Located in the historic region of La Axarquia, Nerja is bright town on the Malaga coast which has a beautiful sea front formed by beaches, coves and cliffs. Its historic quarter has fine examples of popular architecture, with lovely walks and emblematic spots such as the Balcon de Europa, a splendid viewpoint over the sea. The area has been populated since prehistoric times, as the cave paintings found in the famous caves of Nerja, known as the “prehistoric cathedral”, reveal. Its busy calendar of festivals, as well as the tasty dishes which make up the local cuisine, make the attractions of Nerja complete.
Nerja, located on the western end of the Costa del Sol, has all the ingredients to charm any visitor. Its annual average temperature, around twenty degrees Celsius, the beautiful mountain landscape of Malaga's La Axarquía region, as well as a rugged coastline of beaches and cliffs, are just some of its attractions. The beach of Burriana is one of the most important around the town. Backed by housing developments, it is an extensive stretch of sand some 700 metres long equipped with all kinds of facilities and services. On a cliff overlooking the beach stands the Parador de Turismo. Emerging from among picturesque cliffs are quiet coves of great natural beauty, such as La Caleta, La Cala Barranco de Maro or las Calas del Pino. On all of them, as well as being able to enjoy a refreshing dip, it is possible to do all kinds of water sports, from windsurfing to sailing.