Last minute breaks to Nerja
The pretty 17th century village of Nerja, on the Costa del Sol, is still relatively undeveloped. Sited on a rocky headland at the foot of the spectacular Sierra Tejera Mountains, with 17 km of small sandy beaches and rocky coves, it has become a popular destination for family holidays in recent years.
Most last minute breaks are booked in modern hotels in the new town. The old town is dominated by the Balcón de Europa promenade, a popular viewpoint which was once a Moorish fortress. Nearby are a 17th century church and museum. By contrast, it also has a thriving market and numerous bars and cafes. The dramatic Challa waterfall is a short distance inland, and supplies the town’s drinking water.
When to go to Nerja
British travellers flock to book family breaks here in July and August. With day-trippers swelling the numbers further, the resort can get quite busy at this time. Book last minute breaks in the low season, and you will see a very different side to Nerja, while still enjoying the year-round sunshine.
Nerja’s 16 km of sandy beaches are divided among rocky coves and inlets, which offer superb swimming and snorkelling opportunities. With spectacular caverns, a Roman viaduct, waterfalls and mountain scenery, it’s no wonder Nerja is a favourite for family breaks in the Malaga district.
All inclusive holidays in Nerja
This picturesque fishing village is heavily protected against tourism, and has suffered none of the ugly high rise blocks seen elsewhere. Visitors book self-catering and all inclusive holidays in low rise hotels and apartment blocks, within easy reach of the Old Town .
For those booking last minute breaks on a room only basis, the town has several restaurants to choose from, as well as shops and a thriving market. The Old Town is furnished with pretty whitewashed Andalucian cottages, cascading with flowers, while on the Balcón de Europa you will find lively bars and plenty of nightlife.
Things to do on holidays in Nerja
Nerja’s beaches range from rocky hideaways with rock pools, to the award winning Playa Burriana. Here you can find powdery sand and a range of water-sports, including sailing, water-skiing, snorkelling and scuba diving. Dry land activities include rock-climbing and hiking.
The famous Nerja caves, near Maro, contain rock paintings that are more than 20,000 years old. During the summer, one of the caverns becomes a classical concert hall. Nearby is the spectacular Aquilla “Roman” Aqueduct, built in the 19th century to supply water to the village.
We at Co-operative Personal Travel Advisors promise that last minute breaks to Nerja will give you an experience you will never forget.