Nerja AREA GUIDE
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Quick view of what is included on this page:
Map of the location of Nerja.
Nerja property view.
General description of Nerja.
Google earth image of Nerja.
Google earth free download.
Virtual tours of Nerja.
Arriving by car; including recommendation for the best rent a car agency.
Arriving by train; including times and prices.
Arriving by bus; including times and prices.
Arriving by taxi; including laws regarding passengers, location of taxi stand and prices.
Weather in Nerja.
Webcams in Nerja.
Recommended restaurants in Nerja.
Look for books about Nerja at Amazon's online shop.
Things to do in Nerja.
Church services in Nerja.
Local market days in Nerja.
Useful phone numbers.
Contact us if you have anything to add about Nerja.
Click here to see the location of Nerja on the Via Michelin map.
NERJA PROPERTY VIEW:
Nerja is the property hot spot of all beach resorts on the western end of the Costa del Sol. The town is, like all villages west of Malaga, less developed than the eastern tip of Málagas Costa del Sol. There are no high-rise buildings in the area, and very few hotels. If you are interested in property to the west of Malaga and you want to get as much value for money as possible, then forget Nerja and look elsewhere. If location is more important for you, than definitely buy in the Nerja area. The beautiful town has got more to offer than any other resort on the western side of Malaga!
The top ten cities and resorts for property prices, as published by the 'euro-weekly' newspaper 19th - 25 October 2006 is:
1. Marbella, 2. Seville, 3. Cadiz, 4. Nerja property, 5. Málaga, 6. Fuengirola, 7. Estepona, 8. Nerja, 9. Granada, 10. Benalmadena.
Link to this article "Building boom is back on the Costa del Sol"
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF NERJA:
Nerja is situated 55 kilometres from Malaga, on the eastern part of the Costa del Sol. It is a very attractive, white town (20.000 inhabitants) that still retains its traditional Andalusian Character. We definitely consider the former fishing town as one of the coasts most pleasant places to live or to spend holidays!
Flanked by a dramatic mountain range (Sierra Almijara), the town has managed to keep its original character. Nerja is surrounded by farmland and in the white village you will not find any buildings more than three floors high. The old part of the town is still virtually unchanged with narrow, winding streets and whitewashed houses. This area, full of interesting shops, restaurants and bars, dates from the 14th century and is built in a typical Moorish style.
Nerja boasts 17 kilometres of sandy beaches and sparkling clear water. All water sports are available in Nerja, including scuba diving, water skiing and sailing. The main beach 'Burriana Playa', has well maintained swimming and sunbathing facilities.
A must for anyone visiting Nerja is a IX-century fortification called ´The balcony of Europe´. In the very heart of Nerja, this magnificent promenade along the edge of a towering cliff is the place to be. Enjoy the sweeping panoramic views of the Mediterranean, the many bars and restaurants and the little street market at night time!
There is no golf course in Nerja. However, the Med Development Group have won the bid to build an 18 hole golf course. Nerja property guide info.
For information on golf courses close to Nerja, see our property golf course page.
Virtual tours of Nerja.property
Google Earth image of Nerja property
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NEAREST AIRPORT: Málaga (Nerja property)
ARRIVING BY CAR: to your Nerja property
You will have no trouble getting to your Nerja property by car, as Malaga airport is linked with the town. Take the N-340 coastal motorway in the direction of Malaga and Motril. Estimated time: forty minutes (depending on traffic).
We do however suggest that you buy a good map!
Detailed map and instructions from Málaga airport to Nerja:
*OUR RECOMMENDED RENT A CAR COMPANY IS HERTZ:
One of the most globally recognised travel brands, Hertz is the world's largest and longest established vehicle rental. A pioneer in car rental, Hertz invented the fly-drive concept and many initiatives since.
As testimony of its dedication to service, Hertz has won numerous awards around the world over the past, including the prestigious 2005 Readers Digest Award for most Trusted Car Hire brand in the UK.
ARRIVING BY TRAIN:
There is no train going to Nerja property
ARRIVING BY BUS: Nerja property.
There is no direct connection between Malaga airport and Nerja.
To get to your Nerja property, take the airport bus (number 19 Aeropuerto) that leaves outside the arrivals area. This bus will take you to the Málaga bus station.
Timetable: From Málaga airport to Málaga bus station: 07.30 – 24.00 every thirty minutes.
From Málaga bus station returning to the airport. 06.30 – 22.30 every thirty minutes.
MÁLAGA BUS STATION - NERJA PROPERTY
07:00 08:15 09:15 10:30 11:00 11:45 12:30 13:00 14:15 15:15 16:30 17:30 18:45 19:30 20:15 20:45 21:30
NERJA - MÁLAGA BUS STATION
06:30 07:30 08:30 08:55 10:10 10:30 11:10 11:55 12:40 13:40 14:55 16:10 17:10 18:10 18:40 19:40 20:40 21:45 23:00
From Málaga Bus Station, purchase a ticket from the Alsina Graels Bus Company office.
ARRIVING BY TAXI:
There are taxis right outside the door of the airport, ready to take you to your Nerja property. This is by far the most comfortable option.The prices are divided into two categories.
Work days between 6am and 10pm: approximately 0,9 Euros for every kilometre.
Between 10 pm and 6am, Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, the whole day; approximately 1,01 Euros every kilometre. A taxi should cost you approximately 60 Euros depending on the category and the exact area within Nerja.
A taxi carries four passengers. Babies must use their own security baby chair, small children under 135cm. must use their own booster seat, and children under 140 cm must not sit in the front. Most Spanish taxi drivers will allow children without their own security chair, because if the police stop you on your journey, you pay the fine, not him!
If you want a book a taxi online with a private taxi company, click here.
THE WEATHER IN NERJA:
WEBCAMS IN NERJA: PROPERTY
RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS: NEAR YOUR NERJA PROPERTY
This information is taken from the Spanish yellow pages. If you see a listing of 90 restaurants, at least you will have an idea of the size of the town, you are thinking of buying a property in, where as if you see a listing of two, think about buying some hens, as your Nerja property will be in a very remote place!
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THINGS TO DO IN NERJA:
When you are staying in the Nerja area you must the visit the famous ´Cuevas de Nerja´. The caves were accidentally discovered by a group of youngsters in 1959 and opened to the public the following year. There are cave paintings, giant stalactites and stalagmites (the largest is 32 metres high and 18 metres in diameter!) to be seen and, because of the exceptional acoustics in the huge chambers, concerts are regularly held here. The Festival of Music and Dance takes place in July.
Address: Carretera de Maro
Telephone number: 95 252 95 20
Open daily: 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 18:30
The Balcony of Europe.
Another must for anyone visiting Nerja is a IX century fortification called ´The balcony of Europe´. In the very heart of Nerja, this magnificent promenade along the edge of a towering cliff is the place to be. Enjoy the sweeping panoramic views of the Mediterranean, the many bars and restaurants and the little street market at night time!
If you’ve always wanted to try scuba diving – then jump in! Here’s your chance to breathe underwater– just go along to Burriana Beach and check it out. Full PADI courses for children and adults, night dives or just day excursions – the choice is yours.
Church of england / Episcopal church:
Almuñécar: Fisherman’s Chapel, Chinasol H.C. Sunday 9.30.
Vicar in charge; Reverend Dr. Ronald Saunders.
Torre del Mar: Sunday 10.30 at Lux Mundi.
Torre del Mar: Lux Mundi 2nd Ecumenical Centre,
C/Casa de la Viña 4.
Saturdays Mass, winter 5 p.m., summer 6 p.m.
Torrox Costa: Kingdom Hall, Local 17, Urb Costa de Oro.
Sunday 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m.
Torre del Mar: Calle Infantes, Conjuntos Islas del Sol.
Sunday 17.00, Scandinavian language,
Evangelical church / baptist church:
Nerja: Fellowship of the King Pasaje San Miguel,
Open Wednesday. 10-1.
Telephone: 958 658439 or www.ftk-spain.org.
LOCAL MARKET DAYS IN NERJA:
Thursday - between the Verano Azul Park and the Beach.
USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR YOUR STAY IN NERJA:
Radio Taxis Nerja.
(*Remember the telephonists don't normally speak very good English so limit the conversation to telling her clearly where you are!)
Telephone: 952 520 537
Police 091 (free phone)
Ambulance 061 (free phone)
Sea rescue 900 202 202 (free phone)
Emergency operator 112 Fire, ambulance or police (free phone)
Crime report (English speaking) (for tourists and Nerja property owners alike)
902 102 112 (local phone call)
Fire Brigade 952 558 091 (local phone call)
Nerja municipal tourist office: 952 521 531 (local phone call)
Bus Station 952 521 504 (local phone call)
Town Hall 95 252 04 04 (local phone call)
Town council 952 520 090 (for tourists and Nerja property owners alike)
Cultural Centre: 952 523 863 (for tourists and Nerja property owners alike)
Water Supply: 952 520 400 (local phone call)
Electricity company: 952 521 531 (local phone call)
British Consulate in Málaga
Address: Calle Mauricio Moro Pareto Number 2 - 2nd floor
Telephone number: 95 235 23 00 (local phone call)
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