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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 begins a new environmental campaign - 19th Sep 2016
Councillor Jorge Bravo Gallardo has announced a new environmental campaign to be launched in the coming days which aims to draw the public's attention to the simple ways they can help to keep Nerja clean. The "Clean Nerja is in your hands" campaign focuses on three simple aspects, the use of public litter bins, the collection of animal waste by pet owners and the correct recycling of appropriate materials. The announcement comes just before a new phase of pest control and disinfection in Calles Pintada, Antonio Millón and El Barrio amongst others which is part of a wider series of measures which have been in effect over the summer months.
Post summer river clean-up looks for volunteers - 16th Sep 2016
After another busy summer Nerja's annual river cleaning expedition has once again been organised, this year taking place on the 25th September. The excursion, which is now in it's sixth edition, aims to clear the banks of the Río Chillar and its tributaries of rubbish left behind by visitors in an area of ever increasing popularity. As in previous years there are two routes which volunteers can choose to take part in with differing degrees of difficulty. If you're interested in taking part you can get more information in the main town hall building, tourist office, cultural centre and civil protection office.
Weekend rescue on El Cañuelo beach - 14th Sep 2016
A hiker was rescued on Sunday after falling from the cliffs overlooking El Cañuelo beach between Maro and La Herradura. The emergency services received various calls at approximately 2pm on Sunday afternoon reporting that a walker, who had been hiking as part of a group, had fallen from the cliffs. Fortunately, the individual had only fallen approximately 10 meters but had still suffered a number of injuries including multiple fractures. The local police, Gurardia Civil and civil protection service all attended at the seen with the injured walker later being evacuated by helicopter for further medical treatment.
Nerja athletes dominate in weekend sporting events - 12th Sep 2016
Last weekend proved to be a highly successful one for local athletes with two Regional titles being awarded to members of Nerja's sporting clubs. Long distance runner Abdelhadi el Mouaziz took the Andalucian half marathon championship in Fuengirola completing the distance a little over one hour and seven seconds while Jesús Narváez was crowned Andalucian Triathlon champion in an event in Mojácar completing the weekends event in one hour forty minutes. The success didn't end there though with local junior triathlete Nicolás Bobadilla coming third in an event in Granada setting him up nicely for a top spot in the overall competition ranking.
Maro prepares for annual Feria - 7th Sep 2016
The initial acts of this years Feria de las Maravillas began today in the neighbouring village of Maro and will continue until Saturday evening. Each year the village honours the Virgin of Wonders with four days of celebrations including local music, food and dancing in the village square as well as a small children's fairground and annual sporting challenges with the main event of the procession of the Virgin through the village streets on Thursday evening. This year the town hall has provided a bus service to easily get to and from the village over the feria period running from 8:30pm until 3am each day and costing €1,50.
Nerja sets new hotel occupancy record - 5th Sep 2016
According to information supplied by the municipal tourism office Nerja enjoyed an excellent August this year with hotel occupancy reaching almost 96%. The figure was approximately 3% up on the previous month and 0.5% up on August of last year. This statistic is particularly significant though as it breaks the previous record for the maximum hotel occupancy registered in the town which was set almost 10 years ago.
Los Castillejos cycle race takes place this Sunday - 1st Sep 2016
This weekend will see hundreds of cyclists take part in the second Los Castillejos cycle race starting out from Plaza de España at 10:30 on Sunday morning. Up to 350 cyclists can sign up for the event which will take the participants through the spectacular mountain terrain of the nearby natural park before returning to Nerja and the finish. The sign up period is still open with the only restriction being that entrants must be over 15 years old.
Ruta 340 organises another biker breakfast - 30th Aug 2016
Motorcycle enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that the Ruta 340 biker shop is organising another event for the weekend to be held outside their shop in Torrox Costa. As always there will be bikes a plenty on display, live music, food and drink for the ticket price of €10. Local animal rescue charities are also involved and will be collecting donations of dog food from anybody who wishes to contribute.
Local girl retains national title - 29th Aug 2016
Last weekend local beach volleyball player Ana Lobato retained her title as national champion along with her teammate Paula Soria in the final of this years championships. The duo took the initiative early in the final, gaining the advantage in the first set and carrying the momentum into the second leading to a decisive win in two straight sets. The competition was held along the coast in Fuengirola on Sunday and saw both the female and male teams retain their crowns from the previous year.
Frigiliana three cultures festival starts today - 25th Aug 2016
The eleventh edition of the Three Cultures festival started today in the neighbouring village of Frigiliana with food, music and dancing from the regions past on display. The annual event which grows in popularity year on year will continue through the weekend closing late on Sunday night. With a regular bus service between Nerja and Frigiliana it's easy to get to and well worth a visit so take a look at our Three Cultures page for more information!
Nerja prepares for annual beach race - 23rd Aug 2016
This weekend Burriana beach will once again play host to Nerja's annual "half league" foot race in honour of Francisco Ortega, otherwise known as "Ayo". The event which is split up into numerous categories and draws athletes from all over Andalucia will begin at 7pm starting with the youngest runners, moving through the various age groups until the veterans set off in the final race of the evening. Anybody can take part though and the inscription period will remain open until one hour before the races begin. If you're interested in taking part pop into Ayo's chiringuito on Burriana and sign up!
Local hotels enjoy bumper July - 22nd Aug 2016
Last months hotel occupancy figures showed that for the second consecutive year hotels in the municipality reached an average occupancy rate of 93% for the month of July. The statistics showed that Spanish and British holiday makers made up the bulk of the registered visitors accounting for approximately two thirds of the total whilst the Irish, French, Germans and Scandinavians made up much of the remaining numbers. Patricia Gutiérrez Román who has been councillor for tourism for the last two years expressed her satisfaction at this years numbers highlighting the 7% increase since 2014.