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Located on the beautiful Costa del Sol in the province of Malaga, Nerja is a popular municipality that is part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Situated 50km east of the more famous and prominent Malaga, Nerja is in the area that was occupied by the Moors and it’s evident in its heritage. one of the Spanish regions that used to be under Muslim rule.
Nerja boasts a strong and rich history, with lots of ancient paintings being discovered in the local Nerja Caves in 1959 showing evidence of incredibly early human existence and settlement. It is now, a modern tourist resort with all the amenities for a typical Spanish Costa holiday.
Cheap and affordable hotel accommodation is abundant in Nerja.
Neighbourhoods of Nerja
the main areas of interest in Nerja are:
- Balcón de Europa: This palm tree-lined promontory is built on the foundations of an old fort. From the white-arched observation point there are panoramic views of the coastline with the beautiful cobalt sea and honey-coloured coves.
- El Capistrano: This is an area of development that was built to replicate a traditional Andalusian Pueblo Blanco (white village). It features narrow streets and wonderful gardens that give real old school feel.
- The Beaches: Holidaymakers have a choice of lovely beaches. The largest is Burriana which has Blue Flag status and is a fine sand and pebble beach. Torrecilla is also a Blue Flag beach at the centre of town. Carabeo is the smallest of the Nerja beaches.
- Parador: This is one of the more exclusive areas of Nerja, boasting various shops and restaurants slightly away from the hustle and bustle of the main town.
- Parque Verano Azul: This large leisure area is at the western end of Nerja and features lots of trees and plants, petanca courts, and children’s play areas. It also features a replica of La Dorada the fishing boat that featured in a 1980’ soap opera set in the town.
What to see and do in Nerja
Some of the most popular and beloved sights and attractions include the Cuevas de Nerja which are a vast complex of caves that are famous within Spain. The town is backed by the Sierra Almijaraand it’s a popular hiking area. One of the most popular trails is the hike up the El Cielo Mountain. Other nice walks are to the El Aguila, a 19th-centruy aqueduct and to the pool at the top of Rio Chillar. Other places of interest are the Museo de Nerja, the El Salvador church, the Marina and Punta Lava, and the botanical gardens.
What to eat in Nerja
Nerja’s cuisine is very traditional. Key dishes include gazpacho which is a traditional soup served cold, sardines that are usually served grilled with a touch of oil and salt, and pochero which is a regional type of Spanish stew that is incredibly hearty and filling. Of course, local restaurants serve their own versions of paella.
Typical events and festivals in Nerja
Nerja plays host to a number of different and varied events over the course of the calendar year. Some of the most popular and highly attended festivals and occasions in the area include the Feast of St. Anthony that takes place every January, the traditional Carnival celebrations that take place across the entirety of Spain, and the Nerja Fair which takes place in October.
How to move around in Nerja
Much of the town is easily navigated on foot but there is a local bus service that offers a number of lines around town as well as fast routes to places like Granada, Almeria, and Seville. Taxis always welcome tourists and for something special there are the famous horse and carriage rides!
The climate in Nerja
Nerja experiences a warm and temperate climate all year round, generally the type of weather that you would expect of a Spanish holiday destination. Winters are milder and wetter than summers, but an average annual temperature of 18 degrees shows it’s never truly cold. The favoured holiday season is June to early September.