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Inhabitants 22000
Level above sea 26 meters
Nearest airport Malaga
Distance to airport 50 km
Distance to beach 0 meters
Max. temperature 40 C
Min. temperature 8 C


Nerja

Nerja is situated at the eastern tip of the Costa del Sol, in the province of Malaga, 50 kilometres from the city of Malaga and within an hour and a half’s drive from Granada and the ski resort of the Sierra Nevada.

Sheltered by the impressive Sierra Almijara mountain range, Sierra Almijara, this once sleepy fishing village is now one of the most popular tourist resorts along the coast, with a population of over 12,000. The town has resisted too much re-development and high rise apartment blocks, preferring to stay a charming seaside town, attracting the more discerning holidaymaker; the town is often referred to as the ‘’Jewel of the Costa del Sol’.

One of the town’s most impressive attractions is the Balcón de Europa (the Balcony of Europe), a wonderful promenade, stretching along the edge of a soaring cliff top, which was once the location of a Moorish castle. The platform has spectacular panoramic views of the Mediterranean coastline, with its backdrop of mountains.

The deep Andalusian culture that the town exudes, perfect climate and cosmopolitan atmosphere, has made Nerja one of the most attractive holiday hotspots on the Costa del Sol.


Beaches
Nerja has more than its fair share of fabulous beaches, boasting 16 kilometres of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear and calm water, and a splattering of small coves. All major water sports are available along the coastline, including water skiing, scuba diving and sailing.

The main beaches are Burriana and Torrecilla, both have been awarded the blue flag. Favourite amongst locals and visitors alike is Burriana Beach, where you can enjoy good food, including delicious shellfish barbecues on the beach and the speciality lunchtime monster paella. Or if you can enjoy a lovely English steak and kidney pie, washed down by a traditional pint at the Black Horse.


Around town
The old quarter of the town is still virtually unchanged with narrow, winding streets, whitewashed houses with wrought iron terraces overflowing with geraniums, on which a canary can sometimes be heard singing.

Visitors can hire a horse-drawn carriage and explore the town’s most interesting streets and attractions. When in Nerja visits to the 17th Century Church of El Salvador and the Gardens of Capistrano Playa are essential.

There are plenty of restaurants and cafes here to choose from, and lots of lovely plazas (squares) where you can sit and watch the world pass by.


Places to visit
Only 3 km from the town centre and very easy to find, following the directional signs, you can visit the famous Cueves de Nerja, the Nerja Caves; underground caverns with stalagmites, stalactites and tall columns.

The caves incorporate the world’s widest column, the grand centre column in the Sala del Cataclismo (Cataclysm Hall), which reaches a height of 32 metres. Also the Karstic cavities formed by erosion of marble by water and view the Palaeolithic wall paintings, dating back over 20,000 years.

There is a restaurant attached to the caves with lovely views, and a museum and gift shop.

These are breathtaking beautiful caves and should not be missed when you are visiting Nerja. Each July a festival of flamenco music and dance is held inside the caves.

Further inland there are miles and miles of Andalucian countryside to explore. In the mountains behind Nerja, there are some beautifully preserved and picturesque whitewashed Pueblos Blancos (white villages); one such is Frigiliana, which has little changed over the centuries. Here you can enjoy panoramic views to Nerja and the sea. Frigiliana is a charming and dramatically sited Andalucian village built on a mountainside, approximately 6 km from the resort of Nerja.

Cuisine
As with most of Spain, Tapas is an integral part of the local cuisine, and there are lots of great tapas bars in and around Nerja; order a drink and you will often receive a few tapa. does have its own speciality dishes including De La Doncella (Red Mullet dish) and Pescaito Frito (platter of fried fish). There are a wide variety of different cuisines on offer in Nerja; you will be spoilt for choice.

Climate
Nerja enjoys some 3,500 hours of annual sunshine and temperatures that average 30ºC in summer and 15º during the short winter.



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Reviews for Nerja

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25 July, 2014

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Beautiful location, warm friendly & welcoming local Spanish people. Excellent choice of Spanish, European & International bars & restaurants. Superb location for weddings & special occasions with stunning scenery!

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Stunning scenery.
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16 July, 2014

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Clean, friendly, very walkable. Great market on Sundays and Tuesdays. Good shopping and restaurants.

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Spectacular
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17 June, 2014

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We have stayed around Nerja many times. It has something for everyone. Lots of reasonably priced bars and restaurants. People friendly and also by many beaches.

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Beautiful. Lots of variations for beaches. Some busy and some tranquil.
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09 June, 2014

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Nerja is a lovely place to spend your vacation incredibly beautiful city

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very nice place
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01 June, 2014

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A nice busy small town. Has most you need and lovely beaches centrally. A lot of restaurants, some good some awful. Be sure to get recommendations and/or use services like trip advisor.

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The east parts around Nerja are very nice, parts more to east and round malaga are often totally overdeveloped with ugly huge complexes.
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21 May, 2014

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Nerja just fabulous !!!!!!!

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Great
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04 May, 2014

City review

The best place to stay in Spain - in our opinion of course! Quiet or busy, active or peaceful, Spanish or International - beautiful streets to amble around and so many friendly bars and restaurants - and new friends to make. We have been about 20 times now and I can't imagine us going anywhere else - it is our second home!

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The weather is almost always just perfect for us - October to April are our favourite times - I think the summer period may be too hot!!
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03 May, 2014

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nice little city;

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very nice weather,
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27 April, 2014

City review

Nerja is right on the coast at the foothills of the Sierra Almijara / Tejeda mountains some 50 kms to the east of Malaga. Nerja certainly retains much of its character, particularly the old part of town with narrow cobbled streets and Tapas Bars.

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Grat !, If you cant enjoy the Costa del Sol then you have a problem. Everything for everyone; good bars; restaurants etc; night life or tranquil if you so desire; golfers paradise; sun worshippers; very friendly, Spanish people welcome you with a smile. Great beaches, fine wines and cuisine. Give it a try; You wont go anywhere else!
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21 April, 2014

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Lovely and peaceful with native tourists

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No High rise Bear coast a great asset
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08 April, 2014

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Very nice

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Very nice!
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31 March, 2014

City review

We visited typical tapas bars in Nerja. Miguel was our host. has recommended we all places in Nerja. (typical places they visit the locals). Nerja is a perfect city for vacation. Great weather all year round. Return.

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Nerja, Costa del sol y Malaga. is a perfect city for vacation.
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26 February, 2014

City review

It was once a small fishing village but now is one of the most famous resorts of the Malaga. It is East of Malaga around 50 kms around 60 minutes from Granada. Nerja - we really enjoyed our time there!

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Everything for everyone; good bars; restaurants etc; night life or tranquil if you so desire; golfers paradise; sun worshippers; very friendly, Spanish people welcome you with a smile. Great beaches
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10 February, 2014

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The city was busy and lively.

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Enjoyed visiting many of the resorts and cities of the region, all easily accessible.
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18 December, 2013

City review

Nerja is a nice , charming town with very nice beaches, lot of good restaurants and nice shops even in winthertime

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Very nice with many interesting places
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15 December, 2013

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What can I say, we love Nerja, our holiday is always great!! Friendly local people, The cobbled streets, full of Tapas bars, were interesting and the Balcony of Europe was most unusual. There are several nice beaches here and some more lively bars if that is what you require, but in the main it was fairly peaceful. A visit to the caves is a must !!! Superb !!!

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Nerja , It is certainly not as commercialised as the the other resorts at the Western end of Costa Del Sol.
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27 November, 2013

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Very well appointed, near Malaga Airport

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Very interesting
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16 November, 2013

City review

We have visited many times and find Nerja to be a nice relaxing town that still retains its Spanish feel

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The beach is lovely and when the new water plant is finished the sea will be too!
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02 November, 2013

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We like it very much especially the old town. The swimming is excellent with a good choice of beaches.

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Very good
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01 November, 2013

City review

Nerja is a lovely town, with plenty restaurants to suit all tastes, from local cuisine to steak, chips and football. Good supermarkets for the self catering. Lovely views along the coast and only an hour away from the airport. Nerja is not like the larger resorts in terms of night life but that adds to its charm,

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Lovely coast, with good early and late season weather. The roads are good between the resorts, and if you want to get away from the busy resorts the beautiful drive east of Nerja to Granada is recommended
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28 October, 2013

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Imearmas vaikne linnake.

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Maaliline loodus.
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22 October, 2013

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Nerja is a lovely resort for families and couples it hasnt got the loud nitelife of the most common holiday resorts but there is plenty there if you know where to find it. The resturants are second to none plenty of choice from fine dining to cafe bars to little spanish bars and friendly irish bars <murphy,s bar> There s always plenty of space on the many coves and beaches that run along the nerja coast and lots of little shops Nerja has a very spanish feel to it as a lot of spanish live there as well as being a holiday retreat.

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You can travel by car or bus to all the towns and resorts around nerja easy enough it is a coast worth exploring there is maro, caves of nerja friglianna and these are just minutes away.Then torrox ,competa,and other resorts are may be 20mins drive.
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22 October, 2013

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Nice town

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No white beach
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13 October, 2013

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Nice place to stay...weather stays perfect for all holiday even it was October. We love Nerja.

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Nice
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12 October, 2013

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Brilliant place to stay, loads of restaurants within walking distance, and lovely beaches.

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I think this coast has been spoiled by over development, but the beach are good.
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05 October, 2013

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We have been coming to Nerja over the last 10+years and we love it.We know our way around the town and done lot's of walking to Maro The Caves Frigiliana etc

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very Good
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30 September, 2013

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Nerja is a lovely old historic town, lovely atmosphere with a beautiful coastline.

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Beautiful coastline and dramatic scenery.
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29 September, 2013

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Lovely and cosy place

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Resorts are very different, some cosy and nice, others - ordinary, sometimes dirty.
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15 September, 2013

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Nerja has everything to offer. Lots of bars, restaurants and places of interest nearby. Town is always clean and tidy and the people are always friendly and helpful.

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Great coastline.
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01 September, 2013

City review

very pretty nice town, it is both for young and older people

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lot of different type of beaches bit for everyone. some with many activities and tourists some more quiet and with locals people
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26 August, 2013

City review

A beautiful small town with friendly people. Nerja is hilly, but if you don't mind a short walk, everything is close.

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No comment.
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19 August, 2013

City review

Lovely-easy to get away from the crowds even in august and very friendly and safe place. Great for eating out and bars.

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bit too touristy
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18 August, 2013

City review

Lovely town and beach area, great restaurants and bars with very good service.

Coast review

Excellent.
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08 August, 2013

City review

Nerja is a lovely town with lots of cafes/restaurants etc. There are plenty of shops/supermarkets to choose from and plenty of beaches to laze away the days. Balcon de Europa is definitely worth a visit, especially on an evening when it is lit up with lamps and all the activities from the surrounding restaurants etc. Nerja is near enough to Malaga for a trip out one day and also not far from Marbella/Puerto Banus where you can sit and watch the rich and famous on their boats/flash cars. I would definitely recommend Nerja for either couples, families with small children or families with teenagers.

Coast review

Lovely coastline - lots of different little beaches to choose from and lots of places to visit. Would recommend the Costa del Sol to anyone wanting a hot, sunny beach holiday.
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28 July, 2013

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Nice town.

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Perfect climate.
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22 July, 2013

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15 July, 2013

City review

Nice city with all what you need.

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superb place
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06 July, 2013

City review

Nerja and the local area exceeded our expectations. Great places to eat, lovely to stroll around on an evening and relax generally. Fantastic to have the beach in front of you and mountains behind.

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We only stayed on the local coast and spent a lot of time on Burriana Beach which is lovely and has good eateries on the beach.
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05 July, 2013

City review

Biggest/cheapest supermarket of Nerja (Mercadona) on Calle de San Miguel at 5 minutes' walking distance. To avoid carrying heavy bottles of water: go to little local grocery next to breakfast store/across the pizza store at 30 seconds' walking distance. Restaurant tips: Pinocchio (down the street) and El Nino (up the street). Best mojito of Nerja is served by Cerveceria Mar Bella on Plaza Cavana. To the Dutch readers: a little Dutch supermarket is located next to the pharmacy on Calle de la Pintada (Dutch bread, milk, peanut butter etc.). Go visit tapas bar Esquina Paulina exploited by Dutch couple (yet everything served/styled in typical Spanish way).

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Only visited Burriana beach because of its size, facilities and cleanliness. Tip: sunbeds at restaurant José Cruz. Sergio (from whom you buy your ticket) serves food & drinks at your bed! Price for 2 beds + parasol/umbrella €8. We went every day and booked beds with him for the next day. Would recommend to do so, especially in high season. We went over there in June and everything was full, already then.
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01 July, 2013

City review

Beautiful area with lots to do, including shopping, eating and relaxing.

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The beach was lovely, and was very clean.
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01 July, 2013

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Nice and very social small city. Lots of restaurents and teraces to spend your evening at.

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worthwile to spend holiday
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19 June, 2013

City review

We actually stay in La Herudura and it was fantastic very pretty and in spoilt!

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Fantastic!!
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09 June, 2013

City review

City centre is beautiful place especially at night.

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Nice
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06 June, 2013

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Typically Spanish coastal town - not too overdeveloped like many other areas on the Costa del Sol.

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Not the best beaches, but lots of them to choose from. Sea water not too clean at certain times!
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25 May, 2013

City review

Very nice touristic city with lots of restaurants and many shops. Nice to stroll around.

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Beautiful Burriana Beach, a gem. Clear waters, dolphins and fresh paella!
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13 May, 2013

City review

Really liked Nerja - lots of nice restaurants and lovely shops. It had a good vibe - mixture of young and old; families and couples; different nationalities.

Coast review

The beach is ok (part sand / part pebbles). Not long stretches of golden sand around Nerja/Torrox if this is what you are after. Calm waters - the sea looked more like a pond! Ideal for kids.
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12 May, 2013

City review

Nerja itself is a nice authentic small Spanish city without any tall apartement buildings. There are not many touristic attractions. Playa Burriana is beautiful but a little isolated from the city. No bus stops, no taxi stands, only a few beach shops and one small supermarket. You would need a car to make your holiday more perfect.

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We discovered that the Costa del Sol has more to offer. If you are a sun lover, I would not recommend to go to the Costa del Sol before the end of May.
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05 May, 2013

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22 April, 2013

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Pleasant little town.

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Comfortable and quiet.
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17 April, 2013

City review

Very nice place, many cafe's bars and friendly people.

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Nice, relaxing and great view.
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02 April, 2013

City review

Nerja is a lovely town, it still remains really Spanish and is always a pleasure to visit.

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Lovely beaches, however sea in March not for swimming !! lovely back drop of the mountains.
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26 March, 2013

City review

Beautiful small, partly original town

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The Burriana beach is very nice, highly recommended
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03 March, 2013

City review

Nerja is a nice little town full with different types of restaurants - not only typical english tourist restaurants. The old town center is very nice and the beaches are wonderful. The caves are also a very good attraction - a must see thing!

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Here is lot to see in this area
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25 February, 2013

City review

Beautiful and still spanish

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nice sand beaches
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08 February, 2013

City review

In winter time rather quiet and pleasant place to stay with little traffic and nice surroundings. Perfect place for long walks, no car needed.

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Beutiful cost but too many high buildings expecially between Malaga and Fuengirola
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30 January, 2013

City review

Absolutely fantastic! really serous clothes shops and a welcoming attitude from everyone

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we were here in December and although everything was low-key the stay was seriously enjoyable.
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21 January, 2013

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Beatiful

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Beautiful
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14 January, 2013

City review

Nerja is lovely. However we stayed in Punat Lara which is a so called "urbanization". No shops, not even a grocer's. You need your car to go shopping as Nerja is a good twenty minutes walk. On the other hand we met some very friendly and helpful people in Punta Lara.

Coast review

Coast itself OK. However there were major works going on.
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25 December, 2012

City review

Very beatiful town

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Beatiful
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06 November, 2012

City review

Nice city with a great selection of restaurants and even shopping. Very picturesque and welcoming to tourists.

Coast review

Weather was more rain than sun when we were there. When it is sunny, it's beautiful. Glad we went in the off-season.
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29 October, 2012

City review

The city of Nerja has a lot to offer. Beaches, bays, rocks, mountains, good restaurants in the historic town centre, traditional chirinquitos (typcial restaurants) on the beaches, but also good entertainment as well as big supermarkets with a sufficient choice of fresh products. Feebased parking in the city centre is well organised and easy accessible.

Coast review

The Costa del Sol has a lot to offer for a splendid holiday or short stay, varying from beaches, mountains, golf courts, good food and wines, markets and beautiful weather, most of the days.
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11 October, 2012

City review

A busy holiday resort - with many tourists but somehow retaining it's Spanish charm and identity. You have the beach...and many surrounding areas of cultural and historic interest to exlore. Lots of good bars and restaurants. Feels safe not threatening in in any way. Would certainly return.

Coast review

I can't comment generally on the coast as I feel forthis trip I did not see enough of it - from what I saw - it was attractive.
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11 October, 2012

City review

Beautiful coastal area. Plenty choices for eating out and entertainment without being too noisy and loud. Friendly and helpful locals.

Coast review

Although we never travelled far from Nerja itself the coastal areas we did see were spectacular and kept very clean.
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10 October, 2012

City review

Not too small and not too big, not overly flashy. Just a very nice little town with plenty of shops and restaurants and a peaceful atmosphere (we were there the first week in October).

Coast review

Beautiful!
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10 October, 2012

City review

We liked it very much. This was our second visit and we chose it because of its beauty, peaceful athmosphere and good public transportation connections.

Coast review

It offers beatiful sceneries. We are not beach peaople, but in the evening strolls it was fun to look at families enjoying the sand and sea. We did collect some pebbles also, as others.
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18 September, 2012

City review

Nice town. Good restaurants and fine beaches.

Coast review

Beautiful coastline.
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17 September, 2012

City review

Nerja is lovely and unspoilt

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Lovely
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17 September, 2012

City review

Quiet , friendly and laid back.

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All tastes catered for.
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16 September, 2012

City review

A perfect, quiet place to relax, eat good food and enjoy the sun.

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Nice
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13 September, 2012

City review

Good lots to do if you want to good choice of food and shops

Coast review

Good sand a bit course if you got children and sand castles to build waters fine.
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06 September, 2012

City review

not very well mannerd never will go that direction again

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the are notting but hill every were all up hill not good for any one whos not well .or old
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27 August, 2012

City review

We have stayed in Nerja several times, both at Burrianna beach area and in the town. It is a lovely town still with a very Spanish feel. The beaches are superb,restaurants offer good value for money, people are friendly,very relaxing. It is very different from the rest of the Costa Del Sol, managing to retain it's identity whilst still catering for the tourists. The Balcon De Europe is unique! We love the place and often visit in October as well as August.

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Lovely coast line, rocky coves and beautiful scenery. Good road network.
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19 August, 2012

City review

Beautiful place. Full of character. Lovely restaurants.

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Lovely area.
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07 August, 2012

City review

Nerja was a lovely, traditional Spanish sea side town. Obviously the commercial parts are there with 'tat' shops in some locations however there were also quality local shops. There is an excellent range of restaurants generally selling good quality food and wine at very reasonable rates. The beach is 'gritty' rather than 'sandy' and the sea is quite rough at the beach edge, as a result we only spent one day there and the rest by the pool.

Coast review

The beach (Burriani) in Nerja is 'gritty' rather than 'sandy' and the sea is quite rough at the beach edge, as a result we only spent one day there and the rest by the pool.
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27 July, 2012

City review

Nerja is a lovely town. Nice to walk around and good place to eat. Main beach good. Not high rise and family friendly.

Coast review

All those we came in contact with were very helpful and pleasant.
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15 July, 2012

City review

Perfect city!

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Also perfect!
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09 July, 2012

City review

excellent

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excellent
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08 July, 2012

City review

Have everything you can expect from a such town

Coast review

Nice and warm
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26 June, 2012

City review

Adequate for our needs; the beach at Nerja is a bit scruffy but the town is quite pretty especially the Balcon de Europa.

Coast review

We visited Burriana Beach just along the coast from Nerja which had lovely bars and restaurants on the beach although it was a little commercialised and a bit too British for our taste.
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19 May, 2012

City review

Loved it, nice people it was beautiful good and many restaurants.

Coast review

Beautiful
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05 April, 2012

City review

A beatiful, spanish little city. Very clean.

Coast review

A beatiful part of Costa del Sol.
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04 April, 2012

City review

For us retired couple, Nerja is perfect, no touristy tacky stuff, look real and catering for normal people, I mean normal as even spanish were using the city. Love it really.

Coast review

We were away from any loud and drunk people associated to la Costa del Sol so we enjoyed very much our stay
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23 February, 2012

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a

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a
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21 February, 2012

City review

Beautiful and interesting town with many possibilities.

Coast review

The best part of Spain.
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10 February, 2012

City review

Nerja is a good mixture of ex-pats (very obvious in town) and real Spaniards - not just caterers to tourists. Choose Nerja as a base (trips to more quite places) rather than as a destination in inself. But the town is very pleasant.

Coast review

Compared with elsewhere (to the West!) Nerja is highly suitable for the non - beach/sun/bar crowd. Small coves with easy access.
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10 January, 2012

City review

Friendly unspoilt atmosphere with a huge selection of restaurants

Coast review

have been visiting Nerja for over 10 years love the place
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09 January, 2012

City review

Nerja has everything we want from our holiday resort, town, beach, and good walks. Plus culture.

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07 January, 2012

City review

Loved it

Coast review

have been visiting the resort for over 10 years that says it all
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04 January, 2012

City review

We stayed during the winter season. Prices were generally very reasonable, plenty of restaurants and cafes were open. Weather was superb with sun almost every day. There are several sand/shingle beaches with sunbeds available for hire. It is a very attractive town. Anyone with walking difficulties would be restricted in the areas of Nerja that they could visit, as it is hilly, and some of the beaches involved going down a lot of steps.

Coast review

Unlike many of the coastal resorts on the Costa del Sol, Nerja has few high-rise blocks and is a pleasant fairly quiet resort.
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21 November, 2011

City review

By far the most beatiful town along the east coast of Malaga with much liveliness even during the winter season.

Coast review

Coast is nice and partly spectactular,but also sometimes with cityies consisting only of big holiday appartements.
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01 November, 2011

City review

Great area 95% guaranteed sun, lovely friendly locals, my only negative would be that the pavements around burrianna beach area could do with cleaning/repairing

Coast review

Clean and generally warm!
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City
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25 September, 2011

City review

beaufiful

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11 September, 2011

City review

Very nice town. Next to Malaga and Granada for a citytrip.

Coast review

Nice beaches and beautiful blue sea. The sea was a little bit cold.
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06 September, 2011

City review

Relatively quiet with lkots of nice restaurants.

Coast review

Very hot in August
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20 August, 2011

City review

perfect, not too small , not too big...

Coast review

very nice except for the pebbles...
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08 August, 2011

City review

We enjoyed it, it gave us what we needed in terms of relaxing weather and pleasant surroundings. The old town has a lot of character, and its tourism - whilst obviously the main earner in the area - does not swamp you like in bigger coastal develoments. The evening atmosphere is laid back and friendly, the town is well catered for in terms of quality and budget accommodation and bars/restaurants, and there are plenty of opportunities for excursions or simply relaxing on one of the many excellent beaches. There is a good nighlife for younger people, the tourist police make the area feel safe and secure, and its a great family holiday destination. One point to consider for those driving is that parking spaces are at a premium, and cars are frequently towed away for illegal occupation. Municipal parking is prohibitively expensive. This my only caveat.

Coast review

The coast is warm, the beaches excellent, and for the most part you get exactly what you expect. Communications and transport links are excellent - beware the toll roads. Costa del sol is very geared up for touriam, and some resorts are stifling in season, but if you read up and shop around, great holidays - at great value - are readily available.
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03 August, 2011

City review

Beautiful, it has it all!!!

Coast review

Same as above
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03 August, 2011

City review

Very nici, charming city, without large hotels chains, not best one when You are looking for nice beaches

Coast review

beatifull, especially historical point of view- Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla...nice nature, culture, beautifull peaople
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02 July, 2011

City review

Vey nice climate. Also it's got everything from high mountains to sandy beaches. Good shopping, nice restaurants and a friendly atmosphere. Everything within walking distans. But if you bring a car, which is not necessary, it's not so easy to find parking spaces in town. Easy to get round on a bicycle.

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23 May, 2011

City review

-

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-
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18 April, 2011

City review

If You do not try to find a parking lot in center of Nerja but park just outside then it is a pleasure to walk around and enjoy the nice cafés, restaurants or do some shopping.

Coast review

Nice clean sand and clean blue sea water. Not too crowded.
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20 March, 2011

City review

Pleasant and quiet, with nice beaches. Somewhat turisted but not to much. Approx. 2 hours drive to Granada (Alhambra is a must for all intelligent visitors).

Coast review

OK
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