Places to visit

The FMG Villa is located in the picturesque town of Mijas, Andalucia on the Costa del Sol. With a community of only 7,500, Mijas is a popular tourist destination for many and is ideally located on the mountainside for you to enjoy

Mijas Golf Course 

Right on the doorstep of the villa is the Mijas Golf Course. The 36 hole golf course has a driving range and putting green for you to practice on and a club house and restaurant where you can relax in the afternoon. Visit their site for more info:


A short 10 minute drive from the Mijas Golf Club and you will be right on Le cala de Mijas beach. In the same area is the town Fuengirola, a popular tourist destination on the Costa del Sol. Fuengirola is a bustling tourist town full of bars, restaurants, beauty salons, boutique shops and 5 miles of sandy beaches with water sport activities. Fuengirola is very popular with families and is known for its relaxed holiday atmosphere. There is plenty to do in Fuengirola and there is a zoo called Bioparc Fuengirola which is definetly worth a visit. See their website for more details:

Miramar Shopping Centre

Just outside Mijas is the shopping mall the Miramar shopping centre. The Miramar is home to many popular shops including Zara, H&M, Mango, Pepe Jeans and Superdry, has a large food court which has a KFC, Subway, Ben & Jerrys and Burger King, and has a 12 screen imax cinema where you can watch all the newly released films in English (try the popcorn too, it is out of this world!). Visit the website to find out more:


If you want to travel a little further away then visiting Marbella is a must. Holiday destination to the cast of TOWIE, Marbella is known for being a luxurious holiday resort favoured by the rich and famous. You can spend the day laying on the white sands of the famous La Fontanilla beach or visit the Orange Square (La Plaza de los Naranjos) where you’ll find bistros, shops and art galleries. Or if you are more like the party animals from TOWIE, visit the luxurious Ocean Club ( to see how the other half live! Make sure you bring your wallet though as it costs the earth to get in! Further into Marbella there is a Hard Rock Cafe for you to enjoy a few cocktails and one of their legendary burgers:. Visit their site for more information:

Parque Aquatico Mijas

In the surrounding area you’ll find Parque Aquatico Mijas (Mijas Aqua Park) which is an ideal way of spending the day with your family and friends. The park is only a 9 minute drive from the resort and there are taxis available from the park to whisk you back to the villa. It is usually €21 to enter the park and you will have to pay a further € 17 (€ 10 of this is a deposit) to hire a rubber donut ring to go on the water slides (please note aswell that the € 17 is only for half a day). Make sure you bring your towels as you do also have to rent the sunbeds for the day, there is a grassy area with umbrellas and shading though for you to put your towel  If you visit their website though they do have special discounts and offers available, and I recommend you print these offers out before you go. Visit their site for more details:

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Places to Visit


FMG Top Day Trip  Tips

Fuengirola WaterPark

Old Town Marbella

A visit to Ronda

Gibraltar (1 hr drive)

Puerto Banus

A day on the Beach at CapoPino

Malaga’s Picasso Museum