Unspoilt coves, golden sand, glittering water and fantastic Spanish cuisine can be discovered during a villa holiday in Nerja. Head to the famous Playa Burriana to take in the amazing scenery, where cliffsides meet the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean. You can keep the kids (and the adults) entertained with water sports, snorkelling and discovering hidden caves in the rock face. As all our villas in Nerja come with a private pool, you don’t even have to go anywhere to take a dip in the water and soak up the Spanish sun. After a siesta, wander through the cobbled streets of the traditional old town to admire the picturesque architecture. At Villa Plus there are over 40 holiday villas in Nerja to choose from, so no matter whether you’re searching for something large or small, you are sure to find the perfect place.
Local Markets and Shopping
Head for Calle Diputacion and Calle Pintada for handmade local crafts such as ceramics, and little independent boutiques. Calle Cristo (known to locals as Post Office Street) is also great for shopping with great buys including leather shoes and bags, designer label clothes and perfume, as well as the familiar duty-free favourites. You can mix with the locals at the street market every Tuesday morning and at a flea market on Sunday mornings. To stock up on your holiday supplies, there are convenient supermarkets. You’ll also find the El Ingenio commercial centre around 10 minutes’ drive away from Nerja offering a variety of shops, as well as a large supermarket and cinema.
Bars and Restaurants
There is a great selection of restaurants and tapas bars serving both international and local cuisine in the resort of Nerja, particularly around the focal point, the Balcon de Europa. At night, the town comes alive with summer street markets and entertainers for a great atmosphere. The beachside restaurants offering fresh fish and local specialities are stretched all along the coastline. If you a looking for family-friendly restaurants, follow the map to Plaza de los Cangrejos, near Torrecilla Beach.
The beaches of Nerja are one of the town’s biggest assets, with crystal clear waters and cliffsides offering breath-taking views. Playa Burriana is the most famous of Nerja's beaches where you will find a range of water sports as well as beachside restaurants and bars.
There are a host of smaller bays and quieter spots to enjoy too. Carabeo is a quiet beach with magnificent views and plenty of rocks which makes it ideal for snorkelling. El Chorillo and Carabeillo are two intimate coves with lovely clear waters, while Maro Beach with its soft sands is one of the most popular in the area. If you can’t get a spot, why not do a spot of swimming in your villa rental’s private pool?
The water sports and activities available on Burriana Beach are a big favourite for parents and children alike. Open-topped road trains run around Nerja, offering a great way for all the family to take a tour and get to know the area. You can visit the famous caves, getting on and off at leisure. The Aquavelis Waterpark, located in the nearby town of Torre del Mar, or the saltwater Aquatropic Waterpark in Almunecar are well worth a visit – both within 30 minutes’ drive of Nerja. Walking along the River Chillar in summer is great fun with a cooling splash in the water and plenty of wildlife to see.
Places of Interest
Around 3 miles inland from Nerja is the beautiful white village of Frigiliana, which is picturesque and full of historic gems. It sits high on a mountain ridge overlooking the sea with spectacular panoramic views. Further afield, a must visit is the Alhambra Palace in Granada, one of Spain's most significant historical sites, built by the Moors. On your way, you can pass through the typical white villages of the Alpujarras. Malaga City has a lot to offer, museums, a port and a castle making it a great day out.