Once again this year, Miijas Pueblo adds another tourist attraction to its streets during the Christmas festive season. From next Thursday 8th of December until the 5th of January next year, it will be possible to visit the 14 trees participating in the seventh edition of the Solidarity Tree Route organised by the Alegría de la Huerta Andaluza (AHA) (The Joy of the Andalusian Orchard) association.

It is an initiative in which businesses, associations, brotherhoods and neighbours of the municipality, as well as the Mijas Town Hall itself, participate, and it has two objectives: to decorate the streets at Christmas and turn them into yet another tourist attraction, and to raise funds to help people in need.

The president of the association Alegría de la Huerta, Antonia Núñez, said that each of these trees has been made with recycled materials in order to promote the sustainability of the planet and care for the environment and to raise awareness of the importance of recycling.

The presentation of this route was attended by the mayor of Mijas, Josele González (PSOE) who said that “there is nothing better than seeing initiatives that are born purely from the neighbours in the municipality who implement them and, at the same time, promoting tourism, culture, festivals and traditions”.

Also present was the councillor for Tourism in Mijas, José Carlos Martín (Cs), who said that “for us, as every year, it is a great satisfaction that this initiative sees the light, besides being something that moves very transversely to various areas of the Town Hall such as the councils for Operational Services, Energy Efficiency and Tourism, above all, because it becomes an addition to the offer of the municipality. It is another tourist attraction that azdds to the events already organised by the local council for these dates”.

The map of the route can be purchased at the tourist offices in Mijas, at the Bootello chemist’s or at the Siete Caños chemist’s for a donation of one euro, and all the proceeds will go to Caritas.

 

Source: Mijas Semanal