Nerja is on the seashore 50 kilometres from Málaga on the N340 coastal highway.
Known for the spectacular Balcón de Europa, the "Balcony of Europe", a magnificent promenade along the edge of a towering cliff, once the site of the great Moorish castle, with sweeping panoramic views of the Mediterranean and the small coves and beaches below.
The most spectacular attraction is undoubtedly its fascinating caves, located just three kilometers from the center of town in Maro. They include archaeological treasures such as paintings over 20,000 years old and other pre-historic remains. One of the enormous natural caverns has been transformed into a concert hall, where many performances are staged during the summer and it's home for the world's widest column.
Nerja is a pretty resort, which hasn't been over-developed, although this can mean finding accommodation isn't alwasy easy. There are a number of narrow, winding streets with roadside vendors selling fruit and vegetables directly from their front door.
There are plenty of restaurants and bars providing ample choice for a variety of tastes. It is well located for visiting the remainder of Andalucia, Granada and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.