The seaside town of Nerja holds many attractions for visitors to Spain’s Costa del Sol, and the Capistrano Playa complex is a popular but relaxing destination from which many people choose to base themselves. Nestled in the hills and overlooking Burriana Beach, the tastefully designed Capistrano Playa complex offers boutique accommodation and a fantastic range of facilities, allowing holidaymakers to make the most of their stay in Nerja.
The Capistrano Playa complex has onsite swimming pools, bars and a restaurant, meaning you never have far to go if you want to enjoy yourself, with the live entertainment held during the evenings a particular recommendation. The most famous feature of the sympathetically built complex is its illuminated gardens, which are beautifully designed around an ornamental lake, and lead down to Burriana Beach, just a five-minute walk away.
Burriana Beach is widely regarded as the best beach in Nerja, and offers an enjoyable walk along the coastline to the famous ‘Balcony of Europe’. There are also many other beaches to choose from nearby, which make up a total of fifteen kilometres of sandy stretches, including Carabeo, El Chucho and El Playazo.
The town boasts many other attractions, including the historic Nerja caves, the narrow winding streets of the Old Town and a full selection of great restaurants (try the local speciality of De La Doncella – Red Mullet), cosy cafes and authentic bars, all of which remains untouched by high-rise development and retain their authentic Andalucian character.
There is much to see and do in and around the surrounding area. Depending on your time of visit, you can climb and hike in the Almijara Mountains, sample the local produce and wine at nearby villages such as Competa and Frigiliana, play golf at one of many excellent courses just a short journey away, and even go skiing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Nerja claims to have the best climate in Europe, and it’s not hard to see why. The town boasts its own micro-climate, meaning over 200 cloudless days every year, and beautiful summer days that climb above 30C. Outside of peak season is also a great time to visit, with temperatures still more than pleasant, and tourist numbers down, meaning an even more peaceful and authentic Spanish holiday.
Malaga Airport (AGP) is located 50km away from the Capistrano Playa complex in Nerja, and is extremely well served from the UK, especially during summer months. Flights can be found through Ryanair, BMI Baby and British Airways, amongst other airlines, meaning you have a full range of choices whether you decide to take the luxury or budget route for the two-and-a-half hour journey.