Hubby and I just returned from a wonderfully, relaxing holiday in Spain. We wanted a break and could not, at first, decide where we would go. I had never been to Portugal or Greece whilst DH had but we had both visited Spain before on several occasions so decided on an area with which we were not familiar. This area was to be in the Costa del Sol district. Primarily for a little sunshine since the weather has been pretty dreary in UK of late!
After scouring the internet (what on earth did we do before?) we found some accommodation that looked like it might suit. Due to the nature of our business it is imperative that we have internet so this was a major requirement. Anyway, we found a self catering apartment which was built alongside the owner's house. This was to be a couple of miles down from a very pretty village called Mijas (pronounce Mee-Has) Pueblo. There is another Mijas but this has the word Costa add to imply it is nearer the sea.
Mijas Pueblo or just plain Mijas is famous for its white washed houses which cling to the hillside. Many tourists visit, especially Japanese women who enjoy coach excursions to the area whilst their husbands play golf at the many golf clubs nearby. One of the attractions of the town would be the donkeys or burros who gave rides around the town. Personally, I thought them a sorry site, smelly and not something I fancied doing.
There is no 'nightlife' as such which means you will not get the average bucket and spade mob here. What you will find are many restaurants and cafes which spill out on to the pavements. Sitting in the warm sunshine enjoying a glass of cool wine/beer and a wonderful meal is something to look forward to! You did notice that those restaurants whose tables and chairs were not in the sun were not utilised as much as those that were!
Here we looked down onto one of the many squares which showed a lack of clientele due to the tables being situated in the shade. However, I am sure that in the summer months when temperatures reach the high 90s many people will be glad of the welcome shade.
Over the next few days I will 'ramble' on about our stay in this lovely town so do come back and see more pictures!!!