What to know before visiting Nerja. Typical questions

Here we have prepared a list of typical questions, queries about Nerja, resolved doubts from other people, advice and tips for your visit to Nerja.

Frequently asked questions from those who visit Nerja

What is the best way to get to Nerja from Malaga airport?

The easiest way to get to Nerja from Malaga airport is to take a direct bus that leaves regularly from the bus station in the center of Malaga. You have to take a train from the airport to the center of Malaga. And then a bus from Malaga station to Nerja. Travel time is approximately one hour.

What is the fastest way to get to Nerja from Malaga airport?

Book a taxi or direct transfer from Malaga airport to your hotel or Airbnb in Nerja. You can reserve a transfer at the best price in the reservation form here. It is paid upon arrival. Book here: Nerja transfers

What are the best beaches to visit in Nerja?

Nerja has several stunning beaches, but the most popular are Burriana, Playa Torrecilla and Playa Calahonda. All of them offer beautiful crystal clear waters and services such as restaurants and hammock rentals. You can also visit the beaches of Calahonda, Carabeo and the Salon on the Balcon de Europa.

What tourist sites can you visit in Nerja?

In Nerja, it is worth visiting the famous Cueva de Nerja, a cave complex with impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations. You can also explore the famous Balcón de Europa, a viewpoint with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. We recommend you book a free tour to get to know Nerja with our local expert guides. Book here for free: NERJA FREE TOURS

What is the best time to visit Nerja?

Nerja enjoys a mild climate all year round, but the best time to visit is usually during spring and early autumn, when temperatures are milder and crowds are thinner. Also the prices of rentals and hotels are cheaper. But, if you visit Nerja in summer. You will see the beaches in all their splendor.

Are there accommodation options in Nerja for all budgets?

Yes, Nerja offers a wide variety of accommodation options to suit all budgets. You can find everything from luxury hotels to cheaper apartments and hostels. To reserve an apartment we recommend you book directly with the owners here – Owners Direct – and to reserve hotels you can see the best options here www.nerjalovers.com/hotels/

Are restaurants open in winter?

Yes, there are restaurants open. Normally some restaurants and hotels close for 1 month for staff rest, cleaning, maintenance. But they don’t all close at the same time. There are always options open to enjoy Nerja.

What is the typical food of Nerja?

Nerja cuisine is based on fresh products from the Mediterranean Sea. The most typical dishes include Pescaíto Frito, a fried fish specialty, and seafood paella. It is also recommended to try the famous muscat wine of the region. Don’t forget to order seafood dishes, paella, sardine skewers, pilpil shrimp, Malaga salad, fried anchovies and ham tapas.

Is it safe to swim on the beaches of Nerja?

Yes, Nerja beaches are generally safe for swimming. However, it is important to take into account the safety instructions and respect the warnings about currents and tides. At some times of the year there are jellyfish warnings. But in general the beaches of Nerja are safe and it is wonderful to swim all year round.

Nerja, Costa del Sol – Photo by @ nerja holiday

Does Nerja have night entertainment options?

Yes, Nerja has a wide range of bars and clubs where you can enjoy live music and a lively atmosphere. The city center is especially known for its vibrant nightlife. You can enjoy bars and summer terraces.

Are there places near Nerja that can be visited on day trips?

Yes, from Nerja you can easily access nearby places such as Frigiliana, a charming white town, and the caves in the town of Maro. It is also recommended to take excursions to the cities of Malaga and Granada.

What is the best way to explore Nerja and its surroundings?

Nerja is an incredibly walkable city, so the best way to explore it is on foot. You can also rent bicycles or use the local bus service to get around the area. If you want greater freedom of movement we recommend rent a scooter in Nerja.

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