Thinking of a holiday in Spain, why not try Nerja (East of Malaga) on the Costa del Sol! Read on to see what this charming coastal fishing village and surrounds has to offer.
Why not arrange your own holiday, it couldn’t be easier! Look for cheap flights and search the Internet for a holiday home that suits you. Unlike package deals where you have no idea where you are going, organising your own holiday puts you back in control.
There are plenty of properties to choose from, whether you want a villa with private pool or an apartment near to one of many beautiful beaches and alcoves situated in Nerja. Rentals Nerja is all you have to enter into the search engine to find hundreds of companies dealing in rentals. It’s only a 45 min drive to the International Airport; you can either hire a car or book a taxi through your local agent dealing with your holiday home.
They can arrange welcome packs if you are arriving late, cots, prams; extra beds etc. are also available. The local supermarkets are very good and do supply lots of English product, so no need to bring your own!
Attractions in and around Nerja
Have a look at the historic Moorish town of Frigiliana, a beautiful mountainside village with cobbled streets. Not to mention the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and surrounding mountains. Visit the Garden Bar amidst the flowers and sun-soaked terraces, and enjoy an outdoor Bar-B-Que or bistro menu. Buses and taxi available for the 10 minute drive.
The Nerja Caves with its fantastic prehistoric caves were discovered by children in 1959, features the world’s largest stalactite in the Guinness Book of Records. The Annual festival of music and dance are held here every July, with concerts being held in the largest cavern. There is a picnic area in the landscaped garden.
The Balcon De Europa in the centre of Nerja, once a fortress in the 9th century now a beautiful palm-tree bedecked peninsular overlooking the sea with beautiful views and a restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
The Weekly Market usually held on Tuesday in the ‘Chaparil’ area of town with bargains to be had, look out for terracotta and china, leather, Moorish rugs, and other interesting objects. Haggling is definitely the order of the day.
Puente Del Aguila is a XIXth century aqueduct built to transfer water to Maro’s sugar factory, now ruins.
Fun for the kids, why not take them to Velez Malaga Aqua (Water) Park then onto Ten Pin bowling for a super day out.
Centro Historico De Nerja, the old quarter of the village of Nerja, built in 1487, with narrow streets and white facades. Iglesia El Salvador Nerja, an XVIIth century church, in a charming Baroque-Mudejar style.
Visit the Ornithological Park & Botanic Gardens in Almunecar with picturesque gardens and specimens – a good day out for the family.
Nerja is a predominantly Andalucia style town in area of outstanding natural beauty some 35 miles east of Malaga. The town has resisted the sort of high-rise development witnessed on the other side of Malaga, keeping its charm and village atmosphere. Neat clean streets lined with charming white houses whose window boxes display masses of colourful flowers, restaurants, bars and a variety of shops catering to your every need.
The town is easily explored on foot and on a stroll through the narrow winding streets you will discover interesting courtyards, shops and the locals simply sitting in the sun and enjoying the comfortable relaxed atmosphere, which is Nerja.
It was King Alfonso XIII who gazing out over the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Spanish coast from a spit of land jutting out from Nerja, declared it the Balcony of Europe. This landmark has become the magnetic centre of the town and at dusk, it is the scene of a relaxed Paseo as families stroll arm-in-arm along the wide avenue of stubby palms, watching the sea turn a deep mauve.