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Cueva de Nerja

Cueva de Nerja

It’s hard to imagine the surreal world that lies beneath the mountain foothills 4km east of Nerja, and it’s even harder to believe that these vast caverns weren’t discovered until five local chicos (young men)...

Viewpoint in Nerja

Balcón de Europa

Located in the heart of town, the fabulous balcón juts out like a natural pier, forming a beautiful palm-lined terrace with panoramic views of the sea. The only downside is that it's perennially crowded.

Beach in Nerja

Playa Burriana

This is Nerja’s longest and best beach, with plenty of towel space on the sand. From Balcón de Europa, walk east down bleached white Calle Carabeo and continue about 15 minutes to the beach. Burriana is backed by...

Beach in Nerja

Playa Calahonda

This small, pretty cove is just east of the Balcón de Europa. You can rent sunbeds and parasols here, though it does get busy at the height of summer, especially with guests from the nearby Hotel Balcón de Europa.

Museum in Nerja

Museo de Nerja

Nerja’s museum traces the history of the town from the cave dwellers of Paleolithic times to the tourist-boom years of the ’60s, and is well worth a browse – preferably before you visit the Cueva de Nerja. The...

Beach in Nerja

Playa del Cañuelo

East of Nerja the coast becomes more rugged; with your own wheels you can head to some great beaches reached by tracks down from the A7. Playa del Cañuelo, immediately before the border with Granada province, is...