Once a small fishing village, Nerja has blossomed into one of Spain’s most popular holiday destinations. Blessed with beautiful, sun-kissed beaches and tiny, secluded coves, Nerja holidays are ideal for families and couples who want to spend some quality downtime together.
However, there’s much more to holidays to Nerja than soaking up the sun and splashing about in the sea: a town with a long and fascinating past, there are great sites and hundreds of years of history in between the golden beaches and buzzing plazas. The resort is home to one of Spain’s most visited sites, the vast pre-historic caves known as the Cuevas de Nerja. Along with dozens of bars and restaurants to please foodies, Nerja holidays have a little something for everyone.
Things to do
Despite being famed for its fabulous beaches, Nerja offers plenty of other activities and things to see and do. Its on-your-doorstep caves offer 4km of prehistoric paintings, Stone Age relics and subterranean stalactites and stalagmites. However, if you prefer to be above ground and soaking up the sun, the coast is full of award-winning beaches and secluded bays.
Foodies will find a gastronomic adventure almost everywhere they go, from beachfront tavernas selling traditional paella, to the restaurants in town serving everything from fast-food to authentic Italian meals. For a crafty cocktail, visit one of the bars in the cosmopolitan Plaza Tutti Frutti.
Miles of coastline
Nerja is renowned for its stunning beaches, from long golden stretches to small sandy coves. There’s around nine kilometres of coastline in total so if your ideal holiday is lazing in the sun on a gorgeous beach, then you’ll be spoilt for choice in Nerja, you could spend every day on a different stretch.
Holidays to Nerja aren’t short of things to see and do. The historic Nerja Caves offers something for everyone. History buffs will love getting to know the story behind the caves from its early inhabitants to its discovery and if you’re not into the history side of things then they’re still a magnificent sight to look at. Speaking of magnificent sights, if you love beautiful views, head to the Balcon de Europa for panoramic views out to the Mediterranean Sea and beyond.
Asides from the beautiful beaches and stunning sights, there’s plenty to do for families too. Nerja is close to two waterparks so you could spend a day at each of them if you have a family that loves the thrills of shooting down slides and splashing around in the water. In the evenings you can then head to the lively Plaza Tutti Frutti for a meal with live music playing in the background. If you’re holidaying with older kids then you can grab a drink at one of the many bars afterwards.
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