Things to do in Nerja

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Things to Do in Nerja

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  • Anna S
    Reykjavik, Iceland81 contributions
    A really amazing place to visit. The caves are surprisingly huge, and really interesting, both in terms of history and geology. Be aware that you have to come at your alotted time, since people are let in in groups.
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • grsu
    98 contributions
    Beautiful area and old town and is a must see if in the area. Plenty of photo opportunities and eating areas also. Would recommend
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Bridiep
    Wrexham, UK14 contributions
    If you like hiking this is a must! A fairly gentle hike up the river with some more intense sections. As other reviewers mention, you really are wading through the water for most of the journey, up to knee high in some sections. We were here in early June, and I wouldn’t want to make the journey when the water is any higher. *Wear good footwear* that you don’t mind getting wet, as the pebbles of the river can be quite sharp. Trainers or light walking boots would be best. My partner was wearing Vivo Barefoot trainers and his feet were sore by the end. We took nearly 6 hours to make the walk from the road to the first waterfall and back, but if you are fitter and don’t take as many breaks it could be done in less time. There were families with very young children, and older people all trudging up and down the day we went. The views and wild life are stunning. There are no facilities so take water and snacks.
    Written 18 June 2022
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  • Gwespyr
    Rhyl, UK1,653 contributions
    This is a very nice stretch of beach that is backed by a good selection of restaurants and cafes. We would thoroughly recommend the Restaurant AYO which is towards the eastern end of the beach - the Paella and sangria was excellent.
    Written 8 March 2022
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  • Davide G
    Palermo, Italy3,259 contributions
    Nice nice nice! Way down is not super easy, I advise the bus if not crowded. Water is clean and clear. Just a day to be spent in a wonderful nature!
    Written 18 August 2021
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  • Off their P
    Manchester, UK3,480 contributions
    Actually, it would be quite difficult to miss it anyway! It is right on a beautiful square in the centre of town not far from Balcon.

    It is a wonderful structure that gets more beautiful everytime you see it. We saw a photo of it from 1904 where couple of small trees hadjust been planted. These are now enormous and provided nice shade around the area.

    It can get busy but it’s picture postcard Beauty more than make up for that -.
    cameras at the ready!
    Written 8 September 2021
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  • our_family_100
    melbourne140 contributions
    We did a track fron El Canuelo to Playa Cantarrijan.
    Amazing beaches, very interesting track (not always well signed) and outstanding views.
    Worth spending a day while in Nerja. One of the highlights of our trip.
    Moderate level track difficulty.
    Written 14 August 2020
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  • David D
    Devon, UK16,066 contributions
    The Acueducto del Aguila, or the Eagle Aqueduct, is located outside the town of Nerja.

    On Tuesday 10th May we travelled along Carr. de Almeria, as we drove over a bridge we could see this mighty impressive structure, were not expecting anything this grand.

    We stopped in the small layby at the end of the bridge, makes no difference in which direction you are travelling as there is one at both ends of the bridge.

    To get the best view of the Aqueduct we walked along the very narrow pavement from one end of the bridge to the other.

    It is a four tier multi arched structure with the number of arches increasing as it reaches the top level. There is a obelisk like tower at the centre of the top, this is topped by a weather vane, with what resembles a two headed eagle, hence the name.

    The Aqueduct was constructed in the 1800s to transfer water to the nearby sugar factory, the decaying remains and it's tall chimney can been seen.

    Despite it's age the Aqueduct is still operational today.

    When we were here the river bed, that the Aqueduct spans, was bone dry, not seen water for a long time. It did appear as if there was a walking path along it.

    So pleased we went a short drive out of our way to see this masterpiece of engineer and construction.

    We crossed over the bridge to see what was on the other side, the was a small single storey bridge with only one arch.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Off their P
    Manchester, UK3,480 contributions
    If you want to central for beach as you haven’t got a car and something a bit quieter than this could be a place.

    It is only very small but Central and, as you expect, very beautiful. The water is calm and there are far less people here than most of the beaches around.

    The compromise to this is that it is a little bit difficult to get to and has less facilities than most of the beaches. This makes it ideal for a couple of hours with your towel and your book rather than alongStay with sun loungers, restaurants and so on.
    Written 9 September 2021
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  • naz
    Nerja, Spain19 contributions
    Very nice place . Beautiful view . Really enjoy my time whenever i go there . Been there many times .
    Written 26 October 2021
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  • Bridiep
    Wrexham, UK14 contributions
    Well worth the small admission price to learn more about the fascinating history of the region. The itinerary starts with the Phoenicians and Romans, through the Moorish occupation and after. Then the tour takes you to the basement where the gallery is all about the Cuevas de Nerja, how they were discovered and what has been found there. I found it ironic that I actually would have liked a small gift shop to buy souvenirs but there isn’t one! Or not that we found. Information is in Spanish and rather creative English which still requires a bit of interpretation. Definitely worth a look though, especially if it’s very hot outside.
    Written 18 June 2022
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  • dougall45
    Wakefield, UK346 contributions
    Lovely flat beach that never seemed to appear to be too populated. Accessible toilets nearby which is always a bonus.
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • Gwespyr
    Rhyl, UK1,653 contributions
    The story behind the boat is interesting but it's setting is totally wrong. It's on the edge of a car park and right on the edge of town. It is supposed to symbolise the rise of Nerja as a tourist destination and was the 'star' of a Spanish T. V. series but surely, a better location could have been found to show it off.
    Written 23 March 2022
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  • Treasures Of Traveling
    Raleigh, NC436 contributions
    El Salón Beach is one of Nerja’s larger beaches with over 200 meters of sand and surf. This beach generally won’t be extremely overcrowded as there is only one way to get to the beach and the access road can be difficult to find so it can be a nice quiet place to relax and listen to the crashing waves of the Mediterranean Sea.
    Written 9 January 2021
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  • Johnlobster
    Morpeth, UK2,521 contributions
    Called in here for drinks which were really good. Service here was first class and ever so friendly. Will call again.
    Written 31 March 2020
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