Nerja is positioned just 50 kilometres from Malaga. It’s one of few attractive towns not just on the Costa del Sol but the entire province of Malaga in which it is located. The majority of its income comes from tourism and agriculture.
Away from that,Nerja is a small town but so rich with history. First inhabitants arrived here more than 25,000 years ago. More of what happened during this time can be seen from the remnants at the Nerja Caves. The Caves of Nerja are pretty famous, partly due to their Paleolithic paintings. They were first discovered in 1959 by school-children belonging to a local village named Maro.
It’s from these caves that the origins of Nerja were discovered. The wall paintings, bone tools, and stones found in the caves give almost clear clues on the period humans lived in the caves. And by taking a closer look at the bones, experts concluded that humans of the time mostly fed on meat and fish.
You can watch more of the artefacts extracted from the caves by visiting the Cueva de Nerja, a local museum.