Nerja: What to do and see in Nerja | Tripkay destination guide

Nerja is a township of Málaga and a jewel of the Costa del Sol which has one of the most beautiful landscapes in the province. Wild beaches and green mountains surround this beautiful town thas has a Moorish past

A town that in recent decades has become a prime tourist destination with an increasing level of cosmopolitan population. More than a third of its foreign population decides to live here, attracted by itsgood climate and friendly people. Nerja is a place of great natural beauty where the Sierra de Almijara plunges abruptly into the sea, forming the Acantilados of Maro-Cerro Gordo, leading to beautiful beaches and unspoiled coves.

 

panoramic view of Nerja coast

Nerja coast and Playa Calahonda

What to see in Nerja?

One of the symbols of Nerja is its unmistakable Balcon de Europa, highly popular in Spain for appearing several decades ago in the well-known television series Verano Azul, which is a beautiful memory for almost all Spaniards.

By simply having a look at the panoramic view from atop the vantage point, you will want to visit Nerja, one of the most rugged coastlines of Andalucía full of beautiful coves and steep cliffs that will stay engraved in your mind forever.

In the TV series, the square was a meeting point for the friends and their intrepid adventures. The balcony is located at the end of a pleasant walk dotted with palm trees and a multitude of terraces that make it the perfect place to make a stop and have a drink.

 

Balcon-de-Europa-in-Nerja,-Malaga

Balcón de Europa

 

A lovely walk through narrow streets and typical Andalusian architecture white houses. Walking through the center find the church of El Salvador and the City next to the magnificent Plaza de Spain. Formerly known as Paseo Nuevo, it is a large dry floors and cobbled square is the Museum of History of Nerja. All it located just steps from the Balcony of Europe so you have not lost. It is a real pleasure to wander through the streets, full of bars, terraces and a lovely atmosphere.

 

plaza de España in Nerja

Plaza de España

 

Nerja lively streets

Nerja streets

Here you will find beaches for all tastes

On the coast of Nerja, the vast sandbanks alternate with small  unspoiled coves and crystal clear waters.  The Playa Burriana, with its distinctive waterfront and restaurants, the Playa del Salón or the Playa de Caletilla are some of the main and easily accessible beaches in Nerja. Beyond Playa Burriana, it extends an unfamiliar terrain for most visitors.

 

Burriana beach panoramic view

Burriana Beach

 

At Nautural Park Moro  Cerro-Gordo lies one of the most beautiful settings of the Costa del Sol. It is  composed by a succession of steep cliffs with hidden coves of breathtaking beauty. The beautiful Playa de Maro, the spectacular Playa del Cañuelo, Caleta de Maro or Playa Los Pinos, are some of these natural wonders.

 

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Natural Park Maro Cerro Gordo

Do not leave Nerja without visiting Frigiliana

One of the highlights of the town are its surroundings, where beautiful villages like Frigiliana or Cómpete are located; at the foot of the Sierras de Almijara you can find one of the most beautiful, best preserved towns in Andalucía of Mudéjar origin.

 

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Next to Nerja and under the ground, you will find a wonder of nature

Other of the essential places you can lose you the very famous Caves of Nerja located in the town of Maro, a small village just 4 km from the town of Nerja center. The total area of the cave is almost horizontal deployed 35.484m2. It is divided in three areas: the tourist gallery, high and new galleries. A distance of about forty minutes of using the bowels of the earth. You will enjoy the most outstanding rooms, the hall of Bethlehem, that of the Ghosts, the waterfall, the Cataclysm and Torca.

 

Inside Nerja-Caves,-Malaga,-Costa-del-Sol

Inside Nerja Caves

 

 

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