If one visualizes narrow streets, dazzling mountain and sea views, whitewashed Spanish-style houses with balconies, rocky caves, and powdery beaches, then ‘Nerja’ of Costa del Sol, Spain will bring one’s imagination to life. Situated approximately 56 km east of Malaga, Nerja is a pristine resort town under the laps of the Sierra de Almijara mountain range.
Where Nerja Stands Out?
It has got its name from the Arabic word “Narixa” which means “abundant spring”. With an average temperature of 20 degrees throughout the year, it feels like the spring never ends, even in winter. This attracts people not only from the chilly European countries but also from all over the world to take a break from the freezing temperatures.
Keeping up with this expectation, Nerja has an abundance of options in apartments and villas for a budget accommodation and long-term rentals. If one is looking for winter rentals in Nerja, they have the details available for all the details with price. Previously, being a fishing village, Nerja has developed in its own way but has maintained solidarity of not urbanizing the town with a lot of constructions, even population (22000 presently) keeping the ancestral village charm intact. One will find Airbnb, villas, or apartments either by the seaside or as hidden gems amongst the residential part of the town.
Nerja Tourism and Development
The Jewel of the Costa del Sol has a lot in its kitty to offer. Some of them are:
- The Burriana Beach – Also known as Playa Burriana, it is the most renowned sandy beach to enjoy a refreshing dive or sunbathing. Due to the water treatment plant in operation, the Technical Association for Waste Management and Environment ‘ATEGRUS’ has awarded the Ecoplayas 2021 Flag as recognition to Burriana for its “commitment to the environment highlighting the implementation of eco-innovation”. The accessibility, sand and beach water quality, facilities like leisure activities, first aid assistance, showers, beds, and rescue systems are commendable. The risk prevention process against COVID-19 has been implanted and earned the Safe Tourism Certified Distinction. Apart from the Burriana, there are other beaches like Maro and Kalahonda, with the dark sand. Burriana offers a variety of water sport activities such as paddle boarding, parasailing, and kayaking. Kayaking tours are offered from Burriana to Maro at 24 Euros per person for two hours.
- Frigiliana Day Trip – Approximately 6 km from the heart of Nerja, lies the gorgeous village town of Frigiliana with diligently maintained whitewashed residential houses, charming alleyways, colorful doors in pastel themes, bright flower pots, enduring restaurants, and humble locals, Frigiliana looks as if it’s a baby of Spain and Greece.
- Nerja Caves – With 32-meter high columns of stalagmite, the largest in the world, the Nerja caves stretch 5 km. underground. Having an entry of 10 euros with an audio-visual guided tour, the Nerja caves is one of the most fascinating experiences of this wonderful town.
- Balcon de Europa – Being at the heart of the town, this place provides a view of the coastline like a panoramic photograph. It’s a home to a lot of daily earners like street entertainers mostly musicians, portrait artists, and gelato lines.
Along with the above, Nerja has different cuisines with an exciting nightlife at Tutti Fruitty Plaza to offer and host unique cultural and food festivals like the ice cream route in Torrox this year.
Besides agriculture and fishing, the entire Nerja depends a lot on tourism in the above-mentioned sectors and earns a considerable amount of revenue which is majorly hit by the pandemic. Meanwhile, a lot of development has been done and is also in the process to enhance the industry. Their wait is on for the pandemic to end and flourish again.