Things To Do In Nerja, Spain

Nerja is a beautiful resort town, full of white-washed houses & pebbled streets, nestled amongst several beaches & coves along Spain’s costa del sol with plenty of things to do, including sightseeing tours and vibrant nightlife. Boat trips, scuba diving & kayaking, Tours operating to Granada & Ronda.

Balcon de Europa Promenade, with its stunning views over the med and the surrounding mountain range of Sieres de Tejeda, Almijara & Alhama & beautiful nature reserve with fresh water springs & waterfalls perfect for hiking and spotting Ibex, deer and other wildlife.

Things To Do In Nerja, Spain Casa Carabeo
Things To Do In Nerja, Spain Casa Carabeo
Things To Do In Nerja, Spain Casa Carabeo
Things To Do In Nerja, Spain Casa Carabeo
Things To Do In Nerja, Spain Casa Carabeo
Things To Do In Nerja, Spain Casa Carabeo

Nerjas Beautiful Beaches

Carabeo beach with its small bay and fishing boats and little cove houses

Playa de la Calahonda & Playa del Carabeo beaches with their lounge chairs & Bamboo parasols for hire.

Cala de Canelo beach …more isolated with its crystal clear waters perfect for snorkeling.

El Salon Beach … a beautiful swimmers beach with a laid back vibe

Playa de Burriana with its vast sandy beaches, eateries, chiringitos serving freshly prepared paella by the shore, chill zone, cocktail bars, scuba diving, boat & jet ski hire, paragliding & Kayaking

Nerjas Famous Caves

Cueva de nerja are a series of caverns stretching for almost 5 kilometers containing impressive giant stalactite & stalagmite chambers which host popular summertime concerts.

The cliffs of Maro, Cerro Gordo with its fabulous high cliff views over a secluded beach

The cliffs of Maro, Cerro Gordo with its fabulous high cliff views over a secluded beach

Nerjas Food and Tapas Tours

With over 450 restaurant bars & restaurants, many offering free tapas with drinks.

Nerjas Food and Tapas Tours
Nerjas Food and Tapas Tours
Nerjas Food and Tapas Tours
Nerjas Food and Tapas Tours
Nerjas Food and Tapas Tours
Nerjas Food and Tapas Tours
Nerjas Food and Tapas Tours
Nerjas Food and Tapas Tours
Nerjas Food and Tapas Tours

Nerjas Festivals and Carnivals

Updated for 2022

JANUARY

Feast of St. Anthony. Jan 16th & 17th. One of the most typical celebrations in Nerja with bonfires in the streets lit after 7pm. Residents and visitors enjoying the local products, processions & fireworks the following day.

FEBRUARY

Carnival is celebrated in Nerja for a 3 day weekend! Carnival groups & the traditional ‘whitebait burial’ marking the end of carnival with firework display.

MARCH/APRIL

Semana Santa & Easter week.

Spectacular Easter processions take place in the centre of town on Holy Thursday, Good Friday & Easter Sunday.

MAY

The festival of ‘May crosses’ in the centre …where alters are adorned with flowers , music & folk dance in addition to food tasting seasoned with typical molases.

Pilgrimage of San Isidro. May 15th, San Isidro, the Patron Saint of Farmers is celebrated. The pilgrimage comprises of farmers & their families all dressed in traditional costume on horseback & in beautifully decorated horse drawn carriages & carts. Dancing and singing…the party goes on till late!!

JUNE

Midsummer – 23rd/24th June is celebrated with a great ‘Moraga'(grilled sardines’) at Burriana beach by great bonfires. Friends & families gather on the beach and celebrate the beginning of summer until late at night.

JULY

International Festival of Music & Dance in the caves of Nerja.

Day of the Virgin de Carmen. July 16th.

This feast is one of the most beautiful…amongst floral garlands and wreaths the statue of the virgin Mary is carried into the sea. Fireworks, a flotilla of fishing boats accompanied by fireworks, music & dancing by the sea shore below the Balcon de Europa. Truly spectacular!

SEPTEMBER

The feria de las Maravillas de Nerja. A local procession with fireworks celebrated around the 8th Sept.

OCTOBER

Nerja fair from October 8th – 12th approx. During these days there are vast processions, a festival of flamenco singing, folklore performances, typical verbenas & days of fun and fireworks!!

NOVEMBER

31st October & 1st November Halloween in Nerja

DECEMBER

Christmas & New Year. Great firework displays. In the Plaza Balcon de Europa Carva is offered with the ‘lucky grapes’, music, concerts on the Balcon to celebrate the New year .

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