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Destination guide

Waterfront beauty in Nerja holiday lettings

A determination to keep things traditional has allowed Nerja to retain plenty of Andalusian charm. As resorts spring up all around it, this one stays low-key and – crucially – low-rise. The upshot is that the cacti-topped coastal hills are covered with charming Nerja holiday rentals with pools and terracotta-tiled roofs, not your usual blocks of condos. It's also nice that fishing boats still pepper the sea off Playa Calahonda and there's still room to laze next to the Med in the various pebble coves. Most of the crowds meet at the Balcony of Europe – a cool marine lookout that was once a 13th-century keep.

History

Historic sites near Nerja holiday rentals

In addition to the lovely beaches and natural areas, Nerja has a variety of historic sites to explore on your trip. Holiday lettings are available near places like the Aqueduct Eagle, a 19th-century aqueduct with multiple levels and dramatic architecture, and Museo de Nerja, a museum showcasing the history from paleolithic times to modern day. You may also enjoy Faro Torrox, a lighthouse on a Roman archaeological site with a museum of relics.

Things to do

Attractions near Nerja holiday lettings

The stunning views of the deep-blue Mediterranean Sea that are on offer from the lookout points of the Balcony of Europe are not to be missed. Most folks begin there, before seeking out the other attractions that surround Nerja holiday rentals. When you come to those, think about hopping to the Aquatropic Water Park around the coast, where the kids can whiz down winding slides while parents laze in bubbling pools. Think about delving in to the Nerja Caves for explorations through subterranean tunnels. Think about going wild in the Sierras de Tejeda, where hiking beneath bald peaks abounds.

Activities

Fun things to do near Nerja holiday homes

Nerja's top draw is the easy-going vibe of the Med. The whitewashed architecture means there's a sort of "old-world" echo to the place. Get lost and wander the cobbled streets, where shops touting everything from costa del fridge magnets to knock-off sunnies to ice-cream cones may be found. Head down to the seaside walks to pass sizzling Spanish seafood on the grills and sip cold ones to the sunset. After that, the Nerja Caves call on the other side of town, cutting deep underground with their stalactites and stalagmites.

Weather

Climate during your stay in Nerja holiday homes

Over 300 days of sun a year certainly means that Nerja is worthy of its place on the Costa del Sol. However, while the winters stay largely dry, it's the summer months that really magnetise the crowds. Families and beach hunters and couples all flock to Nerja holiday rentals between June and August, eager to soak up the unending rays and enjoy warmth of over 30 degrees. That makes spring – in May – and autumn – in September and October –great alternatives if you're keen to avoid the rush.

Natural features

On cliffs above the sea in Nerja

Nerja can charm outdoorsy types with its fusion of mountains and Med. The town itself is perched atop a series of rocky cliffs that tumble straight down to a sea of pearly blue and green. There are several pebble and sand coves in the centre, running from small Playa Calahonda to wave-lapped El Playazo in the west. Go inland, though, and the peaks appear. In fact, much of the city spills over into the Sierras de Tejeda, a vast park where waterfalls babble, and carved dolomite and limestone ridges drop to deep canyons.

Beaches

Top beach locales near Nerja holiday lettings

Nerja boasts beautiful beaches for families and couples. Holiday rentals are available near stunning locations like Burriana Beach, a bustling beachfront with boat rentals and a promenade with eateries and shops, and Playa de Maro, a sandy beach with grassy hills and clear waters for snorkelling and diving. You could also visit Beach Cantarrijan, a clothing-optional beach with calm surf and shady areas.

How to get there

How to get to and around Nerja

The nearest airport is in Granada (GRX-Federico Garcia Lorca), located 30.7 mi (49.4 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Nerja?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,072 holiday lettings around Nerja. From 1,191 villas to 1,737 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Nerja?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Nerja:

  • Nerja City Centre: 1,287 holiday homes
  • Chimenea: 1,063 holiday homes
  • Oasis del Capistrano: 670 holiday homes
  • Urbanización Ladera del Mar: 131 holiday homes
  • Urbanización La Noria: 182 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Nerja?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Nerja. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Nerja Beach: 2,508 holiday lettings
  • Balcon de Europa: 4,803 holiday lettings
  • Nerja Caves: 4,762 holiday lettings
  • Salon Beach: 4,810 holiday lettings
  • Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja: 4,819 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Nerja listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Nerja?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 1,191 Villas in Nerja. Our other popular types of Nerja holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 1,737 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 833 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 126 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Nerja?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3,095 holiday homes with pool available in Nerja. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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