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Is nerja worth visiting?

Is Nerja worth visiting?

We have received this question from some of our clients when they look for information about the destinations we work with and through this article we will let you know why the answer is a YES!

1. What is Nerja famous for?

Nerja is famous for its many things, including:

  • Its beaches: Nerja has some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. The most famous beach in Nerja is Burriana Beach, which is a long, sandy beach with clear waters.
  • Its caves: Nerja is home to the Nerja Caves, which are a series of caves that were discovered in 1959. The caves are home to prehistoric paintings and sculptures.
  • Its nightlife: Nerja has a vibrant nightlife scene, with many bars and clubs open late into the night. If you during the summer you will be able to party every night!.

2. Nerja Caves

A series of caves located in the town of Nerja, in the province of Málaga, Spain. The caves were discovered in 1959 by a group of young boys who were exploring the area.

Prehistoric paintings and sculptures inside the caves date back to the Paleolithic era.

For these many reasons, the Nerja Caves are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Spain.

The caves are divided into three main sections:

  • The Hall of the Cataclysm is the largest chamber in the caves. It is named after the collapse that occurred here millions of years ago.
  • The Hall of the Ghosts: This chamber is home to a series of stalactites and stalagmites that resemble ghosts.
  • The Hall of the Paintings: This chamber is home to a series of prehistoric paintings. The most famous painting in the cave is the “Nerja Horse”.

The Nerja Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are a valuable example of prehistoric art and a must-see for any visitor to Nerja.

3. Some tips for visiting Nerja

  • The best time to visit Nerja is during the spring or fall. The weather is mild during these months, and there are fewer tourists.
  • Nerja is a great place to relax and enjoy the beach. There are many different beaches, each with its unique charm.
  • Be sure to try the local food. Nerja and Frigiliana are home to many excellent restaurants serving traditional Spanish cuisine.
  • If you are looking for something to do, many activities are available in Nerja and Frigiliana. You can go hiking, biking, swimming, or exploring the many caves and historical sites in the area.
  • Nerja and Frigiliana are both very safe places to visit. However, it is always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions against petty theft.

Highly Recommended: Nerja & Frigiliana Day Trip From Málaga 


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