Why Nerja?

10 Reasons 

Ten beaches to discover, some with sand and others with pebbles. Transparent water, rocks to jump off, and every beach is perfect for snorkeling. Each one is unique: Coves, big beaches, or secret beaches that you can enjoy during the day or at night…


2. Nerja Caves

The Second biggest reason to come.

Travelers from everywhere visit Nerja only to see the Caves that are the third most visited monument in Spain.
The Nerja Caves are one of the most important Prehistoric archaeological sites on the western Mediterranean and are officially recognized as a historical and artistic monument. The Caves Date back to almost five million years and are notable for their large chambers that are filled with stalactites and stalagmites that range in immense length to over 4,000 meters. The Caves are wonderful series of caverns, a housing theater that has seating for concerts in the main space (held during the Summer months), and superb rock formations including the worlds largest stalactite.
Entry Fee: 8,50€


3. Frigiliana

One of the most wonderful white towns in the south of Europe: Frigiliana is a town 6 kilometers north of Nerja. Here you can find the Jewish-mudéjar district that  is an old district inhabited by the Jewish and Moorish before and after the Reconquista. Its name, Mudéjar, is used to describe the architectural style used by Arab craftsmen working in Christian territory. The quarter is made up of steep cobbled alleyways winding past white houses and surrounded with beautiful flowers.

Walk and discover the life town, have a beer in the local cafes and bars, and or spend your evening at the viewpoint that has perfects views to the mountain and sea….
4 buses run everyday from Nerja to Frigiliana
Also…. At the end of August each year Frigiliana hosts the Festival of the Three Cultures (Festival de las Tres Culturas), celebrating the region’s historic confluence and co-existence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish traditions.


4. Balcón de Europa
The “Balcón de Europa” used to be an Arabic fortress in the IX century. In 1810 the British attacked Nerja and destroyed a large part of the fortress. Later in 1884 Nerja was struck by an earthquake that caused tremendous damage. In January 1885 King Alfonso XII visited Nerja and called gave the Balcony his name. For this reason, he was immortalized with a statue.

At the end of a pretty and clean, palm tree lined boulevard you will find the Balcón de Europa (Balcony of Europe) which is the most famous place in Nerja. Situated on a rocky promontory the Balcón de Europa offers a great view on the one side to the Mediterranean Sea and on the other side to the pretty city of Nerja and the Sierra Mountains.  You can admire the stunning view sitting on one of the benches for a sunrise, sunset, or a walk around with a cone filled of Gelado.
From the hostel it takes about 5-7 minutes to walk to the Balcony.

Get up early and see the sunrise!


5. Tapas

Tapas are a wide variety of appetizers or snacks in Spanish cuisine. In some bars you get one cold or warm Tapa with the ordered drink (beer, wine, sangria…), and in other bars you order the Tapas of your choice and can share it with your friends.

The nearest Tapas Bar to the Easy Nerja Hostel is “La Piqueta” on Calle Pintada. You get there by a 5 Minute walk through the heart of the city. Tinto de Verano, beer, wine and other drinks are always accompanied by different Tapas, usually a small bread with any kind of meat. If you are hungry you can choose between several Tapas that are shown in the menu. Apart from serving delicious food and drinks “La Piqueta” also shows all the important football matches. (Calle Pintada 8)
“Los Barriles” is another recommendable Tapas Bar in Nerja. It is very traditional Spanish, which means that you get there the typical Spanish tapas: Jamón, Queso, Chorizo and Olives. If you are looking for a unique experience try the “Chorizo al infierno”!
In “Redondo” you have the possibility to choose between many different Tapas. It is an elegant place for particular evenings. (Calle Gloria 10)
“El Pulgilla” is the perfect place if you want to meet local people and have the best fish Tapas.
Tapas range from: 1,60 euros



6. Paella

Rice – chicken – seafood – garlic – salt – vegetables – saffron – oil > sounds easy, but it only tastes good in the right surrounding!  Paella is originally from Valencia and has become to one of the most famous Spanish dishes. There exists different recipes depending on in which part of Spain you are staying in but the Paella you get in Nerja is prepared with chicken and seafood.

The best place in Nerja to get Paella is  “AYO”, 10-15minutes walk from the center to Burriana. The Paella is prepared in a huge “Paellera” and is the best in Nerja. AYO is a local Paella spot on the beach and there is always Spanish families indulging in lunch and creating a great atmosphere!
Price: 7€ all you can eat!


7. National Park

“Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo” is the name of the national park near Nerja. With its 1.814 hectares of natural space including rocky steep cliffs, a few sheltered bays with beaches in between, undersea caves, Mediterranean plants (pine trees, wild olives, rosemary), and a diverse fauna onshore as well as offshore the natural park is a must to visit.
Beaches in the park:
Las Alberquillas: Isolated, shingle beach with low occupation
La Cala del Cañuelo: Afield, calm, clean and natural shingle beach, blue water, many fishes (snorkeling), no service.
Playa de Cantarrajián:  Nude beach
How to get there: Take the N-340 with the car, leave it on one of the parking and discover the natural area with its wonderful beaches by foot.



8. River Trek

The Chillar River (Río Chillar) is the best place to feel refreshing water, shady rocks, small pools, waterfalls, and a lovely surrounding of nature that offers the best self experience.
Length: 7 km



9. Flamenco

Flamenco  is a form of Spanish folk music and dance from the region of Andalusia in southern Spain. It includes cante (singing), toque (guitar playing), baile (dance) and palmas (handclaps). First mentioned in literature in 1774, the genre grew out of Andalusian and Romani music and dance styles.

Nerja’s Flamenco hot spots:

Wednesday Nights at El Colono – Calle de Granada, 6, 29780 Nerja, Málaga

Nightly from 23:00 at El Molino – Calle San José, 4, 29780 Nerja

Nightly w/cover charge at El Burro Blanco – Calle Gloria Nerja Malaga, 29780 Nerja


10. Parties and Pub Crawls

The Pub Crawl is a great way to indulge in our nightlife where we take you on an adventure to a rooftop bar, beach bar, and other hidden bars of Nerja. We offer the Pub Crawl on Friday and Saturday for 5 Euros that includes 3 free shots and an amazing social experience.


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