Nerja is one of the most beautiful towns in Spain. The City has managed to retain its traditional charm with whitewashed houses adorned with beautiful forging details. In The Old Town you will find many narrow alleys, several completely without traffic, while all the modern facilities you could wish for are available. There are about 300 restaurants and tapas bars in town and of course paella is one of the cuisines offered on the menu. The National Park of Sierra Almijara, Tejeda and Alhama
with many high mountain peaks encircles Nerja and some of them have snow in the winter. It is also close to the Sierra Nevada National Park where you can ski at about 4.000 m altitude about 5-6 months a year.
The Balcón de Europa is Nerja’s most famous landmark and a central location for the city’s activities.
A stroll along the Balcón de Europa offers spectacular panoramic views of the entire coastline. There are twelve beaches located within or near Nerja and the resort boasts some of the most beautiful beaches on the Costa del Sol. There are everything from small cozy bays to large sandy beaches like
Playa Burriana or the lovely Playa de Maro beach like 2013 Voted the best in Andalusia and the 2nd best in all of Spain! Crystal clear waters and unbeatable landscapes. A lovely and beautiful excursion is to paddle sea kayaking between Burriana Beach in Nerja to Maro. One of the most popular sights in the area is the beautiful drip stone caves just outside Nerja. They were discovered 1959 by some boys from the village. Archaeological investigations have shown that the caves are very old and they have served as a settlement for people up to about 15-25,000 years ago, but there are Even older remains from people who are about 40.000 years old, making the caves one of the oldest settlements discovered.