To the east of Nerja on the old coast road heading towards Nerja Caves is Capistrano Village. Development of this residential area has been going on for more than 30 years and now includes properties rising high above the original holiday accommodation built down near the coast road. Capistrano Village is so similar to a traditional Andaluz village that a number of families have made it their full time home which has created a pleasant balance between locals and visitors.
In terms of available property for rent there’s a fine selection ranging from one bedroom maisonettes to three bedroom villas. Around Capistrano Village there are several swimming pools (with lifeguards) including some designed specifically for children. The garden areas throughout the village are beautifully maintained and all year round you’ll find flowers in bloom. There’s a small supermarket and a restaurant on site as well as a laundry, tennis courts and a travel agency. The Cave Bar near the entrance is a good spot to meet up with fellow holiday makers during their early evening ‘happy hour’.
The walk into town or to Burriana Beach takes around 20 minutes but the hike back up the hill can be a hassle so having a car is preferable. On the other hand you can jump on the bus which heads back and to to the centre of Nerja every hour.
A holiday at Capìstrano Village is ideal for families with young children and for mature couples looking for a peaceful break. Before confirming a reservation be sure to find out exactly where your property will be located as some holiday agents don’t make this clear. Capistrano Village is the original development near the entrance and next to the main road. San Juan de Capistrano is much higher up the hillside but it is more spacious with great views over Nerja and more bars and restaurants but you’ll want a car if you’re staying here.
Oasis de Capistrano is modelled on Capistrano Village and is equally beautiful. Whilst it does lie further out of town than the original development it has its own access down to Burriana Beach and bus services into Nerja are frequent. Capistrano Playa is a beautifully designed villa complex which is the closest to the sea with direct access to Burriana Beach.