237
trips planned in the last hour
8.9
out of 10
Trustscore rating
©

Nerja trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Nerja

3.5
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. It belongs to the comarca of La Axarquía. It is on the country's southern Mediterranean coast, about 50 km east of Málaga.Under Muslim rule, its name was Narixa, which means "abundant source" and is the origin of the current name.HistoryNerja has a long history, evidenced by the primitive paintings found in its famous Nerja caves, discovered in 1959. These caves are now believed to be just one entrance to a linked series of potholes stretching many miles into the mountains between Nerja and Granada, and which may yet prove to be one of the most extensive unexplored systems in Europe. Visitors to the caves will be able to view the remains of one of the ancient inhabitants of Nerja.The Romans built here three settlements, including Detunda, of which now large remains can be seen. The area was later taken over by the Arabs in the early 8th century. Under the Moors, the town was known as Narixa, which means "abundant spring", from which the present name derives.Its agricultural and silk products are said to have been famed throughout the Muslim world and in the markets of Damascus as early as the 10th century.
Nerja is in Costa del Sol. With the Inspirock online itinerary creator, Nerja and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Nerja

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Nerja

View all >
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h
4.1
Duration: 3​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Kid-friendly things to do in Nerja

4.3
Duration: 4​h
4.3
Duration: 3​h
4.4
Duration: 3​h
4.3
Duration: 3​h

Beaches in Nerja

3.9
Duration: 3​h
3.6
Duration: 4​h
3.2
Duration: 3​h
2.1
Duration: 3​h

Side trips from Nerja

4.9
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Nerja

4.2
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h

Nature in Nerja

4.7
Duration: 2​h
1.0
Duration: 2​h

Where to stay in Nerja

Luxury and economy hotels line the water at Burriana Beach, the most popular beach in the city. For a stay in the center of the action, consider lodging at Carabeo Beach along the town's main promenade. Lodging in El Capistrano Village, a recreation of a traditional village, offers a peaceful respite in white-washed buildings among flower gardens.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Nerja

12 days in South of Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in South of Spain BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Spain BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Spain BY A USER FROM CANADA September, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Andalucia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Spain BY A USER FROM BELGIUM July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Porto & Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 42 days in Spain BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in South of Spain BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Andalucia BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in Spain BY A USER FROM SPAIN May, outdoors, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Andalucia BY A USER FROM PALESTINE July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans