A good and sunny afternoon to you all! If you are reading this having been to Nerja, you’ll be a complete ‘know-it-all’ however if you’re contemplating a visit, here are some simple facts about Nerja!
Nerja itself, is located in the easternmost part of the Malaga province. The closest towns are Torrox and Frigiliana which both border Nerja. You will find the quiet Punta Lara located between Torrox and west Nerja. You can then find Competa to the north while Granada (Almunecar) lies east.
Nerja welcomes the beautiful Mediterranean onto it’s nine beaches (and it’s climate!). The beaches come is all variates, small, medium, large, remote or central. Nerja also hosts the Playa Burriana which is a ‘Blue Flag’ beach meaning many water sports and beach activities inclusive of paragliding and volley-ball
Unlike other holiday resorts along the Costa del Sol, Nerja fascinates with it’s coastline. The mountains (last foothills of the Sierra Almijara) reach the shore. forming majestic cliffs amongst which nestle picturesque coves and beaches.
We advise Torrecilla – Balcon (west to central) for those who wish to stay in a flatter area, no big hills!
If you don’t mind the hills and admire the elevated views, Carabeo – Burriana (central – west) is for you – just incredible views!
Restaurants and bars are easy to come across, a beach-lovers favourite would be one of the may ‘Chiringuitos’ which are the beach-side restaurants specialising in seafood (local may I add!)
The main route to Nerja is the A-7 which runs from Malaga, just 52km away (about a 45 minute drive)
The local authorities have imposed a number of planning restrictions in order to protect the natural heritage from the impact of mass tourism. This keeps Nerja quaint and beautiful. In terms of local buildings and amenities, maximum respect for environmental and Andalusian conditions is adhered to, you will find yourself wandering along pretty streets with whitewashed houses
The pleasant climate, the beauty of the coastline and such tourist attractions as the Nerja Caves combine with the friendliness and hospitality of the local people and the excellent facilities to provide visitors with all the comfort and entertainment they could wish. You can really tailor Nerja to suit YOU – so… what are you waiting for?
A little collage of my visits since 2011 below!