15 Best Things to Do in Nerja (Spain)

Nerja is a family resort on the far eastern edge of the Costa del Sol. In this rocky and less touristy part of the region skyscrapers are replaced by low-rise apartments and discreet hotels.

Yet there’s no lack of things for families to get up to: You can explore natural or man-made landmarks, laze on a plethora of beaches, take part in all kinds of water sports, play a round of golf or have fun at a water park.

Nerja is also bordered by  two large natural parks, allowing you to venture into the wilderness right from the edge of the resort, in a way that isn’t possible at the Costa del Sol’s more built-up destinations.

Let’s have a look at the best things to do in Nerja:

1. Playa de Burriana

Playa de Burriana

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Playa de Burriana

If you’re in Nerja for a beach holiday this is the place you’ll return to time and again.

Playa de Burriana is the largest and best-equipped beach in the resort, with a long and wide strip of pale sand.

In the summer there are floating slides in the water for kids, and lifeguards are on patrol from April to late-September.

Behind the beach is a paved promenade with a long line of chiringuitos (Spanish beach bars), and further back on Camino de Burriana is a very international assortment of bars and eateries.

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