Guided tour of Nerja and Frigiliana

The perfect combination of beach, countryside and culture

The essentials

  • Visit Nerja and Frigiliana with a private guide and discover two of the most beautiful and historic villages in the province of Málaga. 
  • Take the tour at your own pace, with time to contemplate the monuments and take some pictures comfortably.
  • You can also add a visit to the Nerja Caves.

Nerja and Frigiliana are probably the two shining stars of the Axarquía region.

We will start this visit in Nerja so that you can see for yourself. More specifically, in one of the best-known TV locations in Spain, Chanquete’s Boat.

It was a frequent meeting point for the characters of Verano Azul, a 1980s TV series that marked the childhood of millions of Spanish people.

We will continue to Parroquia de El Salvador, which is the main church in Nerja and acts as the gate for the moment you are expecting: looking out from Balcón de Europa (Balcony of Europe). 

The name was chosen by King Alfonso XII, who visited the place and said that it was the point where the European continent came to an end.

Be that as it may, one thing is for sure, you have never seen the sea like this anywhere else in the world.

From here we will head towards Sierra de Almijara, the mountain range that shelters the town of the Three Cultures: Frigiliana.

Frigiliana is a place where the three most important cultures of the West – Christian, Muslim and Jewish – mingle and celebrate their union.

The first visit is to Casa del Apero, a 17th century building now converted into a Cultural Centre containing the archaeological museum and the municipal library.

We will walk through the Mudéjar Quarter and reach Calle Real, which takes us directly to the Palace of the Counts of Frigiliana, also known as El Ingenio. Today it is the only sugar cane honey factory in Europe.

Finally, we will visit the Fountain of the Three Cultures.

Oh! And remember that you can complete your guided tour of Nerja and Frigiliana with a walk through prehistoric times visiting…



  • Meeting point: Chanquete’s Boat
  • Parroquia de El Salvador
  • Balcón de Europa
  • Nerja Caves (optional)


  • Casa del Apero
  • Mudéjar Quarter
  • Palace of the Counts of Frigiliana
  • Calle Real
  • Fountain of the Three Cultures

The Nerja Caves

It may sound confusing, but the caves are actually located in Maro, about a 10-minute drive from Nerja.

It was hidden for hundreds of years until 1959, when a group of friends exploring the area stumbled upon it.

Then, its exceptional archaeological remains came to light, including thousand-years-old cave paintings.

In addition, the stalactites and stalagmites that decorate the ceilings and floors of the caves make it a truly unique environment that you should not miss.


Certified local guide just for you

Literally for you: to answer your questions, provide recommendations and help you with anything you need.

Tickets not included

This visit is designed to walk around Nerja and Frigiliana and get to know its most important monuments from the street.

Radio guides

So you can explore at your own pace without missing out on any detail and also keep a safe distance at all times.

You set the pace

You will have time to contemplate the monuments and take photos. No rush.

Limited accessibility

Please note that some streets in Frigiliana have pronounced slopes that may be difficult to navigate for people with reduced mobility.

Cancel free of charge

If your plans change at least 48 hours before the visit, you will get a refund.

With all the safety measures, of course

These are our safety and hygiene measures, which you must also follow during the tour.

Keep a safe distance from the guide and people outside the group.

Use hydroalcoholic gel as often as necessary; it will be available to you throughout the tour.

Wear your face mask at all times, both outdoors and inside the monuments.

We adapt the maximum number of people per group according to the regulations applicable at any given time. 

Everything you need to know about this guided tour of Nerja and Frigiliana

  • Certified local guide in English; ask us for other languages.
  • Radio guides for all participants.
  • Tickets to the Nerja Caves (optional; pre-booking required).
  • Round trip transportation to the city.
  • Food and/or drinks.
  • Málaga enjoys bright sunshine 300 days a year, so wear sunscreen, even in winter!
  • You will probably also need your sunglasses.
  • Although the distances are not long, bring comfortable shoes, you will feel much better.
  • As for clothing, remember that the climate in the city is temperate. In winter it’s around 14ºC and in summer it’s 28ºC.
  • Don’t forget to bring a bottle of water with you; if it’s plastic-free, our province appreciate it.
  • Before confirming your visit to the Nerja Caves, keep in mind that they have stairs and difficult terrain, so it might not be suitable for people with reduced mobility. They are also not recommended for people with coronary problems or claustrophobia.

Where do you want to meet?

Your guide will be waiting for you at the agreed-upon time at Chanquete’s Boat in Calle Antonio Ferrandis Chanquete.

We are easy to spot: we always carry a sign with the CM City Tours logo on it.

So, what do you think: will you come on a guided tour of Nerja and Frigiliana?

The tour in a nutshell

Explore the two most emblematic destinations in the entire province of Málaga.

Enjoy the tour at your own pace, with time for whatever you want.

Have a certified local guide just for you, with all safety precautions.

Do you have any questions?

Answer them here

Are tickets included?

On this guided tour of Nerja and Frigiliana, tickets are not included.

If you want to visit the Nerja Caves or any other monument, tell us when making your reservation.

In addition to Nerja and Frigiliana, I want to do another tour on the same day. Is it possible?

Of course! Come here and tell us which tour you are interested in.

We’ll arrange your custom visit right away.

Where do I meet the guide?

Your guide will be waiting for you at Chanquete’s Boat in Calle Antonio Ferrandis Chanquete. To recognise us, simply look for the sign with the CM City Tours logo.

For your convenience, we will send you the contact details of your guide when you confirm your visit.

What if I have a last-minute change of plans?

Contact us at or WhatsApp +34 625 92 41 96 to let us know. We’ll find the best possible solution.

Will the tour be cancelled if it rains or the weather is bad?

The visit will take place unless there are official weather warnings for the province. In that case, we will contact you beforehand to inform you and reschedule the visit.

Can I bring my pet on this guided tour of Nerja and Frigiliana?

We love pets, but they can’t join us on this walk. We will enter some spaces that do not allow animals in.

If I can't travel because of movement restrictions, will I get my money back?

Yes; if you are unable to visit us due to movement restrictions, please contact us to cancel your visit.

All clear?

Then book now

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