On request 9:00 h. 29,00 € / Adult, 20 € / Child (3-11 years)
Information about the itinerary:
Departure at the indicated time from Roquetas de Mar with destination Nerja. We’ll travel along the Costa Tropical passing through Motril, Salobreña and Almuñecar. Once we arrive in Nerja, we will take a walk through this tourist enclave to see the Balcony of Europe, an impressive viewpoint over the Mediterranean. We’ll enjoy some free time to wander through the old town of Nerja, admire its urban architecture of Arabic origin and do some shopping in the multitude of gift and craft shops that we will find on our way. After lunch, we head to Frigiliana, one of the most charming white villages on the Costa del Sol. In the afternoon, we start the journey back to our hotels. Arrival in Roquetas de Mar and end of our services.
Included in our prices:
- Transport by bus
- Accompanying guide during the whole excursion.
* Pepe Tours reserves the right to change the itinerary and the order of the excursions for organizational reasons.
Nerja, located in the eastern part of the Costa del Sol, has all the ingredients to make a visit attractive. The average year temperature, around 20 degrees Celsius, the beautiful mountains of La Axarquia, as well as the steep coast where cliffs and beaches alternate, are some of the attractions. The Old Town holds splendid witnesses of the popular architecture, with beautiful avenues and emblematic corners such as the Balcony of Europe, a marvellous viewpoint over the sea. Amongst the monuments it is worth mentioning the little church of Nuestra Señora de Las Angustias, patron saint of the village. It was built in the 16th century and is well known because of the ceiling paintings that embellish the dome.
The region has been inhabited since prehistory, as the rock paintings reveal which were discovered in the famous Caves of Nerja, known as the “Prehistoric Cathedral”. The Caves of Nerja, discovered in 1959, are one of the most important touristic attractions of the village. The caves, which were declared Artistic Historic Monument, possess around 2 kilometres of galleries which can be visited by the public. Here we can admire surprising geologic formations which were formed through a slow development that took place over the centuries. High arches and large rooms decorated with columns, stalactites and stalagmites ensure that the whole is known as the “Prehistoric Cathedral”. The Room of the Waterfall, called this way because of the special form a group of stalactites has made, is the privileged stage where the Festival Cueva de Nerja takes place, which for the last three decades has brought together prestigious figures of music, dance and theatre.
The caves are also of archaeological interest, as the possess a collection of rockpaintings which are attributes to the Palaeolithic and rests have been found from other periods, such as the Epipalaeolithic or the Neolithic. In the Room of the Hall an interesting exposition on ceramics, tools and paintings that were found here, can be seen.
In the easternmost part of the Axarquia region in the province of Malaga, in the Sierras de Almijara, Tejeda and Alhama Natural Park, lies the village of Frigiliana, overlooking the Mediterranean, with a population of approximately 3.000 inhabitants.
Three hundred meters above sea level and with a subtropical microclimate, arises, as if awakening from the past, its praised and award-winning Historical Center, of Moorish heritage, where the narrow, winding and steep streets, the passageways, walkways and ravelins form a unique urban network of small houses that are perched on top of each other. It is a structure that many have described as the purest popular architectural ensemble of Arab origin in the province of Malaga.
Awarded with the 1st National Beautification Award in 1982, its historic center has been a Historic-Artistic Site since 2014.
Each corner of the old town has its own particular identity, although you will always find cobbled streets, generally steep, and extreme cleanliness, almost exclusive responsibility of each neighbor, plants and flowers adorning the corners and a whiteness of the facades that fill our streets with light. And it is that the greatest charm of Frigiliana is precisely its old town.
Calle Real is the main artery of the historic center, the only one that can be accessed by vehicles, from which all the streets and alleys that lead us to “Barribarto” start. On this street we will find the Town Hall and Church Square, and also “El Zacatín” street, one of the most colorful and emblematic of Frigiliana. The name Zacatín used to be given to those squares or streets where clothes were sold, in fact, Frigiliana is not the only town that has a “zacatín”, so it would not be surprising if this street was the place for the sale of clothes in old times.
During the walk through Frigiliana you will find the remains that history has left in the form of monuments that still remain as a natural part of its streets, the Ingenio, currently the only cane honey factory in Europe, the Old Fountain, the Hermitage of Ecce Homo, Los Reales Positos or el Torreon are some of the examples of the monuments that you will find on your walk through the historic center of Frigiliana, in the Mudejar style, and the most awarded in the Axarquia region.
The traditional cuisine of the Axarquia has in Frigiliana a reference of the first magnitude. The natural products of the land: cane honey, virgin olive oil, the rich Muscat broths from its vineyards and fresh vegetables from its gardens, make up one of the most unique cuisines in the province. Dishes as exquisite and peculiar as those made based on the meat of the kid stand out. It is prepared fried, either with garlic or with a variety of sauces, one of the most exquisite being the almond sauce.