Relax on holiday to Nerja
Once a sleepy fishing village, Nerja is now a thriving resort situated just 50 km from Malaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol. Surrounded by the Sierra de Almijara Mountains, Nerja is the ‘jewel of the coast of the sun’ with its sheltered sandy coves. It is also very in touch with its past, retaining an old world charm, with narrow, winding streets. Find out more about Costa del Sol Holidays.
Lots to do on holiday to Nerja
From Roman architecture to trips to the Nerja caves, you are sure to find your holiday in Nerja to be one of sand, sea and exploration. A quiet resort it may be, but you will not be short of things to see and do.
The town of Nerja still has the charm of a fishing village with its whitewashed walls and wrought iron terraces overflowing with geraniums. It is also said you can sometimes hear canaries singing. However at Nerja’s heart is the ‘Balcony of Europe’, giving you some spectacular views of the area around the town as well as the Mediterranean coast with its coves and beaches below.
Where to stay in Nerja
- Enjoy a stylish break at the Hotel Balcon de Europa, built into the rock face and with access to the beach from the hotel. Chill out at the piano bar with a cool drink before walking along the sand to watch the sunset.
- If you’d prefer the flexibility of self-catering, try the Toboso Apartments, which offer a balcony or terrace in every room and self-catering facilities. Guests can use the on-site pool, sauna and gym, plus there’s a restaurant and bar where you can refuel after a day of exploring the area.
The resort's 9 km of award winning Blue Flag beaches are a mixture of soft sand and pebbles. There are six to choose from, some more popular than others. If you want to get away from the crowds, then visit Playa Playazo. Playa Torrecilla is great for children while the more popular Playa Burriana has numerous bars and seafront cafes.
It is little wonder that Nerja is described as the ‘jewel of the Costa del Sol’. It hides tremendous local wildlife in the Sierra Almijara National Park, just waiting for you to explore. One way of doing it is by jeep. The caves here are not just beautiful, they are breathtaking; they also play host to a music and flamenco dance festival in July.
With about 400 bars, cafes and restaurants in and around Nerja, there is a wide variety of cuisine to suit all tastes, from fish dishes to tapas.
While holidays to Nerja offer the chance to get away from it all, they also offer great nightlife with clubs and bars open until the early hours. Most of the activity is focused around the Plaza Tutti Frutti. If you want a Costa del Sol destination with a little more buzz after dark, check out holidays in Marbella.
Exciting holidays to Nerja
Nerja holidays are ideal for families and couples. With plenty of things to see and do from snorkelling to safari tours, you will never be bored. easyJet Holidays have fantastic deals to Nerja that will more than live up to your expectations! Make extra savings when you book your flight and hotel together, meaning you can escape to the sun for less.