Often called the jewel of the Costa del Sol, Nerja is sheltered by the dramatic Sierra de Almijara Mountains. If you’re looking for an active holiday you won’t be disappointed. Jeep tours, horse riding, hiking and water sports are just a few of the things on offer. Or, if you prefer a more relaxing holiday, you’ll find beautiful sandy coves and over nine kilometres of pristine beaches to laze away the days on. A trip to the magnificent Nerja caves is a great way to escape from the sun for a while. They stretch for almost five kilometres underground and are home to the world’s largest stalagmite, a 32 metre high column formed by dripping water. Nerja is a foodie’s heaven, with dozens of restaurants serving delicious Spanish delights and international cuisines. For night owls, head to Plaza Tutti Frutti to find lots of bars to enjoy a cool drink in. With hotels and resorts to suit every budget, this is a great place for couples and families to spend a week in the Spanish sun.