Although most people think Mijas is quite small, reality is quite different as it is the second most populated town on Costa del Sol and also the second biggest. How can this be possible? Well, the thing is that when we talk about Mijas not only we refer to Mijas Pueblo (the beautiful white washed village) but also to Las Lagunas (an area of Mijas bordering with Fuengirola) and to Mijas Costa (where for example you can find the coastal town of La Cala).
Mijas Pueblo is better known internationally due to its beauty, its typical Andalusian charm and its legendary donkeys.
Mijas loves these animals and it is very grateful to them so for this reason the town has wanted to pay them homage in the form of statue (or more likely statues as there are 3 of them).
These statues have been made by a local artist and in 2011 the first of them was placed in Plaza Virgen de la Peña in Mijas Pueblo. This year in July the second one was placed beside the town hall in La Cala and then in August the third was put by the Costa Mijas Shopping Centre which belongs to the famous Spanish Department Store “El Corte Inglés”.
The best thing about these statues is that all of them have a pair of steps so anyone who fancies can climb up the donkey and for example get a funny picture taken.
If you are on holiday at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, or you are planning to visit us we encourage you to get a picture taken if you get to see any of these donkeys.
We are sure it will be one of your best and funniest holiday snaps!