Oct 13


The Las Villas Ornithological Association will be holding their 20th competition in Mijas, where they will be showcasing over 2,000 birds of varying breeds.

The competition will be held at the Costa del Sol Race Course from 26th October to 3rd November 2013.

Alongside the competition the 1st Mijas Ornithological Fair will take place on Saturday 26th October where breeders have the opportunity to show different categories of birds, these include:

  • Budgerigars
  • Coloured Canaries
  • Exotic Birds

Doors will be open to the general public from Wednesday 30th October at 5pm.

Oct 13


The local government in La Cala will be raffling off 43 new allotments to residents. The new allotments will be situated at the avenida Sierra de las Nieves.

The plots are 55 square metres in size and they will also be made available for school projects.

Registration will take place at the La Cala Town Hall Offices.

Plots will be allocated via a raffling system.

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Posted on Wednesday 9th October 2013 at 2:58 pm

Oct 13


The department of Equality at the Mijas Town Hall has set up a series of alternative therapy workshops for October 2013.

All workshops are free of charge and are available to both men and women. The therapies include:

  • Meditation
  • Laughter therapy
  • A drum session on the beach
  • Yoga
  • Reiki
  • Bio-dancing
  • Tibetan story telling

Workshops start from Wednesday 9th October.

If you wish to take part, please register at the Social Services Offices in Mijas or via email at the Centre for women cmujer@mijas.es

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Posted on Monday 7th October 2013 at 2:58 pm

Oct 13


The Foreigners Department at Mijas Town Hall will be re-launching their language exchange workshops following last years (2012) success and intend to repeat them on an annual basis.

The concept of the workshops is to encourage communication between Spanish Nationals and their English speaking counterparts.

During each workshop, those taking part will speak in Spanish for 50% of the time and English for the other 50%.


  • From 8th, 9th & 10th October 2013
  • Until 10th, 11th & 12th December 2013

TUESDAYS Workshops:

  • Pensioners Centre, Constitution Square, Mijas Village
  • From 9.30am to 11am


  • Pensioners Centre, Beachfront in La Cala
  • From 9.30am to 11am

THURSDAYS Workshops:

  • Pensioners Centre, San Benjamin, Las Lagunas
  • From 9.30am to 11am

All workshops are FREE of charge.

If you are interested in participating please contact the Foreigners Department at Mijas Town Hall on 952 58 90 10 or email: frd@mijas.es.

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Posted on Thursday 3rd October 2013 at 10:36 pm

Oct 13


Do you have a good command of the English language and are you prepared to offer your services on a voluntary basis? Then the Mijas Foreigners Department are looking for people interested in teaching English to both Primary and Secondary school children in the Las Lagunas area of Mijas Costa on a weekly basis.

You will not be required to speak Spanish in order to participate. The programme which has been running for several years has helped the children of Mijas improve their English considerably.

If you are keen to share your time, please contact the Foreigners Department at Mijas Town Hall on 952 58 90 10 or email: frd@mijas.es.

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Posted on Tuesday 1st October 2013 at 10:31 pm

Sep 13


As of 29th September 2013, the law which allows foreign non-EU nationals, who invest at least €500,000 in property in Spain to apply for residency, has now been fully approved.

Relevant Investments

  • At least €500,000 in Spanish property (mortgage free) per applicant
  • At least €1,000,000 with a Spanish-based bank or financial body
  • At least €1,000,000 of shares in Spanish companies
  • At least €2,000,000 in Spanish bonds
  • A Spanish-based business of public interest, such as, creating jobs, contributing to technological or scientific advancement or socioeconomic effect on the environment
  • Foreign companies may also qualify provided the investor owns the majority rights

How the Residency Visa and Permit will Work
The Residency Visa – affords the applicant the right to enter and stay in Spain for a maximum term of 1 year.

The Residency Permit – can be applied for after the first year and is valid for a period of 2 years, this can then be extended for a further 2 years.

After a total of 5 years of continued residency in Spain, the applicant is then entitled to live in Spain indefinitely or become a Spanish Citizen, assuming that the following stipulations are satisfied:

  • The investor’s residency visa had not been allowed to expire for a period of more than 90 days
  • The investor had visited Spain on at least one occasion within the period that the visa was valid
  • Be able to supply documented evidence that the initial investment is still in place

Other Necessary Requirements
The applicant must:

  • Be over the age of 18 years
  • Reside in Spain on a regular basis
  • Possess private medical insurance (this includes their dependants)
  • Possess the financial means to support themselves and their family

The applicant must not:

  • Have a criminal record
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Posted on Monday 30th September 2013 at 4:56 pm

Sep 13


A draft of the new law also known as the ‘Golden Visa’ law has been approved by the Senate and should be in effect sometime in October 2013. The new law aims to encourage non-EU nationals to invest in Spanish property by offering them residency in Spain.

The new law will also allow non-EU nationals the freedom to travel anywhere in Europe, as well as afford them excellent investment opportunities as property prices is Spain have plummeted.

Residency for the spouse and children under the age of 18 or older disabled children of the buyer can also be applied for at the same time.

This new measure should prove to be particularly advantageous to the Costa del Sol as it still has many higher priced properties that remain unsold.

If you are interested in purchasing a property in Spain please visit our main website: FM Estates.

We specialise in the areas of Riviera del Sol, Calahonda, Torrenueva and Miraflores on the Mijas Costa in the Costa del Sol.

Sep 13


The foreigners department in Mijas require English speaking volunteers to help teach the fire departments personnel to speak English.

Over 40% of the population of Mijas are foreign citizens and the language barrier is causing serious problems for fire personnel especially in emergency situations.

The Mijas foreigners department are aiming to set up this venture by mid-September 2013.

If you are interested in volunteering yours services please contact the Foreigners Department, La Cala, Mijas Costa: Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 2.00pm telephone: 952 58 90 10 or email: frd@mijas.es.

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Posted on Wednesday 25th September 2013 at 11:03 pm

Sep 13


See the Flamenco show at the Virgen del la Pena Square in the Mijas Village on Wednesday 25 September 2013.

  • 12.00pm Flamenco Company Jaleo
  • 1.15pm Spanish Ballet Zambra

There will be a taste of wine for all visitors.

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Posted on Friday 20th September 2013 at 10:59 pm

Sep 13


The Medieval Market is coming to the Mijas Village for the second time.

From Friday 20th September to Sunday 22nd September 2013, from 10am to 10pm.

There will be fun for all the family as there will be around 50 stalls offering entertainers, street theatre clowns and a carousel for children as well as live music and tribal dances for the adults plus many more attractions.

Lots to see and do for the whole family.

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Posted on Thursday 19th September 2013 at 3:26 pm