Things to do in Nerja for the More Older and Wiser of us

Have you ever considered going to Nerja? Referred to as the “jewel of the Costa del Sol”, Nerja is a very sophisticated resort. Although it is popular with young families, those who are a little more mature will find plenty to do there too. It’s busy in the summer, but you’ll soon realise that it still has a very laid back feel to it. Here are the best things to do for the 50+ while holidaying in Nerja:

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Trek Along The Rio Chillar

Nerja is very famous for it’s beaches, however; you’ll be able to take some amazing hikes in the countryside that surrounds it. There’s a favourite with people who holiday here – the 5km trek along the Rio Chillar river.

When it’s summer time, you can have a cool down in one of the many pools – but it’s advisable that you stay away if its been raining. Otherwise, it’s not too challenging but a lot of fun!

Nerja Feria

Nerja Feria is a fiesta that lasts for around a week, and you’ll usually find people eating, drinking, and being very merry. It’s held to commemorate the Virgen de las Angustias and San Miguel Arcangel in the middle of October – so there’s still time to book if you’re interested! There are plenty of apartments in Nerja so you won’t have to worry about finding a place to stay either.

Events will go on until the early hours of the morning, but there are plenty of 50 somethings that join in with the festivities.

Relax On The Famous Beaches

Nerja originally became a resort because of it’s beautiful beaches. Here you’ll be able to watch the fishing boats as they sail past and even get a taste of the original Mediterranean. The landscape is beautiful so don’t forget your camera!

Explore The Nerja Caves

Exploring the Nerja caves is a must on your visit, and another time you should definitely take your camera. Here, you can view the world’s largest stalagmite , which is a whopping 32 metres high. Nerja caves are one of the countries most visited tourist attractions, but you’ll only see why once you arrive.

Play Tennis

Nerja has a few great tennis courts, perfect for couples who enjoy a game or two! If you enjoy staying active even when on holiday then you can’t miss a game on one of these courts.

Shop At The Markets

There are weekly markets in Nerja, one held on a Tuesday and the other on a Sunday. They are well worth a visit to find a few souvenirs and bargains!

Balcon de Europa

Here you’ll enjoy some amazing views and be able to get an idea of Nerja’s history. King Alfonso visited Nerja in the year 1885, where he coined the term “Balcon de Europa”, meaning “Balcony of Europe”.

Everyone who visits just seems to fall in love with this place, and often comes to stay more than once. You won’t regret joining them and enjoying the activities listed above!

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