Views from Balcon de Europa
However, the heart of Nerja is its spectacular Balcón de Europa, the "Balcony of Europe".
Look the panoramic views of the Mediterranean and the small caves and beaches below. And what about the mountains.... love them Look that views..... the Mediterranean and the small coves and beaches below and the mountains at the end.
Barco de Chanquete 'La Dorada'
This boat is in the Parque Verano Azul which has a lovely children's playground. The boat symbolises the tourist expansion in Nerja and appeared in the television serie 'Verano Azul' directed by Antonio Mercero at the beginning of 1980.
The park is situated on the Ant. Ferrandis 'Chanquette' which is on the left of the map of Nerja which you can obtain from the Tourist Information Centre.
A nice bar called Linda's. (Calle Malaga)
Linda's Bar is a small pub with an outside terrace at the front.
Being on Calle Malaga, there isn't the volume of traffic going past as is with some bars.
If you walk up Calle Malaga from the sea front, you can use this as an alternative route to get to the Balcon. Just go straight up past the Speakeasy and turn right.
Comfortable and reasonably priced drinks.
Good value for money.
Very good. Small and intimate bar.
Good clean, comfortable decor without needing a theme.
A couple of steps up to the entrance. Casual.
Tapas in Nerja Old Town
Frequented by locals and tourists alike, you will find the Round Bar in the old part of town on Calle Glora . It is a great Andalucian bistro type place serving value for money good quality food. Often, if you just call in for a drink you can be served with a complimentary Tapas.
Sometimes,we just intended to pop in for a quick beer, but the tapas (set around a circular bar) were just too tempting and we stayed much longer.
Although obviously contemporary in decor, this bar reminds me of old Spanish style place in the way that you are charged a rough amount for what you have eaten or drunk.. A beer is the price of a beer, but when you start eating the tapas, the price of the beer seems to go down, (or quite often, completely disappear)! Our bills were always unexpectably low here.
A good variety of tapas were available, for veggy, fish or meat eaters alike, and much to my delight, they nearly always had 'Boquerones Fritos' available - Yum!
Dishes are typically available in different sizes, tapa or raciones or a large plate.
Recommended, (although, as it was so busy in May, I expect the summer could be rather hard to grab a stool). Boquerones (fried, not in vinegar) and often hard to find elsewhere.
Nerja is fortunate enough to have 8 beaches. They are all named and I will list them with the most Westerly first. (Playa = beach):-
Playa El Playazo
Playa Torecilla (Opposite the Hotel Monica)
Playa El Salon (West of the Balcon de Europa)
Playa Calahonda (East of the Balcon de Europa)
Playa El Chorrillo
Playa Burriana (To the East of Nerja)
All beaches are of the same composition. Nerja has what can only be described as 'stony sand'.
There are plenty of beach bars dotted about serving drinks and food at very reasonable prices. Some bars have beach barbecues available all day.