Popular Villas in Nerja
Best Villas in NerjaGuests agree: these stays are highly rated for location, cleanliness, and more.
Villas in Nerja
Villas in the gem of the Costa del Sol
Nerja is situated in the far eastern part of the Costa del Sol, right on the Mediterranean coast. Accommodations in the Costa de Sol have the most amazing views and enjoy stunning sunsets, as well as immediate access to the finest beaches in the region. Villas for rent in Nerja are in the heart of this attractive and thriving region, with the whole town and its delightful, independent boutiques and cafes within walking distance. Choose a villa slightly inland, and you'll be at the foothills of dramatic mountains studded with olive trees, mangos and avocados.
Gorgeous Spanish holiday villas
The affordable villas in Malaga allows you to enjoy the vast number of days of sunshine that soak Costa del Sol – the Sunshine Coast. Terraces are brightened with flowers, seating and shade to host your morning breakfast or evening meal in pure luxury. Most villas in Nerja have a swimming pool available all year round, as temperatures in the winter can often be over 20 degrees. The holiday lettings in Fuengirola are designed to give you the best views of the tranquil waters of the Med on one side and the rising mountains on the other. The villa holidays in Nerja have the following facilities:
- Swimming pool and Jacuzzi
- Barbecues and outdoor self-catering areas
- Modern kitchen
- Fully furnished indoor
Travellers and activities
Nerja for families
Nerja boasts gorgeous beaches in the eastern half of Costa del Sol. Get a family-friendly villa in Nerja and enjoy views of golden beaches gently declining into turquoise blue waters. The main tourist beach of Nerja, Burriana, features several playgrounds on the beach itself. It has cafes so parents can sit and enjoy Spanish coffee while watching their kids play safely. Well known for its artisan ice cream, Nerja has many homemade ice cream outlets, which can be enough persuasion to encourage kids to leave the beach! Dotted around the town are several well-maintained playgrounds for kids to play in. Spanish people also love seeing children out with adults, so taking your family to restaurants is always a positive experience.
Nerja for water sports lovers
if you are a fan of watersports, rent a villa in Benalmadena and take the one hour drive. Nerja offers a huge range of water sports, including paddle boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, jet skiing and paddle boats. Diving at Nerja is excellent, and several diving schools are available to take you on memorable trips, no matter your level of experience or expertise. If you have the cash to splash, cruising yachts can be chartered with a captain or bareboat. It allows you to explore the coast more extensively and discover the delightful beaches only accessible from the sea.
Nerja for shoppers
Nerja is famous for its beautiful independent boutiques. Specialities are leather goods, handmade by local artisans, and gorgeous colourful ceramics. Nerja boasts an excellent range of clothing boutiques, with strong influences from nearby Morocco and further afield in Africa and more European styles and designs. Look out for Nerja's jewellery stores – there are many – each with a different speciality and focus.
On 23 June, San Juan Day, join the locals and take a dip in the sea at midnight and wash away your sins!
Top 7 exciting travel tips for visiting Nerja
1. Explore the Nerja caves
Just between Nerja town and the next village of Maro lies the world-renowned Nerja caves, discovered in 1959. You will also find the world's tallest natural pillar and astonishing natural cave formations. If you rent a villa in Marbella, you can travel to Nerja and take a tour of the caves that lead through various chambers and magnificent rock formations. Nerja caves also hold the largest column at 32 metres high.
2. Take a selfie on the Balcon de Europa
One of Nerja's most photographed and prettiest places is the Balcon de Europa. With soaring white arches, colourful flowers and a scintillating view of the sea beyond, you can wander around as you take photos. During the day, you can stroll to take in the sea views and beachy breeze. At night, take in the city's beauty as you enjoy the sounds of the artists and indulge in the smells wafting into the streets from the restaurants.
3. Enjoy traditional Spanish tapas
Head away from the town centre into the quaint town streets beyond to find traditional Spanish tapas bars and restaurants. Bar Redondo is the locals' favourite, with great quality at reasonable prices. Aside from the traditional Spanish tapas, Nerja is home to over 300 restaurants with local delicacies to savour. Ensure you taste paella at Ayo on Burriana Beach, which serves the most authentic Spanish cuisine.
4. Experience El Salvador's Church
Just off the Balcon de Europa is the 17th-Century El Salvador Church. It is a major landmark on the Mediterranean coast's southern tip and one of the most visited spots. Don't miss the colourful tiles on the front, one of which depicts the church's history. El Salvador boasts a pristine exterior with a baroque-neoclassic style. The beautiful architecture and murals by famed Spanish artists are a site to behold. Rent a luxurious villa in Nerja and take a walk through the historic church.
5. Explore the Maro cliffs
Just a few kilometres south of the Aqueduct Eagle is the spectacular waterfall of the Maro cliffs. The cliffs are located where the mountain meets the sea in Nerja, and water falls from a height of 15 metres. You can explore the cliffs and take scenic photos of the steep limestone cliffs and blue waters. When you book a villa in Nerja, you can join excursions from Burriana Beach to the waterfalls.
6. Be wowed at Nerja's Sunday Rastro Market
Nerja's Sunday Rastro is located near Almijara II. Here you'll find the local farmers' offerings of freshly picked mangos and avocados and a vast range of second-hand clothing, books, toys and bric-a-brac. The market also provides car boot sales and flea markets. The best part about visiting the market is the places ranging from beach hotels to restaurants serving various delicacies. You can also explore other markets if you have a holiday rental in Torrox Costa.
7. Take a trip to Andalucia's prettiest town
Frigiliana, a village just half an hour's bus ride from Nerja, is considered the most attractive in the region. With its white buildings and geranium-covered houses, it makes for a great compliment to your seaside holiday in this gorgeous part of the world. The streets are paved with cobblestones with terraces tucked away in every corner, creating an atmosphere rivalling the Greek coast. Frigiliana provides a coastal area with clear waters and beautiful beaches if you are looking for villas in Nerja near the sea.