Things to do in frigiliana & surrounding areas

Top things to do in & around Frigiliana

Looking for fun activities and sightseeing things to do in and around Frigiliana? Our articles by local’s  show you the best things to see, places to visit, and Frigiliana attractions for all budgets and ages.

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Jump to: FrigilianaNerja Torrox – Acebuchal – Competa – by car 1-hr – 2-hrs

Frigiliana

Walk the plaques of frigiliana
There are twelve ceramic plaques that are situated throughout the old section of the village. They tell the story of the Moorish uprising and the last battles that were fought in the area.

El Ingenio de Frigiliana
The only remaining molasses (cane honey) factory in Europe, which was the palace of the Counts of Frigiliana , also known as El Ingenio 

Church of San Antonio
A church whose facade does not convey what really hides. It’s a lot bigger than it looks, even if it’s tiny.

Archaeological Museum and the Apero House
The Archaeological Museum of Frigliana aims to spread its cultural and historical heritage of the village, promote awareness, protection and conservation.

Santa Fiora Botanical Garden
The project for a botanic garden that displays the species of native plants of this part of Andalucia.

Castle of LÍZAR
The Castillo de Lízar is located in the Cerro de la Sabina. Specifically on top of the town of Frigiliana.

Hiking Route Rio Higueron and El Fuerte
This route takes you from the beautiful village of Frigiliana into the waters of the Rio Higueron following it upstream to near its source in the Carrascal.

The Cave of Bats and the Dark Cave
Two caves, The Dark Cave and The Cave of the Bats.  That were inhabited by primitive man the Neolithic

Climb El Fuerte
The hill you can’t miss above Frigiliana.

Nerja

Beaches in Nerja
Nerja is well known across Spain for its beaches, with many of its coves frequently featuring amongst the candidates for the best beach in Spain.

The Nerja Caves
A trip to Andalucía would not be complete without a visit to the Nerja Caves, one of Spain’s most popular and spectacular historical sites.

A family walk up the Rio Chillar
A great family day out for anyone looking to get away from the beach.

Balcony of Europe (Balcón de Europa)
Undoubtedly the heart of Nerja and one of it’s main symbols, the Balcón de Europa.

Eagle Aqueduct
known as Puente del Águila (Eagle Bridge), is regarded across the region as “an historic jewel of Spanish architecture”.

Maro Waterfall
From the Caves of Nerja, through the Sanguino stream, this waterfall springs forth to a 15 meter fall to meet the sea below.

Hiking up El Cielo, Nerja
El Cielo offers some of the best views to be had near Nerja. Here’s all the information you need to walk up there. Maps, photos and description.

kayaking from Burriana beach to Maro
One of the most beautiful outdoor activities in the area (if not in the whole of Andalucia) is a sea kayaking trip from Nerja to neighbouring Maro.

Nerja Quad Tours
Quads are 250cc automatic quads, that will comfortably seat two people (2 x adults or one adult + child) and are very easy and safe to drive.

Buggy Tours Nerja
The latest high performance 500 cc 4×4 buggies on the Costa del Sol. Discover the beautiful Andalusian countryside in a spectacular way.

Jeep Tours
Explore the National Park in Open Top, 4×4 land Rovers, experience the wildlife in this beautiful and unspoiled area of the Andalusian Mountains. Lunch is included.

Torrox & Torrox Costa

Torrox Costa Beaches
Torrox has almost 6 miles of high quality beaches, all bathed by the Mediterranean sea. A lot of them have been awarded the prestigious blue flag.

Sharky’s Watersports
Watersports service includes inflatables, water skiing, wakeboarding, knee boarding, and the new underwater ‘Subwing’ experience

Acebuchal

The ‘Lost’ village of Acebuchal
El Acebuchal isn’t so much a village as a 17th century hamlet within the unspoilt mountains and natural park of Sierra Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama.

Competa

Off road motorcycle tour
Tours are set up for both novice and experienced riders and everything in between.

Up to 1 hour drive

The Market of San Francisco
It’s a space for people to spend time in and enjoy – whether it be for a coffee and cake, tapas, a meal, drinks, craft shopping or learning.

The longest natural anchorage zipline in Spain
Dare to try the longest zipline in Andalusia, 436 meters long, 100 meters high and takes only 45 seconds of pure adrenaline!

Aquavelis water park
One of the largest water-parks in the province, located in Torre del Mar. There are 21 different rides to choose from, including some super-fast slides .

Crocodile Park Torremolinos
More than 300 crocodiles of different species. Open 365 days a year. The park has eight lakes, an African village, museum, audiovisual room, nursery for baby crocodiles.

Aquatropic Water Park
The only on the entire Andalusian coast. Found on one of the longest beaches of the Costa del Sol Tropical, the beach of Velilla in Almuñecar.

Picasso Museum Málaga
This unmissable museum in the city of Picasso’s birth provides a solid overview of the great master and his work.

The Cathedral of Malaga
The Holy Church Cathedral Basilica de la Encarnación is the cathedral of Malaga. Located in the historic center one of the most imposing places in the city.

Alhambra Granada
A palace and fortress complex located in Granada. It was originally constructed as a small fortress in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications

Automobile Museum Malaga
An extraordinary private collection with 6,000 square metres of exhibition space, One of the best museums in Malaga. A truly wonderful array of cars.

Roman Theater Alcazaba
The Roman Theatre was built in Malaga in the 1st century AD, when the Romans, under August’s empire,colonised this area.

Colomares castle Benalmadena
This castle was building between 1987 and 1994 by Dr. Esteban Martin and Martin with only two bricklayers more, to honor Christopher Columbus

Carmen Thyssen Museum
Art museum, he main focus of the museum is 19th-century Spanish painting, predominantly Andalusian, based on the collection of Carmen Cervera

The Alcazaba of Malaga
Was the palace-fortress governing Muslims. Against the hillside of mount of Gibralfaro, Constructed in the XI century on the ruins of another Roman bastion.

Sea Life Aquarium Benalmádena
You will encounter almost every type of sea creature imaginable, and be amazed at how much has been packed into this modest-looking building.

Tivoli World
Tivoli World is the largest family entertainment theme park on the Costa del Sol. It is in the heart of Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena.

Bioparc (Fuengirola Zoo)
New model of zoo based on respect for nature and the preservation of natural species, a model which has already established itself as a flagship for Europe.

Up to 2 hour drive

The King’s Pathway – El Caminito del Rey
El Caminito del Rey (The King’s Little Path) is a walkway, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Ardales in the province of Málaga

Antequera Dolmens Site
Just outside Antequera you can visit three 5000-year-old dolmens: Menga Dolmen (the largest in Europe) and Viera Dolmen, earth covered burial mounds

Wolf Park Antequera
Nature reserve dedicated to the study and preservation of wolves.

Oasys Mini Hollywood Theme Park
In Tabernas, the only desert in Europe, are the authentic westerns scenarios, turned into the most original Mediterranean Theme Park with Live Shows, a huge Zoological Reserve.

Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood
Western-styled theme park Used as a movie set for spaghetti westerns. This one boasts a Wild West town, stockaded fort, Mexican pueblo, complete with church and square, and Indian settlement, complete with teepees

Adventure Amazonia
The largest adventure park in Andalusia. A total of 99 games in the trees and 26 zip lines distributed in 6 adventure circuits