Nerja is situated on the eastern tip of the Costa Del Sol. Once a small traditional fishing village it has now grown into a very popular tourist resort whilst managing to avoid the high rise hustle and bustle of some other Costa Del Sol resorts.
The old quarter of the town is still virtually unchanged with narrow streets, white washed buildings and pretty geraniums blossoming. The Balcon de Europa is the heart of Nerja, a grand promenade along the edge of a cliff offering spectacular views of the coves and beaches below. All this against the backdrop of the Sierra Almijara mountain range makes for a stunning setting.
Nerja boasts approximately 15km of beaches and are one of the town’s biggest assets. From wide expanses of golden sand to small quiet secluded coves you will be spoilt for choice. Restaurants, beach bars, cafes and bars are scattered along the shoreline so you’ll never have to venture too far from your sun lounger to get something eat or drink. Water sports aplenty with the clear waters being particularly good for snorkelling and diving. Playa Burriana is probably the most famous of Nerja’s beaches and is particularly popular with families.
Nerja’s most spectacular tourist attraction is its caves. They are located about 3km from the centre of town and include archaeological remains and paintings over 20,000 years old! One of the caverns has been transformed into a concert hall! The town’s monuments include many old churches and the beautiful gardens of El Capistrano Playa.
Walking around is possibly the best way to see and enjoy Nerja’s sites. And for the romantics out there taking a horse and carriage is also popular. Taxi ranks are scattered throughout the town and you can easily take a bus to Nerja’s neigbouring towns.
Transfer time from Malaga Airport approx. 50 mins.