Nerja is beautifully nestled at the foot of the Almijara Mountain range and is known for its sparkling coastline and secret coves, secluded narrow streets and courtyards, and its whitewashed flat-roofed houses. All of this culminates in the Balcón de Europa where you can enjoy captivating views of the Costa del Sol from the cliffs.

Language and Currency

Traditional Spanish is spoken throughout Nerja. Learning the basics is a great way to really immerse yourself in the beautiful culture there. The local currency is the Euro.


The temperature rarely drops in Nerja - on average, summers are pretty hot and humid, with highs of 30'c or more throughout July and August. Winters are usually no lower than 12'c and rainfall is pretty low. Perfect!


Top of the list has to be the aforementioned Balcón de Europa, a palm-shaded promenade that juts out into the Mediterranean and is the perfect setting for a stunning sunset. With shops, restaurants and bars, as well as quiet areas for down time, it's a great getaway attraction.

For a bit of culture, visit the 17th century Church of El Salvador, close to the Balcón. If you want to escape the town you can visit the the Caves of Nerja, home to the world's longest stalactite, with cave paintings and artefacts dating back 20,000 years.

A trip to the surrounding countryside provides camping, walking, horse ridding and cycling and a little further afield, you'll find The San Joaquín Sugar Mill ruins to explore.

Shopping and Eating Out

From the latest designer labels to quaint, handmade local crafts, Nerja offers a wide range of shopping opportunities for everyone. You can purchase local wines, spirits and food to relive your Spanish experience back home amidst a few authentic decorative souvenirs.

There are many tourist gifts to be bought in the local shops, and they will usually be handcrafted. The best restaurants can be found in the Balcón area and specialities include local fried fish, olive oil and local sweet wine. We also recommend an Ice Cream from one of the vendors along the promenade - delicious!


Cars are left hand drive and they drive on the right side of the road. Speed limits are strict so, make sure adhere to them or face big fines if you are hiring a car. Check out CHCs' blog on Driving in Spain for more need to know basics!

Tourist Information

Tourist Office:Puerta del Mar, 2 - 29400 Nerja (Málaga)Tel. +34 (0)952 521 531 Fax. +34 (0)952 526

You can also visit Nerja Today for an informative internet guide on Nerja.


Nerja's closest is Malaga Airport, and if you take the N340, is a 45 minute drive away.

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