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Trip to Gibraltar


Coming to Nerja in 2 weeks time. Have always wanted to visit so am really looking forward to the trip. Could anyone advise on trips to Gibralta, any recommendations. Also looking forward to eating out, any recommendations for restaurants would be gratefully received, everybody on this forum are always so helpful. Also looking forward to the festival on the night we arrive, 23rd June.

Thanks a lot. Janet.

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1. Re: Trip to Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a frequent day trip from Nerja, you can drive there yourself, or go on one of the organised coach trips.

If you drive yourself, the advice is to leave the car on the Spanish side of the border and walk into Gibraltar.

If you decide on the coach trip, several of the travel agents in town arrange these, as do some of the charities to raise funds. For example, the Costa Animal Society has a regular trip - see the website at www.casnerja.org

Whichever way you go, *don't forget to take your passport*!! You won't get into Gibraltar without it!

There are dozens of restaurants in Nerja - literally. Something for every taste, so you won't go hungry!

My favourite Spanish restuarant in town is Taberna de Pepe in calle Herrera Oria (square F6 on the Nerja map at www.soltalk.com). Consistently good for meat and fish dishes. The best gambas pil pil in the known universe! Go later (after 9.30) to avoid the tourists and eat with the Spanish.

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Thank you so much for your advice. I will check out the charity site. Thanks for the restaurant tips. Good tip about the passport, would never have thought of it. Thanks again.

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I notice that you mention a festival on June 23rd. I arrive on the 21st so am curious to know what that is about ?

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This is a copy of a previous posting from NerjaDave:

San Juan is celebrated on the night of June 23rd which is the eve of the feast day of St John.

Burriana Beach (as well as almost every other beach along the coast) becomes a temporary shanty town as people erect tents and light fires. It's the only night of the year when camping is allowed on Nerja's beaches.

There are huge "beds" of sardines grilled on the sand with live entertainment provided during the evening. At midnight, a bonfire is lit and there's a fireworks display. By traditional, you should immerse yourself in the sea at midnight as tradition dictates that, at this hour, the waters are blessed and hold special powers to cure illnesses, enhance beauty, grant wealth, promote fertility among animals, increase crop yield, and keep the sea at bay.

After that, it's an all-night party until the sun comes up! San Juan is a great night on an beach in southern Spain (and elsewhere) and is always good-natured and full of fun.

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I am going this summer. Do you know if there is a local bus from gibralta to nerja?


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Hi summergirl

It is probably best to ask this question in the Gibraltar forum, they are more likely to know the answer.

However, as far as i am aware you would need to catch the bus from La Linea to Malaga (Departure times are: 07.00, 10.15, 14.00 and 17.30) - 3 hours journey time approx. But don't forget you have to get from Gibraltar to La Linea first (15 min walk or bus)

Then once at Malaga you need to change once more to get your bus to nerja.. Here is the wesbite for times.. http://www.alsa.es/ Once at Malaga Bus Station you should be able to walk up to the Alsa desk and get your ticket, however it may be adviseable to book online as it is the summer season and buses may be full.

Total journey time is about 45 minutes if you can get the "directo or express" service.

Hope that helps.


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Have been to Gibraltar several times, including twice on a day trip from Costa de la Luz.

Both times, we had a short boat trip from the harbour specifically to see the dolphins & both times we were surrounded! It was fantastic. They brought their babies to show us & treated us to their acrobatics. They choose to come around the boats & it's wonderful to see wild dolphins like this. Sorry, can't remember costs.


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