Learn About Nerja
Nerja: The Jewel of the Costa del Sol
Looking for your Dream home on the Costa del Sol but don’t know which area is right for you? Nerja could be just what you are looking for.
Located at the Eastern tip of the Costa del Sol about 40 minutes from Malaga. Although now tourist-oriented, Nerja has retained its character and hasn’t been overtaken by high-rises.
- Picturesque promenade with panoramic Mediterranean views
- Over 10 miles of powdery beaches
- More than 300 days of sunshine a year
- Three 18-hole golf courses within a 30 minute radius of Nerja
- Only 1½ hours from Sierra Nevada ski resort
- At the foothills of the Sierra Almijara mountain range
Nerja is situated between the Sierras and the Mediterranean Sea about 45 minutes drive East of Malaga.
When you visit Nerja for the first time you cannot help but be captivated by this charismatic resort which still retains much of the traditional Spanish culture and customs rarely found these days on the Costa del Sol.
The town has everything you could wish for including beautiful beaches, a superb choice of accommodation, sporting activities, walking, bars, cafes and restaurants and shops.
In the heart of the old town, the quaint cobbled streets and bustling alleyways are abundant with tapas bars, restaurants and shops. For a leisurely tour of the town, you can take a horse and carriage ride or in the evening you can stroll along the Balcon de Europa alongside the Mediterranean and be entertained by the artists and street entertainers who add to the ambiance of this stylish resort.
Beaches in Nerja
Nerja has many beaches stretching along its coastline which cater for everyones needs whether you are looking for secluded coves or water sports and beach activities.
To the East, Burriana Beach is Nerja’s premier beach and almost a resort in itself. It is a ‘Blue Flag’ beach with many water sports including pedalos, Kayaks, water skiing, scuba diving and snorkelling. It has an excellent choice of restaurants and bars to choose from including several Chiringuitos (beach bars) serving fresh paella and fresh fish cooked over open fires . To the West of Nerja are the beaches of Torrecilla and Playazo which is Nerja’s longest beach and great for a walk or sunbathing with beach bars dotted along the length of the beach.
Nerja’s residents and visitors alike are able to enjoy the many fiestas and processions that take place during the year, the carnival in February, the Easter processions, San Isidro in May and the fair in October to name just a few!
Attractions & Activities
Nerja’s most spectacular attraction is undoubtedly its fascinating caves. They include archaeological treasures such as paintings over 20,000 years old and other pre-historic remains. One of the enormous natural caverns has been transformed into a concert hall, where many performances are staged during the summer.
There are many activities available in Nerja and the surrounding area including walking, horse riding, a donkey sanctuary, golf, jeep safaris and water parks. The Costa del Sol boasts several marinas, a theme park, Aquarium, sea life centre, zoo, crocodile park and wildlife adventure park. Skiing and snowboarding in the Sierra Nevada is only one and a half hours drive away.
Nerja is a great base from which to visit Malaga city with its cathedral, the Alcazaba fortress, bull ring and the Picasso museum. Many of the famous white washed villages of Andalucia such as Frigiliana, El Acabuchal and Competa where you can enjoy the spectacular scenery, local wine and produce and buy local handicrafts are also within easy reach.