

Top radars in Malaga

The following radars are known to be among the most active in Spain and for being quite controversial so I recommend being especially careful if you drive around the area.

Speed radar and stretch radar of Las Pedrizas: 80 Km / h
Installed in early 2014 they are currently the most active radars in Spain with about 100 daily fines. As due to the steep slope it is easy to exceed the speed limit even without accelerating, many drivers choose to take the toll road and avoid it.

Radar of the motorway A-7 Rincon de la Victoria – El Palo: 80 Km/h
There are two radars, one in each direction; the one of Rincon de la Victoria at kilometre 256 in direction to Marbella and the one of El Palo at kilometre 246 in direction to Nerja.

Although the mentioned radars are among the 10 in Spain which collect more fines, there are more radars along the Costa del Sol with which you must be careful.

Established penalties for exceeding the speed limit

The radars are activated when exceeding in 8 km / h the established limit and the penalties are detailed below.

Remember that with the points you won´t get any awards but they are cumulative to lose the license, unless your license isn´t Spanish.

For a speed limit of 60 km / h
61-90 km/h: 100 €
91-110 km/h: 300 € and 2 points
111-120 km/h: 400 € and 4 points
121-130 km/h: 500 € and 6 points
+ 130 km/h: 600 € and 6 points

For a speed limit of 80 km/h
81-110 km/h: 100 €
111-130 km/h: 300 € and 2 points
131-140 km/h: 400 € and 4 points
141-150 km/h: 500 € and 6 points
+ 150 km/h: 600 € and 6 points

For a speed limit of 90 km/h
91-120 km/h: 100 €
121-140 km/h: 300 € and 2 points
141-150 km/h: 400 € and 4 points
151-160 km/h: 500 € and 6 points
+ 160 km/h: 600 € and 6 points

For a speed limit of 100 km/h
101-130 km/h: 100 €
131-150 km/h: 300 € and 2 points
151-160 km/h: 400 € and 4 points
161-170 km/h: 500 € and 6 points
+ 171 km/h: 600 € and 6 points

For a speed limit of 120 km/h
121-150 km/h: 100 €
151-170 km/h: 300 € and 2 points
171-180 km/h: 400 € and 4 points
181-190 km/h: 500 € and 6 points
+ 190 km/h: 600 € and 6 points

Other speeding radars in Malaga
Continue reading to find out other radars which rather often sanction on the Costa del Sol:

Stretch Radar in Cala de Mijas
Located in both directions at the height of Faro de Calaburras this stretch radar will penalize you if you exceed 87 km / h.

Speed radar at the exit of Puerto Banus
If you leave Puerto Banus with the idea of taking the A-7 you’ll find this speed radar with limit of 120 km / h.

Map of Radars

Christmas markets in Malaga and Costa del Sol municipalities in 2013

christmas-malaga-2013During the last weekend of November the Christmas lights switch-on takes place in most towns along the Costa del Sol and thus begin the typical activities of these pre-Christmas dates among which you can also find several Christmas markets.

In Malaga city you can enjoy the Christmas market in the central Paseo del Parque, with stalls of Christmas items, artisans and booksellers.

In Torremolinos you can visit the impressive exhibition of the Bethlehem Nativity Scene (something very typical in Andalucia) in the Town Hall or the Christmas tree in the Plaza Costa del Sol.

In Benalmadena, Arroyo de la Miel there will be an International Christmas market in the Plaza de la Mezquita, with stalls of different countries with typical Christmas products, entertainment and surprises. This market takes place on 7th of December from 11am to 8 pm.

In Fuengirola you can visit the Christmas market in the Plaza de la Constitucion that takes place inside a large tent, from December 3 to 16.

And finally, in Marbella there is a market of cribs in the historic centre. In this market, which is held during the weekends until December 22 at the Plaza of the Church Encarnacion, can be found nativity figures, Christmas sweets and Poinsettia. There is also a parallel program with activities for children, Christmas carols and parades.

These are the markets of which until now we have the dates, however there are generally markets each year in the following municipalities:

Mijas Las Lagunas at Parque de Andalucia and Mijas Pueblo at Plaza Virgen de la Peña, Marbella in the marina and Manilva at Plaza Vicente Espinel, Sabinillas.

You can find updates for the Christmas markets in Malaga on this page (in Spanish)

Mijas Pueblo Fair from September 5 to 9 in 2013

In the popular white village of Mijas, located a few kilometres from Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol at about 400 meters above sea level, is celebrated these days the fair in honour of the town patron, the Virgen de la Peña. During these days in the village takes place an extensive program of cultural activities, sports, music and festivities.

Here we present you the program summary for these days:

Thursday 5th: Children’s Day, all the attractions are priced at € 1.50; draw, grand parade at 6 pm with start and finish in front of the City Hall.
Friday 6th: From 2 pm to 9 pm. Opening Day fair, children’s playroom, popular games at 5 pm at the Wall, from 10 pm performances of dance and music groups.
Saturday 7th 10:30 am. Traditional bike ride through the village starting at the city hall. Horse Ride through the streets of Mijas. 8 pm Great Children’s party in the Town hall booth, with entertainment groups. 10:45 pm. Dance till dawn with orchestra.
Sunday 8th: 6 pm. Parade of traditional music bands. 9:30 pm Procession of the Virgen de la Peña, patroness of Mijas.
Monday 9: 12 pm. Parade of traditional music bands. 10 pm. Dancing in the Town hall booth with orchestra:

How to get to Mijas Pueblo

By car: Along the Mediterranean motorway A-7. From Benalmadena before reaching Fuengirola take exit 214 towards the A-387 / Mijas.
From Marbella on the AP-7 take exit 213 towards the A-387 / Mijas. If you drive along the A-7 / N-340 take exit 210 in Fuengirola towards the A-387 / Mijas.
By bus: From the bus station in Fuengirola buses leave every 25 minutes to Mijas Pueblo.

Blues Festival Mijas from July 5 to 7 in Mijas Pueblo

festival blues mijasBlues lovers will soon have a new mandatory appointment in Mijas Pueblo. In this charming White Village, located only a few kilometres from the seaside resort of Fuengirola, takes place the International Blues Festival from 5 to 7 July.

This summer, the festival already celebrates its seventh edition and offers free concerts at the Plaza Virgen de la Peña in Mijas Pueblo. For three days, visitors to the town can enjoy live music from the best Blues bands, with performances from seven in the evening until late at night. A good way to enjoy the warm summer nights in the mountains of the Sierra de Mijas 400 meters above sea level.


Friday July 5
7:30 pm Mama Paula Blues Band (Malaga)
9:30 pm West Weston’s Bluesonics (UK)
10:30 pm Little Freddie King (USA)
00:15 am Los Bluesfalos (Murcia)

Saturday July 6

7:30 am Renee Hutchins (USA/Malaga)
9:15 am Tota Blues Band (Argentina/Barcelona)
10:30 am Jerimiah Marques & The Blues Aces (UK)
11:45 am Little Freddie King (USA)
01:30 am Anomia Blues Band (Malaga)

Sunday July 7

7:30 pm Jerimiah Marques & His Blues Aces (UK)
9:30 pm West Weston’s Bluesonics (UK)
11 pm Gaby Jogeix (Madrid)

More Information at

How to get to Mijas Pueblo:

By car: Mijas Pueblo is reached from the coastal towns by the Highway A-7, take exit 213 toward A-387/Mijas/Fuengirola.

By public transport: From Fuengirola leaves a bus to Mijas Pueblo every 25 minutes.

International Festival of Mijas next weekend

mijas festival 2013The White Village of Mijas celebrates in June the 25th edition of the great cultural encounter that takes place every year at this time, at the International Festival of Mijas, from 7 to 9 June.

More than twenty countries are meeting in the Plaza Virgen de la Peña of Mijas Pueblo with a program full of activities, performances and dances of foreign residents of this beautiful location situated about 400 meters above sea level in the foothills of Sierra de Mijas and only 8 km from Fuengirola.

In this unsurpassed scenario will take place a varied program full of music, food tastings from all participating countries and parades, workshops and performances of traditional dances from countries like Ireland, Bulgaria, Thailand, United States, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Korea, Britain, Holland, Bolivia, Israel, Senegal and Venezuela, to name a few.

This colourful and multicultural festival is a landmark on the Costa del Sol and in fact, Mijas has been the pioneer in Spain and, due to its success, was copied later by other municipalities. Mijas has for decades been one of the most multicultural cities in the province, with more than 100 nationalities living in this beautiful town on the Costa del Sol.

Following is a summary of the program:

The Festival begins on Friday June 7 at 8 pm, with a Latin party and the performance of groups offering Latin music and dance. On Saturday 8th is the official opening at 12 noon, followed by a long program of activities. In the evening there will be a concert by the British band The New Jersey Boys, and a multicultural party with artistic representations of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. On Sunday 9th from noon there will be performances of dances and from 6 pm there will be a celebration of Celtic music. The festival closes at 8 pm with free tasting of a huge birthday cake.

Like every year, the municipality of Mijas provides a parking area at the entrance to Mijas Pueblo from Fuengirola or Benalmadena Pueblo, specifically at Cantera del Puerto, from where shuttle buses bring the attendees free of charge to the Plaza Virgen de la Peña.

How to get to Mijas Pueblo

By car: Mijas Pueblo is reached from the coastal towns by the Highway A-7, take exit 213 toward A-387/Mijas/Fuengirola.

By public transport: From Fuengirola leaves a bus to Mijas Pueblo every 25 minutes.

For further information about getting to Mijas just follow the link.