Nerja is one of the enclaves connecting the interior of the Axarquía region with the Mediterranean Sea. Its beaches are witnessed since the decades of expeditions of tourists from all corners of the world. Those who prefer to enjoy a beach day with the best services on foot of sand, find their place in the center of town, where dozens of restaurants await to try the local cuisine imbued with the flavours of the sea. Those seeking more tranquillity, meanwhile, can play hide and seek among the cliffs of Maro, a few meters from the center of Nerja, where you can discover small, winding wind protected coves and ideal for diving or kayaking.
Nature has turned Nerja in a privileged place, with the Cave of Nerja as the main exponent. It is a cave discovered in 1959 by five young and intrepid neighbours and has more than 100,000 cubic meters of history inside. Declared as the Property of Cultural Interest, researchers strive to certify that the Cave of Nerja keeps inside the first work of art known from the history of mankind. It is related with a set of paintings that could have been made by Neanderthals.
The beaches of Nerja receive every summer, the most prestigious nominations for its quality and services. The most famous of these is Burriana.
In addition to the water sports that can be performed on its beaches, Nerja hosts one of the most important spots of active tourism in the province of Malaga: Chillar River. With an average gradient of 7.3%, this river run every year thousands of hikers who trace their route in any season.
The subtropical climate of Nerja provides to its cuisine, an orchard with fruits such as avocado and mango, ideal for juicy and healthy salads at the same time. In addition, its pleasant temperature throughout the year, makes it possible that any time is good to taste soups and creams such as ajoblanco (cold garlic cream and almonds that is usually accompanied by grapes), the emblanco fish (light soup of whitefish), noodle casserole or snails of this region.
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