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Villas and apartments in Nerja

Find your perfect holiday rental in Nerja - the jewel of southern Spain

Rent a villa or apartment in Nerja for its unspoiled mountain landscape, beautiful beaches and cosmopolitan atmosphere

Villas, apartments and holiday properties for rent in Nerja

The resort town of Nerja (meaning 'Beautiful 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 Málaga 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 while in Nerja 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 Carabeo in-between Calahonda and Carabeillo is perfect for a spot of undisturbed relaxation.

Our properties offer something for everyone, from luxurious villas with private pools by the coast, to family-friendly apartments in the heart of the old town and cottages boasting beautiful mountain views.

Key holiday info
  • Nerja is an hour's drive from Málaga airport, which is less than a 3 hour direct flight from the UK and mainland Europe.
  • June to September may see daytime temperatures of up to 30°C, while the average temperature in winter is 14°C.
  • The average sea temperature in August is 25°C.
  • The mountain ranges of Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama north of Nejra were declared a Natural Park in 1999.
  • There is no plane, boat or train service to Nerja - the nearest city is Málaga to the west and from here you can take a bus or hire a car.

A beginner's guide to renting a villa or apartment in Nerja

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 sea breeze of the coast means it never gets too humid and humidity levels stay fairly low. Winter months are mild and a popular time for skiing, although sunbathing is still an option, with warm sea temperatures of 15 °C. 

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 32 m 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!

Why rent a villa or apartment in ­Nerja with Clickstay?

For the last ten years we've sent thousands of happy holidaymakers to villas and apartments all over the Costa del Sol and Nerja! We're a trusted brand with secure online payment and you can book your holiday in Nerja with confidence. We're also here to help – whether you're looking for that perfect rental in Nerja or you're already on holiday, you can call or email our customer services team.

Own a holiday villa or apartment in Nerja?

If you are an owner or agent with holiday villas or apartments in Nerja, or if you want to increase your rentals, then sign up to Clickstay and manage your properties directly. Clickstay lets owners to contact renters directly. Our online system allows you to manage your property description, prices and availability as well as catering for all sorts of holiday rentals – from villas with private pools to beach front apartments.

Our costs are low: we charge a £1, €1 or $1 sign-up fee and you can then advertise an unlimited number of properties to directly to renters looking for a Nerja holiday rental. We charge 10% marketing commission when a renter books your property through the Clickstay site.

Interested? Find out more on how you can list your villa or apartment rentals.

Did you know...
  • Nerja got its name from the Arabic word 'narixa,' meaning 'bountiful spring.'
  • The 17th Century El Salvador Church, set on the edge of the Bálcon de Europa, is well worth a visit for its baroque style architecture.
  • Next to Burriana beach are the beautiful Gardens of Capistrano Playa, where you'll find tropical gardens of exotic flora and fauna.
  • The Nerja Caves (Cuevas de Nerja) are a series of caverns stretching 5 km, home to the world’s longest and largest stalagmite. The Caves were declared a Heritage of Cultural Interest in 1985.
  • The 19th century Eagle Aqueduct on the outskirts of Nerja is declared a Site of Special Cultural Interest for its fascinating history.
  • If you're looking to get off the beaches for a day and explore with your family one of Andalucia’s most beautiful rivers, then a hike up the Chillar River is the one for you.