What to do in Nerja
There are hundreds of options to spend quality time and around Nerja! We have only described the 10 most popular options as we would otherwise need a book and copywriter not to mention that you would be overfilled with information!
Here is our choice:
- Visit the Nerja Cave - Near the village of Maro at only a few kilometres from Malaga lays the Cave of Nerja. The cave of Nerja was just recently discovered in 1959 by a group of boys from Maro. One of them squeezed himself through a narrow opening at the bottom of a small hollow, nowadays known as "La Mina". The part of the cave which is open for tourists is called: Lower or Tourist Galleries which present only a quarter of the total area of the Cave. Although, being "only" a quarter of the total area, their most outstanding feature is the huge dimensions of some of the halls as well as the beauty of the stalagmite and stalactite formations and size.
You will find more information about the cave of Nerja on their official website
- Europe´s Balcony - Former 9th century castle and now a viewing point above the sea. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views over the Mediterranean Sea and the Costa del Sol. With clear weather you are able to see as far as Morocco! More information about Europe´s Balcony here.
- Visit Torrox - at only 7km from Nerja you will find the white Andalusian village called Torrox. Sun and beach all year through! Enjoy their 9km of well-kept beautiful beaches who have received the blue flag for the clear waters. Besides the beach of Torrox there is a lot more to do and visit, have a look on the official website of Torrox for tourism to read more.
- Historical Centre - The historical centre of Nerja dates back from the year 1487 still maintains the ancient Moorish style and consists of narrow streets and white facades. At the "plaza circular" you will find numerous shops and restaurants.
- Roman remains in Nerja - Visit the Roman road Castulo-Malaca and the Roman settlement of El Lugarejo
- Arabic influence - Visit the Fortress of Los Castillejos and the Arab necropolis of Castillo Alto
- Watchtowers - 5 towers placed in a line for coastal vigilance, these towers date back to the 16th-18th century
- Nerja´s beaches - small coves and vast beaches alternate amoung the rocky cliffs. Cristal clear waters and an extensive wide range of underwater life.
- Hiking in the Nerja´s nature - Visit Los Cahorros on the course of the River Chíllar, a fascinating place for nature lovers with numerous pools and waterfalls
- Maro and Frigiliana - Maro is a small tranquil village surrounded by an exceptionally beautiful Mediterranean landscape with nearly virgin rocky beaches. Frigiliana, a mountain village with Moorish streets and whitewashed walls, also called the village of the three cultures.
Furthermore there are numerous of activities to do in Nerja and surrounding villages such as kayaking, horseback riding, windsurf, diving, paintball, quad tours. Museums to visit, guided tours and monuments. More information about Nerja you will find at the website of CalaceiteResidencial.com and the official website of Nerja