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
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.