Nerja has a lovely Old Town full of little shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and is definitely a town for walking. Leave the car and stroll along to admire the breath taking views from the Balcon de Europa and then head into the town and enjoy exploring the pretty little streets. It has a lovely atmosphere and is very well set up for tourists, with lots of winding streets, pretty squares and lots of great places to rest weary feet.
Insider’s Tip – We love Bar Redondo on Calle de la Gloria! It is a great tapas bar where you receive a free, delicious tapas with every drink from a huge choice of specials. It’s really busy, buzzing with life and great value for money.
There are lovely beaches everywhere in Nerja and the water is crystal clear, so don’t forget your snorkel. You really are spoilt for choice as there are so many of them, but access can be tricky because of the cliffs and rugged coastline. They are worth the effort though and although they are mainly pebbles rather than sand, we think they are some of the best on the Costa del Sol for beauty and snorkelling.
The closest beach to the centre and the easiest to access is the little La Caletilla just to the west of the Balcon de Europa. Calahonda, Chorillo and Carabeo beaches are also all very close to Nerja’s centre and the Balcon de Europa, this time to the east. They are very small as well, but have access via a footpath from Nerja. It is only a short walk, but not easy if you have a pram, or limited mobility.
The main town beach is Burriana Beach, a long, wide stretch of pebble and sand with a long seaside promenade lined with bars, restaurants and shops. It is a real family friendly beach, with playgrounds, shops to buy buckets and spades and lilos, plus kiosks to get an ice cream. There are also plenty of places which hire out kayaks and pedalos, so the kids definitely won’t get bored.