is located on the eastern tip of the Axarquía, about 50 km from
Málaga and borders the province of Granada. It is a both a fishing
and agricultural village with a rich Moorish history taking its name from
Arabic, “Naricha” meaning “abundant springs”. Nerja has an old world feel
and offers pleasantly mild coastal weather in dreamy surroundings of golden
sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs. The perfect place to spend your holidays
cuisine is typically Mediterranean and includes specialties such as “tortilla
de bacalao con miel de caña” (cod omelette smothered with cane honey),
traditional “migas” (sauteed breadcrumbs) and, of course, the well known
fresh fish from the area.
historical center built from 1487 and part of the old 9th century castle,
the Balcón de Europa (Balcony of Europe) is now a lookout point
on the edge of a cliff with spectacular panoramic views.
Nerja Cave, referred to as the “Cathedral of the Costa del Sol”, is found
750 metres from the coastline on a plateau and around 200 metres above
sea level facing the mountain rage of Sierra de Almijara. The cavern is
open to the public and covers an area of 140,000 square metres, with a
maximum length of 700 metres.
arrival in Frigiliana, one can feel its Moorish past in a village decorated
with orange roof tiles contrasting with the dramatically white-washed façades.
The old section, commonly called the “barribarto” by its people, is an
endless succession of narrow, winding streets filled with multicoloured
flowers, where in the early-morning hours, wicker baskets and typical ceramics
hang outside the shops.