Cartama 2, Nerja, 29780, Spain
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Marazul view from the seaside street
Yuki in black, town in white
A view from the Frigiliana hills
Does anybody know what might be happening to the "car park" area opposite La Perla restaurant below El Litoral in Calle Filipinas in the Burriana area? Is it likely to remain a car park or will it be developed in the foreseeable future?
Re: Nerja planning
I assume you mean opposite La Parra where the little old man sits with his funny sign? If so, I haven't seen any signs up for new developments. There is talk of new parking around Burriana, but I think it's up the other end of the Paseo. But as you come down the hill on Calle Filipinas, just before the apartments next to La Parra, on the right, they've just knocked the old house down there and are going to build houses.
Travel Tips for Nerja
Spanish use two pin plugs !
A fold up bag is useful to bring presents back. If going out of season consider taking a small umbrella. They are expensive to buy in Spain. Sun protection lotion or buy some as soon as you get here. Camera to upload to VT at the end.
Binoculars to see those views. Mosqito replellent, or the electrical equivalent if you are staying near water or lots of plants are near the accomodation, for your room. If you bring your alarm clock radio with you as I do, and it runs off the mains, don't forget to bring your converter plugs with you as Spanish plug sockets are TWO PIN ROUND !
Voltage is the same as in England BUT where as our voltage is closer to 240v AC, Spanish voltage can go as low as 206v AC, especially at peak demand times. Your appliance will work o.k. but say, a kettle will take longer to boil.
Many people bring their mobile phones with them but DO remember that a call from the UK will cost YOU even to receive the call. If you are going for a long period, consider buying a Spanish mobile phone, two if you are going with company. Then you can keep in touch with each other when at different locations and CHEAPLY.
The Anchor Inn (Calle Ruperto Arduez)
Another bar that is a bit out of the way in Nerja is the Anchor Inn.
It is a pleasant little bar but hardly Irish. Where they got that idea from I do not know. I would have thought a nautical theme might have been more appropriate with the name of The Anchor but they may be just 'climbing on the bandwagon' with the current trend of Irish pubs. As in "Seen one so another must also be good".
Another bar that serves draught Guinness.
Because it is so out of the way on a Calle that you dont HAVE to walk down to get somewhere, they only have a small portion of the trade available. Do pop in and give them some custom if you're in that part of town.
Good value for money.
Good conversations but the place only livens up later.
An odd mixture of nautical and Irish.
From 7pm daily.
Not really suitable for wheelchairs. Casual
Sharp's piano bar. (Calle Carabeo)
Sharp's is a very different type of bar. Tony Sharp only seems to open when he feels like it. The bar has a massive feature of a grand piano but it is never played! The bar is on the sea front and would have a great sea view but it is only open at night! There is a bar counter but there is no draught beer! Only bottled.
However, you will be spell bound by the conversation as Tony can (AND WILL) talk on any and all subjects!
Above the average.
The piano is a talking point as it is not played due to noise respect for residents living above.
Evenings only until fairly late.
Steps down and narrow toilets. Smart casual.
Pleasant Little Place
Pleasant little pizza and pasta restaurant close to the Balcon de Europa with an eclectic interior design. The pasta dishes are the restaurant's strength, very good although not sure if totally authentic. Pizzas aren't bad either. Staff are Spanish. Any pasta dish
The Nerja Caves
From The Front Cover of Smile Nerja:) Issue 6
The Nerja Caves (Cuevas de Nerja) were re-discovered on 12th January 1959 by 5 Maro boys (pic2) out hunting for bats. They were, from left to right: Miguel Muñoz Zorrilla, José Torres Cárdenas, Francisco Navas Montesinos, José Luís Barbero de Miguel and Manuel Muñoz Zorrilla. Picture 1 is a monument to them situated at the caves.
I say ‘re-discovered’ as evidence of previous inhabitants of the 5 million year old cave system has been found in the form of paintings dating back nearly 20,000 years.
But there’s more than just the caves themselves to keep you entertained! The mature gardens are nice for an afternoon stroll, there’s a restaurant, tourist shop and museum to which entry is free. There’s also a big kid’s play park (That’s a big park for little kids, not a park for big kids!) and a large picnic area.
Picture 3 is the Ermita de San Isidro or Hermitage to Saint Isidro, the Patron Saint of farmers. Built in the mid-19th century and visited annually by just about everyone in Nerja for the Fiesta de San Isidro in May which is a procession starting from the El Salvador church at the Balcón de Europa where San Isidro is carried to his awaiting colourful float and begins his trip to the caves... followed by everyone else and their floats of course, (the ladies in Flamenco dress and the gents as farmers or caballeros) plus of course music, dancing... and a few drinks:)
This is easily the most colourful and enjoyable event in Nerja’s fiesta calendar and everyone can join in... so long as you can handle the walking! Smile:) will be there for the third year running, and we recommend you don’t miss it either! See you there!
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