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Top 5 Things To Do In Nerja, Spain

With its surprising sub-tropical climate, the beautiful coastal town of Nerja is home to miles of sandy beaches, top seafood, incredible ancient caves and what is proudly known as the Balcony of Europe!

Almost two years ago I went on a road trip around southern Spain visiting Madrid, Ronda and Seville. Fancying a bit of time at the Spanish seaside we decided upon Nerja. It looked pretty, had plenty of things to do and by all accounts, even in January would be reasonably warm. Tick!

Perfect seaside views in Nerja, Spain
Perfect seaside views in Nerja, Spain
Beautiful views in Nerja, Spain
Beautiful views in Nerja, Spain

While for me it didn’t have the Andalusian charm of the other cities, it did have a real Spanish seaside feel. You know, it felt fun! It had pretty beaches, great ice cream and nic-nacs galore. While there I was desperate to visit Nerja’s famous caves. Typically I arrived to find they’d just closed for the day. Continue reading Top 5 Things To Do In Nerja, Spain

Top 5 Things To Do In Antequera, Spain

With an incredible rock resembling a man’s face, endless ornate churches, dolmens dating back to 1800 BC, and beautiful views, Antequera is an incredible place for a day trip from Malaga.

Antequera is a city of history. It’s the kind of history you can wander all over, get under the skin of and really soak up! One of my favourite things to do was trek to the top of the city and look down. All dressed in white, it really makes for a picture postcard Andalusian view. 

At under an hour’s drive, Antequera makes a great day trip from Malaga. To really make the most of your trip, I’d recommend spending a few days in Malaga, before heading to explore Ronda, Nerja and Antequera.

Sunset in Antequera, Spain
Sunset in Antequera, Spain
Stunning views in Antequera, Spain
Stunning views in Antequera, Spain

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Top 5 Things To Do In Ronda, Spain

Ronda is a magical city built across the deep El Tajo gorge. It has more beauty, charm and history than many cities put together.

I visited Ronda for the first time last January and have been dying to return. It’s one of those cities that captures your imagination. From beautiful alleyways and cobbled streets, to ancient city walls, the famous new bridge and incredible sweeping landscapes, it’s easily one of the most photogenic cities in Spain.

While Ronda is an easy day trip from Malaga, it’s also perfect if you’re spending spending weekends in Marbella or Seville.  The roads are easy for tourists to navigate, and the countryside you pass through will have you glued to the window all the way! To make the most of your trip, I’d recommend spending a few days in Malaga, before heading to explore Nerja, Antequera and Ronda.

Things To Do In Ronda

Visit The Puente Nuevo

Ronda’s so-called ‘new’ bridge isn’t particularly new… but this 18th Century bridge is what draws the crowds. Joining the two sections of the city, the bridge reaches a height of 100m, with its base deep in the base of the gorge and the Guadalevín river.

Puente Nuevo, Ronda, Spain
Puente Nuevo, Ronda, Spain

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Malaga: Top 10 Things To Do On Your First Visit

Malaga on Spain’s Costa Del Sol is a buzzing city with more history, culture and great food than many cities put together. Find out the top things to do on your first visit. 

Malaga is a pretty green city too
Malaga is a pretty green city too

Malaga – the heart of the Costa Del Sol. With over 300 sunny days a year, hot summers and the warmest winters in Europe, it’s a great choice for a holiday all year round. Many Brits visit Malaga just for the airport as they travel on to the likes of Marbella and Torremolinos, but Malaga really is worth a dedicated holiday. Continue reading Malaga: Top 10 Things To Do On Your First Visit