Nerja

Travel Guide
Nerja

This resort town on the Costa del Sol has an atmospheric old town, a lively late-night bar scene and pretty beaches set around sandy bays.

Nerja is the “Jewel of the Costa,” a charming coastal resort town on Spain’s famous Costa del Sol. Picturesque, endearing and energetic, Nerja attracts couples, families, history buffs and watersports enthusiasts. Delight in the 10-mile-long (16-kilometer) coastline peppered with attractive beaches and coves. Discover the history of tumultuous battles, visit millennia-old caves and spend evenings hopping between pubs and tapas bars.

Enjoy views of the coastline and Sierra de Almijara mountains from the Balcón de Europa. This headland terrace once held the watchtower of a 9th-century fortress established to protect the town from invaders. Visit this popular social meeting point and location for colorful festivals. Stroll along Paseo Balcón de Europa, a palm-lined promenade leading into the old quarter.

Visit the Church of El Salvador, built in the late 1600s and decorated with ceramic tile plaques and frescoes. Walk to the Nerja Museum on the stately Plaza de España. Browse the museum’s exhibits to learn about the town’s history from Paleolithic cave dwellers to its 1960s tourist boom.

Find several beaches close to Nerja’s town center. Mingle with local families at Salon Beach. Dine at chiringuitos (beach bars) and try watersports, such as kayaking, Jet Skiing and parasailing at Burriana Beach. Calahonda Beach and Carabeillo Beach are also just short walks from the town center.

Catch the tourist train to the fascinating Nerja Caves. Admire cave paintings, gaze in amazement at extraordinary rock formations and attend a concert inside a cavern. Afterward, browse the boutiques and galleries lining the village streets of nearby Maro.

Experience the friendly nightlife action at Plaza Tutti Frutti, framed by a collection of tapas bars, themed pubs and wine bars. Find bars, restaurants, ice cream parlors and souvenir shops on Calle Pintada and the pedestrian-only Calle Almirante Ferrándiz.

Reach Nerja by flying to Málaga and renting a car or taking a bus from there. Venture out of town on a daytrip to Granada, renowned for the Alhambra palace complex.

Where to stay in Nerja

Sibarys Hotel Boutique
Sibarys Hotel Boutique
3 out of 5
Los Huertos,46, Nerja, Malaga, 29780
The price is €80 per night from 26 May to 27 May
Stay at this 3-star ski hotel in Nerja. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and 10 beach bars. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Great Town Centre Hotel
"Great Hotel, good location. Very clean and safe. Lovely staff too."

Reviewed on 12 May 2022

Sibarys Hotel Boutique
Marinas de Nerja Beach & Spa
Marinas de Nerja Beach & Spa
4 out of 5
CN 340 Km 289,50, Nerja, Malaga, 29780
The price is €125 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Nerja. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (673 reviews)
"The hotel is in a great location, clean, the food is great, and the staff are excellent. In particular, the male receptionist who signed me in, the maitre de, and Alberto in the restaurant. However, the hotel rooms are tired and the towels and bedding need refreshing. Although the staff are excellent ..."

Reviewed on 14 Apr 2022

Marinas de Nerja Beach & Spa
Hotel Balcón de Europa
Hotel Balcón de Europa
4 out of 5
Paseo Balcón de Europa 1, Nerja, Malaga, 29780
The price is €124 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Nerja. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and a beach locale. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (298 reviews)
"Great location right on the cliff over looking the water."

Reviewed on 20 Apr 2022

Hotel Balcón de Europa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Resort de Nerja
Resort de Nerja
2 out of 5
Maria Victoria Atencia, 4, Prolongacion Calle Rafael Alberti, Nerja, 29780
The price is €47 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Nerja. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (58 reviews)
Ok for a one night short stay but has free parking
"The property was a nice simple apartment. Sofa bed more comfy than bed. For the price paid it is what I expected. More like a upscale motel than a hotel. Location 10 min drive to city 5 min to supermarket. Overall 7/10"

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2021

Resort de Nerja
Marinas de Nerja Beach & Spa
Marinas de Nerja Beach & Spa
4 out of 5
CN 340 Km 289,50, Nerja, Malaga, 29780
The price is €125 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Nerja. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (673 reviews)
"The hotel is in a great location, clean, the food is great, and the staff are excellent. In particular, the male receptionist who signed me in, the maitre de, and Alberto in the restaurant. However, the hotel rooms are tired and the towels and bedding need refreshing. Although the staff are excellent ..."

Reviewed on 14 Apr 2022

Marinas de Nerja Beach & Spa
Toboso Apar-Turis
Toboso Apar-Turis
3 out of 5
Paseo Balcón de Europa, Nerja, Malaga, 29780
The price is €107 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Nerja. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site spa services. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (261 reviews)
Would not stay here again!
"Checkin was fast and the hotel is in a great location. Parking is very limited near the hotel. The internet in the room was working on an off throughout my visit and the bed was uncomfortable. They advertise a gym but it is not open which they should have noted and they are suppose to be Covid clean ..."

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2020

Toboso Apar-Turis
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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