Nerja (Málaga)


Why should you visit Nerja?

Because since the 60’s Nerja  is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in the world.

Moreover, In 2016 Nerja  was chosen as the most beautiful town in Spain.

Nerja is a lovely and quiet coast town in the province of Malaga.

Likewise,enjoy a tropical climate:

Without a doubt, it´s tropical climate throughout the year is essential to enjoy its beaches all year round.

For this same reason, this warm temperature are very good for growing mangoes, avocados and custard apples.

What makes Nerja such a special town?

First, our kind people.

Second, its warm climate.

Third, its beaches with crystalline waters and fine and warm sand.

Fourth, its delicious tapas and typical dishes.

Finally, the landscape and the many activities available.

What are the best beaches in Nerja?.

Something that distinguishes Nerja from other coastal towns are it´s paradisiacal beaches. 

From the old town you have direct access to 5 beaches: Torrecilla, Salon, Calahonda, Carabeillo and Burriana.

This last one have all the tourist services, restaurants, tapas bars, pubs with live shows, shops and beach bars.

Here is our list of the best beaches.

Burriana Beach:

Without a doubt, the busiest and with the best services and activities.

For example, you can practice all kinds of water sports (

Such as jet skis, kayak routes, donuts or shuttle bananas, parachute flight powered by a boat.

In addition, you can enjoy its Blue Flag every year .

Basically, it is a perfect place to spend the day and eat at one of its beach bars or restaurant.

First at all, it has a great promenade for walking and loungers along the entire beach.

On the other hand, this is not a beach that is only going to be visited during the day.

Of course, its wide variety of restaurants attract all kinds of tourists.

Actually, who choose this place for their summer dinners.

For example, you have from Indian food to the most Mediterranean food.

Carabeo Beach.

About one hundred and twenty meters long.

Likewise, it is accessible on foot through an alley on Carabeo street in its pedestrianized part.

Essentially, one of the busiest beaches in Nerja, with amenities such as hammocks, showers and a lifeguard.

Chorrillo Beach.

Basically, it consists of 3 small coves.

Moreover,  you can access it by the staircase that goes down from the famous balcony of Europe.

This one is perfect for snorkeling and enjoying the wonders of the marine flora and fauna.

Calahonda Beach.

At the foot of the famous balcony of Europe.

Fist of all, that was part of many chapters of the well-known television series Verano Azul.

This wonderful cove is accessible by one of the most photographed places in town…

the “Calahonda gap”, which is accessed by a staircase.

It has a special charm, surrounded by boats for fishermen and a small white shed.

With blue doors that you have surely seen photographed before.

Likewise it is equipped with showers, kiosk, hammocks and a security guard.

Without a doubt, for those who stay in the center of Nerja, it is a highly recommended beach.

El Salón Beach

Former fishermen’s beach, currently converted into one of the most frequented beaches by Spanish tourists.

Also, it is one of the beaches of Nerja as the most charming.

Yet, it still preserves the fishermen’s houses and sheds, which they use today as their summer home.

Torrecilla Beach.

La Torrecilla is one of the beaches in Nerja with the most tourist influx.

Since 2006 it has kept the Q for Tourist Quality in Beaches .

The blue flag that it receives year after year.

Is very close to a restaurant area called La Plaza de los Cangrejos.

What are the best places to eat in Nerja?

Nerja was always a fishing and farming town.

For that reason the gastronomy is so tasty, using fresh products from the region.

You can enjoy grilled sardines on the beach (espeto de sardinas), paellas, sangría.

Here is our list of the best restaurants .

Ayo’s Restaurant.

In first place, El Ayo,   in Burriana Beach, Paellas cooked with wood fire,

offers for 7,5€  all the dishes of paella that you are abble to eat.

El Pulguilla.

One of the popular tapas restaurants where Nerja residents go.

El Pulguilla is  on Almirante Ferrándiz street, next to the post office.

First, We recommend their tapas and fish portions such as fried octopus, squid, fried anchovies.

Second, the potato salad and the pork skewers are delicious.

This establishment has a large outdoor terrace and parking. It is two minutes from the beach and three from the Balcón de Europa, one of the most beautiful promenades in Europe.

Cochran’s Irish pub

Specially, for sunset views, be sure to visit Cochran´s  near the Balcón de Europa.

Basically, an  open-air terrace and panoramic views of the Salón beach.

Of course, accompanied by excellent music will be your best company all year long.

Don’t forget: Live music on Saturday nights.

Patanegra 57

Indisputable, to take home an unforgettable gastronomic memory of Nerja, make a reservation at Patanegra 57.

 Located on the Almirante Ferrándiz street.

Before, taste their tapas: Iberian ham, assorted cheese, caviar from Riofrío (the world’s first certified organic caviar).

Next, their seasonal salad with king prawns and crispy mango, cherry salmorejo with goat cheese ice-cream.

Then, try  their special dishes: oxtail ravioli with dried fruits and port wine reduction, slow-cooked octopus on creamed potato.

And finishes with the excellent creamy rice with marine plancton, scallops and carabinero prawns.

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