We couldn’t visit Southern Spain without touching the coastline, so we headed further south to a little beach town called Nerja on the Costa del Sol for a couple of nights. During the day, for $15, we got two beach chairs and an umbrella and spent the entire day at the beach. We relaxed, read our books, took dips in the Mediterranean, got massages, and had the best paella of our entire trip at La Barca (Los Chiringuitos). In the evening, the town was buzzing with music and the chatter from everyone dining alfresco.
Before taking the train back up to Madrid, we made a stop at a little village called Frigliana (about 15-20 minute drive north from Nerja) to get lost among the white washed homes and their secret roof gardens. It was so quaint and surprisingly quiet in the morning as you trek up the steep pebbled streets. It was a perfect end to our tour of southern Spain.