Nerja, Costa del Sol

Sherry Meagle 23 September 2009
The Costa del Sol in the south of Spain is a second home to many Irish travellers.

Everybody knows the resorts of Marbella, Benalmadena and Torremolinos. But there is another side to the Costa del Sol, not as well known but which has a certain magical charm to it and retains a very distinctive Andalucian atmosphere.

Nerja is approx. 60kms on the other side (east) of Malaga to the more well known and sometimes crowded resorts.

Nerja was a small fishing village which grew! However, they learned from the mistakes of other resorts and kept the building low rise and very Andalucian in style.

Consequently, there is still very much a village atmosphere and as it doesn't attract a lot of groups or singles, it is the perfect place for a family or couples holiday. Little cobbled streets, over 300 restaurants serving every type of food imaginable at reasonable rates, clean beaches, small coves, magnificent scenery and friendly people – perfect!

Nerja has become popular with wedding parties because there is such a diversity of accommodation available from 5 star hotels to villas with private pools and the church in the centre of town is beautiful.

I have been in love with Nerja for nearly 30 years and have been more times than I can count! I have stayed in hotels, apartments and wonderful villas with private pools. I know the town very well.

So if you are a fan of The Costa del Sol but just a bit tired of the built up resorts, contact me for information on Nerja – the jewel of the Costa del Sol!