About Nerja

Nerja, on the Costa del Sol, is a seaside resort of sandy coves sheltered by the impressive Sierra de Almijara mountains and often referred to as 'The Jewel of the Costa del Sol'.

A temperate climate means that Nerja is a great place to visit at any time of year.


Nerja is located 53 kilometres east of Málaga on the Costa del Sol and can be reached in about 45 minutes by car from Málaga airport or about an hour and a half by bus.


Nerja is one of those magnificent ‘secret’ towns that people return to year after year for wonderful memorable holidays and short breaks. It offers a rich mix of historical culture, lovely beaches, wonderful shopping and a whole range of relaxing restaurants, bars and cafeterias to sit and watch the world go by.


It also has many festivals and fiestas where the local community wholeheartedly celebrate in traditional dress to parade and party through the village streets.



Some of the more famous festivals are San Isidro in May and San Juan in June, any of the festivals in Nerja are a wonderful oportunity to relax and enjoy the fiesta.


Nerja is also becoming a very fashionable and tranquil place to have a wedding or other special occasion.

Nerja boasts 16 kilometres of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear water. All major water sports are available here, including water skiing, scuba diving and sailing.


Nerja has many beaches to offer from the small intimate coves, to the larger beaches such as the famous Burriana beach which offers many activities and eateries for a fun packed day.


Nerja is also very close to the famous village of Frigliana which has won awards for its beauty as a typical white washed village. Frigliana is just 6km from Nerja and is easily reached by car, and there are many local buses from Nerja to Frigliana daily.


Frigliana offers the real charm of a typical Spanish village and is well worth a visit to explore the tiny narrow streets, craft shops and charming cafes.

A 3 minute guide to Nerja....

One website in particular called www.nerjatoday.com provides a comprehensive guide to Nerja and the surrounding area, and gives many recomendations on eateries and places to visit.


Below is a 3 minute guide to Nerja provided by Nerja Today which offers an insight into the local area....