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Nerja is a town located on Spain’s Costa Del Sol. The name Nerja comes from Narixa, meaning abundant source. Just like its name, while on holiday you will be sure to find an abundance of factors which make your holiday in Nerja unforgettable! Nerja’s mix of sun, sea and history creates the perfect holiday destination!
Nerja is home to some of the best beaches on the Costa Del Sol. In fact, there are over 10 miles of white sand beaches, leaving holiday makers spoilt for choice! Something that makes Nerja stand out from the other towns on the Costa Del Sol are the famous Nerja caves. These caves were founded in 1959, and are the only entrance into the mountains between Nerja and Granada.
Nerja is a resort with so much to do, but it is also the perfect holiday destination for couples who just want to relax. There are so many beaches, bars and restaurants in Nerja, that any travelling party (from a retired couple to a family with young kids) will love!
Flights from Dublin to Malaga operate seven days a week during summer, with the estimated flight time being 3 hours. From Malaga airport, it is a 45-minute drive to Nerja.
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There is something for everyone when it comes to Nerja’s nightlife. In the town you will find pubs, cocktail bars, and nightclubs full of tourists partying the night away.
Nerja has over 300 restaurants to choose from. While visiting be sure to try some Paella, the town’s specialty!
A holiday to Nerja would not be complete without a visit to Maro Beach. Maro beach is a Mediterranean haven, where you will find beautiful sand, hidden waterfalls and stunning caves!
For an authentic Nerja experience, be sure to visit the Nerja market which takes place every Sunday. Here you can find clothes and collectible items of all kinds.
Every October Nerja hosts its annual fair, Feria de Nerja. The fair is held in honour of the town’s two patron saints. During this festival you will find fairground attractions, parties and music performances!
Nerja experiences it’s best weather during the summer months, when the average temperature is in the high twenties. However, if you wish to avoid the crowds, Autumn is the best time to visit, as there are plenty of festivities taking place in the town during this time!
The currency used in Nerja is the Euro.
Nerja is an hour ahead of Ireland (GMT +1).
As Nerja is a town full of old narrow streets, we recommend travelling around the city by foot.