Fancy a break in the ‘Jewel of the Costa del Sol’? This is the nickname for Nerja, which is a coastal Spanish resort that doesn't always get the recognition it deserves. The ocean meets the land and fertile greenery in Nerja, which is based approximately 60 kilometres from the airport. No matter what month you choose to visit, the weather will not disappoint.
This municipality is located in the Malaga province on the Costa del Sol's eastern tip. Sunshine illuminates the whitewashed villages for approximately 300 days per year, and since most sights are based just a short drive away, Nerja is a superb base for explorers.
During the summer months, numerous concerts are held around the resort town, where you can stroll along the Balcón de Europa, a seafront promenade with mountain and Mediterranean views. This promenade is positioned above the cliff side coves and natural cavern, Cueva de Nerja. Whether you book a Nerja holiday to drink sangria at oceanfront bars, bathe in natural hot springs, or make a splash at the area water parks, this resort at the foothills of Sierra de Almijara will satisfy all of the senses.
Your guide to Nerja holidays
Imagine standing on a former fortress that was once used to prevent invasions from British pirates. Pretty cool, right? This is exactly what you can do when you’re on holiday in Nerja, because this tourist resort is home to the Balcón de Europa, or the Balcony of Europe. If you’re intrigued by natural formations, the Cueva de Nerja caves will fascinate and astound you. This series of caves stretches for five kilometres, and the tourist attraction is a popular venue for concerts. Some other recommended attractions include the Church of El Salvador and the ancient ruins at Aqueduct of El Aguila.
You might be surprised to discover that there are a total of 12 beautiful beaches snuggled within the borders of Nerja, including Playa El Cañuelo, Playa Alberquillas and Las Calas del Pino. If you’re on the hunt for underwater caves and secret waterfalls, pack your beach bag and spend the entire day at Playa de Maro. The water is just as clear here as it is on Burriana beach. One of the cleanest beaches in the area is Playa de Alberquillas. This beach makes up part of Acantilados de Maro nature reserve. Don't miss an opportunity to sunbathe on the beaches of Las Calas del Pino, Playa El Cañuelo, Playa de Torrecilla and Playa El Salón, too.
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Prices last checked at 12:29 AM January 23, 2021