Rancho la Paz – a little white town in the mountains of Miajs and the home of about 150 Andalusian horses.
In the south of Andalusia, between Malaga and Marbella, in the mountains of Mijas with views over Fuengirola and the Costa del Sol you find La Paz.
An independent little white town has grown up here during the years: 27 rustic typical Andalusian apartments are distributed all over the ranch, between palms and oleander the swimming pool invites to refresh during the “Spanish siesta” in summer. On the roofed over terrace in between lots of flowers, you have your meals and spend time together in the evenings. For the colder wintertime you have a salon with a small library corner to relax. Here you also find a TV with national and international channels. You have internet connection and a PC for free on your disposal.
But at La Paz everything moves around the horses as about 150 of them in all ages mention it their home. Most of them are born here and grown up in the spacious corals in herds, waiting to show you their homeland and typical marks – nobles, hardness and safety.
The tract with the boxes for the youngsters, which are in training, surrounds the patio where the trail horses get prepared for the rides. Here you get to know “your” horse, clean it before riding and shower it after. The guides always saddle the horses.
At La Paz you live in between the horses – you wake up with a snicker and fall asleep with a snuffle from the corals. In a relaxed moment you can observe the young foals with their mums, the youngsters playing and the riding horses spooning with the others. Surely you fall in love with the youngsters that are on the first training.
The ranch is a bit outside situated, away from the trouble of the Costa del Sol. You can walk up (about 40 minutes) to the town of Mijas, famous because the donkey taxi and with lots of small alleyways with typical handwork shops and bars with snacks and drinks.
To the beach of Fuengirola we offer transfers (with a small fee).
For sight seeing trips (see “Andalusia”) you can rent a car half- or one day directly on La Paz (bring your driving license).
If you do not want to drive yourself there is a bus and train station in Torreblanca / Fuengirola.