Nerja, the best of Nerja, why you should visit Nerja – Andalucía

Never been to Nerja? Now is the time to visit

Wow, then you’re in for a real surprise. Tucked away in the Costa Del Sol, 40 mins east of Malaga, is this stunning Spanish town with majestic views of the Mediterranean Sea, and golden sandy beaches. If you’re looking to relax there there’s nowhere better in Spain than Nerja.

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Nerja town centre

What makes Nerja unique? Unlike other continental Spanish resorts it’s quiet and not very well known amongst tourists. No coffee chains or fast food restaurants in Nerja, and no big nightclubs or loud unruly music. It’s incredibly clean and well looked after by the locals and is filled with local businesses selling local produce.

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Things to do when you visit Nerja

Take yourself down to the local Burriana beach 5-minutes walk east of the Balcon de Europa square. The beach stretches as far as the eye can see with plenty of cheap local restaurants, cafes and bars along the promenade. It’s never too busy except for peak summer season, but never too noisy. There are other beaches to just off the Balcon de Europa and the Balcon de Europa Hotel both smaller and quieter than the Burriana. More the reason to visit Nerja.

burriana beach

A great feature of holidaying in Nerja is everything is within a short walk of the town centre. At the end of Calle Cisne are the local markets open every Tuesday and Sunday from 10am until the midday heat of 2pm. The best way to get to the markets is to walk (circa 30mins) or catch the bus – there are bus stops outside the Hotel Monica, Hotel Parador and the main bus stop at Calle Antonio Jimenez, 4, just 10 mins walk north of the main square. Typical items for sales are food, potteries and ceramics  – typical of the Axarquia area – this area is an historical area of Andalucía – which has a mix of beaches, coves and caves synonymous with the region.

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Top 5 best places to stay in Nerja

  1. Hotel RIU Monica – Playa de la Torrecilla, s/n, 29780 Nerja, Málaga, Spain
  2. Hotel Balcon de Europa – Paseo, Plaza Balcón de Europa, 1, 29780 Nerja, Málaga, Spain
  3. Parador de Nerja – Calle Almuñécar, 8, 29780 Nerja, Málaga, Spain
  4. Apartments on the Carabeo – the best place to stay in Nerja – hire an apartment off the main avenue – look straight onto the Mediterranean and enjoy the warm summer breeze
  5. Hotel Nerja Princ – Los, Calle Huertos, 46 Bis, 29780 Nerja, Spain

Rooms range from £50 to £150 per night depending on the day, season and hotel.

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Places worth visiting

Frigiliana – nestled in the mountains above Nerja is the small quaint village of Frigiliana – this place is like going back in time. It’s high up in the hills with spectacular views over Nerja and the Mediterranean. It’s streets are filled with local shops selling traditional ceramic pottery and amazing food. If you want to escape the beach for the day and go for a cycle or walk then head north to Frigiliana. Another great reason to visit Nerja.


Well what can we say, possibly one of the best cities in Europe? Yes! If you haven’t been here yet then get it on your bucket list as you won’t be disappointed. The perfect blend of Spanish and Moors fusion – the Alcazaba to the bull ring, and immaculately clean streets – Malaga doesn’t disappoint. If you’re hungry head to the Atarazanas market for a spot of lunch and wash it down with your favourite glass of Spanish Rioja wine.

The city has a stunning port and is great for shopping – a classy but peaceful atmosphere throughout.

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