The ‘balcony of Europe’
Set in the mountainside, towering over the coastline is the quaint seaside town of Nerja. The heart of the town is known to locals as the ‘balcony of Europe’ as it sits where a Moorish castle once stood, with amazing panoramic views over the Mediterranean. From here you can see all of the secluded bays and secret coves that, if your geography is good, you can figure out how to escape to later on. The town of Nerja is one of the few hidden gems along the Costa del Sol that has kept its authenticity through the rise of tourism. Accommodation is found in the form of whitewash houses rather than high-rise tower blocks and iron terraces line the streets, overflowing with brightly coloured geraniums.
Head deeper underground during your holiday to Nerja.
One of Nerja’s most distinguishable and fascinating features is its network of caves. The main archeological cave contains one of the largest columns in the world and is decorated with wall paintings that date back over 25,000 years. That is a pretty impressive history. If you’re lucky enough to have your holiday to Nerja in July or August, keep an eye out for the local listings. In the summer the centre of the cave is used as a stage for local theatre companies to perform in during the International Cave Festival. It is certain to be one of the best backdrops you’ll ever see.
With a few steep walks to get you sweating and some fascinating landmarks to explore, you may feel like you’re overdue a good sunbathe. The beaches in Nerja provide the means for the ultimate bliss in sun bathing. Find your own private bay away from the main tourist stretch or mingle with everyone and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere. If you’re feeling a bit more active then there a number of water sports centres along the beach front that offer the equipment and lessons for novices and pros to make the most of their time in the water. If you fancy a bit of shopping during your holiday, the city of Malaga is only 50km away.
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Nerja has the beautiful beaches, the peace and quiet and fascinating landmarks to make a perfect holiday destination. Found along the Costa del Sol it is also the perfect gateway to a number of the region’s other popular resorts including Puerto Banus, Malaga and Marbella. Book your holiday to Nerja with lasminute.com and you’ll be able to stay put or take as many day trips as you like. We want to find you the best deal for you and ensure that you have a great holiday that’s affordable.