Málaga/Nerja/Ronda in a three day weekend in late September
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Aug 14, 2012 1:36 AM Last Post By: JennyOConnor
Aug 12, 2012 8:13 PM
Málaga/Nerja/Ronda in a three day weekend in late SeptemberHello,
I'm planning on going to Málaga, Nerja, and Ronda in a three day weekend and would be overjoyed if I could have some advice. My current plan is getting into Málaga Friday morning and taking the bus out to Ronda and staying there until Saturday. I then planned on seeing what Málaga has to offer for a bit of Saturday and eventually taking the bus to Nerja and staying there Saturday night. I would then spend all of Sunday in Nerja and head out on a bus around midnight.
Does this sound like a good plan? From researching online it seemed to me that Ronda and Nerja had more to offer and more that seemed interesting to me than Málaga. Also, will Nerja be very touristy at this time? If so, are there any beach towns that are close that any of you would recommend that you think are superior?
Thank you very much for anybody who assists me.
Aug 13, 2012 12:02 AM
Aug 13, 2012 1:18 AM
My family and I used to spend every summer holiday in Nerja. I would really recommend it. The last time I was there was two years ago but I don't think too much should have changed since then. It never gets overly touristy, even this time of year yet it always has a good, lively atmosphere a slots of Spanish go there on holidays (unlike Malaga, which is really touristy and full of British and Irish). The beached around Nerja as well are fantastic, we spent most of our time on Burriana, which has a nice strip of bars and restaurants. But also check out the other beaches, Torrecilla, El Salon, Carabeo. The town center is also lovely to stroll around in the evening, some great bars and restaurants. Also, if you get a chance you should visit Frigiliana, which is a small, quaint town a short taxi ride from Nerja. It has some really nice shops and restaurants and little cobbled streets.
Anyway, hope that helps. Personally, I would recommend spending longer in Nerja and less time (if any) in Malaga.
Aug 13, 2012 12:52 PM
I have looked at transport logistics. I know there is a rather easy bus service from Málaga to Nerja and from Málaga to Nerja and back. I am studying in Spain this semester so I shall be taking a bus back to my home that is more up north. It seemed to me that buses are the best way of traveling due to the lower prices and simply sleeping through the night on a bus seemed as if it was the best way to go and I would be able to maximize my time in this area.
Thank you very much for your helpful response. Are there any must go to bars/restaurants that you would recommend in Nerja? I'm planning on spending as little time in Malaga as possible, but I am going with a few other people so I won't be able to rush them out to Nerja unfortunately. Also, have you done anything like kayaking or sailing in Nerja? If so, what would you recommend?
Aug 14, 2012 1:36 AM
4No problem, glad to help. There is a restaurant called Jose Cruz on Burriana Beach that we used to go to all the time for lunch and dinner. They are really professionally run, lovely friendly staff that have been there for years and the food is great too, and they are reasonably priced. Other than that we used to eat somewhere different every night in the town center, but we were never disappointed with anywhere. I would just steer clear of the restaurants along the Balcon de Europa strip as they are over priced. If you walk through town towards Carabeo beach you'll pass all the best bars and restaurants.
As far as water activities, I've hired the paddle boats and that was great fun, apart from that I haven't done anything else. But there is a dive centre called 'Padi', that is the last unit in the row of shops on the Burriana beach strip, on your left hand side. They do scuba diving and snorkeling and might be able to give you some advice on kayaking/sailing. Also, there is a tourist information centre in the middle of town that is really helpful, and they have loads of leaflets on stuff to do in the area. There are some cool caves near by that are worth a visit too, they can give you info on getting to them.
Anyway, hope that helps and have a great trip. Wish I was going too!
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