The Costa del Sol Racecourse is located in El Chaparral, an urban development in Mijas Costa. It can be accessed from both La Cala de Mijas and road N-340, opposite the Fuengirola Castle. It is open all year round, holding day races on Sundays in autumn, winter and spring (11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.), and night races on Saturdays in the summer (10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.)
It stretches over 500,000 square metres and has two 25-metre-wide and 1,600/1,700-metre-long sandy tracks. It also features two jumping courses used for dressage shows, horse jumping competitions, and riding lessons. The main course is 9,000 sq m, while the other one (6,000 sq m) is basically used for warming-up purposes. Spectators going to the races can take the stands (seating 2,500) or go to a 15,000-square-metre area overlooking the tracks.
The Mijas Racecourse’s outstanding facilities include stables with 334 fully-equipped horseboxes, a large paddock enclosure and parade ring where horses are shown before and after the races, and thirty box offices distributed in three betting rings.
Of course, the racecourse’s main attraction is horse races, but there’s an athletics track inside the racing course, and this track is connected by tunnel to the Olympic Stadium, featuring eight running lanes, a rugby pitch, a gym, and all the necessary facilities for high jump, long jump, pole vault, weight-lifting, javelin, archery and other sports. Close to the racecourse, there are several catering establishments, some of them offering music shows. Free parking is available for 1,200 vehicles, and entrance tickets are 7 euros for visitors older than 18.
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