9 BEST Things to do in Nerja – Costa del Sol, Spain
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Andalusian capitals such as Seville, Granada, Cadiz, Cordoba and Malaga all have a certain mystique about them, well known and well loved. But one of the most endearing things about Andalusia, inspiring that wonderful sense of wanderlust in adventurous travelers, is the proliferation of lesser known towns and villages across the region. The buzzy little seaside fishing ports, fantastical towns perched impossibly atop craggy cliffs, sleepy old agricultural villages and the romantic white-washed “pueblos” of Moorish origins that all capture the imagination and transport visitors to another age.
Among these, Nerja may be better known than many, but is still full of surprises. It’s long been popular with tourists and expatriates, though manages to retain a sense of the authentic, and its sweeping, panoramic views over the Mediterranean and the surrounding coastline are simply timeless. Nerja’s ten miles worth of sandy beaches and private, cliff-protected coves offer an enduring draw; however, other natural and man made attractions, along with extensive shopping, a burgeoning property market and numerous fine restaurants enhance the allure.
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 Europe, ranking top in Spain, and outdone by only three other places in all of Europe.