Nerja, known in Arabic times as Naricha (abundant flowing), its located in themost eastern part of the province of Málaga, (50km from the city of Málaga), belonging to the Costa del Sol, within Granada province and it is located between the villages of Frigiliana and Torrox. Behind Nerja is the Almijara mountains range. Protected by the sea and the mountains, Nerja has become one of the oases of Europe.
The town of Nerja is a first class tourist center where the traditional andalucian villa mixes with cosmopolitan style, where you will be able to enjoy beautiful surroundings. Unlike the others areas of the Costa del Sol, here the mountain reach the edge of the sea creating impressive cliffs. Amongst these cliffs, you will find very attractive beaches and coves, with clear, clean and crystalline waters that invite you to batha and to practice water sports. Nerja’s beaches, among which is the internationally well known Burriana Beach, awarded every year with the blue flag cleanliness award, are equipped with the best services (beach restaurants, bars, souvenir shops,
The Nerja climate, considered by many people to be the best climate in Europe, is subtropical, with an annual average temperature of 19,5 ºC. For that reason, the unique climate and orography, come to Nerja to enjoy its good surroundings and for relaxation. Tourism is at the moment one of the fundamental pillars of the economy in Nerja, together with agriculture and
The caves of nerja, one of the treasures more visited in Andalucía (the third monument of Spain more visited), and one of the caves with greater beauty of Europe, is located in the villa of Maro, to about 3 Km of Nerja. The caves of nerja are formed by natural calcification and underground currents. They were discovered in 1959 by neighbors of Maro. In prehistory it was already occupied and the proof of it are the paintings found in some of the galleries (22 paintings declared NATIONAL- HISTORIC- ARTISTIC MONUMENT ) and the human rests and objects found in the cave which are exhibited permanently.
The caves have a total route of 4.283 meters, of which, only one third part can be visited by the tourist.
The caves have the greater natural vault of the world and you can see hunging of the ceilings calcareous formation (stalactites and stalagmites) that almost is joined with others in the ground.
In the summer time, concretely in the month of July, The Internatinal Festival of the Cave of Nerja is organized, where it is possible to be enjoyed concerts, ballet, flamenco, etc,interpretated by artists and groups of international reputation.