Nerja Capistrano Village

Capistrano Village

Casa Pernilla is a 2 bedroom apartment located in El Capistrano Village, Nerja, which is situated 50 km east of Malaga city.

It is easy to travel to Malaga airport since Ryanair, Norweigan airlines, SAS among others have frequent flights.

From Capistrano Village you can easily reach both Burriana Beach and Nerja centre within 15-20 minutes walk. It is 1200 m to Burriana beach and approx 1900 m to the centre of Nerja.

 

The El Capistrano Village, situated in a most privileged area, on the skirt of the Sierra Tejeda, is one of the most unique urbanizations on the Costa del Sol.

 

By car you can reach the mountains in Sierra Nevada within 90 minutes. Therefor it is possible to ski during the day and take a swim in the Mediterranean Sea in the evening.

 

 

Due to its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, El Capistrano enjoys a special microclimate, producing hot (but not excessively) summers, mild winters and continuous sun.

 

Characterized by its spacious green areas, footpaths lined with wonderful exotic plants and flowers, various communal swimming pools, including children’s pools, the urbanization has also, for the enjoyment of its visitors, bars and restaurant, along with mini-market, laundry service, tennis courts and bus service to Nerja.

 

10 minutes by car:

 

45 minutes by car:

  • The city of Málaga.
  • The Picasso Museum

 

1 hour by car:

 

1,5 hours by car:

 

2,5 hours by car:

  • The beautiful city of Seville.
  • The Pretty city of Córdoba.
  • Selwo Zoo Park.
  • Gibraltar

 

 

Community Map

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The Apartment

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Pool

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Childrens pool

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Pool bar

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Pool

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Pool bar

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Pool

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Childrens Pool

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Mini Market

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Cash withdrawal

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Restaurant

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Restaurant, The Cave

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Bus stop

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Bus stop

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Super Sol

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City Center

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Mercadona

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Burriana beach, 1200m

 

Open from easter to October 31

Open from easter to October 31

Open from July to September

Open from easter to October 31

Open from easter to October 31

Open all year

Open from easter to October 31

 

 

 

Open all year

 

 

Open all days a week during summer

 

Open Monday-Saturday

 

Walk to Burriana beach

Walk to City Center

History of Nerja

Nerja has a long history, evidenced by the primitive paintings found in its famous Nerja caves, discovered in 1959. These caves are now believed to be just one entrance to a linked series of potholes stretching many miles into the mountains between Nerja and Granada, and which may yet prove to be one of the most extensive unexplored systems in Europe. Visitors to the caves will be able to view the remains of one of the ancient inhabitants of Nerja.

 

The Romans built here three settlements, including Detunda, of which now large remains can be seen. The area was later taken over by the Arabs in the early 8th century. Under the Moors, the town was known as Narixa, which means "abundant spring", from which the present name derives.

 

The Balcón de Europa, a mirador or viewpoint which gives stunning views across the sea, is in the centre of the old town. Its name is popularly believed to have been coined by King Alfonso XII, who visited the area in 1885 following a disastrous earthquake and was captivated by the scene. Local folklore says that he stood upon the site where the Balcón now stands, and said "This is the balcony of Europe". Local archive documents are said to show that its name predated this visit, but this has not prevented the authorities from placing a life-sized (and much photographed) statue of the king standing by the railing.

 

The Balcón area was originally known as La Batería, a reference to the gun battery which existed there in a fortified tower. This emplacement and a similar tower nearby were destroyed during the Peninsular War. In May 1812, the British vessels Hyacinth, Termagant and Basilisk supported Spanish guerrillas on the coast of Granada, against the French. On 20 May, Termagant or Hyacinth opened fire and the forts were destroyed. Two rusty guns positioned at the end of the Balcón are reminders of these violent times. The huge lumps of rock, the remains of La Batería, visible in the sea at the end of the Balcón, are further evidence of this action.

 

Main sights

  • Caves of Nerja
  • Balcon of Europe
  • The Aqueduct, built in the 19th century
  • Baroque Hermitage of las Angustias (17th century)
  • Church of El Salvador, in Baroque and Mudéjar style (17th century)
  • Maro, a coastal village within Nerja's municipal term

 

Modern Nerja

In more modern times, sugar cane production has given way to more valuable cash crops, particularly semi-tropical fruits such as mango and papaya and widespread avocado plantations in what is one of the major avocado growing regions in Europe. The sugar cane factory is still on the eastern edge of town, but is now empty, as the main industry is tourism.

 

It is the eastern-most town in the area known as the Axarquía and has an official population of around 22,000 (in 2008) — nearly 30% of which are foreign residents, including around 2,600 British — although the true expatriate population, who for the bigger part are pensioneers, is probably at least twice that.The white villages climbing the mountains around Nerja are relatively new, and inhabited by foreigners. In the summer months, tourism swells the population several times more. The streets are narrow, some one way and some are pedestrians only. For tourists it is a fine place for shopping, the city center is so small, that you will soon know all of the shops, who are prepared to serve foreigners. Cars line many streets and there are two main car parks to take the overflow. On the Plaza Europa there is a fine little archeological museum.

 

The town is situated on a fairly steep hill. It has several small beaches set in coves beneath cliffs. It is also becoming a significant centre for walkers, thanks to the mountain scenery of the nearby Sierra de Almijara and Sierra Tejeda. The Sierra de Burno overlooks the town. Nerja is also the centre of scuba diving on the Costa del Sol, with the Natural Park of Maro - Cerro Gordo nearby.

 

The town has 400 restaurants, bars,cafés and five supermarkets, a Lidl and many mini-marts spread around town. Nerja does not have any large stores of the main chains of shops in Spain. Nerja has a small exhibition hall in the High Street and February or March there is a parade of bicycles which attracts a few thousand cyclists, including people of all ages. During Mardi Gras, there is a carnival parade through the town with people lining the streets.

 

Public transport

 

As well as two local bus routes, around town (from the Riú Mónica Hotel), there are buses from the top of the High Street by the Alsa ticket office to Málaga, Caves of Nerja, Frigiliana, Maro, Almuñécar, Vélez-Málaga, Torre del Mar, Granada, Córdoba, Seville, Almería and Motril.

 

 

Cultural references

Nerja has been a source of inspiration for expatriate writers and artists, such as Scottish novelist Joan Lingard and French-born author André Launay; Jorge Guillén and Federico García Lorca were longtime visitors and residents of the town. The town was also the main setting for the filming of Verano azul, a popular Spanish television series later exported to several countries.

 

 

Link to Wikipedia's Nerja information

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