Within 5km of the famous beach town of Nerja lays one of the most celebrated villages in Spain. Frigiliana has won many national awards for being the most beautiful village in Spain, and it is easy to see why. Situated on a mountain ridge in the foothills of the Almijara Mountains, and with breath taking views of the sea, Chillar Valley and the Higueron River, the whitewashed villas of Frigiliana and steep streets are hard to ignore when considering a holiday to Spain. Frigiliana is a traditional village with no hotels or resorts, so holiday villas in Frigiliana are rented direct from the owner.
The town of Nerja is undoubtedly going to feature in a holiday from a rental villa in Frigiliana. The town is just a few kilometres away, and acts as the administrative and commercial centre for the surrounding villages. Nerja is also a pretty town which has staved off the advancement of concrete hotels whilst providing a range of facilities for tourists and locals alike. The beaches around Nerja are reason enough to rent a holiday villa here on their own, but Nerja has more to offer. Nerja golf offers a variety of courses to enjoy, and during the winter, skiing in the Sierra Nevada is not far away.
The streets and squares of Frigiliana are filled with many little boutiques offering local crafts of basket ware, ceramics, linen and lace which you will not find elsewhere. People also arrive in Frigiliana from miles around to eat in the restaurants which hide down the narrow white washed alley ways for both fine local food and the beautiful views which complete the dining experience from a villa in Frigiliana. Restaurante-Bar Nekane and Restaurante La Bodeguilla both specialise in local cuisine, and offer magnificent views, which are well worth trying if you rent a villa in Frigiliana or Nerja.
A holiday villa in Frigiliana is just minutes from the beach or the golf courses of Nerja. The beaches of Burriana Playa and Carabeo are within 5 minutes of a Frigiliana holiday property, and offer not only vast swathes of golden sand and clear Mediterranean waters, but refreshments and water sport facilities including diving, fishing, sailing and windsurfing.
A few miles from a rental villa in Frigiliana is one of the oldest symbols of Spanish heritage; the Nerja Caves. The oldest cave paintings in Spain adorn the walls of these caves, formed thousands of years ago. Today, the visitor centre manages to ensure the best possible views of these incredible depictions whilst ensuring they survive for generations to come.
Frigiliana is not only pretty, but important historically. The Moors were finally defeated on El Fuerte, the hill which climbs away from the village. The ruined remains of the fort and the final Moors stand point can be seen today. The town’s annual fiesta occurs on the 5th August, when the village celebrates its history.
Due to its location, Frigiliana has a unique microclimate, and an annual average temperature of 18˚C. Summers are blissfully warm, with average temperatures of 31˚C in July and August. Winters are very mild, and are interrupted rarely by rain. Rent a holiday house in Frigiliana in winter, and you can still expect temperatures above 10˚C every day during your stay.
Reaching your self catering villa in Frigiliana is very easy. Direct flights from every major airport in the UK arrive regularly at Malaga Airport (AGP), and there are a huge range of cheap flights to Frigiliana available from easyJet, Ryanair and BMIbaby. Once at Malaga, it is only 45 minutes drive to reach your accommodation in Frigiliana.