Lovers of nature can enjoy the wonderful countryside around the area, camping at a campsite, or in the camping zone in the parkland. For those who seek alternative activities on their holidays, there is fishing, diving, water-skiing, canoeing, water bikes, hiking, cycling, horse-riding, jeep safaris, paragliding, paddle boarding and much more… from authorized services with full guarantee.
The historic Centre begins at the Balcón de Europa (Balcony of Europe) which was constructed around 1487 and a Former 9th Century Castle which is now a viewing point above the sea. To the side of the Balcón, you will find the 17th Century El Salvador Church, constructed in baroque-mudejar style. You may also visit the 16th Century Nuestra Señora de las Angustias Hermitage with its paintings by the master Alonso Cano. In the old quarter of town, typical small shops offer local craftwork and products of the area, including sweet wine and olive oil, honey and tropical fruits. At the beach and seafood restaurants you can enjoy the “pescaito frito” (fried fish), whilst the many international restaurants in town offer a wide variety of menus to suit all tastes.
Nerja retains its traditional festivals: the Fair, Holy Week (Easter), the San Isidro pilgrimage and the festivals of San Juan and Día del Carmen are all celebrated in their own special way. There are a wide range of cultural events throughout the year. Of particular note is the acclaimed “Nerja Caves Festival”, which takes place amongst stalactites and stalagmites, which were formed over millions of years. The Nerja Caves are currently the 3rd most visited monument in the whole of Spain. (Font: www.nerja.es)