Andalucía capitals such as Seville, Granada, Cadiz, Cordoba and Malaga all have a certain mystique about them. However they are well known and well loved. But one of the most endearing things about Andalucia, it inspires a wonderful sense of wanderlust in adventurous travelers. This is the proliferation of lesser known towns and villages across the region. The buzzy little seaside fishing ports, fantastical towns perched impossibly on top of craggy clifftops. Sleepy old agricultural villages and the romantic white-washed “pueblos” of Moorish origins this captures the imagination of travellers and transport the visitors to another age.
Nerja is a municipality in the province of Malaga, Spain, and the easternmost town in the Axarquía region. The town is part of the Costa Del Sol.
It has a long history proven by the paintings found in the Cave of Nerja, discovered in 1959, which could constitute the oldest images of rock art in human history with 42,000 years old. Under Muslim rule, his name was Narixa, which means “source abundant source”.
Among the places in Andalucía , Nerja may be better known than many, but is still full of surprises. The town is part of the Costa Del Sol. It is very popular with tourists and expatriates. But it still manages to retain a sense of the authentic Its sweeping, panoramic views over the Mediterranean and the surrounding coastline are simply timeless. In Nerja there are a ten miles worth of sandy beaches. There are also many cliff-protected coves, which offer an enduring draw. However, other natural and man made attractions, along with extensive shopping. There is a normally booming property market. Also there are numerous fine restaurants which enhance the allure of this town.
If you haven’t already heard of Nerja, you may be hearing more about it soon. TripAdvisor just named Nerja to its list of “Top destinations on the rise” in Andalucia and indeed Europe, ranking top in Spain, and outdone by only three other places in all of Europe.