Looking for Internet Access?
If you're looking to hop on the internet while in Nerja to check your e-mail or to get some information on your next destination then make your way to a little computer shop called Digi. They have about 6 PCs, very reasonable prices (about €1 for an hour) and very friendly service.
Location: San Miguel 24 "B"
Tel: 952 528 614
Don't miss the Market
An open air market is held every Tuesday in the Prol. Antonio Million streets area and is worthy of a look for presents to take home or just for a wander round. Clothes, Fresh Fruit & Vegetables, Garden items, Furniture. It's all here at reasonable prices.
Also, on Sunday mornings, the Spanish equivalent to a car boot sale takes place. From the unconventional, useful to downright rubbish is on sale but also should not be missed. Yo may see that unmissable bargain!
Do not be misled by the lack of people at the markets in the pictures. This is early morning. They get packed later on !
To get there, head down past Big Al's and first right. That is Calle Antonio Million. Prolong Antonio Million (which basicly means an extra street that they have decided to call the same name ! ) is further over. You will know that you are on the right street when you see a Delicatessen Bar called Pie in the Sky.
There are moves afoot to relocate both markets to an area near to El Zoco (called Almijara II) which is uphill at the North East side of town in the near future. This is an excessively long walk from the coach stop, and the BLUE Urbano bus is the best recommended way of getting there. The Sunday market has moved first. The Tuesday one may move later on. There is still a lot of negotiation going on as the stallholders don't want to move there.
The Sunday market (car boot), Moved to the new location on June 12. No news on the Tuesday market YET. Watch this space!
Other markets that you may wish visit:
Sunday - Fuengirola, Torre del Mar, Vélez Málaga
Monday - Torrox Costa
Tuesday - Salobreña
Wednesday - Algarrobo Costa, Rincon de la Victoria
Thursday - Frigiliana, Torre del Mar, Vélez Málaga
Friday - Almuñecar, Benalmadena, La Herradura, Salobreña
Saturday - Competa, Torrox Costa
Go overboard at the Ship (Avda Mediterraneo)
Despite the oldish name, the Ship is quite a modern looking, bright and airy pub. Decoration is limited to nautical charts on the wall and a model of a sailing ship.
There are tables at the front outside the bar for drinking and eating 'al fresco' in a sunny location.
There is Sky TV available inside the bar.
Sold here is the ever faithful Guinness.
Good food is served here at lunchtimes.
A bit higher priced but it is on the seafront, almost.
A very modern theme that leaves the place a bit cold.
Does not really carry on the nautical theme of its name.
Most lunchtimes and evenings.
Level access. Casual.
La Taberna del Sacristan is a lovely restaurant right in the centre of Frigiliana right in front of the church. There is outside seating in the Plaza with a view of the church front.
The food is excellent and the staff are very good. The menu is in English as well as Spanish and the waiters speak good English.
In the evening, it is a lovely place to have dinner. It is also open at Lunchtime. This is my favourite restaurant. It is dearer than average but not exceedingly so. Our last meal for two with three courses, water, house wine and coffee came to just under 60 Euros.
The female diners always get a flower on leaving. They have a great grilled vegetable selection for starters and the fish dishes are good. All main courses are served with a baked potato.
The Maro Tower, Maro (Nerja)
From The Front Cover of Smile Nerja:) Issue 2
The Maro watch tower was built in the 16th Century as part of a complex system set up to defend the Spanish coastline against pirates (the ones with wooden legs and eyepatches, not the latter day CD & DVD vendors). The pirates found sheltered bays such as Maro favourable spots to come ashore for fresh water and provisions and to capture prisoners to sell as slaves. This posed not only a personal threat to local farmers and fishermen, but also played a part in destabilising an already troubled economy.
The towers offered an early warning system to the areas they protected by sending smoke signals during the day and by lighting fires at night. The signals would be relayed along the coast from tower to tower at the first sign of danger and it is even said that a message could pass between Alexandria & Ceuta overnight (500 years later and you would at least think the Spanish postal system could match this level of service by now!). Access to the 11 metre high tower was by ladder through the elevated front door, in times of danger the ladder would be retracted and the tower defended from above.
Directions: This one’s really easy, on foot or by car go through Maro and join the N340 towards La Herradura, approximately 500 metres out of Maro take the KM297 exit signed for Torre del Maro (which is a track). If you don’t have a 4x4 you can park here and walk the 650 metres to the start of the path to the Tower or drive it and park closer. Then, from the opening follow the footpath up for approximately 100 metres and enjoy the spectacular views of Maro & Nerja, and of course the tower itself!