Welcome to Nerja


The town is increasingly popular with package holidaymakers and ‘residential tourists’, which has pushed it far beyond its old confines. There's significant urbanisation, especially to the east. The holiday atmosphere, and seawater contamination, can be overwhelming from July to September, but the place is more tranquilo the rest of the year.

Spaniards of a certain age remember Nerja as the setting for Verano azul, a hugely popular TV series filmed in the town in the early 1980s.


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$88.36 Day Trips & Excursions

Tropical Coast and Caves of Nerja Day Trip from Granada

The Costa Tropical coast has the perfect climate for growing beautiful tropical fruits including custard apples, papaya, avocado and mangoes. Nearby Motril is a popular area for scuba divers.Heading towards Malaga, you will come across Salobrena, a village of white houses perched on a hill and crowned by an impressive Islamic Castle from where the panoramic views of the surrounding fertile plain and beaches can be admired.Stop for lunch in the old quarter of Almunecar and admire the Majuelo Park and the castle of San Miguel before heading to Nerja for the afternoon.The Caves of Nerja boast extensive grottoes and archaeological remains including a 32 meter central column - the largest in the world. The caves are a popular venue for concerts and classical music performances.

$40.06 Day Trips & Excursions

Frigiliana and Nerja Tour with Prehistoric Caves from Malaga

Leave Malaga behind and enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean scenery as you travel by coach along the coastal roads. Arrive in the town of Frigiliana after a 1-hour drive.Wander the village’s charming lanes, admire the uniformly painted houses, and see the medieval fortress, a stronghold of the last Moors — the Muslim inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula. Have free time to enjoy lunch or shop for souvenirs, local pottery or dessert wine, for which the area is famous.Just outside of the village, take a walk along the cliffside promenade, once the site of a great Moorish castle. With its sweeping panoramic views of the Mediterranean and the hazy, blue mountains in the distance, this is the perfect place to pause for photos.Drive a few minutes south to the seaside town of Nerja. With your guide, explore the winding streets of the old part of town, with its lovely whitewashed houses and flowering balconies. Enjoy some free time to explore more on your own, or upgrade to head inside the fascinating Caves of Nerja; the treasures inside these prehistoric caves make the expense worthwhile. Millions of years old, these famous caverns contain some of the oldest cave paintings in Spain. Explore the caves’ halls and galleries, which, over recent years, have become well known for hosting ballet performances. After your time in Nerja, travel back along the coast to Malaga and finish your tour at the start point.

$40.06 Day Trips & Excursions

Frigiliana and Nerja Full-Day Tour from the Costa del Sol

After pickup from your chosen location in the Costa del Sol region, drive along a beautiful coastal road to Frigiliana, about two hours away. Hop out of the coach to explore this attractive village with your guide.Wander the narrow streets lined with uniformed white houses, and visit the medieval Moorish fortress. After a guided tour, explore more at your leisure. Perhaps shop for souvenirs, check out the famous local pottery or sample some dessert wine. Take a walk along the cliffside promenade, once the site of an imposing Moorish castle. Here, enjoy panoramic views of the Mediterranean against a mountainous backdrop.Just a short drive away is Nerja, a seaside town that was once a sleepy fishing village. Old Town is still virtually unchanged, with its winding streets and alleys. Admire whitewashed houses with wrought-iron terraces overflowing with geraniums.Upgrade to include a visit to the Caves of Nerja. These fascinating prehistoric caverns contain some of the oldest cave paintings in the country. Tour the caves' various halls and galleries, which today are used for ballet and artistic performances.After your time in Nerja, relax on the drive back to your chosen Costa del Sol location.

$129.60 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Tropical Coast and Caves of Nerja Day Trip from Granada

The Costa Tropical coast has the perfect climate for growing beautiful tropical fruits including custard apples, papaya, avocado and mangoes. Nearby Motril is a popular area for scuba divers.Heading towards Malaga, you will come across Salobrena, a village of white houses perched on a hill and crowned by an impressive Islamic Castle from where the panoramic views of the surrounding fertile plain and beaches can be admired.Stop for lunch in the old quarter of Almunecar and admire the Majuelo Park and the castle of San Miguel before heading to Nerja for the afternoon.The Caves of Nerja boast extensive grottoes and archaeological remains including a 32 meter central column - the largest in the world. The caves are a popular venue for concerts and classical music performances.

$106.03 Private & Custom Tours

Almijara Natural Park & Tropical Coast Guided Tour

A regional expert guide will pick you up at your hotel and will invite you to do a nice ecotourism experience while you enjoy an unique landscape during the tour through the Grenadian Tropical coast and Almijara Natural Park. Because of it extention, visit the entire area (know all the hiking routes and villages) could take more than a few complete days. That´s why we will drive through the main part, walking touring during the most important and well known places which make frontier between the provinces of Granada and Malaga, entering in the main heart of Axarquía area, perfect place for hiking and mountain routes. You could hear a thousand of times talking about this región, but at the momento you visit it with somebody who really known the area it will increase the value as experience visual and sense. It will flow through main White villages route crossing valley and ranges of not easy access. It mantein the sign of the past times where Nazari empire stay there. With also a well known tropical fruits, remarking on its gastronomy. We will discover it during the route on Green River Gorge where depending the time of the season we could enjoy taing a bath on its clear waterfalls. Before cameback to Grenade we will take a lunch to recover energies and enjoy a relaxed way back through the main beaches of the tropical greandian coast such as Herradura, Nerja and Maro. This is all public acitivity who looks for a soft sportive activity, a sostainable tourism and compromise with the environment.

$117.82 Day Trips & Excursions

Guided Tour of the Alhambra from Nerja

Visit The Alhambra and the vibrant city of Granada without worrying about tickets and transportation from Nerja. Travel in a brand new high-end minibus, with a maximum capacity of 17 passengers, driven by a professional and friend bilingual driver. There will be all sort of amenities onboard: wifi, mobile chargers and water.  The Alhambra Palace is the most visited monument in Spain, built during the middle of the 13th Century and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. You will enjoy a guided tour, including the Nasrid Palaces, lasting around 2 hours and 45 minutes.   You will also have time in the city center to visit the cathedral and enjoy something to eat. At the end of the day you will take a return transfer to the Costa del Sol.