relaxed, friendly, great location, good choice of places to eat.
Crowded and Less Picturesque than Described
Pleasant, laid back Spanish beach town out of season
You have to go scuba diving if you visit any warm country ~ Id previously been diving and lucky enough to have be trained as a child by my step/dad as he was an instructor~ But going with Barny was such great fun Not only is he down to earth but he will give you and your friends and family what it is you want from your experience~~ being it a...more
Wednesday, March 21, 2001 While in Nerja, a must see activity is to visit the CUEVA DE NERJA the Nerja Caves, a 3000 years old cave with colossal Stalactites. Hans and I thoroughly enjoyed going through the caves. At the time the entrance fee was 800 pesetas or $7.20 CDN. Among its most outstanding features is a column of 32 metres in height made...more
Just excellent Good food, great rooms Nice people Main building facilities: Lounge bar ...more
We have stayed here on several occasions - on the way further south - or north; after arriving a day...more
We had a junior suite overlooking the sea at The Balcon. We arrived late and received an excellent...more
Friday, February 22, 2013The first stop on our Bus Tour was to The Nerja Caves where the bus parked. We all got off and headed for the RESTAURANTE DE CUEVA NERJA. Most of us sat at the back, where there were lovely panoramic views of the Sea and had a nice cup of coffee.Their Cafeteria offers a variety of pastry and ice cream.The restaurant offered...more
As someone who has lived here for 8 years and frequented redonda on numerous occasions it never ceases to amaze me how bad redonda is getting!! the beer is far to expensive, you get treated like a tourist always (apologies to tourists) which means poor customer service, only sometimes offered a tapa, bar staff are pretty rude and tend to ignore you...more
Traditional Pub Grub is served at Potters Bar which is basic and reasonably priced. It is a traditional English pub which is small with a pleasant atmosphere where customers talk to each other. It has the feel of a small village establishment. The clientèle is a mixture of Holiday home owners and Tourists. There is a small old fashioned television...more
Anyone visiting the beautiful Nerja obviously is in search of fun and sun. With that said, once the sun goes down, head to the Plaza de Tutti Frutti. Ask any local or consult a map, this area will be marked as it is THE nightspot destination of the town.This is a really fun place to go - there are about 20-25 bars/nightclubs/pubs that encircle the...more
Fanriffic, always has been, I just love the pic on the wall with all the beer barrels, totaly groovy. Met Elvis in here tis time and he told us of another establishment where music was played, he said it was a long way off but if we paid for the taxi he would guarentee us a night of exotic splendor never before realised in this life time, we said...more
5 pages on bars of Nerja ! See below. SOME of the many bars.Page 1 starts here or Go to Page 2. Go to Page 3. Go to Page 4. Go to Page 5.Map ref. No. 4. Unplugged (Not visited this bar yet)INDEXPage 1This Index Page.The Andrea Inn. Map ref. 15Jago's. Map ref. 20Durty Nellys. Map ref. 17Bars that are closed or changed name.Blue Lagoon. Map ref....more
The easiest and fastest route is via the N-340, which runs along the coast. The road is twisty in some parts as it winds its way inland, providing many vantage points to see the surrounding countryside. In Nerja there are signs which guides you easily to the caves. Theres is also a direct bus from the bus station in Marbella and Malaga which goes...more
Ok this is not a tip but more me needing some help!!!!!We do not want to pay for a taxi or hire a car.we arrive on the 15th May at 9:50pm at Malaga airport, out villa is free on the 16th in Nerja.As you have probably guessed we are trying to do this on a small budget.I need help with the best way to get to Nerja, and somewhere to stay for the first...more
I have been travelling to Nerja for over 15 years and I now live in Nerja. We have often gone several times per year and found it conveniant to get a Taxi from Malaga Airport to Nerja and have used Nerja Taxis (http://www.nerjataxis.net). You can book online with them and they have (or had until recently at least) english speaking staff. The prices...more
You really can buy anything you are likely to want in Nerja and there is a good street market every Tuesday morning and a flea market/car boot sale on Sunday mornings. And - for readers and booklovers there is a very well established book shop that sells English language books and newspapers. It used to be called W.H.Smiffs - proclaimed on a...more
There are many little arts and crafts shops both on the above street, (C/ Cristo becomes C/ A. Ferrandiz further down), and Calle Pintada. These are what are known as the lanes because of their narrowness. Don't be fooled and think they are therefore pedestrian only though. Traffic is allowed along them as you will find out if unwary.Even if not...more
The Sunday market is more of a 'Car Boot sale' affair whereas the Tuesday one is a propper market that also sells fruit and vegetables and NEW clothing.For some reason, I created my Markets page on the 'Off the beaten track' section. (Stupid me!). For more information on the Markets and their locations, please use the link. The Sunday market is now...more
Useful telephone numbers:Malaga airport (arrivals) 95 204 88 44/38 Malaga airport (departures) 95 204 88 42/48 Bus station 95 252 15 04 Post Office 95 252 17 49 Taxi rank Plaza Ermita 95 252 4519 Association Taxistas 95 252 0537 Local Police 95 252 1545 Local Ambulance 95 252 3131 Ambulatorios Tourist Office 95 252 1531 Emergency Services Central...more
Most shops and some bars close from 2pm until 5pm for a Siesta (Snooze) Mondays to Fridays. On Saturdays, some shops close at 2pm and do not reopen again that day. On Sundays many shops and some bars are closed all day. Getting money (Euros):So as Cambios and Banks also close, either remember to get your money changed before they close ,or,use your...more
I cannot extol enough the absolute necessity of picking up a FREE copy of either "Nerja Essential" or "The Market Place" if you are new to Nerja. These can be found in most bars and outside Estate agents. Inside you will find :-A town street map.Fiestas etc.A bars list with reference to the map (grid).Restaurant list.Coach timetable.Useful...more
By the time we returned to Nerja for the second time, we needed to get some laundry done and figured a town like Nerja should be no problem. Not being able to read or understand Spanish made our task difficult but we looked on the net, asked here and there around town and wandered the streets until we finally found the laundromat that some of our...more
It was Saturday morning on Dec. 27th when we made our little driving excursion to the 'white village' of Cómpeta, and it turned out to be quite busy due to the local market being in full-swing. The number of farmers vehicles parked here and there combined with the old twisting and narrow Moorish streets on on the hillside made for quite a driving...more
please please make sure to double check that you lock all doors and windows before going out. i know this sounds like teaching your grandmother to suck eggs but be very careful. these people are very shrewd, they know villas etc are often left unattended for hours at a time and if out of season you may find yourself in an isolated position. i...more
The price that you will pay for a drink depends upon WHERE you drink in Nerja.Many suave looking establishments by the Balcon de Europa sell drinks at 'suave prices'. Another higher priced area is bars on Calle Pintada, up from the Balcon, especially the ones that LOOK trendy.The average price that you should pay for a small San Miguel, for...more
Lotteria sellers will come around the bars, perfectly legit., and offer you tickets for €1.5 or €2.5 or more at certain times of the year, depending. Higher price for end of week draw - bigger prize. The money goes toward dissabled facilities and so is a good cause.Also they sell some of the more expensive tickets for the big draws like the...more
When out having a drink in various bars, you will see CD sellers come around trying to sell you one or more. Be warned; many of these are copies, some of them not very good. However if you do make a purchase and you get on well with the bar owner, before parting with your money, ask to play the CD. Not only will this assure you of its quality, but...more
Luggage and bags:
A fold up bag is useful to bring presents back.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If going out of season consider taking a small umbrella. They are expensive to buy in Spain.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun protection lotion or buy some as soon as you get here.
Photo Equipment: Camera to upload to VT at the end.
Binoculars to see those views.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Mosqito replellent, or the electrical equivalent if you are staying near water or lots of plants are near the accomodation, for your room.
Miscellaneous: 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.
Stay on the coast road going east from Nerja until you see a sign for Marina del Este then take it!If you like to mess about with boats or enjoy watching other people do so the short winding road to Marina del Este will be a good one for you. You will see on the way down lots of smart looking villas before you come to the Marina.This is a man made...more
We looked at the map and identified a route for a long drive out in the mountains. It had to have a green line along it to indicate that it would be picturesque and have good views. So we headed east towards Motril and from there found the road that would take us to Orgiva and Lanjaron - a good map is essential for this trip.Anyone who has read...more
Some of the most spectacular scenery can be seen if you leave the N340 and travel on the old coast road east of Nerja towards Salobrena. Although much of the land here ( and the sun-marine coastal belt) lies within an area of protected, special interest - the Paraje Natural Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordon - quite a few housing developments have...more
As anyone who watches the fishing programs on T.V. will tell, there is plenty of fishing to be had in Spain. Whether Sea, River or Lake is your favourite, you will find it here in Spain. Large fish and great scenery thrown in for good measure.Sea Fishing.The Med. shorelines are ideal for fishing and many of the marinas provide everything required...more
Bars with TV with a football bias :-The BosqueBig Al'sD.B.'sThe Coach and HorsesThe AcornBarbadosLegendsThe Blue Lagoon (unless it conflicts with other sport)Bars with TV for horse racing :- (And a bet)The BosqueThe Blue lagoonBig Al'sD.B.'sBars with TV for motor racing :-BarbadosBar CanteroSports FREE bars (no sport) :-Jago's (Roger's) Roger...more
I'm not really sure what the the internet cafe that we used was called, maybe the Europ@ Web judging from my photo of its exterior. Whatever it was called, it was located only a few hundred feet away from our Hostal Marazul and very close to Plaza Fabrica de los Congrejos where the rough waves of the Mediterranean Sea crashed ashore. It came in...more
Our first visit to Nerja started out from Torremolinos as per this terrain map. After we made the short drive east from there to Malaga's airport to drop Sue's sister off, we were on our own with no planned accommodations. We decided to keep heading east along the coast until we almost reached the spot where the red Nerja 'arrow' comes ashore. It...more
The heart of Nerja is its spectacular BALCON DE EUROPA or Balcony of Europe, which is a magnificent promenade along the edge of a towering cliff, with sweeping panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, the small coves and beaches below and the dramatic mountain range - Sierra Almijara. The Balcon area was originally known as La Bateria in reference...more