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Papagayo Beach, Nerja

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Papagayo Beach is a picturesque beach with soft, white sand and turquoise waters. The beach is surrounded by rock cliffs, although paths have been created for easy access. The water is great for swimming, even for children, as it is shallow and calm. Take your snorkeling gear and wade out to view exotic fish through the glassy water. Parasols and beach chairs aren’t readily available, so be prepared to bring your own equipment. Take a look at our Nerja trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Papagayo Beach and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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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.
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  • This beach is set right in the centre of town and you need to descend quite a few stairs to get there. This may be a problem if you are carrying a lot of beach equipment but there are sun beds for ren...  more »
  • Lovely beach but ruined by being covered in sanitary pads, tampons, human excrement etc from the local sewage works!! Disgusting.  more »
  • Calahonda is lovely little beach, always busy and is featured in hundreds of photographs, postcards and artwork over many decades. Papagayo café was one of the best outdoor eating establishments in Ne...  more »