Recreational use of the Chillar River is forbidden

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Following the recent easing of the lockdown rules  there has been a massive increase in the number of people hiking around the Chillar River. As a result, Nerja Town Hall has decided that recreational use of the area is prohibited for the present time.  The ban also includes its connection with the upstream Higuerón River for all recreational purposes. Nerja …

The Nerja caves have reopened

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The Cueva de Nerja has reopened to the public. The caves will be operating under its regular opening times from 09:30 to 16:30 and from June 23 until September 8, from 09:30 to 19:00. While only able to operate at a third of standard capacity the Nerja Cave Foundation will limit the number of visitors to 120 per hour rather …

Nerja beaches are now open as the area moves to ease the lockdown restrictions

Carabeo Beach Nerja

The councillor for Nerja beaches, Francisco Arce, has set out recommendations for the use and enjoyment of the town’s beaches during Phase 2. These recommendations are based on national and regional regulations for the responsible use of beaches.  The councillors recommendations include: Showering before coming to and after the beach.  The diligent washing of hands with soap and water or …

New showers and toilets for Nerja beaches

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Nerja Town Hall has approved a proposal that will see seven new sets of showers and toilets being installed on the beaches of the town. Councilman for Nerja beaches Francisco Arce said that due to the state of emergency imposed after the outbreak of the coronavirus the project was put on hold. Now as Spain begins to come out of …

Malaga museums and galleries are now open

Centre Pompidou

Following their closure to the public due to the coronavirus Malaga’s famous museums and galleries are now once more open to the public as Spain comes out of a state of emergency that was brought in to stop the spread of COVID-19. The Carmen Thyssen museum, the Russian Museum, the Centre Pompidou and Museo Picasso Málaga reopened on Tuesday as …

Nerja street to be closed to traffic during the summer

Nerja street to be closed to traffic during the summer

In an effort to help boost trade and tourism Nerja Town Hall has decided to close Calle Diputación, from six in the evening until three in the morning. This measure will come into force from the 28th May and last until 31st October.  It is hoped that as the street will be free of motor vehicles and pedestrian-friendly that local …

Nerja to re-open sports facilities

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Now that Nerja has entered phase one of the climb-down from the government-imposed state of emergency, Councillor for Sports, Daniel Rivas, says that the Municipal Sports Centre and tennis courts are open. The athletics track at the Enrique López Cuenca Stadium will only be available to athletes recognised by the Consejo Superior de Deportes. To access the track athletes must …

Malaga tourist hot spot to reopen in June

Caminito del Rey

Malaga has announced that one of its top attractions will be open to the public from June 12. The famous “Kings Path” the Caminito del Rey will initially only open from Friday to Sunday with a limit of 550 tickets available each day to avoid overcrowding and the possible spread of the coronavirus. The Diputacion of Malaga confirmed that it …

Tuesday’s outdoor market not ready to reopen

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Nerja’s Tuesday outdoor market will remain closed at the request of the market traders. Spain lessened the restrictions to outdoor markets, allowing them to open with 75% fewer vendors than usual while limiting public access to a third of its overall capacity. Given these severe restrictions members of the Unión Nacional de Empresas del Comercio Ambulante, UNECA and the Asociación …

It is now obligatory use of face masks in public spaces

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When making the announcement earlier this week, the Spanish government has included the wearing of face masks in public spaces. This is in addition to an earlier rule that applied to public transport. According to the government order, face masks must be worn while out on the street and any area which is open to the public where it is …