Planning your next luxury holiday? There are many exotic places all around the world to consider which can make it a tough choice. If you are looking for sunshine and to be near the sea then you cannot beat Nerja – southern Spain’s hidden gem on the Costa del Sol. The Costa del Sol is known as a cheap sun, sea and sand destination but Nerja is a diamond in the rough and somewhere that anyone that enjoys the finer things in life will enjoy.

Natural Beauty

Nerja has retained its traditional charm and is quite unlike any of the other neighboring resorts. Once a sleepy fishing village, here you will find beautiful whitewashed houses, narrow streets, and stunning natural surroundings. Nestled between the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and the mountains of the Sierras de Tejeda, Nerja is found at the mouth of the Chillar River and there is a tropical feel thanks to the amount of water and lush surroundings. Additionally, there is a large range of Spanish villas to hire in Nerja which will put you in the perfect position to explore each day or simply unwind at home.

streets in Nerja, Southern Spain

Exploring

On a luxury holiday here you can unwind on the gorgeous sandy beaches, splash in the ocean and stroll along the spectacular Balcon de Europa – a large round balcony on a cliff which allows for panoramic views of the mountains, coves, and ocean. You can also explore the Cueva de Nerja cavern which is a cavern home to breathtaking stalactites and stalagmites and sometimes hosts concerts – a mesmerizing experience.

Food in Nerja, Southern Spain

Food & Drink

Food and drink are vital ingredients for any luxury vacation and you are in luck in Nerja. Tapas bars are, of course, an important part of Spanish life and there are a handful of classy establishments to choose from here serving up authentic tapas which is must different to what you would get back in the UK. There are also many other lovely restaurants where you can get food from all around the world so all tastes are well catered for here. The best way to end the evening is in one of the many cool late night music bars where you can enjoy a few drinks and soak up the atmosphere.

golfing in Nerja, Southern Spain

Golf

If you are looking to squeeze in a round of golf during your luxury holiday then Nerja is well positioned with dozens of courses just a stone’s throw away. There are courses for all abilities so it should not be too hard to find a suitable course during your stay.

boating in Nerja, Southern Spain

Boat Trips

No luxury holiday to Nerja is complete without a boat trip. There are many different ways to do this whether you want to charter your own boat and explore the stunning Andalucian coastline or go dolphin watching or snorkeling.

Anyone looking for a luxury sun, sea and sand holiday should put Nerja at the top of their list. This fabulous destination on Spain’s sunny Costa del Sol is a real hidden gem that has plenty of culture and natural highlights along with alluring sandy beaches and a lovely climate.