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The Nerja area.

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The Nerja area.

Hi,

Just been offered an apartment to use near Nerja by a friend today, they have their own over there but it's an area i'm not familiar with. Can anyone give us any info on the area and Nerja as a resort and how far is it from the likes of Torremolinos and the others?

We'd be looking to go in mid-October, is the weather usually still quite warm around then? Any info would be appreciated and it'll help us enormously in deciding whether to take up their offer.

Thanks in advance,

Jambonian, Edinburgh.

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1. Re: The Nerja area.

Its quite a way from Torremolinos - its up the other end of the coast and a good hour a way.

There is lots to do in Nerja, loads of bars and restaurants, the Balcon which over looks the sea and has amazing views. The caves - brilliant and awe inspiring. There's the donkey sanctuary, great place to spend a couple of hours. Up into the hills there's Frigliana - one of the white villages.

If you look at the top questions shown in the right hand column of this forum you will find lots more information.

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2. Re: The Nerja area.

Torremolinos is about an hour or so back in the direction you will have come from the Airport so its not really that handy. Plenty to see and do in and around Nerja without long trips. Will you have a car ?

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3. Re: The Nerja area.

Nerja's not for Jambos ;-)

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4. Re: The Nerja area.

Jambonian:

Nerja is one of the most beautiful white towns of Malaga. The views of the sea and the mountains is fantastic. This is one of my favorite towns. Very good shopping too. And you can walk the whole town.

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5. Re: The Nerja area.

If you want to be in Torremolinos every day it's a good hour's drive away heading east away from Malaga so not ideal but if this is for your holiday it's lovely.

As a resort and area, Nerja is very different to those just west of Malaga. Far less concrete, less visitors generally, Nerja, Maro and Frigiliana are very scenic. This area has the best scenery on this coast IMO.

The town of Nerja is a delighful mix of what feels like three different towns set on a cliff above the many beaches & coves. Once in the town it's flat and easy to navigate, old town, new town and beach resort all in one. It's a foodies paradise with restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, it's also got a big and thriving tapas culture in all areas of the town, the most typical in the old town. Seafood and fish excellent with the majority Spanish cuisine.

Nerja is fairly quiet, the nighlife consists of wandering the old streets, taking tapas and having meals out. There are a couple of good flamenco bars too. One area has some small clubs discos for teenagers but it's not big and not in yer face, unless you look for it ypu'll probably not know it's there.

You can drive to a lot of interesting places from Nerja, the coast further east has some nice villages and towns like Solebrena, also north for more white villages like Competa, you can also get to Granada in an hour if you miss the traffic. Interesting coast road to tour.

I'd recommend checking it out, many spend years visiting the big resorts around Malaga and when they discover Nerja they'd wished they'd done so sooner.

Nerja isn't big on brash nightlife, cabaret acts and brit pubs, there are a few but if you want more Brit in the sun holiday it's not for you, all others will enjoy IMO. In October you can get very good good and bad weather, very unpredictable, if it doesn't rain it's usually warm enough to be shorts and T -shirts, often beach weather. Watch out for the Feria dates, the town goes mad in Feria week early October, not sure what dates this year?

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6. Re: The Nerja area.

Great description Stoofer! Lucky you ,Jambonian,you will love it!

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7. Re: The Nerja area.

Great stuff, thanks for the info. We do like the quieter resorts but a wee bit decent nightlife not far away is always good. We've been to Benidorm but that was with friends and we went for the nightlife, we were in Costa Adeje, Tenerife this February as a couple and the main strip in Playa de las Americas was about 20 mins away, same with Gran Canaria Jan 2009, Playa del Ingles but about 20 minutes away from the late night bars etc. Our fav place is Alcudia in north Majorca, very nice, peaceful place and miles away from the Magalufs etc. so we were hoping for something along these lines from Nerja. from what's been said so far, it sounds pretty good for a nice break before the dreaded Christmas comes along!

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8. Re: The Nerja area.

Nerja is NOTHING like Benidorm! Neither is Torremolinos (very much a Spanish resort these days), even Benalmádena isn't anything like Benidorm, to be honest.

Let's face it, Benidorm is probably unique!

*NSG avoids mentioning Blackpool*

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9. Re: The Nerja area.

>Nerja is NOTHING like Benidorm!>

I don't think jambonian was suggesting it was NSG!

They said that they went to Benidorm for the nightlife. Adding.....<Our fav place is Alcudia in north Majorca, very nice, peaceful place and miles away from the Magalufs etc. so we were hoping for something along these lines from Nerja.>

jambonian, considering your needs I'm sure that Nerja will suit you well.

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10. Re: The Nerja area.

If you like Alcudia, you have probably been to Puerto Pollensa. We visited Nerja for the first time this year and we were reminded of Puerto Pollensa (except Nerja has no harbour). A very relaxed resort with none of the hassle that you find in the bigger resorts such as timeshare touts, restaurant touts and lots of loud clubs. Plenty to keep us occupied for a coupel of weeks - woul dreally have liked to have stayed longer though - perhaps next year!

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