Nerja has kept most of the “old world” quiet enchantment that makes this town one of the best kept secrets of the Costa del Sol. It boasts 16 kilometres of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear water.
All major water sports are available here, including water skiing, scuba diving and sailing. However, the heart of Nerja is its spectacular Balcón de Europa, the “Balcony of Europe”, a magnificent promenade along the edge of a towering cliff, once the site of the great Moorish castle, with sweeping panoramic views of the Mediterranean and the small coves and beaches below, against an awesome backdrop of hazy blue mountains.
There are plenty of restaurants and cafes here to choose from, and the visitor can hire a horse-drawn carriage to explore the most romantic corners of the town.
One of the main attractions is undoubtedly its fascinating caves, located just three kilometres from the centre of town. 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.
Nearest airport – Malaga (approx one hour by car)