Nerja is a popular coastal resort town some 50 kilometres east of Malaga City, and marks the eastern limit of Costa del Sol. Once a sleepy fishing village, this sunshine resort now has a resident population of over 25,000 - and is a not-so-hidden gem for Spanish holiday hunters. Miles of sandy beaches, authentic seafood tapas, and a mighty mountain promenade that proudly claims the name ‘Balcony of Europe’, can be admired on your holidays to Nerja, alongside the fun, novelty souvenir and ice cream shops that line its shore.
Holidays to Nerja also give the gift of its sub-tropical climate and the clear blue skies are as synonymous with Spain as sea and sangria. Families will be impressed with the 12 beautiful beaches and 300+ restaurants in this tourist hot spot, and the Sierra de Almijara mountains invite groups and singles alike to explore the sandy coves and turquoise waters. Narrow streets and white-washed houses all create the same small-town feel, and the locals are more than happy to take care of tourists - everything you need is easy to find.
If you prefer a little more space on your Nerja holidays however, give the scenic hiking trails a whizz. Hazy blue mountains will be your backdrop for gentle strolls or steep climbs, depending on which routes you choose to explore - some of the limestone mountains peak at over 2,000 feet! Gardens, churches, and horse rides are all scenes to see as you make your way around this little holiday haven. Want to discover the surrounding area, too? Organise a day trip to Malaga which is located just one hour from this coastal town, or 90-minutes by local transport such as buses.
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