Tourist information

Nerja is a village in the province of Malaga and is the most easten point on the costa del sol. Nerja borders on the north with the village of Competa; to the east with the village of Almuñecar in the province of Granada; to the south with the Mediterranean Sea; and to the west with the villages of Torrox and Frigiliana. The Sierra Almijara, occupies most of the municipality, area. which reaches its maximum levels in the peaks of Navachica (1,832 meters) and Cuesta del Cielo or Cerro de la Bandera (1,508 meters). The north of the territory includes a great variety of rugged terrain and impressive escarpments creating a visually striking landscape

Tourism in Nerja

Since the 60s, it is a preferential tourist destination belonging to the Costa del Sol. In 2016 it had an official population of almost 21,200 inhabitants, with some 5,400 foreign residents, most of them English. Nerja has the privilege of enjoying the sea and the mountains, mixed with a Nice climate with a high percentage of sunny days, which allows the cultivation of subtropical fruits such as chirimoya, avocado or mango, and also tomatoes and olives for oil production.

Nerja Taxis recommends these places of interest.

Balcony of Europe

Balcon de Europa. (Balcony of Europe.)

Located in the center of the town is the Balcón de Europa, a natural viewpoint with stunning views of the sea and the mountains that surround Nerja. Its name "Balcón de Europa" was proposed by King Alfonso XII who visited the area in 1885 after a disastrous earthquake, and who was captivated by the impressive scenery. It was King Alfonso XII, who came to this place to check the damage caused by the earthquake and gave it the name it has today. It was given the name Balcón de Europa, because on looking out it seemed as if Europe ended up there, the next would be Africa, hence its name.

The church of El Salvador

Iglesia de El Salvador. (The church of El Salvador)

It was built in the sixteenth century and subsequently reformed. The church consists of three naves, one of them in the Mudejar-style. On its main facade the outstanding feature is its orthogonal bell tower. The inside of the church is decorated with impressive frescoes from the Granada school of the eighteenth century, and a mural painting of the Annunciation by Francisco Hernández

Ermita de Nuestra Señora de la Angustias. Hermitage of Our Lady of Sorrows

Hermitage of Our Lady of Sorrows is a Baroque style temple that keeps the image of the patron of Nerja. It has a single nave topped with a vault of cannon. Paintings from the Granada school can be seen in the dome of the eighteenth century.

El Barco de Chanquete, La Dorada. The Boat of Chanquete, La Dorada

The Boat of Chanquete, La Dorada, is located in the Verano Azul Park, and it is one of the symbols of the town and the mythical television series of the 70s called Verano Azul (Blue Summer). During the filming it was the home of one of the protagonists called Chanquete

Acueducto del Águila

This aqueduct was built between 1879 and 1880, and it is located on the Maro River to provide the San Joaquin Sugar Factory with water

Playas de Nerja. Beaches of Nerja.

The coast of Nerja has 13 km of extension, in which there are 16 beaches. The most popular and nearest to the village are the following :

El Playazo beach

El Playazo beach

Is the longest one with 1700 meters, and it is located in the western area of Nerja, and the first that we find on the border with the village of Torrox.

El Chucho beach

El Chucho beach

Thas an extension of 200 meters and is the next beach after El Playazo, separated from this one by the river Chillar

Torresilla beach

La Torresilla beach

Its extension is 300 meters, and it is one of the most popular beaches of the town, and the most appreciated for its sand and shallow depth.

Salon beach

El Salón beach

To the right of the Balcón de Europa is El Salon Beach. It has an extension of about 300 meters, and it gets quite busy and crowded in the summer. Access is via a steep walkway from the Balcón de Europa which zig-zags its way down to the beach.

Calahonda beach

Calahonda beach

Is located to the left of the Balcón de Europa and the beach area itself is relatively small, sandy and sheltered.

Carabeo beach

Carabeo beach

Has a length of 120 meters, and its access is by Carabeo street. This is a nice sandy beach, and a great place if you want to get away from the crowds.

Carabeillo beach

Carabeillo beach

Has similar characteristics to Carabeo beach, although it is a little smaller with a length of 70 meters.

Burriana beach

Burriana beach

Iis the most popular and famous beach of Nerja. It is the only one that has a promenade with a length of 800 meters. It has all kinds of services and gastronomic offers. It is the last beach in the urban area in its easten point.