Nerja sits right on the Mediterranean coast in the province of Malaga in the Costa de Sol region of Andalucia.
Nerja has been settled by the Romans and Arabs and it gets it name from the Moorish name for the town, Narixa which means “abundant spring”
Nerja is served by Malaga airport to the east and is less than an hour drive away.
The foot hills of the Siera Tejada form a spectacular backdrop to the town and give a micro-climate of it’s very own.
Less commercialised than many of the coastal resorts, Nerja retains a very Spanish feel with the bulk of local business being Spanish, although there is a thriving expat community made of of people from most northern European countries.view-to-nerja
Nerja is a very popular destination for holiday makers all the year around, and the mild winter climate makes it suitable for longer winter breaks.
Frigiliana, one of Spains best kept secrets, is located 55kms from Malaga, 100km from Sierra Nevada ski resort and only 6km from Nerja beaches, sitting high on a moutain ridge overlooking the sea with spectacular panoramic views.
This prize winning village is one of the most beautiful in Spain. It´s old part, built in a Moorish-Mudéjar style. The village is a tangle of narrow cobbled streets lined by whitewashed houses, with wrought iron balconies filled with planters of brilliant colored flowers. Scattered small squares provide shady seating whilst exploring the several shops selling pottery and ceramics in distinctive Arab design. Village bars are popular with visitors who come to taste the famous locally produced wine. Frigiliana-Street-of-frigiliana
The village in its main square has the church of San Antonio built in the 16th century. The Palace of Ingenio, now the last functioning honey factory in Europe and at the very top of the village the ruins of the Castillo Morisco. Frigliana an interesting jeweled paradise for the rural tourist.