Nerja Holidays & Travel Guide – Top Things to Do & See + Insider Advice

Last Updated on March 28, 2021

Nerja is a pretty historic coastal town located on the eastern border of the Costa del Sol, situated on the southern coast of Spain, about 70 kilometres from the centre of Malaga. Nerja is a charming village and is famous for its pretty town center, spectacular Balcon de Europa, impressive mountain scenery, its 13 kilometres of beautiful sandy beaches, and famous Dolomitic Cave of Nerja.


Holidaymakers may find numerous quality hotels, apartments and holiday accommodations in Nerja.

Things to Do & See in Nerja…

Things to do and see in Nerja are endless. The pretty old quarter of Nerja houses wide range of traditional shops selling locally produced craftworks, sweet wines and honey as well as a variety of great restaurants that the town offers all the tourist services for the holidaymakers.

Popular attractions and sights in Nerja include;

  • A great day out at the historic centre and old quarter of Nerja,
  • the historical sights of the church of El Salvador,
  • the church of Señora de las Angustias and the parish of Senora de las Maravillas,
  • its spectacular Balcon de Europa (Balcony of Europe) that is a big viewpoint,
  • the natural spot Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo,
  • Cave of Nerja,
  • shopping craftworks, sweet wines and honey,
  • water sports, fishing,
  • horse riding, hiking,
  • snorkelling, boat trips,
  • beautiful beaches of Nerja.

As for shopping in Nerja; there are three distinct markets that are held weekly. The weekly street market (rastro), on Tuesdays, fruit and vegetables from the nearby farms as well as clothing, shoes, handbags, ceramics and more.


And there is another weekly market held on Sundays.

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Top Attractions & Sights in Nerja for you…

Best Places to Visit & See…

The Old Quarter of Nerja

The Balcon de Europa (Balcony of Europe)

The Church of El Salvador

The Church of Señora de las Angustias

Archaeological Museum of cave of Nerja– in Nerja


It was declared a Monument of Historical and Artistic Interest.
Address: Ctra. de Maro, s/n. Desvío a 4 Km. de Nerja, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 529 646

Best Nerja Beaches…

As for beaches in Nerja ; the Burriana Beach is the most famous beach in Nerja. Other beautiful beaches in Nerja include; the quiet Carabeo beach that is very ideal for diving and snorkelling, the El Chorillo beach and the Carabeillo beaches situated in beautiful coves, Calahonda beach, and the soft sandy Maro Beach.

Burriana Beach

Carabeo Beach

El Chorillo Beach

Calahonda Beach

Maro Beach

How to Get to Nerja?

Travelling to Nerja is easy. Travellers should get to Malaga airport first. And than take transfer to Nerja. By car it takes about 1 hour to get to Nerja.