Why Nerja and Costa del Sol?
... Nerja, Costa Del Sol, Spain is still relatively unspoiled!
While most other towns on the Costa del Sol have succumbed to mass tourist development, Nerja, Costa Del Sol, Spain is relatively untouched by development and still maintains its whitewashed charm and small town village appeal.
So while tourism is Nerja, Costa Del Sol, Spain’s biggest industry you won’t see a high-rise hotel building in site.
Secondly, Nerja, Costa Del Sol, Spain is really easy to get to ...
... which is great if you’re traveling with small children or are just looking for a quick weekend getaway to Nerja, Costa Del Sol, Spain.
It is the most Eastern point of the Costa del Sol coastal stretch.
So what are some of the Nerja, Costa Del Sol, Spain attractions?
Nerja, Costa Del Sol, Spain Historic Town Center
Fancy the idea of meandering through narrow cobbled streets and exploring local art and craft shops?
Well, that’s what you’ll find in the fascinating historic center of Nerja, Costa Del Sol, Spain which was built in 1487.
The heart of which is the famous Balcon de Europa.
The Balcon de Europawas formerly a 9th Century castle and is now an ample promenade which ends in a viewing point that juts out to the sea.
Another very famous Nerja, Costa Del Sol, Spain attraction is the Nerja, Costa Del Sol, Spain Caves or Cuevas de Nerja, Costa Del Sol, Spain and in fact some people come to Nerja, Costa Del Sol, Spain just to visit the caves which is, believe it or not, the 3rd most visited monument in the whole of Spain! (according to the Nerja, Costa Del Sol, Spain Office of Tourism).
A one kilometer section of the cave is open to the public where you can marvel at incredible stalagmites and stalactites that have formed over thousands of years.
The Nerjenos (as the local people are called), just like most Spanish people, are passionate about their cultural traditions and festivals.
There’s almost one festival per month in Nerja, Costa Del Sol, Spain and if you’re lucky enough to coincide with one make sure you take part in the festivities to really appreciate the local culture and have lots of fun!
It’s probably one of the only places in the world where in winter or spring you can be on the beach in the morning and in the afternoon skiing on the ski slopes of Granada!
The weather also makes it an ideal place to enjoy its 13 kilometers of Nerja, Costa Del Sol, Spain beaches and to take part in a wide range of outdoor activities including fishing, diving, waterskiing, canoeing, water bikes, hiking, cycling, horse riding, jeep safaris, paragliding and much much more!
Just out of interest ... Nerja, Costa Del Sol, Spain was first named “Detunda” by the Romans. It was the Moors who later changed the name to “Narixa” which means “abundant spring".
Narixa then evolved into the name Nerja, Costa Del Sol, Spain that we know and love today.
And by the way, the "j" in Nerja, Costa Del Sol, Spain is pronounced like a "h" and not like a "j", so when pronounced it sounds like "nerr-ha".
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