So, you’ve chosen Nerja as your destination for your holidays?

Nerja, and the surrounding areas of Torrox and Maro are an increasingly popular tourist destination and popular with ex-pats too, who strive for that ‘place in the sun’ they’ve always dreamed of.

And it’s no wonder, whilst Nerja has all the amenities that you could possibly need, either in the town or close by, it doesn’t suffer from being over anglicised like many other destinations, having kept its traditional Mediterranean fishing village atmosphere. All are catered for here, but not at the loss of the natural charm that makes Nerja what it is.

Here you can choose to eat English, Chinese, Indian or Italian or you can seek out a more traditional Spanish establishment. There are some great ‘tapas’ bars to be found in and around the area!

If you like Beaches, then you won’t be disappointed, Burriana Beach is the most popular, and has everything you will need; Toilets, Lifeguard service,  Showers, Sun beds, children’s play areas, volleyball courts, pedalos, jet skis, kayaks, a diving centre and parasailing,

Burriana has arguably the best ‘chiringuito’ restaurants in the area; these are the establishments on the beach where you can try the world famous Paella at Ayo’s for example, where the Paella is still cooked fresh on a large open wood fire by Snr Ayo down to this day.

The best way to Burriana beach is by Car or Taxi, The walk down is okay, but the hill is nicknamed ‘Cardiac Hill’ locally, so the walk back up hill may be a bit too much for some.

Other beaches in and around Nerja include:

Playa de Maro. Hidden waterfalls, underwater caves and a popular snorkelling destination make this beach a regular in being voted one of the best beaches in Spain. Situated in the Acantilados de Maro – Cerro Gordo natural area.

La Caleta de Maro. Popular with the travelling community, a quiet cove accessed by a steep walk from the main road leading out of Maro heading east. Clothing seems to be not in style on this beach, so those with families may choose a friendlier option. There are no facilities on this beach, so you need to bring everything you might need with you.

Las Calas del Pino. About 6km east of Nerja in the direction of Motril. Access to this beach is fairly difficult. It is only accessible by foot. Having said that, it’s only about 200 meters, however the paths are steep and made of shingle, so you can slide on your feet! The beach is made up of shingle and has some really clear water, making it exceptional for diving and snorkelling, with plenty to explore,