Seville, Granada, Cordoba, Cádiz – 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 palaces, tapas, sherry from Jerez. But there’s 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 mountain scenery you would be forgiven for thinking you 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. There are also two great ferias to enjoy in Nerja – in May and October – with processions, flamenco and a wonderful atmosphere