|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
San Juan de Capistrano
was built between 1984 and 1986 and over the years has developed into one of the most attractive and sought after urbanization on the eastern Costa del Sol.
The urbanization comprises of approximately 500 villas and apartments, all positioned in such a way that they benefit from Nerjas fabulous views and of course the sun.
The properties are set within beautiful communal gardens which are kept in good order by our gardeners.
The Community has an efficient and effective guard service who keep a watchful eye over the urbanization.,
There is also a well stocked library with books and DVDs situated beneath 12 Hibiscus accessed from Calle Capuchinos, run by volunteer ladies, opening hours are
Mondays only from 10:00am to 12:00am.
The pools are situated by the commercial centre. The large pool is surrounded by beautiful gardens which enjoy magnificent views over Nerja and the Mediterranean. There is also a children?s pool for the little ones.
The pool itself closes at 21.00 hours during the months of July and August but the pool side bars and restaurants can stay open until midnight. The full pool timetable is available under 'useful information' on this website.
A supermarket is also on site which sells a wide variety of produce from food to flip-flops. The supermarket is open from March to November.
A regular bus service runs throughout the year from San Juan down to Nerja.
Alwyn and I have owned this Villa since my mother insisted we purchase so that she could enjoy the Med in her later years.
Sadly she passed away without ever making the trip although happily my Mother in Law did see the beautiful area before her demise.
Our Management team @ 'El Sur' have maintained the property in exemplary condition throughout their term in charge.
El Sur are at your service for all your needs on the rare occasion or event where they may be needed.
We prefer the original 'Pueblo' style of furniture and presentation but provide a TV for the less adventurous.
Graeme C. Halloway purchased this villa in 1984
We chose the spot in 1982 before a brick was laid because access, parking and amenities are most convenient.
The area is policed with security guards who have little to do as the area is considered quite safe for the whole family.
So easy to access local points of interest such as the nearby Nerja Caves, discovered by a local lad many years ago.
Granada is a short and picturesque drive away into the mountains whilst local markets flourish along the coast.
This is the worst apartment we have stayed in, I have marked as one star as you have to put something otherwise I would not have given it one.
No electric kettle so waiting 40mins for the stove kettle to boil.
Sink plug does not fit so have to use running water to wash as cannot fill the sink up, also the overflow on the sink was filthy.
The sofa covered with a throw was really dirty, felt uncomfortable sitting on it let alone sleeping on it.
Covers on beds were obviously put on when first purchased and not updated since as they had tears in and the filling on the inside had holes.
Also had and estate agent come with someone to look around the apartment while we were holidaying which is totally unacceptable to be put in that position so really felt we had no choice but to let the in as they had a key and could have come along while we were out.
I really do not understand how a holiday rental company has this property on its books, surely they must be checked before taking them on and clients advised? Also how someone could put their property up for rental in this condition is questionable.
We paid the same amount for a second apartment further up and the difference was worlds apart. This apartment over priced you can get far superior for the same rental.
All in all not good and eleven days later have still not received our deposit back.
Copied as at 04/02/2016.... Written By Miranda Seymour For Mail On Sunday
22:03 30 Jan 2016, updated 22:18 30 Jan 2016
•Nerja, a scenic 30-mile drive from Malaga is the birthplace of Picasso
•Still a working fishing town, Nerja inspired one of Picasso’s paintings
• Fairy tale caves, the Cuevas de Nerja are a big tourist attraction
Memories of smoke-fugged Irish pubs, grizzled chests twinkling with gold chains, and oil-slicked backs and shoulders the colour of undercooked beef have kept me away from Spain’s Costa del Sol for 20 years.
I spent a couple of mercifully short breaks on a seemingly endless strip of coastline full of high-rise apartment blocks, stretching west from Malaga airport almost down to the Rock of Gibraltar.
But head east from Malaga and you enter another world – and it’s one to which I can hardly wait to return.
Simply sublime: Nerja's Calahonda beach as seen from the balcony of Europe
Our destination was Nerja, a scenic 30-mile drive from Malaga, the birthplace of Picasso.
Nerja’s modern version of a parador – the state-owned hotels dotted around Spain – has been designed by Philippe Starck, and perches high above its own private beach.
The view – craggy mountains rippling muscular brown flanks down into the vast crescent of Nerja’s largest bay – is of the kind that makes you gasp with delight.
Sipping a glass of wine late that first evening while watching a full moon, we glimpsed a tiny line of wavering lights gliding out across the dark water, converge, and settle restfully into place.
Nerja is still a working fishing town and what we were seeing was the gentle original of one of Picasso’s best-loved paintings.
The artist may have called his work Night Fishing At Antibes, but the homage was to his boyhood by the sea in Malaga.
The Panoramic view from the Parador de Nerja has only one close rival – the Balcony Of Europe.
The vantage point got its name when a sympathetic king visited Nerja after an earthquake in 1885 and, strolling out on to what looks like the top of a big toy drum wedged into the side of a massive promontory, consoled residents with the news that they were enjoying the best view in all Europe. (The monarch was right: it is.)
A bronze of King Alfonso still stares placidly out to sea, alongside ancient cannons that recall the Balcony’s earlier use as a defence in the Peninsular Wars. Here, both tourists and locals like to linger under the palm trees and cool arcades, a nod to Nerja’s Moorish past.
Wandering through Nerja’s twisting cobbled streets, it’s tempting to stop at every pretty restaurant and friendly tapas bar.
Our favourites were Puenta del Mar – for another breathtaking view – and El Nino, for the fish caught just hours before.
Watch your step: Even goats find El Torcal reserve tricky to navigate
it has to be Ayo, the biggest and jolliest of the beachside restaurants, where paella is served straight from a gigantic fire-scorched pan, and where the roar of the sea is drowned out only by the appetising crackle of flames. Ayo’s owner is the man who helped discover Nerja’s least-kept secret – and it’s a story he loves to tell.
One January night in 1959, a group of children went bat-watching at Maro, five miles out of town. The bats vanished into a crevasse which, when the excited boys entered, turned out to lead into massive caverns of stalagmites and stalactites – icicles of stone.
Partially open since 1960, the Nerja cave system is believed to be the largest in Europe, and reaches all the way up to Granada. Here, more than 30,000 years ago, Cro-Magnon man lived in – and painted the walls of – what must have felt like a vast, underworld palace. Today, you can walk for miles through this subterranean landscape or even listen to concerts there.
The Cuevas de Nerja are the area’s biggest tourist attraction. Visiting in May, we had these beautiful, fairy-like caves almost to ourselves.
We’d come on holiday to relax. For hardier souls, Nerja is a dream destination. The scuba-diving is said to be the best along this coastline, and for hikers there are any number of secluded mountain villages to explore.
I’d recommend hiring a guide – there are plenty available – to take you up to the enchanting town of Frigiliana, or for a lunch of venison or boar at Don Antonio’s in Acebuchal (known as the Lost Village).
Picasso used the boats at Nerja as inspiration for his Night Fishing At Antibes (above)
Leaving Nerja behind later in the week, we drove a couple of hours inland to enjoy a totally different experience.
The Parador de Antequera is clean and quiet. From the restaurant, you look out at La Pena de los Enamorados – the Lovers’ Leap, a giant lime
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
My property is also rented through a Management Agent and is very popular therefore anyone wishing to make a booking must pay the whole fee to secure the dates firmly. Any Cancellations would need to be claimed through your Travel Insurance UNLESS we could refill the booking.
Booking can be Access from late Saturday Aftenoons or Sundays only.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.