San Pedro de Alcántara is in an ideal situation, just 10 kilometres west from all the glitz and glamour of Marbella, yet just a few minutes drive away from the natural beauty of the Sierra de Ronda mountain range and 20 km from the town of Estepona. An ancient farming community, once famous for sugar cane, today San Pedro is a refreshingly unspoilt pueblo with an appeal all of its own.
There are about 100 different watchtowers (Torre Vigia or Torre Atalaya or Torre Almenara) along the coast of Southern Spain. Some are of Moorish origins others from date from the later Christian re-conquest period. All with the purpose of looking out for invaders from the South.
The hotels in Mijas Pueblo are located within and around the hillside village which is the historical centre of Mijas. Spectacularly situated in mountainous countryside, Mijas Pueblo is a traditional Andalucian "white village" whose main economic income comes from tourism. Listed below you can see some of the magnificent hotels you can stay in near the town.
On the beach side of the A-7 (was N-340) coast road, underpass and Boulevard there are several districts of San Pedro. Guadalmina Baja is the beach-side part of the development that is divided by the A-7 (old N-340) coastal highway. The two parts, Guadalmina Baja and Guadalmina Alta are joined by a tunnel and are collectively known as Guadalmina.
On the evening of the 5th of January there is a procession (Cabalgata), when the Three Kings parade through the streets on colourful floats. Sweets are thrown to the many children lining the streets. The 6th of January is traditionally the day that children are given their Christmas presents in Spain and so this is a big day for them and the whole family.
If you are considering visiting Nerja you may find our maps a useful tool, we provide three maps, one of the region of Andalucia with Nerja highlighted. The second handcrafted map gives the location of Nerja with the corresponding local road network. In order to help our readers we have also embedded a Google map which is centered on Nerja.
Being a popular tourist destination both off-season and during the summer months, Nerja has a good selection of restaurants to choose from, ranging from beach chiringuitos to more luxurious dining options. Restaurants in Nerja serve fresh seafood caught daily, including squid and octopus dishes, as well as a lot of paella.
If you are considering visiting Mijas you may find our maps a useful tool, we provide three maps, one of the region of Andalucia with Mijas highlighted. The second handcrafted map gives the location of Mijas with the corresponding local road network. In order to help our readers we have also embedded a Google map which is centered on Mijas.
The municipality of Mijas is a golfer's paradise. With some of the best courses to chose from for the keen golfer. Whether you are staying in Mijas Village, the Las Lagunas area or at any of the points along Mijas Costa, you are never more than a few minutes from a golf course.
Acueducto del Águila (Eagle Aqueduct), also known as Puente del Águila (Eagle Bridge), is regarded across the region as "an historic jewel of Spanish architecture". It was built in the 19th century and has been used continuously since.
Nerja is a seaside town on the eastern part of the Costa del Sol, the stretch between Malaga and Granada province's Costa Tropical. This part of the coast is less developed than the Marbella area, and Nerja itself is still relatively unspoiled. It has a famous viewing platform, the tree-lined Balcon de Europa, looking out over the Mediterranean, and some renowned fiestas.
Festivals in Nerja: Three Kings (5th January), Carnival (Feb), Semana Santa (March/April), San Isidro (15th May), San Juan, (23/24 June), Virgin del Carmen (16th July), Feria (Second week in October Thur to Sun/Mon).
Nerja is a populat coastal resort town some 50 kilometres east of Málaga city conected by the A-7 coastal highway. It marks the eastern limit of Málaga provine's Costa del Sol. Once a sleepy fishing village, the town now has a resident population of over 25,000.
The Beaches of Nerja are one of the towns´s biggest assets, the crystal clear waters and rocky outcrops the pepper the coastline make it a haven for snorkelling and scuba diving. The steep cliffsides offer breath taking views; of course none as spectacular as that of the Balcon de Europa.
Mijas Pueblo doesn't have a bus station, however there is a main bus stop on Avenida Virgen de la Peña, just down from the Mijas Town Hall building. The routes below cover Mijas Pueblo and Las Lagunas. See also Mijas Costa timetables.
One of the jewels of the Costa del Sol is the beautiful little village of Mijas, which nestles comfortably in the mountainside at 400 meters above sea level about 10km from the coast. Of the ten thousand population, there are so many foreign and English speaking residents in and around the village that the Town Hall has a very helpful Foreigner's Department, which caters for the needs of those residents who do not speak Spanish.