The Costa del Sol has become a very popular destination among tourists, but for a truly “authentic feel” you should look towards the east and step back in time at Nerja.
Although more and more people are starting to visit this charming little town, it still keeps the essence of a small fishermen’s town. Its low rise buildings, white-colored houses (red geraniums on the balconies), and that slow-paced lifestyle of rural living, ideal for holidays.
The best beaches of the province of Malaga
It’s as if you step back in time, where traffic, crime and technology are not a big concern. Although summertime can get a lot busier and louder, you can still disconnect in one of the many beautiful beaches of Nerja, like Burriana and Maro. The latter particular, is considered one of the best beaches of the province of Malaga. Be sure not to miss it and the kayak and stand up paddle excursions offered there.
Caves of Nerja
Another great visit during your stay in Nerja is the caves. Great for the whole family, these subterranean caves have 3 huge caverns where concerts are held during the months of June and July. Check the concert programs and visit one if you’re lucky enough to be there during one.
In the town itself, you have plenty of fish restaurants to choose from, tapas bars, seafront restaurants called “chiringuitos” where you can have from homemade paella, to ice cream, to the staple fish of Malaga sworded sardines (espetos). Go to Balcón de Europa and awe at the magnificent views of the Mediterranean. Take the perfect postcard picture with your loved ones on center stage!
Take a stroll down Balcon de Europa
The whole Balcon de Europa area is pedestrian, and filled with ice cream shops, live music in the summer evenings, street markets, bars… the list goes on. In this area are located our Sol and Mar apartments, on Calle Carabeo. It is the ideal spot to spend a quality time relaxing, enjoying the peaceful views and sunbathing.
If you prefer to stay farther away from the center of town and enjoy the views from higher up the hills, you can stay at our newer apartment Irene. There you will enjoy the comforts of a swimming pool, three terraces and room to park out on the street.
Wherever you stay at Nerja, you will definitely have time to disconnect, enjoy the simple things in life and recharge your batteries. This charming village will delight your five senses and make you come back over and over again. Ask anyone who has come if they would recommend it and you’ll convince yourself why you should spend your next holidays in Nerja.