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Nerja is a coastal town in the province of Malaga, Andalusia, Spain, and part of the Costa del Sol. Costa del Sol means “Coast of the Sun” in Spanish and is a region in Southern Spain that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Costa del Sol is a long stretch of towns and cities that has a main tourism industry dedicated to beaches and seaside activities.
The name of Nerja comes from the Arabic word “nerixa,” meaning “source of abundance.” Like all of Southern Spain, Nerja is heavily influenced by the Muslim and Arab conquerors and settlers during the medieval period. Nerja has a long history, dating to the Neolithic and Paleolithic ages where evidences of Neanderthal and other human remains and settlement were found in various places. The most prominent of this settlement was the Nerja Caves.
Nerja Caves or the Caves or Nerja are a series of caverns in Nerja. The Caves or Nerja is one of the most well-known tourist attraction in Andalusia and all of Spain. Because of its stalactite and stalagmite formations that rise into a spacious natural amphitheater, the Caves of Nerja is a national geological treasure. The Caves of Nerja also feature prehistoric cave paintings.
Aside from the Caves of Nerja, Nerja is also famous for its impressively preserved Roman aqueduct. The Aqueduct of Nerja dates back to the Roman conquest and settlement of Andalusia. Various people have made Nerja their home, including the southern Iberian tribes, Phoenicians, Romans, Moors, Visigoths, and the subsequent Christian Reconquista and various Kingdoms of Spain.
Throughout the town, Baroque and medieval structures like churches and castles can be found in the town; the influences of various cultures are evident in the city layout, the streets, the houses, villas, and mansions. Traditionally, Nerja is an agricultural haven that produces tropical and semi-tropical products like sugar cane, mango, papaya, avocado, and other fruits. In modern times, Nerja has transformed into a tourist destination. Nerja is also famous for its various stretches of beaches. Because of its rocky edges, some of the resorts, Nerja hostels, and town centers are built upon the rocky cliffs. These rocky cliffs then form enclaves of beaches with fine white sand and clear blue waters. Nerja hostels can be found everywhere in the city and vary in shape, location, and rate. Nerja hostels range from very luxurious hostels to simple ones.
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"… the Guesthouse is a newly-constructed building (May 2005), yet it maintains the traditional Andalusian manor style and is exquisitely decorated throughout. The Hostal comprises 11 well-appointed rooms, TV, ensuite bathrooms, sun terrace and solarium. Well-decorated and taken care of, all the rooms have comfortable beds, with towels and lined included. Our location can't be beat - we're only 2 minutes from the Bus Stop, 5...
"Easy Nerja Backpackers! A recently built property, beautifully decorated and in the best location in Nerja. The Hostal has 10 rooms available all throughout the year, located just a few steps from main streets at the centre of town. You can enjoy the jacuzzi!!" … "… with us at night to one of our local weekly Tapa's Tours or on the weekends to one of our Top Shelf Pub Crawls where you are destined to meet cool young people...
"… church San Salvador. Our complex offers an outdoor swimming pool, a room for gymnastics, an indoor swimming pool and sauna. There is also “Cochran’s”, where you can enjoy the service of delicious restaurant and the official Irish Pub with an enormous terrace with a picturesque view to the sea. Your stay in our complex will be pleasant during night and day. Deposit: The Hotel will charge the 100 percent of the first night on the...
"… from the beach and famous viewpoint Balcon de Europa,in the leisure area. The residence consists of 8 studios and 10 apartments with 1 bedroom,distributed in a 2-storey building. Our apartments and studios are warm, welcoming and equipped with all amenities. Study(2pax)with two beds,kitchen and bathroom with tub/shower Apartment(4pax)with bedroom,living room with kitchenette,bathroom with tub/shower. They are equipped...
Apartamentos HC Burriana Playa
"… All the apartments have air conditioning, heating, fully-furnished kitchen, living-room, complete bathroom, TV (SAT), free WiFi internet access, and safe. The apartments have a nice pool on the large solarium roof terrace, private parking area and lift. For these rooms without a private terrace, there is a reserved space at the solarium / swimming pool on the common roof terrace. Services: Parking: 8€/day Safe: 2€/day Baby...
"Apartamentos Centurion is located in the centre of Nerja, street San Miguel N. 22. The building was recently constructed ans includes 8 moderm apartaments, all of which have one bedroom and a terrace. All apartaments have a fully equipped kitchen bathrooms, living room with TV and bedroom with a double bed. Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h. Minimum Stay: 2 night. Check in: from 14:00 to 20:00 Please advise your time of...
Nerja Villas Capistrano Apartments & Villas
"… Paddle. Other things to do around El Capistrano5 minutes by car:Visiting The Nerja Caves. Visit the Balcony of Europe. Burriana Beach. The little Village of Maro. Verano Azul children’s playground. 15 minutes by car:The pretty whitewashed village of Frigiliana. Maro beaches and cliffschioldren'ch.. El Pinarillo (a natural area). Baviera Golf. Several water parks. 45 minutes by car:The city of Málaga. The Picasso Museum. 1, 5 hours...
"… in Apartamentos Almoraide: Coffee-Maker/Teapot, Complete Bathroom, Fridge, Garden, Safety Deposit Box, Sofa-Bed, Toaster, Vitroceramic, Washing Machine Enjoy some apartments next to the beach, pharmacies, doctors, supermarkets, etc. No need for you vehicle has all the necessary services to enjoy an excellent holiday both in summer as in winter with a mild climate and the best value market price. Available for hire both...
"The apartments have a central reception area and there is a lift to all floors, satellite tv and a two minute walk to the Salon beach. All apartments are furnished with quality furniture and air conditioning comes as standard. Hair dryer and safe is also included.8 APARTMENTS Kitchen fully fitted (2 ring hob, microwave, coffee maker) Full bathroom (bath, overhead shower, WC, wash basin and bidet) Lounge diner with dinning...
Hostal Tres Soles
"… offer a welcoming atmosphere for enjoying a good rest. All rooms have bathroom, air-conditioning, heating, hairdryer, satellite TV and tea-making facilities. The rooms are cleaned daily, towels and bed linen may also be changed daily if required. Cots and extra beds are also available Free Internet, free washing machine service, drinks and snacks from the vending machine. Private garage for motorbikes. BREAKFAST INCLUDED IN THE...
"Apartamentos Latin are located in the Parador area, very close to the Burriana beach and just 300 m from the historic centre of Nerja. At the Apartamentos Latin you can relax and spend your holiday enjoying the sunny climate of Spain. The apartments are equipped with 1 or 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, satellite TV, sitting room with air conditioning and a terrace. The apartments have a communal pool and a shared roof terrace with...
"The recently renovated Hostal Azahara is open 24 hours a day all year round. Good location, great prices. In the old fishing village of Nerja. All our rooms are en suite with sat tv, kettle and fridge. Continantal breakfast included and free internet. We are 10 mins walk form the Balcon de Europe, town center and beach. We can help with tours,diving,horse riding,golf etc. We are located next to the only bus station with direct links to...
"… is located at 45 minutes from the airport and at one hour and a half from Sierra Nevada. In the city centre of Nerja, this hostel recently built is the ideal place to spend some unforgettable days. *Air conditioning *Heating *Sat T.V. *Solarium *WIFI ACCESS FREE We also offer transfers to/and from the airport in taxi or minibus, private excursions, rent a car, etc. Our hostel has double rooms with complete bathrooms,...
"… en-suite bathroom, ceiling fan and refridgerator and are non-smoking. We will always go the extra mile for our guests by providing additional services including: *Beach towels and sun umbrellas *Booking taxis - locally or to/from Malaga airport *Local contacts for organizing a range of outdoor pursuits including golf excursions, Scuba diving, mountain biking, horse riding, guided walks and jeep safaris *Renting travel cots...
Hostal Apartmentos Abril
"The Hostal Abril offer 13 rooms, 9 doubles with possible single use and the rest big family rooms with fridge, kettle, terraza. All the rooms has completely fitted bathroom, balcony, air condition and heater and tv. . We can apply special prices at the low season and disscount for groups, families or long term rental. Please contact us by e-mail email@example.com to ask for a free quotation. ." … "… washing machine,...
Hostal La Ermita
"… we look at the famous balcony of europe and its coves. 'Team: Its habitaciaones are equipped with elements more sostificados, from satellite TV to Air conditioning and calefaccón. Some of the superior rooms have whirlpool shower. The furniture is commensurate with its decoration of the Andalucians. The interior courtyards and have a Mediterranean flora. It also has an elevator, restaurant, bar and terrace where you can...
"… century castle, the Balcón de Europa (Balcony of Europe) is now a lookout point on the edge of a cliff with spectacular panoramic views. The Nerja Cave, referred to as the “Cathedral of the Costa del Sol”, is found 750 meters from the coastline on a plateau and around 200 meters above sea level facing the mountain rage of Sierra de Almijara. The cavern is open to the public and covers an area of 140,000 square meters, with a...
"Very clean and tidy. Rick and Femma could not have been more helpful and friendly. It is within easy walking distance of all the amenities and beaches." … "I stayed at the hostel with my youngest daughter in July 2005. It is really lovely. Clean, bright, friendly. Would recommend it to anyone." … "the hostal is in the old part of town and has a pool and garden. we do have 9 rooms, all come with bathroom and fan/ heather. in the...
"… de playa en los que poder disfrutar de nuestra gastronomia autoctona, tan conocida en el sur de españa, la tipica caña de cerveza acompañado de su tapa.Algunos sitios de interes turistico, como por ejemplo el Balcon de Europa, famoso desde la retrasmision de la serie Verano Azul, y las playas famosas que se veian en la misma serie, estan a muy pocos metros del emplazamiento de Hostal Andalucia.Nuestro Hostal, es de nueva...
Apartamentos La Casa del Barrio
"… picturesque country of the “Costa del Sol” (coast of the sun).The beaches of Maro are 900 m from it. They are unique because of their water is very crystalline, their submarine riches and They are surrounded by a lot of vegetation.Maro has about five hundred residents nevertheless it has all the services you need for a quite and comfortable holidays (supermarkets, restaurants, hairdresser, etc.) furthermore if you need something...
"Historical center of the city, neighborhood of San Miguel, ten minutes by foot from the train station and bus station, five minutes from the tourist center." … "The hotel is in Jerez de la Frontera , Province Cadiz, Andalucia.It is a family hotel, with 27 rooms, each with bathroom, TV, air conditioning, telephone, and heating, usually we include the breakfast in the price." … Calle Caballeros
"… as well as an attentive service that will make you feel at home.Our Hostal has 15 double rooms and 2 individuals, with complete bathroom, air conditioning, heating, Satellite TV, music, and free WIFI internet for our costumers.Its perfect situation, in the centre of Nerja, is the ideal place to spend your holiday, is 50m far from the municipal parking and from its main streets, plenty of shops, “bares de tapas”, restaurants. Its...
Hotel Puerta del Mar
"The Hotel is located in the heart of Nerja, next to the Balcón de Europa, its beaches and the Municipal Parking lot. Is a small, recently renovated hotel of only 24 fully equipped rooms, all with full Bathroom with Hair Dryer, Air Conditioning, Heating, Wireless Internet, Satelite Television, Save, Telephone, Refrigerator. It has a large sun terrace with salt water pool (from June) and magnificent views. Its privileged location in a...
Hotel Plaza Cavana
"… (extra charge) * Sauna (extra charge) * free Wifi area * Underground Garage , accessible by an elevator (extra charge ) * Conference Room * TV room For an alternative tourism ,you can enjoy the natural Parks in the Sierras Almijara and Tejeda and be fascinated to discover stunning sceneries on the mountains, rivers and cliffs. The hotel has different types of rooms as single, double standard, double superior, Superior with...
Hotel Balcon de Europa
"… and restaurants, an outdoor pool (heated in winter), sauna and massage, table tennis, TV lounge, library, 2 conference rooms (capacity 40-100 people), 10 seats parking and 100 m there is a large public parking. Nearby you will find tennis courts (500 m), sporting activities (1000 m), 2 golf courses (30 minutes) and a ski resort (an hour and a half drive approx.) There are a total of 110 rooms of which 5 are singles, 85 doubles,...
Nerja Travel Tips & Suggestions
I lived there for five years and loved it. Great beaches, friendly people and a fantastic nightlife!
Been going to Nerja for ten years, as many times each year as I can. It's a great pleace where people actually live and work. The resturants are great and the atmospher is wonderful. Lots of cheap, good places to eat and stay.
— Heather Grinsill
I went to Nerja for a month with 2 mates and it was the best time ever! Definitley going back. Awesome place with people of all nationalities and ages. Great nightlife and fantastic beaches!!
Just in Nerja, beautiful town, nice people, driving a pain in the ARS, scooters ripping by you. Wonderful town to explore on foot, shopping nice, views spectacular, food Spanish, the bread (pan) long crusty hard loafs baked locally in small bakeries along the streets, their sweets are pretty, but not loaded with much flavor or sugar. The locals are nice, and most are eager to give you infomration upon request, but you bettere brush up on your Spanish. I would definitly return.
Well I went to Nerja with two friends and all I can say it was bloody fantastic!! It had a real Spanish feel to it, we met some locals and they showed us round and well I would really recommend anyone to pay Nerja a visit. A place for all ages a really great place!!
— Sam Scott
I went to Nerja for New Year and what a fantastic place. It's no good for single sex groups, but couples and older people it's perfect. I stayed on the balcony and the surroundings are very clean and lots of good restaurants.
— Sandra Brown
Been going to Nerja since i was 3...now 17! Fab place for people of all ages!
Nice town but very noisy with moterbikes and dog dirt on the pavement.
Great town with international appeal. Lots of beaches and good nightlife.
— Gill Pedwell
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