The Cala Mijas Festival has celebrated its first edition this weekend with more than 60 concerts in 3 days by national and international artists, and which offers the possibility of stay in the areas of camping and glamping, where the users have spent the night in the facilities between the enjoyment and complaint.
Thus, many have been attendees who have traveled from various parts of the Spanish geography and from other countries, for which the organization of the festival has chartered buses for the transfer of its clients, and that during these days they have opted for camping to experience days of rock, indie, pop or electronic music.
The difficulty in mobility, dispersion, lack of electrical elements such as plugs or the cost of food products are some of the aspects that these guests have had to combat in the camping area, which has been installed north of the population center of Las Lagunas in the Hippodrome, and that they have combined with the party at the Sonora Mijas.
It is the case of a group of 4 friends who have moved from Barcelona to the Costa del Sol to enjoy 3 days of music, for which they have spent the night in the glamping, where “the billboard” has been the biggest claim for these young people, according to Cristina Capote, a trip they have been organizing since January. “We found out by chance and said Come on!” before “the number of artists and genres”.
“The possibility of staying in a tent -campaign- and that they give it” is another of the incentives that these friends valued when traveling to Malaga. “It’s fine, but the bar is at a tourist price,” said the Catalan, who stressed that the organization changed the location of the camping area because “the camping it was going to be located in another place closer and you could walk to the festival”, for which he made users a “refund”.
He was accompanied by Guido Fernández, who explained that the gambling “share the services of the camping” and has “a large tent that brings two inflatable mattresses that they are very good, they are comfortable, and they give you your blanket, your sheet and an insulator”, in addition to having breakfast included. Despite affirming that “she sleeps very well”, she has lamented that “in the photo she said that you had a plug or a lamp and there is nothing”, only “a flashlight”. His partner María Boissom has added that the cost has been “90 euros for 5 nights against the 25 that the campsite costs”, opting the group for the first option.
Juan Miguel Blanco is a young man from Seville who, together with two friends, spent these days in the glamping from Cala Mijas “to see the Arctic Monkeys, Liam Gallagher and Nathy Peluso” and that in general “it is fine” and they only go to sleep. Despite this, he has assessed that “a place where you come and there is no electricity is a bit complex. There is electricity, but I don’t have access to a plug…”, she has criticized along with the state of“ the showers ”, that“ the stores are too close together ”or the lateness of the buses that go down to the free concerts on the beachthat “we were waiting an hour and a half” and “it leaves you quite far away”.
Gabriela Nieto, from Alcalá de Henares, has come with two other friends to the festival, one of them from Bilbao, who have gone down to the Costa del Sol “by Arctic Monkeys and by Liam basically”. “The festival It’s cool, there’s a good atmosphere and it shows that there is security in the camping and that it is organized”, he has assessed positively, although like other users he has regretted that “there were supposed to be plugs, but there aren’t, but a mobile charging station”. Claudia was waiting with her for a taxi service that would take them down from the Hippodrome hill, who has criticized the trip from Madrid for waiting “from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for our bus because it broke as soon as it left.”
Sofía Sainz is an Almeria native who this morning was waiting for a taxi at the door of the camping to go down to the city. The young woman has recounted how there than “waiting in lines that still take two hours” to take the shuttle bus and go down to the beach, even though the journey takes “15 minutes”. “You can’t go to the festival on your own, it’s complicated, so you have to go by bus or taxi”, he lamented. Another aspect that he has criticized has been the position enabled for mobile recharging, some “portable batteries” with which “half a phone is charged” and cost “10 euros for deposit” and “4 for charging”.
He was accompanied by two other friends, one of them Alonso Sanz, who has come down from Madrid to see the Arctic Monkeys concert. “The camping okay” and “bathrooms are surprisingly clean” with a service that constantly checks them and takes care of replacing the paper, and that is even implemented in the concert area; Although he has indicated that the food stores that are in the facilities “are very expensive” and “30 euros on water” has been spent. As the main problem has pointed to the dispersion, since “the concerts are very far from the beach, the festival” or the camping area.
Irene and Mario were preparing the car this morning with other colleagues to leave for Madrid after see Bomba stereo and Meute and spend the night in the area of camping. “To be the first year, the organization seemed quite competent, the shuttle buses work and it’s a big plus because the campsite is far away”, highlighted the man from Madrid. His partner has added as a problem that “there is a zone of camping that is in the shade and another that is not, the bathrooms are deficient, the showers or the cleanliness, and the prices are super expensive”. To this he has added that “buses getting off in the morning is a bit of a disaster and it takes about an hour to get to the beach”, although not to return from the festival.