CASA DE "LOS NAVAJA"
As you walk along the promenade, you can't miss the impressive building perched on the edge of a cliff. The CASA DE "LOS NAVAJA". was built in 1925 in the Mudejar-style by Antonio Navajas Ruiz.
The landmark, located on Calle Las Mercedes, is open daily with free admission.
Friday March 16, 2001
As it was a cloudy day, Hans and I thought we would take a drive up in the mountains. Along with stopping in Mijas and Ojen, we visited the cute little town of COIN. What was nice about Coin was that it wasn't over-run by tourists, it was just a typical, laid-back Spanish town in the mountains. We were greeted by the friendly people of Coin and watched them as they went on with their daily lives.
Coin is located north-west of Torremolinos, north-east of Marbella.
Delicious cakes and ice cream
We came to this excellent coffee shop twice – on Saturday afternoon for a bite to supplement our tapas lunch, and on Sunday morning for breakfast. On both occasions we were impressed by the quality of the goodies available and the reasonable prices. On the first occasion we arrived with Stacy (beach dog)after our walk back to the centre, planning on having a coffee. But the ice creams on display near the door changed our minds for us, so it was ices all round. All were delicious, but the stand-out flavours were probably the dulce de leche and chocolate with rum. Our two-scoop bowls cost 4€ each. When the rest of our group arrived they opted for coffee and cakes, and the latter looked so good that we had to sample one too - a delicious chocolate mousse-like concoction! I’m not sure how much this lovely treat cost as Carmen (Carmela71) insisted on paying the bill for the whole group – thank you Carmen :-)
We returned the next morning for breakfast, and had a good croissant each, two cappuccinos and a glass of fresh orange juice for 11€. My only quibble would be that the coffees came with whipped cream on top - not really a cappuccino therefore, and not really to my taste. It was easily scooped off however, and the coffee beneath was good and strong.
Not far from the Bajondillo Apartments is EXOTIC TOUR Travel Agency and Exchange.
Their tour prices are very reasonable and they always give a fair exchange rate on your currency (American - Canadian - British pounds - etc.)
I have exchanged money here many times and I believe it's even a better rate than using the ATM Machines. There is no commission charges - the rate you see is the rate you receive.
An example of tours they offer and (2010) rates are as follows:
Cordoba - Thursdays - Tour - 41,50 Euros - with lunch - 53,50 Euros
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Gibraltar - 12.50 Euros - Express 14.25 Euros
7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Granada - Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - 54,95 Euros - with lunch - 66,95 Euros
7:40 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Includes admission to Alhambra
Nerja/Frigiliana - Monday and Thursday - 20,50 Euros - With Caves 26,50 Euros
9:20 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Ronda - Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday - 30,50 Euros - with Lunch 42,50 Euros
7:35 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sevilla - Wednesday and Friday - 41,50 Euros - with lunch 53,50 Euros
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Lunch is well worth the extra price as it usually includes a drink, dessert and gratuities
Prices are as of February 2010
You have to really admire the sand artists, they really create some superb sculptures. When I was there Homer and Marge Simpson were the feature. Unfortunately the artist was nowhere to be seen when I walked past but they are certainly worth a donation.