Rent a villa in Nerja for its unspoiled mountain landscape, beautiful beaches and cosmopolitan atmosphere
The resort town of Nerja (meaning 'bountiful spring' in Arabic) sits at the mouth of the famous Rio Chillar River at the eastern tip of the Costa del Sol on the southern coast of Spain. An hour's drive from Malaga Airport, it is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama mountains. This once sleepy fishing village is today one of the most popular resorts along the coast, with its authentic Andalusian charm, subtropical climate, beautiful dark sand beaches and vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Our villas and apartments in Nerja put you right in the heart of it all; from its historic centre with traditional streets and whitewashed houses adorned with geraniums, to its golden coastline and varied mountain landscape. In the old town, get a taste of the resort's rich history, with its sculptures, monuments and architecture. For spectacular views of the Mediterranean and its beaches, take a walk along the Balcón de Europa, otherwise known as the ‘Balcony of Europe’ - the centrepiece of town. Discover the natural wonders of the Nerja Caves, or explore the Sierra de Tejeda mountain range – a Natural Park with exotic flora and fauna, striking limestone rocks and plenty of hiking trails.
High on everyone’s checklist should be a visit to its glorious dark sand and pebble beaches, as well as the sheltered coves that pepper its 16 km coastline. The clear waters, sheltered rocky landscape and excellent facilities mean that Nerja boasts some of the most family-friendly beaches in the Costa del Sol. Enjoy an abundance of water sports from water skiing to scuba diving, sailing and windsurfing. If you're looking to get away from the main buzz then the beaches of Carabeo in-between Calahonda and Carabeillo are perfect for a spot of undisturbed relaxation.
With the mountain ranges of Tejeda and Almijara Natural Park to the east, and Alahama mountain to the west, the unspoiled town of Nerja enjoys the kind of micro-climate that makes holidaying here an option all-year-round. With temperatures in the summer reaching 30°C at times, Nerja is a magnet for tourists looking to relax on the beaches of the Costa Del Sol. The gentle summer sea breeze means humidity levels stay fairly low, while the Sierra Nevada mountains an hour's drive away make Nerja the perfect winter destination for skiers.
The beating heart of Nerja is the Balcón de Europa, possibly the best known mirador (or lookout) in the Costa del Sol. This magnificent promenade along the edge of a towering cliff was once the site of the great Moorish castle, and today is the perfect place to enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the Mediterranean and its beaches below, with a stunning backdrop of pine tree-adorned mountains.
Popular with families, take a day to explore the otherworldly, Cuevas de Nerja; otherwise known as Nerja Caves, home to the world’s largest stalagmite at 32m high! Cuevas de Nerja is about 20 minutes from Nerja’s old town and also has a museum and botanical garden. Take a tour around this stunning underground world and admire its paleolithic paintings. During the summer many concerts take place here, providing a beautiful backdrop to a night of music and dancing.
Nerja’s diverse coastal landscape boasts a contrast of beaches, from wide stretches of powdery sand to secluded coves and bustling urban areas. All of them are within walking distance from the town’s centre. Our holiday home rentals by the coast put you at the heart of it all; from the sun-worshipper’s slice of paradise that is Burriana to the east of town, to the urban and family-friendly beaches of Torrecilla, Calahonda and Carrabeillo. Or escape the crowds and relax on your own patch on the quiet beaches of El Chucho and Maro. Nerja boasts such a wide choice that you could visit a new beach every day of the week if you wanted!
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