Latest Nerja News

The Council of Malaga estimates 4.5 million in damages of highways because of the storm


The president of the council of Malaga, Elías Bendodo, has declared today in the Subdelegation of the Government in Malaga, that the damages caused by the storm on the motorways of the provincial network amount to 4,5 million euros. Bendodo has reported in the press conference along with the subdelegate of the Government in Malaga, Miguel Briones, and the delegate …

Photographic Contest “Promoting Nerja”


This open contest has the purpose of replacing the photograph currently on file for the council of Tourism, with the winner’s piece of art. The competitors are advised that the theme for the exhibited photos must have the promotion of tourism in the municipality as a goal. Photographs will be selected, if they have captured this required theme in each …

A small tornado causes numerous damages in Benalmádena


The meteorological phenomenon affected Avenida de Tivoli in Arroyo de la Miel and Avenida de la Libertad damaging several trees and caused numerous material damage and making flooding worse. Benalmádena on the Costa del Sol, approximately 60 minutes east of Nerja, was one of the areas most affected by the huge rainfall and the wind. The emergency services received several …

Nerja’s recycling awareness is gaining momentum


Nerja is now even closer to meeting the challenge launched by Nerja Town hall and Ecoembes, the organization that takes care of the environment and promotes sustainability across packaging & recycling. The target is to increase by 10 % of the amount of packaging recycled from the previous year, which in case of Nerja was an 18,8 kilos average per …

Injured paraglider rescued after crashing at the foot of the mountain.


A wound paraglider had to be rescued by helicopter yesterday afternoon, after having an accident and crashing down at difficult access area of the Miel ravine. Several witnesses alerted 112 at 13:57, that they had seen a paraglider falling in an abrupt and difficult access zone, in the borders between Almuñecar (Granada) and Nerja. 1 12 emergency services notified local …

Four metre protected Thresher shark caught and sold to locals in Nerja


The Thresher Shark, a species on the verge of extinction, was allegedly caught accidentally, but then cut into pieces and sold to locals and businesses in the area. Although considered a delicacy and is highly valued, it is classified as endangered by the international union for the conservation of Nature. Thresher sharks although large, are considered harmless to humans, feeding …

Alert about new methods used by thieves


It may look strange if you spot it, and yet a few cardboard pieces carefully placed on doors of homes are the new methods that thieves are using to detect if there is anyone at home. The Police have warned through their Twitter account, about new signs used by thieves to break into certain houses. Using little pieces of cardboard …

Preventive talks, and the World Day Without Alcohol in educational centres


The Council for Youth of the town of Nerja, will present a seminar on training and information on alcohol consumption and its risks, to students of secondary schools of the town. This activity takes place on the World Day Without Alcohol, which is celebrated on November 15th. The Councillor for Youth Sara Rivas Martinez, said “Since we found that alcohol …

Conference about the effects of Brexit on residents is held at the Nerja Cultural Centre


The Residents Council of Nerja Town Hall, in cooperation with Blacktower Financial Management (International) Limited, offered a presentation in English at the Nerja Cultural Centre about the effects of Brexit on residents previously from the UK and foreigners. The processes and current news about Brexit were on the agenda, and the agreements between both Spain and England that came into …


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Workshop to promote the popularity of hotel companies in search engines


On November 15, 2016, at the Nerja Cultural Center, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a workshop will be held to offer practical ideas to improve internet promotion and discover how to take advantage of market trends to boost the industry in search engines. This workshop is aimed at the business sector related to accommodation: hotels, hostels, tourist apartments and …

Carlos Ariza is opening his exhibition “Vida”


Carlos Ariza, who many have labelled as “the painter of olives” was born in Velez-Malaga, in 1952. Since childhood, he loves drawing and painting, obtaining some prizes in different competitions, performed at school from elementary school. Axarquia painter who paints what he loves: his land. His brush sculpts endless trunks, aerial roots, and green fruits. And it does so from …

Nerja’s hotels hang sold out sign because of the Chanquete this Saturday


The city councillor for the Youth of Nerja’s Council, Sara Rivas Martínez, informs that all local hotels will be at maximum capacity this weekend, on the occasion of the celebration of Chanquete World Music, which will take place this Saturday at El Playazo beach. Festival’s ticket offices will be open from 16’00 hours at the entrance, located in the very …

All Pop Musicial Tribute Show

Musical Tribute Show in Nerja

Musical Tribute Show “All Pop” will be held on Saturday 25th June in Nerja, featuring popular classics such as Elvis, The Beatles, Robbie Williams, Michael Jackson & more.

400 Kilos of Snails to be given out this Sunday at Festival

Riogordo Festival Snails

This coming Sunday sees the small town of Riogordo celebrate the festival of the ‘Day of the Snail’ or in Spanish ‘Día del Caracol de Riogordo.’ This culinary celebration will see the town distribute 400 kilos of snails to the estimated 5000 attendees. Visitors are invited to taste this local dish prepared from land snails cooked in stock and spices such …

Maro Carnival 2016

Maro Carnival

The village of Maro celebrates its annual carnival on Saturday February 13th 2016, commencing at 17:30 and continuing until midnight.