Things to do in Nerja

There are lots of outdoor activities and fun things to do in and around Nerja

Apart from the obvious attractions of sun, sand, sangria and sea, Nerja and the surrounding area offers a variety of activities from walking to horseback riding, kayaking to retail therapy (no mean achievement!).

Parasailing, Nerja

A trip to the fabulous Nerja Caves – Cuevas de Nerja – is an absolute must for anyone visiting the town.

Nerja Caves



Pedalo, Burriana beach, Nerja

Playa Burriana – Burriana beach – during the summer season, basically from June to October.


Buceo Nerja Costa
Playa Burriana
Tel: 952528610


Playa Burriana
Tel: 615974716

Banana Boat

Banana boat, Burriana beach, Nerja

Playa Burriana – Burriana beach – during the summer season, basically from June to October.


Things to do in Nerja

Jet Ski on Burrian Beach

Jetski hire is available on Burriana beach – Playa Burriana, during the summer season.

Swimming Pool (Indoor)

Estadio Municipal Enrique Lopez Cuenca see also Swimming Pool
Tel: 952527280

Something completely different

If you are in Nerja on May 15th, the Festival of San Isidro, and you have reasonable experience riding horses, why not join in the festivities on horseback!

San Isidro, Nerja

Rent a horse for the day, get decked up in your finery and join the procession, it’s great fun.

It’s a whole day experience and will probably set you back about €100, but worth every penny.

You will need to book in advance as it is a very popular activity.

Outdoor Activities


Petanca, Nerja

Parque Verano Azul
Plaza Fabrica de los Cangrejos
Tel: 952521729


Tenis Club La Raqueta
Ctra. N-340 Km 293 junto Urb. Capistrano / In Front of Hotel Nerja Club
Tel: 952520948

Polideportivo Municipal
Calle Carlos Millón
Tel: 952527280
Email: [email protected]

Calle Almunécar, 8
Tel: 952520050

Ctra N-340 Km 289,5
Tel: 952522300

Horse Riding

On horseback is an ideal, relaxing way to see the beautiful Andalucían countryside and the various riding stables cater for all levels, from beginner to advanced.

Horse riding

Contact: jone jauregui
Tel: (0034) 626737497

Cortijo Hidalgo
Tel: (0034) 630 266 239

Outside Nerja

Rock Beach Ranch
(0034) 664 016 069

Caballos de los Llanos
(0034) 958 064 130

Buggy Tours

Explore the picturesque countryside of the Axarquia in a two seater Buggy, an adventure for all the family.

Buggy Tours, Nerja

Cortijo Algarrobo Pagomedia,
29788 Frigiliana, Malaga
Tel: (0034) 653 635 180
[email protected]

Jeep Tours

Organised Jeep Tours are another way to see the beautiful countryside around Nerja.

Jeep Tours, Nerja

Life Adventure
Tel: 95 252 59 20
Tel: 677 894 002

Trail Riding and Motocross Adventure days

Tours are set up for both novice and experienced riders and everything in between, and you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery which includes wet and dry river beds, high mountain trails and plunging valleys. You will be riding the latest Yamaha WRF range of high quality 4-stroke motorbikes.


Tel: 0034 627 834 430

Tours and Excursions

PCB Tours

Sit back and relax in our luxurious air conditioned minibus as we take you in comfort through the spectacular Andalucian countryside. Day tours, excursions, skiing trips, boat charters and more.
Let us show you the real Spain …

PCB Tours

Nerja 4 Kids

For families with children, especially younger ones, check out the Nerja 4 Kids section to see what Nerja has to offer and for some ideas and suggestions to keep them occupied and amused.

El Pinarillo

El Pinarillo is a picnic and barbeque area in the heart of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park and a popular base for ramblers and walkers.

It is situated about 5kms inland from the Nerja Caves and to get there, just follow the track which starts to the left of the main entrance to the Nerja Caves.

Although the route up to El Pinarillo is an unmade road and a little rough in places, a 4×4 is not essential. Once at the picnic area, there is ample parking.

There are purpose-built barbeque areas and play areas for the kids.

Painting for Pleasure

What could be more relaxing? Wandering around Nerja, or even in the countryside, you will invariably come across someone, resident or visitor, dabbling with the old brush.

artist, Nerja

The scenery is ideal and the light is excellent, especially for watercolours.

There are several local artists offering art classes both for residents and visitors to Nerja.


Fishing, Nerja

Plenty of fish in the sea, as they say, and Nerja has a long coastline. Check out where the locals go fishing to find the best spots. You will need a license, easily obtainable.


Nerja Market

There are two weekly markets, a regular one on Tuesday and a car boot sale on Sunday. Pick up a few bargains.


Nerja is surrounded by beautiful countryside, mountains and wide open spaces, ideal for a bit of walking or hiking.

Rio Chillar, Nerja

There are a few walks organised by the Town Hall as well as a couple of companies, Hiking Walking Spain and Life Adventure for example, offering guided walks.


Take in a traditional flamenco show or experience impromptu flamenco ‘sessions’.

Flamenco, Nerja

There is a weekly flamenco show at restaurant El Colono every Wednesday, nightly impromptu flamenco singing and dancing at El Molino from around 23:00, nightly shows at El Burro Blanco (includes cover charge) and regular shows at the Hotel Villa Flamenca and Hotel Nerja Club.

Carriage Rides

Take a trip round the town the old-fashioned way in a horse-drawn carriage, a great way to get an overview of the town and get your bearings.

Carriage Rides, Nerja

The tours last about forty minutes and start, and finish, in the Plaza Fabrica de los Cangrejos, at the bottom of avenida Castilla Perez and close to Torrecilla beach.

Tourist Train

This is another way to see the town and get your bearings. The Tourist Train – Wally Trolley, Noddy Train – starts and finishes in calle Diputación, right next to Plaza Cavana in the centre of town.

Tourist Train, Nerja

When packed with Spanish tourists the journey is usually one long sing-song interspersed with much clapping. Great fun.


Tapas is not only an alternative to the regular lunch but also a very social occasion and going on a ‘Tapas Run’ or ‘Tapas Trail’ as they are known is a great way to spend a few hours while sampling the local cuisine.

Tapas, Nerja

Choose bars by area (Tapas Bar Map), have a ‘themed’ run or try one of our Tapas Runs as a starter.

Nerja Museum

Nerja History Museum

Nerja now has its own History Museum located in the top left corner of Plaza de España. Well worth a visit and you can get a discount for a ticket covering both the Museum and the Nerja Caves.

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