On the 27th of September Mijas celebrated Tourist Day to pay tribute to all the visitors we have welcomed this summer. The event included a flamenco show and a great paella and it turned into a big party


Published: 29th September 2023


Once again this year Mijas dressed up to host Tourist Day on the Plaza Virgen de la Peña, a celebration that has become a tradition in the town with which the people of Mijas want to thank visitors for choosing the municipality as a holiday destination. Mijas is a melting pot of cultures whose corners invite you enjoy them all year round, not just in summer.

“The fantastic climate that our town is blessed with makes it a preferred destination not only in the summer period but also during the rest of the year”, said the mayor of Mijas, Josele González (PSOE), who stressed that “leisure, culture, sports, gastronomy, traditions, the 14 kilometres of coastline and the beautiful image of our white village are the best letter of introduction for a town that, every year, receives thousands of people both from Spain and from other countries. We would like to thank all of them today for the affection they show us with their visit”.

For his part, the first deputy mayor and councillor for Tourism, José Carlos Martín (Cs), highlighted “the importance of the tourist industry in our city and the wealth and employment that it generates”.

“This Tourist Day is more than deserved because all those people who come to visit us make us grow and consolidate us as a destination, thus keeping our local economy healthy and active. In Mijas, we have a wide offer that fits any type of public, as we have a diversity of segments that covers all tastes and ages,” added the councillor.

This year’s event included flamenco performances that enlivened the day with different shows, as well as the tasting of typical Malaga products and a great paella. In addition to the holiday visitor, it is worth noting that the municipality has a large number of residential tourists, which means that Mijas is home to around 125 different nationalities.

“The great thing about our town is that we can preserve both what is native and traditional to our land and, at the same time, be enriched by the other cultures that visit us. This balance and the hospitality of the ‘Mijeños’ is what makes more and more people want to come to Mijas”, concluded the councillor for Tourism.


Source: Mijas Comunicación S.A.