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Best Things to Do in Nerja – Experience a Spanish holiday like never before

Much has been talked about when it comes to the stunning beauty that Spain has to offer. Tourists from across the world are seen making their way to this beautiful region, in the hope to catch a glimpse and truly soak in the charm of the region. 

Regardless of whether you’re travelling for the very first time or are an ardent traveller, Spain never ceases to amaze you. One of the most frequent questions that travellers seem to have remains the question surrounding where they should stay. There is an umpteen number of resorts that tourists can choose from and enjoy. But, amongst most of them, the ‘ Nerja Resort,’ truly stands out as an exceptional stay. 

Popularly known to be a family resort in the region of ‘Costa del Sol,’ the place has gained much acclaim, over the years. This part of Spain hasn’t exactly witnessed a great number of tourists and thus, gives tourists a more calm and quieter atmosphere.

If you’re travelling with family and are looking for a great place to stay, the ‘Nerja Resort,’ undoubtedly does justice to just that. There are a plethora of activities that tourists can avail and be part of at the resort. Regardless of whether you’re looking at heading over to some of the most beautiful beaches, to exploring man-made landmarks, to maybe even having a lazy day; there are countless things to do in Nerja. 

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Best things to do in Nerja

We’ve gone ahead and listed some of the best things to do in Nerja, just for you. Find some of the most fun and exciting attractions that you can be part of below. 

1. Playa de Burriana

Playa de Burriana
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For those of you who love the beach and just can’t get enough of it, the ‘ Playa de Burriana,’ is that one place you’re going to come back to over and over again. This is most definitely the most equipped and by far, the largest beach one can find within the resort. 

Tourists can make the most of their day by strolling through the pale sand of the region, witnessing the most stunning of coasts and enjoying some great family time. If you’re travelling with kids, fret not, the resort has a number of activities for the kids, as well. You could avail the floating slides that are available and the kids can enjoy a dip, provided the lifeguards are on patrol. 

This has got to one of the best things to do in Nerja and makes for some amazing quality time together, as a family. 

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2. Nerja Caves

Nerja Caves
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The ‘Nerja Caves,’ makes for one of the most intricate and well planned out cave systems in the world. It is believed that the caves were once used by the people of the Bronze Age and thus, remains a laurel of the past, even today. The ‘Neanderthals,’ or the ‘early civilizations,’ spent a great deal of time perfecting this cave system, during that time. 

As you make your way through the cave, you will witness some of the countless display of items that have been discovered, over the years. Every single one of these pieces holds great historical significance and thus, makes for some much sought after pieces of the past. The caves are a must-visit destination and make for one of the best things to do in Nerja.

Tourists also find themselves exploring a number of distinguished chambers, that are supposedly seem in sequence and makes for one of the greatest explorations here. After a little way through, you will find yourself at the ‘Sala del Cataclismo,’ at a height of about thirty meters. 

3. Balcón de Europa

Balcón de Europa
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The ‘Balcón de Europa,’ has been one of the most popular and talked about seafront verandas in the region. For those of you looking to truly soak in the local vibes and charm of the place, this has got to be the way to go. 

The place in itself plays a huge role when it comes to the local life that is experienced in Nerja. It was in the year eighteen eighty-five, that the region was termed as ‘Balcón de Europa,’ meaning ‘balcony of Europe.’ Tourists can witness a great number of people at the place during the course of any festival or special gathering in the region. This is one of the most unique things to do in Nerja. 

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4. Río Chillar

Río Chillar
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What most people do not know, remains the fact that the ‘Nerja Resort,’ is surrounded by a number of National Parks, all the way through. So if you’re someone who likes your bit of adventure and wouldn’t mind a trek or two, you’re in the right place. 

Tourists could make their way to the outskirts of the resort and find themselves amidst some excited and pumped up trekkers. The trail takes one all the way up to the Natural Park and makes for one of the best of things to do in Nerja. If you’re in Nerja for the very first time, this trek has got to be on your to-do list. 

The entire journey makes for one of the most exhilarating of experiences and takes about three hours to complete. The trek in itself is suitable for any age group, provided you’ve got the determination to survive all through. 

One of the best things about the trek is the fact that it is an all-year attraction and thus, makes for a great way to spend your Nerja experience. 

We hope this blog has given you a detailed understanding of the things to do in Nerja and has also kindled a spark in you to maybe plan a trip to the region, in the near future. Are you excited and pumped up already? We at Pickyourtrail would love to craft a personalised itinerary just for you. Check out some of our Spain Tour Packages and book your vacation right away. 

You could also feel free to reach out to us on  Whatsapp if you’re looking for a quick turn around. Start planning and happy travelling!

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