In the campo: South- Los Pacos, Los Boliches and on to Fuengirola
To the south of where I was staying lies the town of Fuengirola. It is very much a working town but can be busy with tourists in summer.
It is possible to walk down the main Mijas-Fuengirola road into the town or, alternatively walk through the campo to a barrio called Los Pacos and then on to Los Boliches, which marks the western end of Fuengirola.
In all my time in this area, I had never undertaken this walk, mostly because I have had a hired car our have just been too busy (in years past, with intensive Spanish classes! ).
I had the time, the inclination and no car this time round.
It is a lovely walk, first through campo...
then through the very Spanish barrio of Los Pacos. Although I say very Spanish, there its a large Finish population there, with their own primary and secondary school and small business enterprises such as keep fit centres.
Los Pacos had a nice "feel" to it, with a small commercial high street with a selection of bars, restaurants and shops. It was nice to stop off at one of the bars for a coffee and I liked it and think it would be a nice place to stay.
Waking on, you will eventually arrive at Los Boliches which has its own station on the Malaga-Fuengirola Cercanías, has a great selection of shops, end is popular with the Brits.
The are also excavated Roman remains:
The walk down to Los Boliches would take about 40 minutes.
To walk along the the beach-front from Los Boliches to Fuengirola takes a further 25 minutes.
Next up - seafront sculptures...