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Best things to do in Nerja

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Hotel
“The Balcón de Europa - Balcony of Europe - is situated on a rocky promontory and was formerly a fortress designed to keep out British pirates and privateers. Today it is the focal point of the town, affording magnificent views up and down the coast.”
28local recommendations
Seafood Restaurant
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“The tapas here are famous, enter from Calle Almirante Ferrandiz and stand or perch on a stool. Alternatively, walk through to their huge terrace at the back (you can enter from the open air car park, near Calle Carabeo) and choose from their fabulous menu of fresh fish and seafood.”
25local recommendations
Premise
“The Balcón de Europa – Balcony of Europe – is situated on a rocky promontory and was formerly a fortress designed to keep out British pirates and privateers. Today it is the focal point of the town, affording magnificent views up and down the coast. Looking left and down you have Calahonda beach and neighbouring coves, followed by Burriana beach and, in the distance, the picturesque village of Maro, site of the impressive Nerja Caves”
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Natural Feature
“In summer it is too hot to walk anywhere but here. Walk up the Rio Chillar, wading ankle deep, between canyon walls, and past waterfalls. Wear your bathing suit and have a dip in one of the pools or a dunk in a waterfall.”
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Grocery or Supermarket
“Not open Sundays. Best all round supermarket, great value and best fruit & veg”
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Hotel
“nice museum, that offers a view of the culture of Nerja and his history :) on mondays there is a free access from all the tourist of the European Union.”
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Establishment
“Classic Paella on the beach. We love the paella, avocado salad and chocolate mousse. ”
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Laundry
“This Lidl is the closest major supermarket to our house and is down the hill towards Nerja. It is the best Lidl we have ever shopped in. Modern, great selection of local produce, amazing frozen fish and shellfish section and super fresh bakery. Great wine at great prices too. Highly recommended. ”
8local recommendations
Scenic Lookout
“The Balcón de Europa – Balcony of Europe – is situated on a rocky promontory and was formerly a fortress designed to keep out British pirates and privateers. Today it is the focal point of the town, affording magnificent views up and down the coast. Looking left and down you have Calahonda beach and neighbouring coves, followed by Burriana beach and, in the distance, the picturesque village of Maro, site of the impressive Nerja Caves.”
11local recommendations
Beach
“Tiene muy buen servicio y actividades para hacer en el agua ( Kayak, stand up board, botes, etc)”
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Natural Feature
“The widest, longest and most -fun-oriented beach in Nerja, with souvenir shops, lounge bars and restaurants, a diving centre, parasailing and a banana boat, play areas and lots more.”
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Bus Station
“Night Life in Nerja is mainly about eating - there are now over 200 restaurants in Nerja. However if late nights are what you are after it can be found beyond Castilla Perez in Antonio Millon and the adjacent Plaza Tutti Frutti. These are wall to wall with bars, many of them with dancing. This part of town doesn't come to life much before midnight and stays open into the small hours.”
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Multiplex
“Siempre hay actuaciones, música o teatro, es necesario consultar el programa cada mes. También es el lugar para ver cine en Nerja”
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Restaurant
“Best views over the sea. Fab cocktails. Cochrans downstairs also has regular live music”
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Route
“Wander down Calle Pintada from Plaza Cantarero (Orange Square) all the way to the Balcon de Europa through a wide variety of shops and boutiques.”
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Establishment
“Partner agency. Check-in/check-out and collect the key. Agencia colaboradora, se encarga de organizar las entradas/salidas, y recogida de llaves. ”
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