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If you’ve never visited Nerja or know it only as a place that somebody once mentioned to you, this is probably a good place to start exploring what it has to offer. Nerja is a small seaside town located in the Axarquia region of Andalusia on the eastern Costa del Sol. At just a forty five minute drive from Malaga airport it’s perfectly accessible for foreign visitors and offers a traditional taste of the region that is increasingly hard to find in the more developed areas west of Malaga. Mixing old and new with its quaint old town and bustling tourist trade this community founded on agriculture and fishing attracts visitors from all over the world.
Where is Nerja?
Seeing as a picture can paint a thousand words take a look at the map below to see where Nerja is in relation to Malaga, Fuengirola and Marbella.
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With the discovery of a spectacular cave network in the late 50’s that is still being studied and explored today, Nerja began to leave its roots behind and embrace tourism. In 1999 a new 40,663 hectare protected area was declared on the outskirts of the town, the national park of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama, offering hundreds of miles of hiking routes through dramatic mountain scenery.
The Christian and Muslim power struggles of the past have also left their mark on the architecture and history of the town, with the seat of Muslim power, the Alhambra de Granada, an hour’s drive away. You can explore Granada or Malaga one day and relax on the beach the next. Take a walk through the stunning hills of the Natural Park or Ski in the Sierra Nevada. Nerja is perfectly located for you to get the very best from a visit to Andalusia.