Seville, Grenada, Cordoba, Cadiz - just the very mention of these quintessential Andalucian cities conjures images of what most people imagine the "real" Spain to be like. White washed villages, colourful fiestas and festivals, sensuous flamenco, Moorish places, tapas, sherry from Jerez. But theres more to Andalucia than just the images portrayed on so many travel posters. There are also the hidden gems and Travel One's gem is Nerja, one of Andalucia's prettiest coastal resorts, located some 40 miles east of Malaga.
Here, with a backdrop of beautiful mountains scenery you would be forgiven for thinkingyou are a million miles from the bright lights of the Costa del Sol. The pace is slower, there's a selection of attractive rooftop bars with great views, pretty little whitewashed houses with colourful flowers and plants, and always a friendly "buenos dias" from your Andalucian hosts.