With over 300 days of sunshine a year the town of Nerja is a popular year round holiday destination. It is located just 55km east of Malaga airport. The resort has some fine beaches and has retained a certain fishing village character which the big resorts on the main part of the Costa del Sol have failed to do. Nightlife tends to be laid back rather than raucous and will particularly appeal to families and mature couples.
There is a fine selection of accommodation in Nerja including villas, apartments, hotels and family run hostels. Many visitors book all inclusive packages through the big tour operators but there are more and more independent travellers these days who book their accommodation privately and arrange transfers from Malaga Airport or rent a car there. One of the most popular spots for short term rental in Nerja is Capistrano Village to the east of town which has grown beyond recognition. There are now properties up the hillside at San Juan de Capistrano and more right down near Burriana Beach called Capistrano Villas.
There’s plenty to do in Nerja though most days are spent lounging around on one of its beaches. Evenings often begin around the Balcon de Europa before visitors wander off to one of Nerja’s fine restaurants. If you need a break from the beach then a half day visit to the nearby Nerja Caves is highly recommended as is a trip up the mountain to the beautiful village of Frigiliana. For a longer day out you can take a trip to Granada and visit the incredible Alhambra Palace. A short stroll out of town to the Nerja Donkey Sanctuary is a must for the kids.
Package Holidays to Nerja
Nerja is a highly desirable holiday location so the main UK tour operators including Thomson Holidays and Thomas Cook offer attractive packages there. Airlines Jet2 and easyJet have their own holiday companies which offer packages to Nerja whilst Lowcostholidays allow you to package your own holiday at budget prices.