What to see in Nerja, a tourist town in the south

Nerja

While it is true that what to see in the Nerja town It can well be traveled in a single day, this town attracts many tourists for its tranquility and for being on the southern coast, in the province of Malaga, where they enjoy a great climate. Its beaches invite you to stay much longer, that is why Nerja is a place where we can take things easy and visit little by little.

La Nerja city It is famous for some things, such as its Caves or the Balcón de Europa, which we will talk about, but you also have to see its beautiful beaches and other places that may be interesting in our visit. Even the places that seem to be able to be visited in a few hours can surprise us with their beautiful corners, as happens with Nerja.

How to get to Nerja

The best way to get to Nerja is through Malaga or Granada, taking a direct flight to one of these two cities, the trip being more direct from Malaga. Once in the city, it is possible to take a bus from the Alsa company to reach the town of Nerja in a couple of hours. Another perhaps better way to travel from the cities is with a rental car, which also offers us some freedom when it comes to moving around the surrounding beaches or to make stops at places of interest on the way to Nerja. At the airports themselves, it is easy to get information about car rental companies and their conditions.

Where to stay in Nerja

Nerja is a tourist place and therefore it will be easy to find from hotels to cheap options like flats on Airbnb or country houses. If we do not go in high season we can even risk and take the accommodation in the day, but in summer we must always prevent and carry the homework done, reserving accommodation before arrival so as not to get surprises or have to assume very high prices due to lack of offer on accommodation.

What to eat in Nerja

In Nerja there are many restaurants that offer the local cuisine, like Avalon, El Refugio or La Posada Ibérica. Dishes such as red tuna from Almadraba, cod fillet and seafood are very common. Nor should you miss the tapas in the bars or the delicious ice creams in places like the Albi Heladeria, which will delight the whole family.

Nerja caves

Nerja caves

Hen/Stag Nerja caves are one of the main attractions of this population, caves located in the municipality of Maro and discovered in the 60s. These caves are today a Site of Cultural Interest and an essential visit since a painting was found in them that can be the first known in the history of mankind. In the caves we can also appreciate the stalagtites and stalagmites, while the guides offer us interesting information about them.

Balcony of europe

Balcony of europe

If we only have a few hours to see Nerja, what we are going to choose will be the caves and the Balcony of europe, the viewpoint where everyone takes photos. This is a beautiful viewpoint over the Mediterranean that occupies the place where there was a XNUMXth century fortress and later the Lower Castle of Nerja. This balcony offers views of the sea and the beaches, and at the bottom there is a restaurant with great views.

Nerja Museum

Nerja Museum

In Nerja there are some other cultural visits, such as the Nerja Museum, in which you can see the history of the population from the Paleolithic. In addition, if we are going to see the caves, we must know that the entrance to the museum can be combined with that of that visit, so that both are cheaper for us.

Nerja Beaches

Nerja Beaches

Nerja is also synonymous with Beautiful beaches and there are quite a few where you can rest after a day of sightseeing. Burriana or Calahonda y Maro are some of the best known. In summer they are quite crowded, but Nerja is a very touristy town on the coast, so it must be taken into account to decide the time at which we go to the beach in search of the best place.

Blue Summer Park

Blue verano

Nerja was very popular in the eighties thanks to the series 'Verano Azul' that many of us remember and that was replenished year after year on television. This town also remembers the series and that is why you can visit the park dedicated to this series in which we find the famous Chanquete's boat, a monument for the followers of the old television series.

The Church of El Salvador

Church of El Salvador

This is the most important church in the town, which dates from the seventeenth century. It is a place that can be visited from the inside and that has the only interest of being its most important religious building. If we like this type of visit, we must dress appropriately to enter, we must not forget it.


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