What´s to do?

There´s lots to do in Nerja and surrounding area but if you´re only here for a week or less I´d recommend you do very little. Explore the town and let it´s laid back atmosphere slow you down.

Here´s what I would do if I were you.

1. Visit the Balcon de Europa

Why? The views, the church, the buzz, the cafés, the icecream.

2. Explore the old town

Why? Beautiful, old fashioned streets, shops, bars & restaurants, the people selling homegrown fruit & veg on their doorstep.

3. Go to the beach

Which? El Salon. The alleyway to this beach is hidden next to the Unicaja bank on the Balcon de Europa square.

Burriana. This is the largest beach in town and has really good lunch restaurants on the sand. It also has pedaloes and watersports (July/Aug.)

4. Go for tapas

What are tapas? Tapas can be anything but small portions of it. Potato omelette, prawn salad, meatballs, cheese….Nerja has a great tapas tradition and most bars still serve them for free when you order a drink. If you really like something you can order bigger portions of it (raciones or media raciones.) For more info  http://www.nerjatoday.com/barsandrestaurants/

https://nerjatapastours.com/

5. Go for a few drinks

Why? Because you´re on your holiers!

Where?

Cochran´s (next to the Balcon de Europa) has a large, sea view terrace. Then head down to the Irish pub for live music (Thu, Fri, Sat nights.)

El Molino (Between c/Pintada and c/Almirante Ferrandis) has live and real flamenco music in a very traditional setting.

Buddha Bar (Between c/Pintada and c/Almirante Ferrandis) has a large roof terrace to chill-out and sip coctails.

If you still want more click here for activities and excursions

La Roca Rara 7bed villa

Property reference no: 1167
Location: Nerja
Property Type: Villa – Detached
Number of Bedrooms: 7
Number of Bathrooms: 7
Sleeps: 18

Property Description

La Roca Rara is a very private, secluded villa set in very large mature gardens with a private pool and tennis court. The long sweeping entrance drive leading to the villa is flanked by palms trees and opens into a large parking area. This Spanish-Moorish style villa of 1,000 sq meters has 7 bedrooms (all en-suite) built around a heated and illuminated open-air swimming pool.(heated for extra cost) The large open plan living area with separate TV/audio area and dining room accesses both the pool area and outside south facing terrace, with pergola and BBQ area, and stunning mountain and coastal views to the Mediterranean. The enormous kitchen has a breakfast area and kitchen garden and is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwaves, large oven and American style fridge/freezer. On the ground floor level there is a laundry with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. The villa has undergone extensive refurbishment over the winter months but has still kept its traditional feel. Nerja its beaches and many bars and restaurants, on the coast is only 7 minutes/2.5 kms drive away. There is also wi fi

Property Features

 

Linen ProvidedTowels Provided
Kitchen:

Dish WasherFreezerFridgeGrillHobMicrowaveOvenWashing Machine
Living Area:

Fireplace
Lounge seating for: 8

Dining: Dining Room

Dining seating for: 8

Bedrooms:

Number of double bedrooms: 7

Entertainment:

Satellite or CableTV
Outside:

Sun LoungersBalconyBarbecueGardenParkingPrivate PoolTennis CourtTerrace
Children: Children welcome

Elderly or Infirm: Suitable for the Elderly or Infirm

Transport

Taxis, Mini-buses, coaches and car hire from Malaga airport

The easiest and quickest way to get to Nerja from Malaga airport is to organise a transfer. I recommend www.transferpeople.com  who also organise our wedding day transport. Our clients get 10% discount on their public rates.

Transfer prices 2020
Prices are each way, include taxes and child seats (give ages of children)

pax price
1 to 4 63€
5 to 7 81€
8 to 10 99€
11 to 13 117€
14 to 16 135€
17 to 20 162€
21 to 25 180€
26 to 30 220€
31 to 40 216€
41 to 55 225€

The company is run by Vanessa who is English so there´s no language barrier. They can arrange taxis for up to 4people, mini-buses for up to 19people and coaches for up to 55people.

ALWAYS! Pre-order your transport because if you take a taxi on arrival at the airport the drivers there charge much more and they rarely know where they´re going when they get to Nerja.

Also see www.nerjataxis.com

Getting from Malaga airport to Nerja by taxi transfer    https://nerjataxis.net/

Also a new company I´ve heard is very cheap gettransfer.com


There is a shuttle service which can work out much cheaper than a private taxi and not as much hassle as a public bus  resorthoppa.com



Getting a public bus

Getting to Nerja by bus involves first getting from Málaga airport to Málaga city bus station. Although it may well involve a total journey time of around 2 hours, the buses are comfy and air-conditioned.

Getting from Malaga Airport to Malaga Bus Station:

The A Express bus (Line 75) leaves from outside the T3 arrivals area and follows the route:

The buses are every 20 to 30 minutes from 06:25 until 23:30 (to the airport) or 07:00 until 24:00 (from the airport). The journey time is 20 to 30 minutes.

At Málaga Bus Station, purchase a ticket from the Alsa Bus Company office. The Nerja bus usually goes from bay 38.

MÁLAGA – NERJA
07:00  08:15*  09:15  10:30  11:00***  11:45  12:30***  13:00  14:15  15:15    16:30***  17:30***   18:45  19:30***  20:15  20:45***  21:30    23:00

The journey time is approximately 1 hour 25 minutes on a ‘normal’ bus and about 1 hour on a direct bus. The current cost is approx 4.50€ one way.

Not on Sundays and Public Holidays
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Not Saturday, Sunday or Public Holidays
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Direct. Only stops in Torrox, Torre del Mar and Muelle de Heredia


Car hire

I rarely recommend car hire because finding street parking is very difficult and it´s easier to get around town on foot. However, car hire can work out cheaper than a taxi and out of season (Oct to May) parking is not too bad. There are several municipal car parks but they can be expensive (there is one free car park opposite the Supersol supermarket by the Chillar river.) BEWARE! The cheapest quote can often be deceptive. Choose a reputable company that has an office in Nerja like..

http://www.europcar.com/     http://www.lessaggro.com/   

Click on the map below to get the driving instructions

Hostales (Bed & Breakfast)

Hostales in Nerja

Here is a list of hostales in Nerja (not like youth hostels more like guest house accommodation or B+B´s) with their official rating and distance to the Balcon de Europa. They rarely have a swimming pool or any other facilites but they´re usually good, clean, central and cheap. Ideal for those on a budget who just need a place to kip for a few nights.


If you try to book too far in advance ie, before the hotel has published its rates for that year (usually October of the previous year), especially with Booking.com the hotel will show as full. This terrifies people every year as they think they will be sleeping on the beach. Contact the hotel direct and ask them when they are likely to publish the rates for the following year.


Use the box below to book with Booking.com

 

Hostal Marissal 2 stars

  • 0 min to Balcon
  • MID RANGE
  • Outstanding features; location (Balcon de Europa)/ view from some rooms

The hostal Marissal has the best location of all the hostales, right next to the hotel Balcon de Europa and just metres from the church El Salvador.

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Hostal Don Peque 2 stars

  • 5 min walk to Balcon
  • BUDGET
  • Outstanding features; location (c/Diputacion)/ excellent reviews on Tripadvisor

The hostal Don Peque gets great feedback on tripadvisor and has a great location on c/ Diputación, just a few min walk to the Balcon de Europa.

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Hostal Miguel 2 stars

  • 5 min walk to Balcon
  • BUDGET
  • Outstanding features; location (c/Almirante Ferrandis)

Situated right in the heart of the busy, restaurant part of the old town.

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Hostal tres soles 2 stars

  • 5 min walk to Balcon
  • BUDGET
  • Outstanding features; location (c/Carabeo)

This hostal is next to the hotel Carabeo and is a much cheaper option (and more basic) than its neighbour.

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Hostal Nerjasol 2stars

  • 7min walk to Balcon
  • BUDGET
  • Outstanding features; location (c/ Pintada)/ price

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Hostal Dianes

  • 15 min walk to Balcon
  • BUDGET

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Hostal Casa Mercedes

  • 15/20 min walk to Balcon
  • BUDGET
  • Outstanding features; superb views/ small pool

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Hostal Plaza Cantarero 2 stars

  • 15 min walk to Balcon
  • BUDGET
  • Outstanding features; good reviews on tripadvisor

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Hostal Abril 2 stars

  • 15 min walk to Balcon
  • BUDGET
  • Outstanding features; location (c/Pintada)

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Hostal Avalon

  • 30min walk to Balcon
  • BUDGET
  • Outstanding features; Excellent reviews on tripadvisor/ great restaurant/ distance to town is a minus. English owned and run

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Apts and villas

Apartments and Villas in Nerja

There are lots of apartments and villas in Nerja. Most are individually owned by foreigners or Spaniards that use them for holidays and/or renting. They often have no reception desk or any other facilities besides a swimming pool. Villa in this instance means a house with a private pool. ALWAYS beware of swimming pools with small children!


If you try to book too far in advance ie, before the complex has published its rates for that year (usually October of the previous year), especially with Booking.com the hotel will show as full. This terrifies people every year as they think they will be sleeping on the beach. Contact the hotel direct and ask them when they are likely to publish the rates for the following year.


El Toboso (Cochran´s) (Area Balcon)

  • Balcon de Europa 1min walk
  • Recommended for the bride to stay night before the wedding then walk to the church (min stays may apply)
  • All with ac
  • 30 apts, 7studio(2/3people) and 15x 1bed(4people) and 2x suite(4people)
  • Standard/ Price category:  Medium/ Medium
  • Outstanding features- location
  • No. of floors 4

This building is part of Cochran´s terrace and is situated right next to the Balcon de Europa. Reception is 24hrs. There are 2 pools (indoor and outdoor) + a gym & sauna. 4 apts overlook the square the rest are sea view. The suites have a small sea view terrace.

Click the photo more info and book

Studios, 1 bed apts and suites

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Apts Calabella (Area Balcon)

  • 0 min walk to Balcon
  • Recommended for the bride to stay night before the wedding then walk to the church (min stays may apply)
  • 1 and 2 bed apts (2 to 4 people)
  • All with ac
  • Standard/ Price category:  Medium/ Medium
  • Outstanding features- location/ view (sea view apts)
  • No. of floors 3

This block is next to the Balcon de Europa. There is no reception desk. The 1 bed apts are street facing (can be noisy) and are min 3nights stay, arrival any day. The 2beds are sea facing, min 7nights and Saturday arrival only. There is a roof terrace with small pool and sun loungers.
http://www.calabellanerja.com/


Casa Carabeo (Luxury) (Area Carabeo)

  • 2 min walk to Balcon
  • Recommended for the bride to stay night before the wedding then walk to the church (min stays may apply)
  • 2 x2bed apts. Max 4people in each or 8people in whole house.
  • Standard/ Price category:  Luxury/ High
  • Outstanding features- swimming pool/ view/ standard of apts
  • No of floors 2

This converted house is right next to the Balcon de Europa at the end of c/ Carabeo. There are 2 apts of an exceptional standard. Min 7nts stay. Saturday to Saturday arrivals. No children under 12yrs.

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2 bed apts


Villa Carabeo Playa (Area Carabeo)

  • 2min walk to Balcon
  • Recommended for the bride to stay night before the wedding then walk to the church (min stays may apply)
  • All with ac
  • Standard/ Price category:  Basic/ Medium
  • Outstanding features- location
  • No. of floors 3

This converted house has 6 apts (1,2 and 3bed) looking over the main carpark or the street (both can be noisy.) Min stay is 4nts. There is a roof terrace with small swimming pool & sun loungers.

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1, 2 and 3 bed apts

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Apts Balcon de Carabeo (Area Carabeo)

  • 2 min walk to Balcon
  • Recommended for the bride to stay night before the wedding then walk to the church (min stays may apply)
  • All with ac
  • Standard/ Price category: Basic/ Medium
  • Outstanding features – location/ view (sea view apts)
  • No. of floors 3

This block of apts has 7 apts (6 x1bed + sofa bed and 1 x 2bed) some face the sea others look out over the street (can be noisy.) Min 5 or 7 nts stay depending on season.

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1 and 2 bed apts

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Plaza Cavana 5 (Area Balcon)

  • 2 min walk to Balcon
  • Recommended for the bride to stay night before the wedding then walk to the church (min stays may apply)
  • Studio apts
  • All with ac
  • Standard/ Price category:  Medium/ Medium
  • Outstanding features- location (Plaza Cavana)/ view (sea view apts)

This block is on the square (plaza) behind the Balcon de Europa. The building is made up of 8 studio apts, 4 sea facing and 4 facing the square.There is no reception desk so bookings are made through agents. Min 3nts or 7nts stay depending on the season. There is a rooftop terrace with small swimming pool and sun loungers.

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Studio apts

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La Botica Apartments (Area Balcon)

  • Balcon de Europa 5 min walk
  • Recommended for the bride to stay night before the wedding then walk to the church (min stays may apply)
  • 4x 1 bed and 4x 2 bed
  • Standard/ Price category: Medium
  • All with ac
  • Outstanding features: great location (Plaza de España)

This new block of apartments is at the far end of Plaza España. It´s made up of 8 modern, clean apartments. There is a rooftop terrace with small swimming pool and sun loungers. Great for small groups who want to be together in a central location.

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1 and 2 bed apts


Apartamentos Jimmy (Area Balcon)

  • Balcon de Europa 5min walk
  • 8×1 bed and 2x studio
  • Standard/ Price category: Basic/ Low
  • Outstanding features- great location, price, can be noisy, no pool
  • No of floors 4

Apartamentos Jimmy is located on c/ Diputación right in the town centre. These apartments are basic and cheap. An ideal base for those who want just a place to sleep in a central location.

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Studios and 1 bed apts

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Apartamentos El Barrio (Area Balcon)

  • Balcon de Europa 5min walk
  • Studios, 1 and 2beds
  • Standard/ Price category: Basic/ Low
  • Outstanding features- location, price, can be noisy, no pool
  • No of floors 3

Apartamentos El Barrio are situated on c/ El Barrio right in the town centre. These apartments are basic and cheap. An ideal base for those who want just a place to sleep in a central location.

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Studios, 1 and 2 bed apts

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Apartamentos Nerjaluna (Area c/ Granada)

  • Balcon de Europa 10min walk
  • 1 and 2 bed apts (sleep 2 to 5people)
  • Standard/ Price category: Basic/ Low
  • Outstanding features-location, small pool, price, good for groups (28people)
  • No of floors 4

The Nerjaluna apartments have a central location in the “old town” part of Nerja. The apts are basic and cheap and there is a small pool on the roof terrace. An ideal base for those who want just a place to sleep in a central location.

1 and 2 bed apts

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Apartments by Hotel Carabeo (Area Carabeo)

  • Balcon de Europa 5min walk
  • Recommended for the bride to stay night before the wedding then walk to the church (min stays may apply)
  • 1,2 and 3bed apts (2 to 6 people)
  • Standard/ Price category: Luxury/ High
  • Outstanding features- location, luxury decor, view from some apts
  • No of floors 1 or 2 depending on apt

The hotel Carabeo has 3 apartments next-door and opposite the hotel. They have the same great location and the 2 that are on the sea side have stunning views and a shared pool. Booking is direct with the hotel reception.

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1, 2 and 3 bed apts


Apts Almoraide (Area Burriana)

  • 15/20 min walk to Balcon
  • All apts with ac at supplement
  • 11 apts (1, 2 and 1x3bed)
  • Standard/ Price category:  Basic/ Medium
  • Outstanding features- reserve whole block/ no min stay/ family on site
  • No. of floors 2

This low-rise (ground and 1st floor) building is ideal for those who want to keep the majority of their guests together in one place. The max capacity is approx 60people if using sofa beds. Burriana beach is 150mts away. There is a lawn garden with swimming pool and the owner and his family who live on-site are happy to provide anything you need for your stay. They will book excursions, car-hire, taxis and cater bbq´s for you. There is no min stay and arrival can be any day of the week.

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Rural villas (Area varies)

  • Travel time to Nerja varies
  • 1 to 7 bed villas
  • Standard/ Price category:  Varies/ Varies
  • Outstanding features- varies
  • No. of floors varies

Rural villas is the name given to all villas in a rural setting. I don´t recommend them (except the one pictured below which is outstanding and can sleep 18people) and only mention them here so you know to avoid them unless you really want a secluded base for your hols (which is rare for wedding groups.) Many rural villas can be on top of mountains or in the middle of no-where with often poor access via a dirt track. If you´re looking at booking a villa make sure to ask lots of questions as to where it is. If you´re unsure ask me.

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7 bed luxury villa

Hotels

Hotels in Nerja

Here is a list of hotels in Nerja with their official rating and distance to the Balcon de Europa.
If you are staying at the wedding venue ask about discounted room rates (you must book direct with the hotel not with Booking.com or a travel agent).


If you try to book too far in advance ie, before the hotel has published its rates for that year (usually October of the previous year), especially with Booking.com the hotel will show as full. This terrifies people every year as they think they will be sleeping on the beach. Contact the hotel direct and ask them when they are likely to publish the rates for the following year.


Tripadvisor is a great resource for reviews on hotels, apartments, restaurants and attractions. http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/

Use the box below to book with Booking.com

For most hotels and B+B´s I have put in 1 link for booking.com and 1 for the owners website. This is because there are pros and cons to booking direct with the owner and to booking with a company like booking.com

Hotel Balcon de Europa 4 stars

  • Balcon 0 min walk
  • HIGH PRICE RANGE
  • Recommended for bride to stay night before the wedding and walk to the church
  • Outstanding features: location (Balcon de Europa)/ views/ semi private mini beach
  • My personal opinion: Expensive but great location. Helpful, friendly staff. Dated reception/communal areas but brand new rooms. Good for older guests who like to be on the flat & central.
  • Probably the most wheel-chair friendly accommodation in town.

Click on the photo for more info book

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Apart/hotel El Toboso (Cochran´s) 3 keys

  • Balcon 0 min walk
  • MID RANGE
  • Recommended for bride to stay night before the wedding and walk to the church
  • Outstanding features: location (Balcon de Europa/ views/ sc apartments
  • My personal opinion: Great location. Rooms basic but clean, simple. Good for couples for a few nights

Click on the photo for more info and book

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Hotel Puerta del Mar 2 stars

  • Balcon 1 min walk
  • MID RANGE
  • Recommended for bride to stay night before the wedding and walk to the church
  • Outstanding features: price/ location (by Balcon de Europa)/ roof terrace with small pool/ excellent reviews on tripadvisor.
  • My personal opinion: Great location, price, staff. No facilities other than roof terrace with pool. Great for couples & singles

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Hotel Plaza Cavana 3 stars

  • 1 min walk to Balcon
  • MID RANGE
  • Recommended for bride to stay night before the wedding and walk to the church
  • Outstanding features: location (Plaza Cavana)/ price/ facilities
  • My personal opinion: Great location, price. Dated & basic but clean. Great for older guests, couples, singles

Click on the photo for more info and book

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Hotel Mena Plaza 2 stars

  • Balcon 2 min walk
  • MID RANGE
  • Recommended for bride to stay night before the wedding and walk to the church
  • Outstanding features: location (Plaza de España)/ roof terrace with pool
  • My personal opinion: Modern, clean. Great location by the Balcon. Great for all guests, families, couples & singles

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Hotel Carabeo

  • 5 min walk to Balcon
  • LUXURY/BOUTIQUE
  • Recommended for bride to stay night before the wedding and walk to the church
  • Outstanding features: location (Carabeo st)/ comfort/style of rooms/ excellent restaurant
  • My personal opinion: Expensive, classy, elegant, luxurious rooms. Great location. Superb views. Great for the bride & groom as a special treat. (See also their apartments in apartment section). Or guests who want somewhere posh

Click here for more info and book

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Hotel Bajamar 2 stars

  • 10 min walk to Balcon
  • BUDGET
  • Outstanding features: price
  • My personal opinion: Basic and cheap but nice and clean. In a busy/ unattractive part of town. Good for couples & singles for a few nights for those who just need the basics

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Hotel Rui Monika 4 stars

  • 10 min walk to Balcon
  • MID RANGE
  • Outstanding features: big resort hotel/ large pool/ location Torrecilla beach. No kids allowed
  • My personal opinion: Recently refurbished. It´s now very modern and smart. Great location (Torrecilla beach)

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Hotel Paraiso del Mar

  • 10 min walk to Balcon
  • LUXURY/BOUTIQUE
  • Outstanding features: location (Prolongacion de Carabeo st)/ comfort/ style of rooms
  • My personal opinion: Expensive. Dated in a nice way, lovely staff, beautiful rooms, stunning sea views, lovely pool, garden area. Great for the bride & groom as a treat. Or guests who want somewhere posh

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Hotel Nerja Princess 3 stars

  • 15min walk to Balcon
  • BUDGET
  • Outstanding features: Price, location (los Huertos st)/ Small, friendly, Spanish.
  • My personal opinion: Very clean, helpful friendly staff. Small garden pool area. Great restaurants very close-by. Great for foodie couples, singles.

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Hotel El Parador 4 stars

  • 15min walk to Balcon
  • HIGH PRICE RANGE
  • Outstanding features: Lovely pool area/ great views/ location (Almuñecar st)
  • My personal opinion: The Paradores are famous for high end/ historic hotels. Looks much better inside than from the outside. Good for families/ older couples. Great pool area and sea views.
  • Wheelchair friendly

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Hotel Toboso Chaparil 3 stars

  • 15min walk to Balcon
  • BUDGET
  • Outstanding features: price
  • My personal opinion: Recently refurbished, clean, modern. In the centre of the noisy part of town. Ok for a few nights for couples & singles who stay out until late.

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MB Boutique Hotel

  • 15 min walk to Balcon
  • LUXURY
  • Outstanding features: No kids, ultra modern and luxurious
  • My personal opinion: Situated in an unattractive residential area. Good for couples who want somewhere posh. Close to some great, local tapas bars

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Hotel Perla Marina 4 stars

  • 15 min walk to Balcon
  • MID RANGE
  • Outstanding features: Beachside location (Playazo beach,) price
  • My personal opinion: Over rated and heavily promoted. Popular with wedding parties but no-one ever seems to be happy here. More like a 3 star. The apartments are much better, they´re like little villas next to the beach

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Hotel Los Arcos 3 stars

  • 20 min walk to Balcon
  • MID RANGE
  • Outstanding features: Nice pool area/ Modern/ location is a minus (old Malaga-Almeria road)
  • My personal opinion: Not much known about hotel

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Hotel Villa Flamenca 3 stars

  • 20 min walk to Balcon
  • BUDGET
  • Outstanding features: price
  • My personal opinion: Recently refurbished the hotel looks very modern and smart. Slightly out of town. Cheap

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Hotel Nerja Club 3 stars

  • 20 min walk to Balcon
  • BUDGET
  • Outstanding features: Location is a minus (old Malaga-Almeria road)
  • My personal opinion: Out of town and next to a busy road. Nice pool area. A long, steep walk down to Burriana beach (10mins down 20 heart attack inducing mins back).

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Apart/ hotel Las Marinas de Nerja 4 stars

  • 30 min walk to Balcon
  • HIGH PRICE RANGE
  • Outstanding features: big resort type hotel/ kids club/ lake pool/ sc apts/ all inclusive or self catering option/ location Playazo beach
  • My personal opinion: Expensive, great for families, lovely pool area, kids club. Distance from Nerja is a minus point
  • Wheelchair friendly

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Nerja Areas

Information on areas for accommodation in Nerja

For those who´ve not visited Nerja before the different areas in town need explaining so you can understand where they are and what they can offer.

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Nerja Area 1. Balcon de Europa (Town centre)

  • 0 mins walk to Balcon de Europa
  • Good for families
  • Mostly flat
  • Can be noisy

This area is the heart of Nerja, named after the promenade which looks out over the coast. There are lots of bars, restaurants, shops, hotels, guesthouses and a few apartments and villas. A hire-car is NOT needed for this area and not advisable as parking is difficult.

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Area 2. La Torrecilla (Town centre)

  • 10/15 mins walk to Balcon de Europa
  • Good for families
  • Mostly flat
  • Can be noisy

This area is named after the Torrecilla beach on the newer West side of town. This is a very central location with an abundance of shops, restaurants, bars, apartments and a few hotels. Next to the beach is the Plaza de los Cangrejos which has lots of restaurants and cafés and in July/ Aug (in the evening) has bouncy castles, bungee jumping and an outdoor cinema and flamenco shows performed by local schools. To walk from La Torrecilla beach to the Balcon de Europa takes approx 10/15mins. A hire-car is NOT needed for this area and not advisable as parking is difficult.

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Area 3. Carabeo (Town centre)

  • 2/5 mins walk to Balcon de Europa
  • Can be noisy
  • Parents beware! Some properties are on a cliff
  • Mostly flat

The Carabeo is a quaintly old fashioned street next to the Balcon de Europa. To walk from Carabeo to the Balcon de Europa takes approx 2/ 5 mins. It´s very central, car hire is not advisable. There are 2 boutique hotels, 2 cheapish apt blocks and some fabulous luxury apts and villas. If you´re on the sea side of the street the views from here are the best in town.

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Area 4. El Parador (Town centre)

  • 15 mins walk to Balcon de Europa
  • Good for families
  • Mostly flat
  • Can be noisy

This area is named after the hotel Parador it is a central location with some bars and restaurants, apts, luxury villas and a few hotels. To walk from hotel El Parador to the Balcon de Europa takes approx 15mins. A hire-car is NOT essential and finding parking in this area is difficult.

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Area 5. El Playazo ( West Nerja)

  • 15/20 mins walk to Balcon de Europa
  • Good for families
  • Mostly flat

This area is named after the beach which is next to the Torrecilla. It´s mostly residential with shops, bars, restaurants, hotels, apts and villas. Car-hire is not essential. To walk from El Playazo to the Balcon de Europa takes approx 15/ 20 mins.


Area 6. Burriana (East Nerja)

  • 20/25 mins walk to Balcon de Europa
  • Good for families
  • Steep hills

This area is named after the largest beach in Nerja. There are lots of merenderos (beach restaurants) bars, restaurants, a few shops & apartments. There are also water sports, pedaloes, diving and kayaking Jul/Aug. There are lots of apts and villas on the hill behind the beach but the hill is steep. To walk from Burriana beach to the Balcon de Europa takes approx 20/25 mins (there is a very steep hill to climb.) A hire-car is not essential though handy for grocery shopping. Street parking is difficult at mid-day in summer but there is an underground car park on the left hand side just before you reach the beach.

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Nerja Areas 7. Chimenea (East Nerja)

  • 30/35 mins walk to Balcon de Europa
  • Residential / Quiet
  • Steep hills

This area is on the hill next to Burriana beach (far East side.) It´s mostly villas with no bars, restaurants etc. To walk from Chimenea to the Balcon de Europa takes approx 30/35 mins. A hire-car IS needed for this area.


Area 8. La Exotica and Area 9. La Noria (North Nerja)

  • 30/35 mins walk to Balcon de Europa
  • Residential/ Quiet
  • Long gradual hill down to Nerja

These two areas are next to the industrial estate on the road to Frigiliana. They´re mostly made up of villas. La Noria has 1 gorgeous & very Spanish little restaurant called La Noria. Lidl is nearby. To walk from La Exotica/ La Noria to the Balcon de Europa takes approx 30/35 mins.


Area 10. Punta Lara (West Nerja)

  • 40/45 mins walk to Balcon de Europa
  • Good for families/ Residential/ Quiet
  • Steep hills

Punta Lara is mostly made up of villas and apts, many are residents. There are 2 restaurants, 1 guesthouse with a very good restaurant (Avalon.) To walk from Punta Lara to the Balcon de Europa takes approx 40/45 mins. If you walk back you will have to climb a very steep hill so add 10mins on to the time above. Buses pick up from Marinas de Nerja over the road every 30mins. Car-hire is essential here. Some of the villas are very high up on the hill which means you´d need to drive everywhere and like heights.


Nerja Areas 11. Capistrano San Juan (North-East)

  • 35/45 mins walk to Balcon de Europa
  • Good for families/ Residential-Quiet
  • Steep hills

Capistrano San Juan is a holiday/ residential village at the very back of Nerja. It´s very attractive and looks like old fashioned quaint cottages. Car-hire is needed here though there is lots to keep you from going into Nerja including a large swimming pool, kids pool, restaurants, bars and 1 shop. To walk from Capistrano San Juan to the Balcon de Europa takes approx 35/ 45 mins.


Area 12. Oasis de Capistrano (East Nerja)

  • 35/45 mins walk to Balcon de Europa
  • Good for families/ Residential-Quiet
  • Steep hills

Oasis de Capistrano is a holiday/ residential village on the far East side of Nerja. It´s very attractive and looks like old fashioned, quaint cottages. Car-hire is needed here though there is lots to keep you from going into Nerja including a large swimming pool, kids pool and 2 restaurants. To walk from Oasis de Capistrano to the Balcon de Europa takes approx 35/ 45 mins.


Area 13. Capistrano Village (North-East Nerja)

  • 35/45 mins walk to Balcon de Europa
  • Good for families/ Residential-Quiet
  • Steep hills

Capistrano Village is a holiday/ residential village next to Capistrano San Juan. It´s very attractive and looks like old fashioned quaint cottages. Car-hire is needed here though there is lots to keep you from going into Nerja including a large swimming pool, kids pool, restaurants, bars and 1 shop. To walk from Capistrano Village to the Balcon de Europa takes approx 35/ 45 mins.


Area 14. Capistrano Playa (East Nerja)

  • 35/45 mins walk to Balcon de Europa
  • Good for families/ Residential-Quiet
  • Steep hills

Capistrano Playa is a holiday/ residential village behind Burriana beach. It´s very attractive and looks like old fashioned quaint cottages. Car-hire is needed here though there is lots to keep you from going into Nerja including a large swimming pool, kids pool and 1restaurant. To walk from Capistrano Playa to the Balcon de Europa takes approx 35/ 45 mins. To walk to Burriana beach from here takes 5mins passed the beautiful pond and waterfall, down the steps to the beach.


Nerja Area 15. Tamango Hill (West Nerja)

  • 60 mins walk to Balcon de Europa
  • Residential-Quiet
  • Steep hills

This area is mostly residential though there are some villas here to let with stunning views. It´s set on the hill behind Punta Lara on the very (West) edge of Nerja. To walk from Tamango Hill to the Balcon de Europa takes approx 60 mins. Car-hire is essential. There are no restaurants, bars, hotels or shops here.


Nerja Area 16. Cortijo San Rafael (North Nerja/ Frigiliana)

  • 10 mins DRIVE to Nerja
  • Residential-Quiet
  • Steep hills

Cortijo San Rafael is a residential estate set in the hills on the road to Frigiliana. It´s all luxury villas with pools and many with superb views. Nerja´s rich live here. It´s perfect for peace and quiet and seclusion but not great for those who want to be close to town. There are no bars, shops or hotels here. Car-hire is essential as you´d need to drive everywhere.


Nera Area 17. Rio Seco (West Nerja)

  • 10 mins DRIVE to Nerja
  • Residential-Quiet-Rural
  • Steep hills
  • Dirt track roads no taxi access

Rio Seco is an area of mostly farmland opposite El Playazo beach which has some beautiful villas on it. It´s not ideal for holidays except for those that want total peace and seclusion. There are no bars, shops or hotels here. Car-hire is essential as you´d need to drive everywhere. Taxis won´t go up here.