The Parador de Nerja is a family beach hotel. This is a modern establishment with 98 comfortable rooms, most of whose ample balconies look out to sea, lovely lawns along the clifftop, and an outdoor swimming pool for the summer visitors who come to enjoy the eastern Costa del Sol.
Nerja is situated at the eastern tip of the Costa Del Sol, 50km away from Málaga. It is a picturesque fishing town which has done very well in avoiding the construction of concrete high-rise buildings which crowd some of the other coastal resorts in this area of Spain.
Nerja is a charming coastal town which has a mix of largely 18th and 19th century buildings and modern apartment blocks. The old town extends out from inland from the famous Burriana Beach and the Balcon de Europa, which looks out grandly over the Mediterranean.
Nerja is a picturesque coastal resort town some 50 kilometres east of Málaga city conected by the A-7 coastal highway. It marks the eastern limit of Málaga provine's Costa del Sol. Once a sleepy fishing village, the town now has a resident population of over 25,000.
There are about 100 different watchtowers (Torre Vigia or Torre Atalaya or Torre Almenara) along the coast of Southern Spain. Some are of Moorish origins others from date from the later Christian re-conquest period. All with the purpose of looking out for invaders from the South.
The Nerja Tourist Office is located in Calle Carmen 1, Nerja. It is open Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 14:00 hrs. The staff are helpful. There is a pad of Nerja town maps on the counter, help yourself to one if the office is busy.
Festivals in Nerja: Three Kings (5th January), Carnival (Feb), Semana Santa (March/April), San Isidro (15th May), San Juan, (23/24 June), Virgin del Carmen (16th July), Feria (Second week in October Thur to Sun/Mon).
Located close to the border between Malaga and Granada provinces, Nerja is one of the Costa de Sol's prettiest seaside towns, with lots of great restaurants, picturesque coves and an enviable climate. Nerja is less built-up than other resorts, and is also popular with older residents.
Nerja is a hidden gem on the Costa del Sol. Prestine beaches and beautiful scenery make this place an increasingly popular tourist destination and it is no surprise, then, that Nerja has an abundance of accommodation options available. In addition to the many hotels and apartments on offer, there are also a good number of holiday villas in Nerja
Nerja is one of the last destinations on the Costa del Sol before the Costa Tropical and is situated east of Malaga City. It is one of the few destinations that has not experienced a large influx of high rise accommodation blocks, like other tourist destinations, but instead has retained a tradition Andalucian feel.
This is a unique stretch of near-virgin coastline in Malaga, which runs for 12km east of Nerja to La Herradura in Granada province and covers an area of 1,815ha, including a protected part offshore. Its dramatic rocky steep cliffs (acantilados) plunge down to the sea, leaving a few sheltered bays with beaches inbetween, which can be accessed via staircases or tracks.
Being a popular tourist destination both off-season and during the summer months, Nerja has a good selection of restaurants to choose from, ranging from beach chiringuitos to more luxurious dining options. Restaurants in Nerja serve fresh seafood caught daily, including squid and octopus dishes, as well as a lot of paella.
Acueducto del Águila (Eagle Aqueduct), also known as Puente del Águila (Eagle Bridge), is regarded across the region as "an historic jewel of Spanish architecture". The Balcón de Europa is a large round balcony on a cliff in the seaside town of Nerja, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Malaga Airport is located just 65 km from Nerja. With flights providing transport for over 10 million passangers per year, including a huge timetable to the UK and many more International Flights, you're never far from home.
The Beaches of Nerja are one of the towns´s biggest assets, the crystal clear waters and rocky outcrops the pepper the coastline make it a haven for snorkelling and scuba diving. The steep cliffsides offer breath taking views; of course none as spectacular as that of the Balcon de Europa.
The Balcón de Europa is a large round balcony on a cliff in the seaside town of Nerja, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It has spectacular panoramic views of the Sierra Almijara mountain range and the coast with its beautiful beaches, sandy coves and rocky outcrops.
Cerillo de las Sombras is an unusual Iron Age Necropolis (burial site) in Frigiliana, a pretty village six kilometres outside Nerja. It is one of just three Iron Age sites in Europe, dating from the 9th century BC. You cannot visit the site itself, as it is carefully protected, but to learn more about the necropolis.