Frigiliana is an idyllic and typical Andalusian village located north of Nerja. Its built on a mountainside. Frigiliana has its historical character and charm in time and retain a stroll along the winding, the picturesque streets are highly recommended. Your browser does not support the video tag. In Frigiliana are plenty of nice terraces with stunning views to be found. It is no coincidence that Frigiliana has several times been voted the prettiest village in Spain. Cómpeta is only a 55 minutes drive from Málaga Airport and is one of the most beautiful white villages of Andalucia. Narrow streets, white painted houses and a beautiful village church breathes the Morish influence. Your browser does not support the video tag. Cómpeta is situated at the foot of mountain ranges Tejada and Almijara, at the Ruta del Sol y Vino (Sun and wine route). The sweet Málaga wine finds its origin in this area. The area is covered with vinyards, olive-, almond- and fruittrees. Enjoy the delicious wine at one of the local bars, restaurants or terraces. La Herradura – translated as “horse shoe”, is the second-largest urban area of Almuñecar, on the Costa Tropical coast of Granada province. It is outstanding for its stunning bay, washed by waters of the Mediterranean, which has become a favourite spot for water sports, including scuba diving. The beach is set between two mountains, and is thus well sheltered from winds. Besides marine flora and fauna of great ecological value, its beds are home to the remains of 25 Spanish naval galleons that were wrecked in a storm of 19 October 1562. The Almuñecar-La Herradura Sub-aquatic Reserve was created aiming to preserve this marine wealth. Its objective is to make this part of the coast of Andalusia an international point of reference for scuba enthusiasts, and to create a unique area in Spain with artificial reefs simulating sunken galleons, amphora factories and practice areas. Nerja is a populat coastal resort town some 50 kilometres east of Málaga city conected by the A-7 coastal highway. It marks the eastern limit of Málaga provine’s Costa del Sol. Once a sleepy fishing village, the town now has a resident population of over 25,000 Your browser does not support the video tag. Flanked by a dramatic mountain range, Sierra Almijara, to the east, the town has, fortunately, managed to avoid being blighted by the concrete high-rise scenario which has been the inevitable result of the tourist boom in some of the coastal resorts. The old quarter of the town is still virtually unchanged with narrow, winding streets, whitewashed houses with wrought iron terraces overflowing with geraniums, on which a canary can sometimes be heard singing… However, the heart of Nerja is its spectacular Balcón de Europa the “Balcony of Europe”, a magnificent promenade along the edge of a towering cliff, once the site of the great Moorish castle, with sweeping panoramic views of the Mediterranean and the small coves and beaches below, against an awesome backdrop of hazy blue mountains. Málaga is a large city in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia and capital of the Malaga Province. The largest city on the Costa del Sol, Malaga has a typical Mediterranean climate and is also known as the birthplace of famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. Your browser does not support the video tag. The city offers beaches, hiking, architectural sites, art museums, excellent shopping and cuisine. While more laid back than Madrid or Barcelona, Malaga is still the center and transport hub for the hugely popular Costa del Sol region, which is flooded with tourists in the summer, and the city has certainly cashed in on the sun and sand, with lots of new construction as well as hotels and facilities geared to tourists. However, Malaga also offers some genuinely interesting historical and cultural attractions in its old city and its setting on the coast is still beautiful.