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Find the perfect Frigiliana holiday rental

Get lost in the winding maze of cobbled lanes that squiggle through the heart of old Frigiliana and you'll feel transported back to the Spain of yesteryear. Whitewashed casas and cantinas spill onto the streets, and the buildings occasionally drop away to reveal glimpses of the dusty Sierras de Tejeda, looming in the distance. Pretty Moorish frontispieces and filigreed examples of age-old Andalusian architecture dominate the whole place, while enchanting Frigiliana holiday lettings nestle in the midst of it all.


Trace Andalusian history in Frigiliana holiday homes

Frigiliana is such an old and weathered place that it's likely even your Frigiliana holiday rental will have a story to tell that ranges back to the years when the Moors ruled this southern corner of Spain. In fact, it's the North African feel of the town that makes it such an intriguing stop. Examples of elegant Mudejar architecture abound in the centre – evoking the style of Moroccan medina towns from across the Med. Spots like the Church of San Antonio de Padua are examples of the town's layered past – it was raised in the 17th century, on the site of a much older mosque. There's also a small local archaeology museum with artefacts that date to long before the Christian reconquest of Andalusia.


Sightseeing in and around Frigiliana

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Frigiliana has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bodegas Bentomiz (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Pena Escrita (7.2 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Baviera Golf (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Aquavelis Water Park (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • Aquarium Almunecar (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Aqua Tropic Waterpark (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
Outdoor activities

Hitting the hiking trails around Frigiliana holiday cottages

A Frigiliana villa rental isn't just a chance to delve into the tight-knit alleyways of Andalusia's iconic Moorish town. It could also be a great base for breaking into the wilds of the Sierras of Tejeda, Almijara and Almara Natural Park. That vast reserve spreads out to the north, unfolding in a crumpled landscape of dusty valleys and rugged gorges that come dashed with groups of olive trees and chestnuts. In all, it covers a trio of mountain ranges, which puts the option of countless hikes on the itinerary. Popular walks include the ascent up 2,000-metre-high La Maroma, which gathers dustings of snow in the winter, and the hike to Castillo de Lizar, above Frigiliana itself, where sweeping panoramas of the Costa del Sol stretch out on all sides.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Frigiliana

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Frigiliana. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Nerja Caves (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Burriana Beach (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Carabeo Beach (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Nerja Beach (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • El Playazo Beach (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Caletilla Beach (4.3 mi / 7 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Frigiliana

The nearest airport is in Granada (GRX-Federico Garcia Lorca), located 27.1 mi (43.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Malaga (AGP), which is 34.1 mi (54.9 km) away.

Food & drink 

The foods you must try in Frigiliana

Like Frigiliana itself, the whitewashed taverns and cantinas that pack into the Mudejar heart of this town fuse the flavours of North Africa and Spain. There's a spicy edge to much of the tapas, which means potatoes dressed in paprika and chili powder, gazpacho soups laden with fresh coriander and Malaga-style clams, marinated in tagine-style sauces. The proximity of the sea shouldn't be forgotten, either. Sharing plates of deep-fried calamari mingle with aromatic cod rice dishes to offer a pungent taste of Andalusia's waters.

Essential info

Facts about Frigiliana

  • Frigiliana gets popular during the summer months, between June and August, drawing 1,000s of visitors from the resorts on the Spanish coast
  • Parking is easier to find in the new town of Frigiliana, just below the historic centre
  • Be sure to drive on the right-hand side of the road
  • Pack sun cream if you're coming during the hottest time of the year – temperatures can regularly exceed 30 in Frigiliana during the summer
  • Bring comfortable shoes for walking around the cobbled lanes

How many holiday rentals are available around Frigiliana?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,688 holiday lettings around Frigiliana. From 1,112 villas to 771 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Frigiliana?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Frigiliana:

  • Nerja City Centre: 1,287 holiday homes
  • Chimenea: 1,063 holiday homes
  • Oasis del Capistrano: 670 holiday homes
  • Urbanización Ladera del Mar: 131 holiday homes
  • Urbanización La Noria: 182 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Frigiliana? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Frigiliana. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • The Old Fountain: 4,968 holiday lettings
  • Museo Arqueologico de Frigiliana: 4,946 holiday lettings
  • Church of San Antonio: 4,966 holiday lettings
  • Castle of Lizar: 4,949 holiday lettings
  • Nerja Beach: 2,508 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Frigiliana listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Frigiliana?

Yes, of course. offers 1,112 Villas in Frigiliana. Our other popular types of Frigiliana holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 771 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 126 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 1,521 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Frigiliana?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,871 holiday homes with pool available in Frigiliana. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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