Beach and cliffsNerja has over 14 kilometres of coastline. From west to east, its beach are El Playazo, El Chucho, La Torrecilla, El Salón, La Caletilla, Calahonda, El Chorrillo, Carabeo, Carabeillo and Burriana. El Playazo is set in an area that remains untouched by the consequences of uncontrolled urbanisation along the Malaga coast. Burriana and La Torrecilla are accessible to users in wheelchairs. The cliffs are named La Cala, Barranco de Maro, La Caleta, El Acantilado de Maro, La Torre de Maro, El Molino de Papel, Las Alberquillas, Cala del Pino and Cala El Cañuelo. (Source: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerja)
NerjaNerja is a town in the Province of Malaga (Spain) and the easternmost town in the Axarquía region. It has a lengthy history, proven by the paintings found in the Caves of Nerja, which were discovered in 1959. They may be the oldest cave paintings in the history of humanity, dating back 42,000 years.
Under Islamic rule, the town's name was Narixa, which means "abundant fountain" and which is the origin of the current name.
Since the 60s this has been one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Costa del Sol. In 2010 its official population reached almost 22,000 inhabitants, with a third of residents being foreigners, predominantly Brits.
Monuments and places of interestNerja has much to offer visitors. It has churches and places of interest you simply must visit during your stay in the town:
- Caves of Nerja
- Balcony of Europe
- Águila Aqueduct
- Ermita de las Angustias
- El Salvador Church
- Las Maravillas Church
- Nerja History Museum