Nerja: Location, Activities, Restaurants and Properties

Nerja, the true gem of Costa del Sol is located in province of Málaga, 50 km from city of Málaga. Situated between the mediterranean sea and the mountains, offers not only the most picturesque views.

Nerja is a special place on Costa del Sol for many reasons. Once it was a tiny fishermen village like many- but even after it grew bigger it never lost its andalusian charm.

You can get lost in its narrow white streets, stopping by tapas bars to finally find some cozy beach surrounded by cliffs.  When you have a swim in the crystal water you can spot various fishes and if you are lucky- jumping dolphins!

A wide choice of restaurants with all kinds of cuisine is offered, but who can say no to a good paella by the sea? Try the one at restaurant Ayo at the famous Burriana beach.

Due to its mild, sub – tropical climate, delicious food, and homey vibe it attracts many tourists. What is more, many of them keep coming back every year!

It is often a place chosen by foreigners to spend their retirement. There are many activities for elderly people taking place and a strong international community.

Nerja – gem of Costa del Sol
Gem of Costa del Sol

Recommended activities

Just a few kilometres form the centre of the town there are Caves of Nerja – there is no place like this in the whole Costa del Sol!

You can find there the biggest stalactite in the world and signs of human activity dated to 20.000 years bc. The caves are open for tourists so do not miss the visit there!

Nerja offers a wide selection of sport activities. If you are a fan of water sports you can choose from stand up paddle surfing, kayaking, snorkeling and diving, to parasailing.

If you prefer to go to the mountains, there are many hiking routes to climb or to ride with an electric bike.

In addition, it has also a tennis courts, various sports clubs and a golf courses within a 30 minutes drive.

Feel like you need to cool down after the beach? Sierra Nevada mountains with its skiing resorts are just an hour drive from Nerja!

With no doubt this all makes a special place on the Costa del Sol!


The city centre

The Balcón de Europa –  is with no doubt the most emblematic point of Nerja.

Build on the grounds of a fortress now serves as a unique viewing point and as a place for many cultural activities.

The view over the mountains and the sea is so stunning it amazes both the tourists and the locals!

The very centre of Nerja with its busy cafés its a pleasant place to spend your time. Sit for a moment and feel the vibe of the town while listening to local musicians.

If you take the steps down from the Balcony, then you will find the most beautiful beaches.


Restaurants in Nerja

That is a really nice point!!!

Below are our ranking for the top ten restaurants in Nerja:

La Puntilla: Calle Bolivia, 1

El Pulguilla: Calle Almirante. Ferrándiz, 26 (Also known as Calle Cristo)

El Chispa: Calle San Pedro, 12 (Bar Dolores el Chispa)

Patanegra 57: Calle Almirante. Ferrándiz, 57 (Also known as Calle Cristo)

Puerta del Mar: Calle Gómez, 4 – Junto Balcón de Europa

Fusion by Sylvio Santogiacomo: Plaza de España 9 – next to Plaza Estates

Botanic: Calle Almirante. Ferrándiz, 28 (Also known as Calle Cristo)

Are you staying more than a week? contact us to know about more restaurants!!!


Looking for a property in Nerja? Find us in Plaza de España 9

Right next to the Balcón de Europa there is Plaza de España – a spacious, modern square surrounded by palm trees.

It is where you can find our real estate agency Plaza Estates – do not hesitate to drop by and talk to us.

We offer a wide selection of houses and apartments for sale and for rent in Nerja and other parts of eastern Costa del Sol.

We would gladly help you with find the best property for you.

See below a selection of properties for rent and for sale in Nerja

Detached villa for sale in urbanization Fuente del Badén, Nerja PEV1805

Fuente del Baden, Nerja

€ 750.000
4 Beds 4 Baths 187 m²
€ 750.000
4 Beds 4 Baths 187 m²
€ 695.000
4 Beds 3 Baths 312 m²

Townhouse in the centre of Nerja for sale PEV1894

Nerja centro

€ 287.500
4 Beds 3 Baths 91 m²
€ 287.500
4 Beds 3 Baths 91 m²

Semi detached villa with private pool for sale in Almijara, Nerja PEV1901

Almijara, Nerja

€ 600.000
5 Beds 4 Baths 260 m²
€ 600.000
5 Beds 4 Baths 260 m²

Townhouse for sale near Cerro Marino in Nerja PEV1929

Next to Cerro Marino, Nerja

€ 350.000
3 Beds 3 Baths 108 m²
€ 350.000
3 Beds 3 Baths 108 m²
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