Nerja, the coastal gem of the Axarquia, is right on the Mediterranean shoreline at the foothills of the Sierra De Tejada mountains, about thirty miles east of Malaga on the Costa Del Sol, and about forty minutes drive from the Airport (on the N340 motorway).
It has sandy beaches, impressive mountain scenery and is untouched by high rise developments typical elsewhere in Spain. With its mild climate you can enjoy yourself to the full all year round and take advantage of the relaxed way of life of a town that still retains much of the character of its Moorish past.
Nerja has a choice of beaches, Burriana, Calahonda, Torrecilla and Salon. The most popular is the Burriana where you will find plenty of places to eat lunch or enjoy an evening meal.
All the usual water sports including water skiing, scuba diving and sailing are available. From Burriana beach to the town runs a coastal path with fantastic views. Following the winding path brings you into the town where you will find the famous Balcon de Europa.
The Balcon, formerly a XI Century castle, is now a viewing point above the sea with panoramic views of the Mediterranean and the small coves and beaches below. This is the place to be at night where people promenade after a wonderful meal. You can either sit and watch with a nice cool drink, take a tour of the town by horse & trap or have your portrait drawn by one of the street artists.
Adjacent to the Balcon is the beautiful 17th century El Salvador Church constructed in Baroque-Mudejar style, where religious festivals such as Holy week (Easter) and Festival of San Juan and Carmen Day are celebrated in their own special way.
Another event of particular note is the acclaimed Nerja Caves Festival which takes place amongst Stalactites and Stalagmites that were formed millions of years ago. NerjaCaves are currently the third most visited monument in the whole of Spain.
The house is located on a delightful Andalucian 'pueblo' style development known as Nueva Nerja that retains all of its traditional character and forms part of the old fishing town of Nerja.
The house was fully refurbished in 2009; new kitchen, bathrooms and bedroom furniture. It is located in a secluded courtyard away from the main walkways; it has its own outdoor eating area equipped with table and chairs.
It is within two minutes of two swimming pools and a small shop selling day to day needs with a larger Spar supermarket just five minutes walk.
The two double bedrooms each have single beds and double wardrobes; there is additional space for a cot or an further single bed in the larger rear bedroom. Both bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans. The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, toaster, washer, oven, hob and large fridge/freezer; there is plenty of cutlery, crockery and glassware. The living room has two sofas, flat screen TV with UK digital land channels, DVD player and dining table. The living room also has a ceiling fan. There are two bathrooms; the ground floor wet room has a shower and the upstairs bathroom has a full bath with shower over.
All hot water and heating is via electricity thus avoiding old fashioned bottled gas. There are oil filled electric radiators for Winter use.
The house is ten minutes level walk from the centre of town and the mentioned Balcon de Europa, with its thriving cafes, tapas bars and haute cuisine restaurants. There is a multitude of street entertainment too with many concerts and recitals in the Summer months.
A similar walk will bring you to either of Burriana and Carabeo beaches (although Burriana is down a very steep hill).
Burriana beach also has a large number of beach restaurants to suit all tastes; the barbecued fish and huge dishes of paella are a specialty. Burriana beach will also offer you all you need in water sports including scuba diving, wind sailing and paragliding.
The typical Andalucian village of Frigiliana is also a short bus ride; cars are all but banned from this wonderful village of cobbled streets and whitewashed houses. Climb to the top of the village for spectacular views down over Nerja and the olive groves.
Nerja has managed to keep a lot of it's character, particularly the old part of town with narrow cobbled streets and Tapas Bars, small shops offering local produce of the area, including sweet wine, olive oil, honey and tropical fruits. There is also a wide range of international restaurants which offer a variety of menus to suit all tastes.
Lovers of the open air can enjoy the wonderful countryside in the area. Sierra Nevada (Europe's most Southerly Ski resort) is only two hours drive from Nerja so you can ski in the morning and be on the beach in the afternoon! For those who seek alternative activities, there is fishing, canoeing, hiking, cycling, horse riding and parascending and of course there is golf at Añoreta golf course which is twenty minutes drive and the Baviera golf course is even closer.
Nerja has something for everyone!