16 Apr, 2016 @ 16:56
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What really makes Mijas top of the pueblos?

Fiona Campbell
Fiona Campbell

IT’S ‘authentic’ and ‘the real Spain’ … although it reminded one couple of Cornwall! Laurence Dollimore hit the cobbled streets to find out…

Steve-and-Tracey-BerrySteve Berry, 53 and wife Tracey from Yorkshire

This is our third time here, we love to see the churches and old castles and the views are just fantastic, it makes a nice change from Fuengirola and the more coastal villages because it’s so scenic and beautiful. We like to get away from the coast and take a nice drive, it feels a lot more cultural here. It’s actually our 25th Wedding anniversary today, I was looking at the Cartier watches but he was having none of it!

Fiona Campbell
Fiona Campbell

Fiona Campbell, 40, from London

It’s so beautiful and sunny and the views are lovely! It’s so relaxing here compared to other parts of Spain that I’ve visited, it has a real calm and tranquil air about it. I’m looking around at the medieval church while the rest of family have gone off for a tuk tuk ride.


Barry-and-Shirley-SmithBarry, 80 and Shirley Smith, 78 from Derby

We absolutely love it here, we have been coming here for over 13 years. It’s the beauty of it, the ambience about the place, the people are so friendly and the food – wherever you go – is wonderful with very reasonable prices, and the shops have really good quality stuff. We have been all over the five white cities and they are nothing on Mijas, this is the loveliest village we have found on the Costa Del Sol. We are seriously considering moving here out here.


Nick-and-Jackie-TaylorNick Taylor and Jackie Taylor, from Gloucestershire

This is our first time visiting Mijas and we will definitely come back, the stillness and calm of the village makes it such a peaceful experience, and the views that you get here are fantastic.


Ex-pat Sue Townsend, 64, and friend Sue Sheppard, 65 from Mijas

Sue-Sheppard-and-Sue-TownsendIt’s just so quaint here, it actually reminds me a little bit of Cornwall because of how quaint it is, there’s so much to see hiding in all the nooks and crannies and it feels very authentic, it’s what I would call the real Spain.  As soon as you arrive you feel as though you have stepped into the real Spain.


Mary and Tony Honan, from West Ireland

Mary-and-Tony-HonanIt’s so laid back and quaint and all the twisting and intertwining streets make it so pretty. It’s touristy but it’s not as built up as the coast, and it feels a lot more authentic here.

Tony and Sheila Bailey, from London

Tony-and-Sheila-BaileyIt really is wonderful here, the food we had was really good value and we have really enjoyed looking around the more artisan places and shops, it’s like a new old town because it feels like an old Spanish town but there is new life in terms of shops and restaurants.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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