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Nerja News

Welcome to our Nerja news section where you can keep up to date with the main stories that are emerging in Nerja today with our rapid fire news snippets. Please be aware that these pages aren’t a ‘what’s on’ section however if you’d like to be kept up to date with the many concerts and exhibitions that take place in the town and the wider area including Malaga you can follow us on Facebook or circle us on Google+.

Nerja makes Tripadvisor top 10 - 10th Jan 2018

In their 2018 emerging destinations listing the travel website Tripadvisor has ranked Nerja amongst its top destinations in the world. Nerja which came in 9th place after Rovinj in Croatia and just before Casablanca in Morocco was the only Spanish destination to make the top 10 of the list giving the municipality world wide recognition and publicity. The ranking is based upon visitor satisfaction as measured by the Tripadvisor site taking into account opinions on accommodation, restaurants, places of interest and reservation numbers. The town council expressed their satisfaction at news of the listing and highlighted the continual work that they and other organisations undertake to make such successes possible.

Latest exhibition opens in Municipal hall - 8th Jan 2018

This week a new exhibition of paintings will open in Nerja in the Municipal hall in Calle Cristo. The collection created by Marie José Larousse y Francine Raguet is made up of various techniques including pastels and oils with a variety of subjects ranging from taverns and portraits to images of landscapes and the natural world . The exhibition is open to the public both mornings and evenings from 11am until 2pm and from 5pm until 8pm.

Botanical garden proves popular - 4th Jan 2018

The Botanical garden at the Nerja caves complex has registered some 10,000 visitors since its opening in June of last year. The garden, which measures 3 hectares in size, is part of a chain of similar schemes in the region which aim to exhibit and protect the various species that make up the flora of Andalucia whilst also providing a facility to teach visitors about the local environment. The garden is split up into four zones and designed to be accessible to all members of the public.

Town hall starts an early spring clean - 2nd Jan 2018

José María Rivas councillor for infrastructure at the town hall reported today that the authorities have begun a clean up of public spaces. The project, which is primarily aimed at out of town agricultural areas, is part of a wider joint initiative between the employment services, Junta de Andalucia and Malaga regional council aiming to provide work for unemployed agricultural workers. The operation which is already in its second month is expected to take four months in total and provide work for some 45 individuals.

New fire fighters complex takes final step towards operation - 20th Dec 2017

The mayoress of Nerja Rosa Arrabal visited the brand new firefighters complex on the western edge of Nerja yesterday as part of the latest step towards the opening of the facility. The mayoress along with other local and regional officials took a tour of the €1.2 million park and signed papers bringing an end to over two years of delays. With the way now clear for the fire fighting team to move in, it is expected to be up and running by the end of January.

Houses finally connected to drinkable water grid - 15th Dec 2017

Councillor for health and infrastructure José María Rivas today announced that upgrades to the municipal water system meant that houses that had previously only received a supply of non-drinkable water were now fully connected to same system as the rest of the municipality. Some 2000 homes on the northern border of Nerja are effected, with upgrades to equipment meaning sufficient pressure now exists to pump the water up the long hills in the area. Residents of the area can get more information about the upgrades from the Aguas de Narixa office in Calle Malaga.

Chess club announces January tournament - 13th Dec 2017

The sign-up period for Nerja's 12th "Memorial Jan Hiemstra" chess tournament, organised by the Balcon de Europa chess club, opened today. Those interested in taking part will have up to the 11th of January to put their names down for the tournament that will get started on the 18th with games being played every Thursday from 5pm until May. For further details contact

Christmas program now available - 11th Dec 2017

The town council has now released the official program of events for this years Christmas celebrations. As always they include concerts, children's activities and the traditional Santa Claus and Three Kings parades. Take a look at what to see and where on our page here.

Nerja kicks off its festive season - 6th Dec 2017

Today Nerja's Christmas lights were turned on officially kicking off the holiday season in the municipality. In a ceremony that took place in front of El Salvador church at 6pm the illuminations were turned on accompanied by carols performed by local groups "Con otro aire" and "Abanico de Ilusiones". Also today the municipal nativity scene was opened to the public in the Calle Cristo exhibition hall.

Nerja duathletes compete in Alhaurín de la Torre - 4th Dec 2017

Members of Nerja's X-Bike cycle club were in action over the weekend in the second edition of the Alhaurín de la Torre Duathlon Cross. The race consisted of a 6km off-road run, followed by a 20km cycle stage before a further 3km run to the finish. In an event which drew in some 120 participants the highest placed Nerja representative was Sergio Narváez who crossed the line in 17th overall place in a time of 1 hour 48 minutes.

New reports of fake utility inspectors - 1st Dec 2017

The authorities are alerting residents to the presence of individuals posing as representatives of the Endesa electricity company. The fake technicians have been targeting elderly and foreign residents claiming they need to carry out checks on the electrical installation in order to gain entry to the property. Once inside they begin giving instructions, supposedly as part of the tests, keeping the owner busy in order to rob them. The police are reminding residents that utility companies will make contact before sending any technician to the property and that if unsure owners should contact the company directly before opening the door.

Nerja athletes selected for national team - 28th Nov 2017

Two Nerja athletes have been selected for the Spanish national team for the fast approaching European cross country championships which will take place in early December in Samorin, Slovakia. Gonzalo García and Ouassim Oumaiz will join the team being the only two athletes from the province of malaga who made it through to the final selection. Almost six hundred athletes will take part in this years championships breaking the previous record with some thirty seven nations being represented in the 22 separate races that will be held on the 10th December.

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