Nestled in La Axarquia, located in the east of the province of Málaga, are two of the most charming towns in all of Málaga. They are Nerja and Frigiliana, two towns in close proximity that are home to some truly stunning scenery. These two must-see destinations on the Costa del Sol combine scenery, culture, good food and beaches.
Nerja – relish in the town's untouched beaches
Nerja is a picturesque Andalusian village that boasts unparalleled scenery, including cliffs and untouched beaches. The Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo Area of Natural Beauty is home to beaches with crystal-clear waters like the Maro Coves – an idyllic spot that’s perfect for nature lovers.
You can’t come to Nerja without seeing the Nerja Caves, which were discovered by accident in 1959 by locals. One of its chambers harbours a staggering column that holds the Guinness World Record for being the widest in the world.
A walk through the old town will take you to the Balcón de Europa (”Balcony of Europe”), and it’s here that you will have the most stunning views of the sea and the town. Views that will take your breath away.
Frigiliana – the most beautiful white village in Spain
Frigiliana is considered to be one of the most beautiful white villages in Spain. Its houses adorned with flowers and the Moorish layout of its steep streets make the village a picture-perfect place. The village is located scarcely 10 kilometres from Nerja at the foot of the Sierra de Almijara mountain range, and it boasts an old town of exceptional beauty that has been declared an Artistic-Historical Site.
During your time in Frigiliana, we recommend you visit the Casa del Apero, the Museum of Archaeology, the Ecce Homo Chapel and the Church of San Antonio de Padua.