Nerja is one of the most important tourist town on the Costa del Sol. Beautifully maintained, it has a unique cliffs, Maro, with high quality beaches.
Quiet and cosmopolitan city , Nerja has many pedestrian streets where you can stroll and shop . Inevitably visit the Balcon de Europa, a beautiful viewpoint to the Mediterranean . Besides its natural beauty, Nerja has a real archaeological gem : La Cueva de Nerja , called “natural cathedral of the Costa del Sol ” , is 750 meters from the coast, about 200 meters above sea level. The cavity open to the public has an area of about 140,000 square meters , with a maximum length of 700 meters. But the most appealing is the large column in the Hall of Cataclysm with a height of 60 meters and a diameter of 18 meters, formed by the merger of stalactites and stalagmites. A natural spectacle not to be missed when visiting Nerja.
La Cueva de Nerja is not only famous for its archaeological sites and stone formation , but also for its International Festival of Music and Dance , which is repeated every year during the month of July, festival of great quality and gorgeous surroundings.
If you are a golf enthusiast , feel free to visit one of three nearby golf courses:
And for fans of the racquet, the racquet Tennis ClubClub de Tenis La raqueta offers tennis and paddle tennis courts where you can enjoy private or group lessons.
Nerja also offers the possibility of 4 × 4 routes enjoy the most beautiful views of the surroundings of Nerja , where you have the chance to see its flora and fauna.
Scuba diving is another attraction of Nerja. Diving Costa Nerja Buceo Costa Nerja open all year, is one of the best centers to practice this modality with a family atmosphere that has PADI certified to ensure quality education . It offers courses for all levels , from beginners to instructors. Whether you want to start in this world as if you want to improve your technique. Buceo Costa Nerja is the only center in Nerja offering boat diving bottles and enriched air nitrox .
Natural Park Sierras de Tejada y Alhama Almijara
The summits of the Natural Park of Sierra Tejeda, Alhama Almijara and make a natural border between the provinces of Malaga and Granada . The Tejeda and Almijara side of Malaga are located in the heart of the Axarquia . Alhama corresponds to the western part of the province of Granada . Tejeda From the peak you can spot from its 2065 meters above sea level, spectacular views of the Mediterranean coast and the neighboring mountains , frequented by hikers and mountaineers.
In these mountains the white and gray tones of ridges and ravines , a consequence of abundant marble dominate the area . The decomposition of these rocks creates arenas where pine forests adapt and are the most widespread ecosystem , consisting of Aleppo , negrales and even Corsican pines. In the highest and shady areas also appear Pyrenean oaks and maples.
Tejeda ‘s name comes from what these trees were abundant than in the past. There is currently a tejeda , the southernmost of the Iberian Peninsula and one of the best of Andalusia, which can be seen in the rise to Leaping Horse.
In these places , trees and rocks, is surprisingly easy during the flight to large eagles such as Bonelli real or . Great interest has the population of ibex, an Iberian sole species in the park that has one of the largest in the country.
Rivers and streams descend rapidly down the slopes of these mountains , offering spectacular jumps , as The Petrified trees where water mineralized limestone antique trunks. In other cases , waters give rise to some of the most impressive gorges , called here Cahorros . Other geological elements that stand out are the Nerja cave , declared National Monument , and the chasm of Maroma.
Although this space came together diverse cultures, three saws have a strong Muslim heritage , with white villages scattered valleys and inaccessible mountains . The Granada setting retains the imprint of the last holdouts in Nasrid Spain . Its fertile land , rich in the production of tropical fruits like Otívar , mark its gastronomy. Traditional dishes are the saw, bushmeat, kid or making artisanal goat cheeses
On the other hand it has an interesting Alhama and ethnographic monumental set of Roman origin, Andalusian and Moorish facades and twisted lime arches, stairways and towers.
The Axarquia , marking Moorish character , has one of the most representative examples of architecture in the Minaret Village Torre Salares . Another attraction of the Malaga region can be enjoyed in the form of wine and muscatel raisins, the Noche del Vino de Competa a good opportunity to taste these wines.
Cliffs Natural Park of Maro and Cerro Gordo
From the viewpoint of the Torre de Maro enjoying the spectacular Cliffs Natural Park of Maro -Cerro Gordo. The panorama is composed of steep cliffs interspersed with small beaches and coves inaccessible while on the slopes of the mountain hanging stunning terraced fields at high altitudes.
This enclave extends from the costal watchtower Maro to Calaiza Creek and also includes a marine area of great ecological value . Performing the path enters the forest Canuelo is going through Mediterranean scrub and forest stands of Aleppo pine, along with uncommon species such as balearicas buxus . This toxic shrub withstands extreme temperatures and can live more than five hundred years. The presence of birds such as sandpipers and gulls , accompanied during the tour.
Going down to the beach, the cliffs are observed in relatively recent agricultural uses, such as the cultivation of tropical fruits. These new ingredients have been introduced in the traditional cuisine of the area, diversifying and enriching .
Near the Natural Park is the Cave of Nerja comprising various galleries, you will find countless stalactites, columns and waterfalls. In this place , they have also found important archaeological sites of the Paleolithic : various human and votes remains, cave paintings , ceramics . Other visits may be the Tower of Guard , known as the Balcony of Europe , the Aqueduct of Eagle in the Barranco de la Coladilla or the remains of a Roman road in the ravine plunge Maro.
Al offshore from beaches like Cantarriján , can enjoy caves and steep funds they inhabit a large number of plant species, as well as a rich variety of marine life. Highlights include extensive Posidonia . In his coat live corals, sponges and a wide variety of fish, some colorful or spectacular as the damsel fish like sunfish . A boat tour allows visitors to get close to inaccessible places and beautiful . Along the way you can spot the jumps and somersaults of dolphins that cross the Mediterranean while flying over the cliffs , stalking prey can be identified as the lesser kestrel or swift peregrine falcon.
It located about 60 km. east of Malaga, Nerja town benefits from a particular position, besides being the most easterly point of the Costa del Sol. On one side is the Mediterranean Sea with its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters, and on the other the Sierras de Almijara, Tejeda and Alhama, a mountain resort rugged beauty. These mountains were used by pastoralists and mining for decades and now have left hundreds of kilometers between roads and trails with different difficulty levels, used for hiking.
Mythical ascent to the peak of Heaven, which 1,508 meters above sea level rises, just six kilometers from the coast in a straight line. The difficulty of the climb, with a height of 1200 meters in just 6.93 km, is more than offset by the satisfaction that completion and contemplation of the immense views of the Axarquía and sea between European and African coasts.
Traspasaremos successive places that increasing elevation determined, and we can see in them the multitude of details that distinguish and enrich. Gradually, the grove is gone and we will be surrounded by gorse and rosemary. Zigzagging reach a pass at a height of 1,090 meters, where the road turns sharply into a horseshoe bend. our right is a natural viewpoint from which we have views towards the area of Granada. We can see La Herradura, Almuñécar, Motril and to Cape Sacratif. We continue the path, simpre with the sight of Heaven before us. The final part of the trail is the hardest, as the slope increases abruptly and legs are resentful of accumulated ascent. At the summit the trail ends and begins a true symphony of sensations.
The pleasure of having accomplished the ascent binds to behold if the day is spacious and amazing panoramic permite- horizons. Dominaremos entire mountainous axis of Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama, with peaks Navachica, the Lucero, El Cisne, El Almendrón, Altos de la Mina and Maroma. At our feet, Cerro Cabeza del Caballo (southeast) or the Tagus Boat (west) and the ravine of Colmarejos, where even a magnificent oak grove and a spectacular pine forest with specimens of pine and negral more conserved appears a hundred years. Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean Sea make backdrop to the northeast and south respectively. Hopefully even beyond, we can see the African coast. about 2 hours 30 min takes. to climb if fitness is not too bad. There are people who do it in 3h.30 min. because of the hardness of the route.