WHAT TO SEE IN NERJA
Discover the 8 most interesting proposals to visit Nerja and enjoy all the charm of this beautiful town on the Costa del Sol, almost next to Posada Morisca
WHAT TO SEE IN NERJA | EIGHT CHARMING VISITS
The neighboring town of Nerja is just 10 minutes from Frigiliana and 15 minutes from our hotel. It is the closest coastal town to our town and, in addition, one of the most important towns of the Axarquía. It is the first town in Malaga entering the coast from the Granada side and its strategic location and its many tourist attractions make it one of the most popular places for visitors.
Then, we present our personalized guide with everything you can visit in Nerja:
WHAT TO SEE IN NERJA: VISIT 1
BALCÓNY OF EUROPE
Located in the heart of the town, the Balcón de Europa is a large square overlooking the sea, with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and some of the small coves that are on both sides. The Balcón de Europa is the most touristy and lively area you can visit in Nerja. Starting from here, you will find the main streets of the town and the widest offer of restaurants, shops, cafés …
In this square you will also find the Church of San Salvador and the “Boquete de Calahonda”, a beautiful Moorish arch that unites the historical past of these lands with the spectacular image of the Mediterranean sea in the background.
WHAT TO SEE IN NERJA: VISIT 2
One of the classics to see Nerja.
A short distance from the Balcón de Europa is La Dorada, the mythical ship of the famous Verano Azul series, which triumphed in Spain in the 80s and which gave great prominence to Nerja, for being the place where it was filmed.
WHAT TO SEE IN NERJA: VISIT 3
Discovered in 1959 by some young people from the town itself, this spectacular natural monument, declared “Well of Cultural Interest”, is a place you have to visit in the town of Nerja.
It is estimated that they may be about 42,000 years old and here is the first work of art known to mankind. The visit of the cave lasts about 45 minutes in which you can marvel at the stalactites, the stalagmites or their cave paintings, in a magnificent journey to the history of mankind.
The Nerja Caves are open to the public every day of the year, except January 1 and May 15. They are located in the town of Maro, a small town that belongs to Nerja and is 5 minutes by car from the town center.
WHAT TO SEE IN NERJA: VISIT 4
BOTÁNICAL GARDEN CAVES OF NERJA
At the entrance of the caves, there is a beautiful viewpoint to the sea and the Natural Park of The Maro – Cerro Gordo cliffs that you can not miss.
There is also a nice walk to visit this botanical garden, free access, where you can enjoy the flora and landscape typical of this Mediterranean area, also influenced by its proximity to the Natural Park of the Sierra de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama.
An ideal place to complete your visit to the Caves of Nerja
WHAT TO SEE IN NERJA: VISIT 5
AQUEDUCT DEL ÁGUILA
Leaving the Caves in the way back to Nerja, you will find this beautiful aqueduct of the 19th century with 4 floors of superimposed arches that was built to bring water to the mills of a sugar refinery currently in disuse.
You can simply walk by or with the car and see it or you can even stop to observe it more closely and to take a picture.
WHAT TO SEE IN NERJA: VISIT 6
BEACHES IN NERJA
As a benchmark in sun and beach tourism, another of the things to see in Nerja are its cozy beaches.
Only in the area of the town you can find up to 10. The largest and most famous is Burriana Beach, fully equipped, accessible and with surveillance during the spring and summer months. Here you will find many chiringuitos to eat a paella, some espetos or the typical fried fish.
On both sides of the Balcony of Europe there are also the beaches of Calahonda and La Caletilla and following the coast, some others like El Chorrillo, Carabeillo or Playa el Salón.
WHAT TO SEE IN NERJA: VISIT 7
NATURAL PARK OF THE CLIFFS OF MARO-CERRO GORDO
This spectacular coastal area shared by the provinces of Granada and Malaga houses spectacular landscapes and coves. It is also one of the most appreciated places in the Andalusian coast for the practice of water sports as diving or snorkeling. You can also take a kayak in many of them to visit this beautiful place where you will find caves inside the cliffs.
Some of the most famous coves to visit in Nerja, within the space of the Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo are La Caleta de Maro, Maro Beach, Cala Barranco de Maro, Las Calas del Pino, El Cañuelo or Cantarriján Beach, already on the coast of Granada. Some can be reached with the car, but for others you will have to leave it parked and hike until you arrive.
WHAT TO SEE IN NERJA: VISIT 9
CAHORROS DEL RÍO CHILLAR
This popular hiking route is located near Nerja, specifically in the Sierra de Almijara and it is a round trip that is made by the riverbed, El Chillar.
The route starts at a point between Nerja and Frigiliana. The beauty of this route lies both in its natural environment and in the fact of having to do it inside the river, so you will have to wear appropriate footwear. The good thing is that, although it is a hot day, you can refresh yourself constantly and there are several sections that are between rock walls, so there is shade.
There is no loss, since you just have to follow the river and it is undoubtedly one of the best activities to do in Nerja, especially if you like hiking and you are nature lovers.