The child is tired of me waking her at 6 am to drive and do day trips to other cities along the Costa del Sol, so today I let the poor thing sleep in. I've already done the drive to the cities that were an absolute must for me, and I probably should relax and do nothing – it's vacation after all – but how can anyone possibly stay put when you've got a car at your disposal and so many pretty pueblos within less than a hour's drive dotted along the Costa del Sol?
FRIGLIANA ~ SPAIN
The village of Frigiliana is about 75 km (50-min drive) northeast of Torremolinos, and Costa del Sol's pueblo blancos don't come much more picturesque than this. Still fairly off the beaten path, it has yet to succumb to mass tourism. Which is a good thing, since there's no way it would survive crowds of people roaming around its tangle of narrow cobblestone streets.
Walking is the best way to see this village, where you can admire the pristine white-washed houses and their wrought-iron balconies with brightly-coloured planters filled with even more brightly-coloured flowers. It's no wonder Frigliana has been voted the 'prettiest village in Andalucia' by the Spanish Tourism Authority.
Photos taken | written by JENNIFER MAHON
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