Are you searching for a holiday spot with a relaxed pace of life, a laid back ambiance and a genuine Spanish feel? You can still find a piece of Costa del Sol, east of Malaga, which is not destroyed by tall buildings and souvenir shops.
The coast & countryside east of Malaga has a chain of white villages; Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana & further inland the villages of Sayalonga, Comares, Canillas de Aceituno, Archez & Competa. As the new motorway has been inaugurated it only takes a little less than an hour to drive from Malaga airport to the eastern part of the Costa del Sol.
The back-country stretches all the way up to Sierra Almijara and the large Natural Parks where wild boar and mountain goats live alongside enormous birds such as golden eagles & black vulture.
Benefit from the lack of trying noises from the bulk tourism. Well you might possibly have to suffer the sound of an excavated moped, locally referred to as “the plague of Andalucia”, which the eastern Costa del Sol share with the rest of Andalucia.
Indulge in the smell and taste of smoked sardines from the beach establishments between Nerja & Torrox and if you head out there on a Sunday afternoon you will realize how Spanish families spend their Sundays. Commonly they will be three generations together sharing their meal at a beach restaurant and there will be a good deal of unbridled laughter, yelling & shouting.
The Torrox area is favored with the most excellent climate in Europe. Well defended from the cool winds from the north by the mountain ranges of Sierra Nevada, Almijara and Tejeda. As a result of its south-facing slopes are sheltered this area is the only region in Europe, that are suitable to grow tropical crops like mangoes, avocados and bananas on profitable basis.
Torrox is divided into 4 areas. You have Torrox Pueblo, the old Moorish part, Torrox Costa by the sea, Torrox Park between the village and the sea and at last Torrox Campo, in the surrounding mountains, where you will be staying if you choose a holiday home in Torrox.
Frigiliana is a very scenic village. It has won several awards for being one of the most beautifully renovated villages in Spain. It is probably not by chance that you will find flocking of international artists, musicians and writers residing in Frigiliana.
The Spanish word “Tranquilo” may have its cradle somewhere in this locality, because if it is a quiet rhythm of life, inspiration & a sense of inner peace you try to find, then this is the spot to look for it.
Enjoy chatter about love & the meaning of life under covering tree on the village square, as you get acquainted with the local tapas and wine.
Watch an old man move past with his mule loaded with bulging baskets of crops from the piece of land he has outside the village. A holiday in Frigiliana is time off from your common life.
Nerja is based right by the beach. Originally it out as a small fishing village but now it has grown into an international town. Choosinga holiday in Nerja means safekeeping your options. You will find wonderful beaches, choice of international food, the offer of boisterous nightlife at Tutti-Frutti Square & only short drive to the peace and quiet of the Andalucian outback.
A landscape of mountains and valleys covered with dust-green olive trees and an abundance of beautiful beaches are waiting to be found.