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Temperature: Highs of 30°C in August.

Best time to visit: May and June for the best beach weather.

Nerja enjoys over 300 days of sunshine each year, meaning there’s rarely a bad time to visit! The summers are long and hot, while the winters are reliably mild. For the best sightseeing conditions, book your break in the spring or autumn when the mercury hovers in the low-to-mid-twenties. July and August are the hottest months, with temperatures that stray into the low thirties.

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Sightseers: Nerja has a rich and fascinating history, which has left some superb attractions in its wake. Take a visit to the prehistoric Caves of Nerja or see some natural wonders at the Almijara and Alhara National Park.

Beach lovers: Whether you want a vast, golden sweep of sand or a secluded, tranquil cove, there’s sure to be a beach with your name on it!

Foodies: There are some fantastic restaurants in the town, from traditional tavernas serving rustic dishes such as anchovies with olives, to fine-dining establishments serving mouth-watering meals such as fresh scallops with asparagus.

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Language: While the language spoken in Nerja is Spanish, the locals have a good command of English, so you won’t need to pack a phrasebook.

Currency: You’ll need to exchange your Sterling for Euros, before flying off on your Nerja holiday.

Local time: Nerja is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Malaga Airport. The transfer time to Nerja is 1 hour.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Nerja is 2.5 hours.

Tourist Information: Further Nerja tourist information can be found at

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Nerja.

Holiday destinations related to Nerja:

  • Benalmadena
  • Fuengirola
  • Marbella
  • Torremolinos

    By bus: Nerja has a regular and affordable bus service that connects the beach and town. The bus is also useful for day trips, with a service running to nearby resorts like Almeria.

    By taxi: Taxis are an easy way to make short journeys, and there are plenty of taxi ranks located throughout the town. You can also flag down a passing cab if you see one. It’s worth remembering that taxis cost more in the evenings and weekends.

    On foot: Nerja is small enough to navigate on foot, and the waterfront area in particular is a pleasant place to walk.


    Nerja Feria: Held each October, in honour of the town’s patron saint, San Miguel, the feria is one of the most exciting events in the local calendar. Over the course of a week you can expect colourful parades, funfairs, live music and plenty of eating and drinking.

    Beach party: The Festival of San Juan celebrates the summer solstice and the birth of Saint John, during the last week of June. With the warm weather already kicking in, locals camp on the beach and build bonfires. There’s an old ritual of washing in the sea at midnight, after which you can expect fantastic fireworks, live music and plenty of partying!