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Hi, we are in our mid 50's and want to vist Costa Del Sol in September. Where is the best place to stay for beaches, p&q but close to shops, restaurants and quite bars. Nerja has been mentioned?? Also where is a good hotel or s/c accommodation or would it be best to rent a private apartment. Basically we want to relax, read, swim, walk, have a nice meal and plenty of r&r. Any advice gratefully received. Thanks

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Nerja would be fine for you (do be aware that the beaches are downhill from the town, so a walk back up). The Old Town is very compact, with a lot of restaurants and some bars, the newer western Nerja has a wide range of expat bars etc. if you like that sort of thing.

There are lots of private apartments available for rent as there are many holiday homes, so the prices are very competitive - although it's always worth looking at what the main package holiday companies are offering as sometimes the deals can be excellent (and they include transfers, an important consideration with Nerja).

September is a great time of year, still hot but not disgustingly so.

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Hi Jackie

Nerja is perfect for a visit in September. Still warm & busy. Always stay at the Riu Monica these days which is right on the beach with plenty of nice bars opposite. The Hotel has a pool area plus a large garden area in which you can catch both sun & shade all day. About 15 min walk to Bacon then a wander to the old town.

No comment on S/C as never done but as a Hotel look at the Monica

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Jackie:

Nerja has very good stores on Calle Pintada and very good restaurants. Check the top question in the Nerja forum about good restaurants.

Nerja is one of my favorite cities in the Costa del Sol.

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In addition to the comments above, i see you want "nice beaches" - Nerja is not renowned for having nice beaches. They are mostly of shingle and are not aesthetically pleasing.

There are other area on the CDS that have far superior beaches that are clean and of sand.... however it ticks your boxes for your other requirements...

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Thank you for your replies, reply helpful, will look into hotels and packages but think Nerja will be the place for us.

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< Check the top question in the Nerja forum about good restaurants. >

I think you'd be better searching on the Forum for info about restaurants, the 'Top Question' about restaurants hasn't been updated for over two years (and then only once in five) - totally useless as far as restaurants are concerned when they can change so quickly.

Torrecilla and Salon beaches are fine, the main 'activity' beach (also the most commercialised), Burriana, can have water quality issues. I would say they are grit rather than shingle though, with (imported, so it moves) sand in places..

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I read this today re the beaches. Not talking water quality here just general conditions relating to the enjoyment of the beaches etc.

mynerja.com/view/…

This is good too!

mynerja.com/view/…

For self catering and handiness for town I like the Carrabeo area,

the area around Torrecilla Beach is quite good also.

Hotel wise I would agree with the recommendation for Riu Monica,also the Balcon de Europa is as central as you can get!

Villa Flamenca is also a nice little "no frills" hotel not too far away from everything. It all depends on what you want to pay.

There are lots of sites for renting properties incl

http://tinyurl.com/kso6o9y

http://www.owners-direct.org/

Hoipe you find what you want!

Edited: 06 July 2013, 17:11
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I should think that they are referring to the stunning sea and mountain views from the Balcon itself ?? It is a view I never tire of no matter what the season.

Re the Blue Flags, this was published four weeks ago ? I have not seen anything written to the contrary ?

" Of the dozens of beaches on the Costa del Sol there are only seven with a Q-qualification (these are the best beaches in Spain).and Nerja has two of them. From west to east, Nerja has the following beaches Torrecilla and Burriana."

Edited: 06 July 2013, 18:36
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Nerja Today Facebook page has this photo on it that was taken this morning.

The Blue Flag seems to be back (on Torrecilla at least!)

http://www.facebook.com/NerjaToday

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No idea!! I´ll get my friend to have a wander down there when she has dragged herself away from Andy Murray!! :-)