Nerja is a base to descover Seville and Andalucia Nerja is a great base from which to discover the towns and cities of Andalucia

Seville – More than just Oranges and Barbers

Nerja is located east of the city of Malaga on the Spanish Costa del Sol. This makes Nerja a formidable place to use as a base to discover all the delights that Andalucia has to offer.

Malaga alone has enough attractions to keep you occupied for a few weeks. But, step outside a little further and you have some of the most beautiful and interesting towns, villages and cities in Spain.

The connections to Nerja are fantastic, you will have not trouble getting around.

Just on the coast itself, you have Marbella, Fuengirola, Benalmadena, Malaga, Torremolinos, Mijas. Further on Estepona, Gibraltar, Cadiz and more.

Seville

For the more adventurous of you, there is Seville. If you have never been to this beautiful capital of Andalucia, please, take the time and effort to visit. It is a beautiful place.

Seville is the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region. It’s famous for flamenco dancing, particularly in its Triana neighborhood. Major landmarks include the ornate Alcázar castle complex, built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty, and the 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring. The Gothic Seville Cathedral is the site of Christopher Columbus’s tomb and a minaret turned bell tower, the Giralda.

It’s possible to drive to Seville from Nerja. It would take you just under 3 hours to do so. However; there are day trips from Nerja to Seville at under 30€. This is by far the easiest and most relaxing way. You could also go via train from Malaga.

What to see

The sights and sounds of Seville are endless. There are some places that are a ‘must see’. The Giralda Tower, Torre del Oro (Gold Tower), Parque de Maria and many more. My own personal favourite is the Plaza de España. It is amazing.

Nerja has more than enough for two weeks of any vacation but there are some places that can’t wait to be seen.

Remember; BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION EARLY! Nerja is very popular in the whole year round. Check out the main Nerja Paradise Rentals main pages for the best in Nerja villas, apartments, and townhouses.

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Nerja Town Centre Accommodation Having a town centre apartment in Nerja ensures you miss nothing. Such as Day of the Crosses

Nerja town centre accommodation- Nerja’s best location for apartments

Nerja town centre apartments - Feast of San Isidro

Anywhere in Nerja is a great place to be. Town centre apartments though, they are great for people who just like to stroll around, rather than drive.

Also, being in the very centre gives you pride of place when local events are happening. In May, for instance, there are always communions and confirmations at the church of El Salvador. These can often be grand affairs.

Other such events, in May, for instance, are the May Crosses.

Nerja Town Centre accommodation, May treats

May Crosses on May 3rd 2019, in the central squares of the town, the altars are adorned with flowers. There are music and traditional folk dancing in addition to tasting all kinds of food seasoned with the typical molasses.

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San Isidro is the patron saint of Farm Workers.

Pilgrimage of San Isidro, May 15th. San Isidro, the patron saint of farmers, is celebrated in all municipalities of the Costa del Sol.

From the Balcon de Europa starts a pilgrimage bringing the saint up to the Caves of Nerja. This is followed by horses and carriages.

It is the largest popular procession of the Axarquia. Thus people come dressed in traditional Andalucian costumes and there is food, drink, dancing and singing until late at night.

Isidoro the Farm Labourer, also known as Isidore the Farmer. He was a Spanish farmworker known for his piety toward the poor and animals. Isidro is the Catholic patron saint of farmers and of Madrid, and of La Ceiba, Honduras. The feast of San Isidro is celebrated on May 15th each year.

Again, there is always something to see and do. Join in the Fiesta and enjoy your stay in your Nerja town centre apartment.

There is an excellent website called ‘Explore Nerja’ which gives you all the information on the San Isidro festivities.

Check out availability for town centre accommodation in Nerja from the main Nerja Paradise Website.

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Nerja in May – Hot weather and Holy Communions May is the month of First Holy Communions and Confirmations in Spain

Nerja in May: A month of First Communions

Nerja May weather and holy communions

Inside the Church of El Salvador, Nerja.

Nerja is a fantastic place to be at any time of the year. I have said this many times and so, I’ll say it again. Each month brings something different and interesting.

We have just finished Semana Santa or ‘Holy Week’. So, the next big event (for some places) was the feast of San Marco. The villages head off into the countryside to have BBQ’s, feasts and a good time. All are made welcome.

April is gone and the month of May is upon us once more.

In Nerja, as in almost every town and village in Spain, children of the Catholic faith will make la Primera Comuniòn or first holy communion. Its a time for snow white dresses, lace veils for the girls along with white shoes and socks.

The boys will have a smart suit or crisp white shirt and trousers. Some may even have a uniform of sorts.

It is a time of great excitement, not just for the children and parents but for the whole community.

Spain is a predominantly Catholic country, so, May is a big month. Some of the communion parties are communal affairs, with some families sharing the big day. They will bloc-book a restaurant for this event, so, its always wise to check first if there is communion on before you decide to eat out.

Some people go way over the top. The holy communion is treated more like a lavish wedding. This is a sight to behold.

Weather in Nerja for May?

The weather in Nerja for May is excellent. You can expect a high of 19ºC – 24ºC on average. This is more than pleasant. Its shorts and T-shirts time. There might be the odd bit of rain but that is not unusual.

Predicted rain for May is 24mm over 8 days, not exactly a deluge of biblical proportions. The sea temperature will be about 24ºC. Here is a link for Nerja weather.

May in Nerja can be very popular. For this reason, it is wise to book your villa, apartment or townhouse to avoid disappointment. Check out what is available from Nerja Paradise Rentals.

If you need any further help or information, please contact us. We will be delighted to help you.

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Tapas Route Nerja 2019 the Top Ten Tapas in Nerja Tapas Trails are both great fun and educational - Nerja Tapas Trail 2019

Tapas Trails or Tapas Run Tapas Routes – Its the same thing in Nerja

Nerja tapas route 2019

Tapas have evolved into being small portions of what’s on offer from the main menu.

Tapas. The history of tapas (A tapa is a top or cover) is as colourful as the food itself.

History would have it that these tasty morsels of food came about when the king of Spain (they don’t say which one) stopped off for a drink and something to eat. As there were many flies about, he was given a piece of bread to cover his glass.

This simple method did the job. It goes on to say that; over time, the bread became a little more interesting with the addition of morsels of food from the menu.

Fast forward to 2019, Nerja on the Spanish Costa del Sol. Taps are probably more popular now than ever they were. Since the kings first humble bread tapa, taps have become part of Spanish culture. It is definitely up there with Flamenco, siesta, bullfighting and whitewashed buildings.

From the very simple bread and cheese tapa to the more contemporary and aesthetic offerings, the meek ‘tapa’ has come a long way. People now go out of their way to create art from everyday food.

Tapas Trails or Tapas Runs

When you come and stay in Nerja Paradise villas or apartments, you will be able to participate in a tapas trail or tapas run. It’s the same thing, just a matter of whether you prefer the more sporty ‘run’ verb to the mysterious ‘trail’ adjective.

Nerja’s Tapa Route 019 will be held from Monday, April 22nd and will run through Sunday, May 19th. As usual, its great value at just 1.80€ for a beer and a bite to eat.

How it works (In most places)

A tapas run is usually organised by the town hall or some other institution.

A list of participating bars, restaurants and cafe’s are produced and the aim is to visit each place. At each location, you choose from their top tapas.

You are furnished with a list from which you mark the best tapas. After visiting them all, your form is handed into the town hall or administrating person. The results are counted and, the top ranking tapas will be declared the winner.

This is great for the bars and restaurants in the towns and cities. Word soon gets about that this place or the other place has the best tapas in town.

It is also not just about getting as much food and drink down you in one day. The larger competitions will be spread over two days or more, in some places, like Nerja, for instance, the tapas route lasts for almost a month.

This gives visiting tourists the chance to participate. After all, you would have a job trying to down 20 drinks and 20 tapas and still be able to fill in your form.

tapas runs or trails are great fun and also a great social event. Nerja has several Tapas Runs. Here is a little tapas guide that you might find useful.

The 2019 tapas route and some of its participants can be found here.

If you need more information on this or other events, or, to book a villa, house or apartment in Nerja. Please contact us and we will be delighted to help.

We hope you will have a great time and enjoy your stay in beautiful Nerja on the Costa del Sol.

 

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Nerja 2019 holidays on the Costa del Sol Andalucia Nerja 2019 is the best place for a holiday on the Spanish Costa del Sol

Holidays in Nerja 2019

Alhambra Palace, Granada. Nerja 2019 holidays.

Nerja 2019 promises to be just as a great a year like 2018. Nerja is a great place for holidays on the Costa del Sol. Located to the East of Malaga airport and South of Granada airport, with great bus connections. This makes Nerja accessible to everyone. There is plenty to see and do for everyone.

There are often cheap flights from many UK destinations as well as European cities. Getting to and from Nerja is easy as there are excellent connections.

Hiring a Car in Nerja

There are many options for car hire in Nerja, although most people travelling from abroad tend to use the Airport Car Hire Companies. None-the-less, you can still pick up many types of vehicle from Nerja car hire agencies.

Hiring a car gives you easy access to the rest of the Costa del Sol as well as inland Andalucia. There are many fantastic places to visit.

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The Picasso Museum in Malaga City. Birthplace of Picasso.

Top 10 Tourist sites in Andalucia

  1. The Alhambra Palace in Granada. The last stronghold of the Moors.
  2. Mezquita of Cordoba. Fantastic historical city
  3. Ronda, or its Bullring and Puente Nueve
  4. Malaga City. Malaga has lots to offer and is the birthplace of Picasso, so, as you would expect, there is a Picasso Museum.
  5. Seville. A truly beautiful city that must be seen.
  6. Antequera. A small place with the most places of worship than anywhere else in Spain. A fantastic, historical place with a treasure trove of buildings and monuments.
  7. Cadiz. On the tip of Andalucia. Historical, beautiful and interesting.
  8. Jerez de la Frontera. Sherry? If you like Sherry, then this is the very place for you.
  9. Doñana National Park. A natural tourist attraction. A birdwatcher’s delight and a fantastic day out.
  10. The Costa del Sol. So popular is the Costa del Sol that people flock to it in their hundreds of thousands every year. Don’t worry, there is plenty of space. Places such as Fuengirola, Marbella, Torrox, Torremolinos, Velez-Malaga, San Pedro de Alcantara

Nerja 2019 Holidays. Puente Nueve, Ronda.

There is so much to see and so much to do. Two weeks is never long enough. Make sure you book your Nerja villas, apartments or houses in good time. Nerja is very popular, so, you wouldn’t want to be disappointed.

If you need help or advice on booking your Nerja villa, please, contact us. We are delighted to be of help to you.

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Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Spain 2019 – Watch the Nerja parades Semana Santa or Holy Week falls on Sunday, April 14 and ends on Sunday, 21st of April 2019

Holy Week or Semana Santa / Easter Week is a fantastic time to be in Nerja. And anywhere else in Spain for that matter. If there is one thing the Spanish are fantastic at, it is creating an event. They do it in style and on a grand scale. No half measures.

Semana Santa  in Nerja. Penitents parading in Nerja. The robes were widely used in the medieval period for penitents, who could demonstrate their penance while still masking their identity.

Semana Santa in Spain. Penitent parading in Villanueva del Trabuco. The robes were widely used in the medieval period for penitents, who could demonstrate their penance while still masking their identity.

Why do they celebrate Semana Santa or Holy Week in Spain?

Semana Santa  in Nerja. Penitents parading in Nerja.

Looks quite scary? Penitent on Semana Santa

With this in mind, I’ve trawled the Internet for answers to questions often asked about Semana Santa and its traditions.

Holy Week in Spain is the annual tribute of the Passion of Jesus Christ celebrated by Catholic religious brotherhoods (Spanish: cofradía) and fraternities that perform penance processions on the streets of almost every Spanish city and town during the last week of Lent, the week immediately before Easter.

Semana Santa runs from Palm Sunday (Domingo de Ramos) to Easter Sunday (Domingo de Pascua), but since students (and some workers) enjoy a two-week break at this time, the full week preceding Easter as well as the following week comprise the Semana Santa holiday. The date of Easter changes from year to year.

No Easter Eggs for Semana Santa?

While chocolate Easter eggs are becoming more and more popular, they are not traditionally a big part of Easter celebrations in Spain. But that’s not to say Spaniards don’t have special sweet treats for Holy Week; Pestiños are little pastries popular throughout Spain, but especially in Andalusia.

A favourite dessert during Holy Week in Andalucia is rice pudding, arroz con leche, and you can expect most local bakeries to be offering torrijas. These are slices of bread dipped in egg then soaked in wine or milk, fried and sweetened with sugar and sprinkled with cinnamon.

Palm Sunday; What is it all about?

Palm Sunday commemorates the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1–9) when palm branches were placed in his path, before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his crucifixion on Good Friday. It thus marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of Lent.

Why did Jesus enter riding an Ass?

Jesus‘ entry on a donkey has a parallel in Zechariah 9:9 which states that: thy king cometh unto thee; he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass. Therefore, Jesus‘ entry to Jerusalem symbolized his entry as the Prince of Peace, not as a warmongering king

Nerja puts on its own Semana Santa parades and they are great events. With this in mind, you should be booking your villa, apartment or house in Nerja for Semana Santa to take full advantage.

Also, for some of the terminology of Semana Santa, I have added a link. Click the main photograph. This will take you to a Holy Week Glossary. Here you will find a wealth of information, both interesting and informative.

Check out the main Nerja Paradise website for full details. You can contact us if you require more information or help with your booking. We will be delighted to hear from you.

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Easy Rabo de Toro or Oxtail Recipe Rabo de Toro is arguably Spain's favourite meat dish

Rabo de Toro – As popular as Roast Beef

Rabo de Toro or bull's tail in Nerja Spain

What is Spain’s favourite meat dish? There are many to choose from. Taco de Lomo, Secreto de Iberico, Cerdo con Salsa Almendro?. I’ve tried most of them, if not all of them. Another contender is Chivo (Kid Goat) or Jamon Asado (Spit Roasted Ham).

But, it matters not because it is all down to personal choice. What is abundantly clear though is that almost everyone would have Rabo de Toro at the top of their list.

Rabo de Toro is simply ‘tail of the bull’, Oxtail to anyone from the UK. I suppose you could compare this with Roast Beef in the UK and Ireland, in terms of its popularity.

This is a very traditional Spanish dish that is eaten everywhere. There are many Nerja restaurants that will serve you up this delicious meal. This is a slow cooked dish that is more than worth waiting for.

I have searched the Internet for the best or easiest recipes but I must admit, I prefer my own Rabo de Toro recipe.

Rabo de Toro made easy

You will need the following ingredients.

  • 1 Bull tail. These can be bought already prepared from any butcher or supermarket around Nerja.
  • 100g of plain flour
  • 1 large onion chopped roughly
  • 4 large carrots chopped roughly
  • 1 clove of Garlic
  • 1 red pepper
  • 100g of butter
  • 100 ml of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of Pimienton (ground sweet red pepper9
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 500mls of water
  • Salt and pepper

Method

Put the plain flour,  a teaspoon of salt and pepper into a clear freezer bag, add the bull’s tail, 2 pieces at a time. Shake the bag so the tail gets coated in flour.

Heat a large pot over high heat and add the butter and olive oil. Add the bull’s tail and cook until brown on both sides.

Take the meat out of the pan and set it aside.

Add the vegetables, onions, garlic and brown them.

Add the meat back to the pan, add water and crumble in the stock cube. Bring to the boil and then simmer on very low heat for 90 minutes.

Add the Pimienton and stir the pot. If you like a thick gravy, let the liquid reduce, if you like it thinner, add more water. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Once the meat is tender, take out and serve with mashed potatoes or chips or whatever else you fancy.

That’s it! Here you have a very simple dish but well worth taking your time over. There are many different Rabo de Toro recipe’s, you’ll no doubt come up with your own.

When you do visit us in Nerja, do try the local Rabo de Toro and let us know what you think.

 

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Nerja Villas With Private Pools – Villas with pools Nerja Most of our Nerja Villas and Apartments have a private pool, those that don't, have a communal pool

Nerja Villas and Apartments with Private Pools

top 10 Nerja villas with private pools

Pool and patio area at the Aljamar villas.

Most people who come to Nerja request a villa with a private pool. With Nerja Paradise Rentals, that isn’t a problem. Most of our villas have their own private pools, those that don’t have access to communal swimming pools.

The Mediterranean Sea is excellent to swim in, the beaches around Nerja are beautiful and clean. However; there is nothing quite like an early morning dip or a late night cooling swim in your own private pool.

If you take a look at our Nerja villas and apartments, you find something you’ll love. We have private pools in all shapes and sizes, from small to large. Small pools in properties such as our villas in Aljamar. Other villas, such as Jazmines, Los Leones and Las Palomas have the larger pools.

top 10 Nerja villas with private swinning pools

Larger private swimming pools in villas such as Las Palomas, Jazminas and Leones

These pools have recently been updated and are pristine. Simply step out of the bedroom and you are right next to the swimming pool. What a refreshing start to the day, out of bed, into the pool.

Aljamar Villas with Private Pools

The lovely Aljamar townhouses are situated in the area of Nerja above Burriana beach, with its array of facilities only a short walk away downhill.

We have 2 adjacent houses each with private pools (3m x 3m) that are located on each of their terraces. The houses are built over 3 floors and have private garages from which entrance to the house can also be made.

On the ground level is the garage (washing machine is situated here) with access to the main house where there is a twin bedroom with small patio.

There are full bathroom and stairs leading up to the 1st floor. Here there are 3 bedrooms, 2 twins, 1 double (all with built in wardrobes and patio access) and a further full bathroom. Two of the bedrooms open on to a good sized. There is a west facing terrace where there are sun beds and the pool.

On the 2nd (top) floor is the living area with front door entrance. There is a fully fitted kitchen with oven, hob, microwave and dishwasher plus electrical appliances such as toaster and kettle.

Also on the same level, there is a cloakroom/toilet, a spacious lounge/dining area with ceiling fan and a terrace with patio furniture that commands views down to the sea and up to the mountains. Facilities: washing machine – fridge freezer – microwave – safe (payable) – fans – sat tv (limited channels) – cd player – partial Air conditioning.

Check out more on Aljamar Villas with private pools from the main Nerja Paradise website. While you are there, take a look at the rest of our fantastic villas, apartments and townhouses in the centre of Nerja.

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Top 10 Tourist attractions Costa del Sol El Acebuchal Along with Nerja Caves and Frigiliana, El Acebuchal is a 'must see' for any tourist.

Top 10 tourist attractions anywhere along the Costa del Sol would always have to include a visit to Malaga’s ‘Ghost Town’, Acebuchal. No ifs or buts, go and see the village.

One of the great things about reading the Sur in English, the free newspaper for Southern Andalucia, are the stories. There is always something of interest. OAcebuchal is one such story, I thought I might borrow for you. There is a link so you can read the article in full. Acebuchal, the Ghost Town.

Tucked away in a valley overlooked by the Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama mountain range lies the diminutive hamlet of Acebuchal. Situated between Cómpeta and Frigiliana, this once forgotten place is enjoying a renaissance.

Originally founded in the 17th century, the village sits on a traditional muleteers’ route between Granada and Malaga. It has always acted as a stop-over for passing traders, a place to rest and get supplies.

At the time of Spain’s Civil War, it is said that the residents of Acebuchal hid and fed Republican Guerillas who were hiding from Franco’s Nationalists in the surrounding mountains.

In 1949 General Franco embarked on a final bid to rid the country of remaining Republicans. His forces ordered the remaining residents of Acebuchal out and they fled the hamlet, leaving their houses and many of their belongings behind.

The Guardia Civil – the then Francoist police force – used the hamlet as a base to hunt down remaining Guerillas. The police eventually left, Acebuchal was forgotten about and the buildings fell into ruins.

Coming back to life

However, in 1998, a couple from Frigiliana saw the tourist potential of the place and started to buy up the property.

Their son, Sebastián, who now runs Bar Restaurante El Acebuchal, along with his brother, Antonio, says that his mother, Virtudes Sánchez, whose father was born in Acebuchal, “bought her first property for just 1,000 euros”.

The restaurant, which is a converted school, opened in 2005. The menu is full of locally-sourced products and the homemade bread is sold as far afield as Malaga city.

It is open from 10 am until 4 pm every day, serving breakfast, coffee and lunch. It also doubles up as a museum, with old photos of Acebuchal and nearby villages along with poems written by Virtudes lining the walls. The menus explain the hamlet’s history in both English and Spanish

See the rest of this story from the pages of Sur in English. Jennie Rhodes

So, when you come and stay at Nerja Paradise Rentals, mark El Ecebuchal down, along with the Nerja Caves and Frigiliana to your itinerary.

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on the Costa del Sol Sunday March 17th 2019 is St. Patricks Day weekend

St. Patrick’s Day on the Costa del Sol – Everyone is Welcome to join in

Saint Patricks Day Costa del Sol Spain 2019

The Irish Harp Bar in Nerja is a great spot for music and drink in Nerja

March 17th 2019 on the Costa del Sol will be party time. No matter if you are in the Irish Harp Bar in Nerja, Pogs in Fuengirola or somewhere up in the hills, like El Cortijuelo, a wonderful traditional Spanish restaurant where not a single word of English (or Irish) is spoken. Somebody will be celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day.

Why?

Well, ‘why not?’ is the simple answer. There is something about Saint Patrick’s Day that inspires people to join in the celebrations. You don’t even have to be Irish. You are always made to feel welcome and part of the family.

The Costa del Sol has plenty of Irish Bars, some are more ‘Irish’ than others. But hey! who cares?

Who was St. Patrick?

Well, to start with, St. Patrick was not even Irish. So, why is he the patron saint of Ireland?

I found a brilliant website that gives out as much detail as is possible on ‘Saint Paddy’ called Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. I borrowed some of the text for you but please, visit that website as it has some interesting information on this most famous of saints.

Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He was a Christian missionary given credited with converting Ireland to Christianity in the AD 400s. So many legends surround his life that the truth is not easily found.

St Patrick was not actually Irish. His exact birthplace and date are not known. However, it is believed he was born around 375AD in Scotland. His parents were Calpurnius and Conchessa, were Romans living in Britain in charge of the colonies.

His real name is believed to be Maewyn Succat and he took on the name Patrick upon becoming a priest.

As a teen, he was kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery in Ireland to herd and tend sheep on Slemish mountain, Co Antrim.

During his six-year captivity, he became fluent in the Irish language, he turned to God in prayer. He escaped after having a dream sent from God in which he was told to leave Ireland by going to the coast where he would find a ship waiting to sail to Britain.

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Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend?

Irish people are some respects, a lot like Spanish people. It doesn’t take much of an excuse for a party or fiesta. If St. Patrick’s Day falls between Monday and Thursday, then it is simply St. Patrick’s Day; period. After all, people do have to work the next day.

However; Friday to Sunday is ‘Paddies Day weekend’ and Monday is for suffering from a hangover. That’s just how it is.

If you are planning to get away for some winter sun and want to enjoy the festivities then rent one of our Nerja villas and apartments. There are a great number of villas and apartments close to where the celebrations will be taking place.

I can think of a better way to celebrate the saints day than a few pints and then hone to your own sunny terrace and swimming pool. Check out the main website for full details.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

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Top 10 Nerja Villas Summer 2019 Top Nerja Villas for summer 2019 will not stay available for ever. Book your Nerja villa now!

Top Nerja Villas Summer 2019 – Book Now!

Nerja villas houses apartments winter 2019

Nerja villas summer 2019 is something everybody should now be thinking about booking.

Why?

Because once the unseasonably warm weather in the UK and other parts of Europe makes way for a ‘dogwood winter’ everyone’s thoughts will turn to their summer vacations 2019. It happens every year, not just to places such as Nerja, Costa del Sol and Spain but other very popular summer holiday destinations.

Its never too early to book your summer holiday. Nobody said you have to wait until a month or so before you leave to book your holiday. To guarantee that you get the Nerja villa, apartment or house that you most want, I’m afraid it is, as it is everywhere else, first come, first served.

Top Nerja Villas from Nerja Paradise Rentals

At Nerja Paradise Rentals, we have a large list of some of the top villas, apartments and houses available for long term and short term lettings. Beachfront properties at Burriana Beach, town centre apartments and we even have a selection of country houses with their own private pools.

In fact, most of the Nerja Paradise Rentals villas, houses and apartments have private pools or use of a communal pool. If you want a private pool, again, book your place early.

Nerja Villas For Large Groups

It’s not just couples, families or single occupants that book the NPR properties in Nerja. Extended families, large groups or clubs can also take advantage of the top Nerja villas and apartments.

We have several adjoining properties that can accommodate large groups or clubs. These properties have their own pools so there is plenty of Space for everyone.

Hen parties are also welcome as are destination weddings groups and corporate bookings. Don’t be afraid to ask us about different types of accommodation. We are always willing to find a solution and to make sure you get exactly what you want.

Which are the top Nerja properties from NPR?

How long is a piece of string? We have a large portfolio of houses, villas and apartments and in differing locations around Nerja.

Take a look at the Nerja Paradise rentals main website and you will find our Rentals Search page. take your time and look through the accommodation we have available. You will find it easy to choose your villa, apartment or house by;

  • Check-in: The date you want to arrive
  • Check out: Date you want to leave
  • Number of Guests: Number of guests from 1 person to 10+
  • Price slide bar: From lowest price to highest
  • OMore Filters: If you want air-con, private pool, location and any other requirements.

If after doing this you still need help, then you can contact us and we will be delighted to help you to book your holiday accommodation in Nerja.

Remember; Book your Nerja villa, apartment or house early to avoid disappointment.

Top 10 Nerja Villas to check out now

  • Chimenea Apartments A1E. Situated in the same quality residential area as our Chimenea Villas above the Burriana Beach the Apartments Chimenea is a newly built complex of 32 quality 2 bedroom apartments. The central communal pool is 10m x 4. 5m with depths 0. 9m to 1. 46m and is surrounded by large terraces. 2 bedrooms – 4 people
  • Chiminea Apartments C2D. Situated in the same quality residential area as our Chimenea Villas above the Burriana Beach the Apartments Chimenea is a newly built complex of 32, 2 bedroom apartments. The communal pool is 10m x 4. 5m with depths 0. 9m to 1. 46m and is surrounded by large terraces. Burriana beach is reached on foot downhill or by road in just a few minutes. 2 bedrooms – 4 people
  • Nerja Town Centre Apartment. One enters into an open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen is of latest design with white lacquer, grey granite, and stainless steel appliances, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, oven and ceramic hob. It is divided from the living area by a granite breakfast bar. The dining area has a glass dining table and dining chairs and a chunky wicker sofa, armchairs, coffee table, shelves, flat screen TV, DVD and CD player furnish the lounge. 2 bedroom – 4 people
  • Villas Aljamar.The lovely Aljamar townhouses are situated in the area of Nerja above Burriana beach, with its array of facilities only a short walk away downhill. We have 2 adjacent houses each with private pools (3m x 3m) that are located on each of their terraces. The houses are built over 3 floors and have private garages from which entrance to the house can also be made. 4 bedrooms – 8 people
  • Villa Dos Ardillas. Private pool 6. 5 m. x 4 m. This delightful property is ideal for couples and families alike. Burriana beach with its many bars and restaurants is only a 9-minute walk from the villa with the centre of Nerja about 30 minutes away on foot (5 mins. drive) There is a regular bus service into the centre of Nerja that leaves from near the villa. 3 bedrooms – 6 people
  • Villas Los Girasoles. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 6 Private pool – 7 m. x 3. 5 m. , 1. 2 – 1. 5 m. deep. This lovely, bungalow style property is situated in an elevated position above the Punta Lara area of Nerja approached by a good concrete road to within 50 metres of the house when the road becomes a track. 3 Bedrooms – 6 people
  • Villa Las Dalias. This property is ideally situated for families and couples in a central location. This villa has a good sized terrace area and a private poo Private pool (6. 5m x 4m shallow end 1. 1m) l. The house is bungalow style with its entrance reached by several steps, and all accommodation is on the ground floor. 3 bedrooms – 6 people
  • Villa Alminares. The Punta Lara Villas are in an elevated position high above the Punta Lara residential area in Nerja. They are just 1km from the nearest beach and 3km from the centre of Nerja town and are approached by a steep road with just 100 metres of rough track. These are country style properties enjoying the peace of the countryside but within easy access of all amenities. Villa Alminares has a large private Pool – 12m x 5m – 1. 3m – 2. 6m deep. Alminares is ideal for groups of friends and families and commands stunning views over towards Nerja, the mountains and the whole coastline. 3 bedrooms – 7 people
  • Villa Buganvilla. Set in the quiet location of Hotel Parador area, this gorgeous house offers a wonderful sense of tranquillity, while the centre of Nerja and Burriana Beach are within a 10-minute walk.
    This property is ideal for families and couples as it sleeps, 6 people. This villa has a good sized terrace area and a private pool (5 x 4 m. shallow end 1. 1 m. ). It is built over 2 floors, on the ground floor there is a large open plan fully fitted kitchen, a lounge and a dining room from which patio doors lead out on to a covered porch where you can enjoy dinners al fresco and the terraces and pool area. There is also a cloakroom on this level. 3 bedrooms – 6 people
  • Villa Almassora. Full of flair and Mediterranean colour, this 5-bedroom Villa offers an unbeatable location for a laid-back coastal getaway with your family or a big group of friends. The beach, local restaurants, shops, a grocery store and the town centre are all around a 10-minute stroll away, while the local tennis club is just steps from your door. Stylishly furnished, this charming property is spread across 2 floors, combining rustic decor with contemporary design touches and conveniences, including Wi-Fi, satellite TV, air conditioning jacuzzi and small gym. There’s also a parking space available if you are coming with your car. 5 bedrooms – 10 people

There are plenty more villas, apartments and houses for you to choose from. We hope we will see you this summer at Nerja Paradise Rentals, Nerja on the Costa del Sol.

 

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Spring breaks on the Costa del Sol Spring is a beautiful time of the year on the Costa del Sol - try a Spring break in Nerja

When is it Spring on the Costa del Sol? Why a Spring Break?

Spring breaks Costa del Sol Nerja Villas - Red Poppies

Come the Spring, the whole of Andalucia bursts into bloom

Spring breaks on the Costa del Sol and, especially Nerja, are a real delight. To be honest, any time of year is a great time to be in Nerja. This year the Winter has been exceptionally mild with very little rain at all. Not that rain is a bad thing, after all, it makes the flowers grow.

When is it Spring on the Costa del Sol? This year, 2019, Spring starts on Wednesday, March 20th and ends on Springtimey 21st June. OK, it’s not just Springtime in Nerja, its the whole of the Northern Hemisphere, I just thought I would clear that up.

Springtime along the Costa del Sol is a very pleasant time of the year. You get an average of 15ºC to 20ºC and more. Nerja is a very popular town, even in Spring but it doesn’t get too crowded but is still very lively.

All the beaches are accessible and there are plenty of bars, restaurants and shops open. Sights such as the Nerja Caves are open to the public and there are plenty of other places to go.

Springtime on the Costa del Sol

For the Golfers, there are always courses available along the Costa del Sol, so many, people refer to it as the ‘Costa del Golf’. You will never be short of your exercise, especially if you like walking. Andalucia in the Spring is a pure delight, the whole region bursts into life with the most beautiful flora and fauna.

Malaga City has Jacaranda trees that burst into bloom, the countryside leaps into life with Almond blossom and other fruit trees. The fields are alive with bright yellow oilseed flowers, Red Poppies, butterflies of all colours are dancing around.

If you are a painter or photographer, this is definitely the season for you. All the colours are vibrant and there are so many of them.

Nerja Paradise Rentals have villas, apartments and houses available for rent in Springtime. You can rent town centre apartments, beachfront houses and countryside villas, most with private swimming pools, others with communal pools.

All these Nerja villas, apartments and houses are comfortable, clean and affordable. To book yourself a break on the Costa del Sol this Springtime, please contact Nerja Paradise Rentals and we will be delighted to see you.

More information on Springtime in Spain

If a Spring holiday in Spain is on the cards, there are a few websites that will supply you with information on the weather. Check out Seasons in Spain for more information, photographs and interesting facts.

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Nerja Property For Sale €415,000 Nerja rental property for sale close to Burriana Beach

Lovely 4 Bedroom Villa in Residential Aljamar close to Burriana Beach – An ideal Rental Property in Nerja

Some people buy properties to live in, others buy a property to generate a second income. This property for sale in Nerja on the Spanish Costa del Sol is ideal for both.

The property is close to Burriana Beach, a fantastic tourist attraction that is busy all year round, Ideal for rental purposes.

The lovely Aljamar Villa is situated in the area of Nerja above Burriana beach. The Burriana Beach with its array of facilities is only a short walk away downhill.

The Villa has a private pool (3m x 3m) which is located on the terrace and there is also a large communal pool available. The Villa is built over 3 floors and has a private garage from which entrance to the house can also be made.

On the ground level is a bedroom. There is also access to also the garage (washing machine is situated here) with access to the main house where there is a twin bedroom with small patio, full bathroom and stairs leading up to the 1st floor.

Here there are 3 bedrooms, 2 twins, 1 double (all with built in wardrobes and patio access) and a further full bathroom.

Two of the bedrooms open on to a good sized west facing terrace where there are sun beds and the pool. On the 2nd (top) floor is the living area with front door entrance.

There is a fully fitted kitchen with oven, hob, microwave and dishwasher plus electrical appliances such as toaster and kettle.

Also on the same level, there is a cloakroom/toilet, a spacious lounge/dining area with ceiling fan and a terrace with patio furniture that commands views down to the sea and up to the mountains.

For more information and photos, see our Rental Site of Villa Aljamar: Villa Aljamar

Please contact us for more details and information on this wonderful Nerja property. Contact Us

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Nerja Villas and Apartments for rent Nerja Paradise Rentals Villas and Apartments in Nerja - Villa Jade

Nerja Villas – Villa Jade

Nerja villas and apartments on Burriana Beach Villa Jade

Nerja Paradise Rentals has a wide range of villas and apartments in and around the town of Nerja on the Costa del Sol. We can accommodate any size occupation, from single persons to large groups.

One of the very best in our catalogues Villa Jade. This is a newly built villa, situated in a prestigious residential area, just a 7 minute Walks to Burriana Beach. This beach is the largest Nerja beach and is world famous for appearing on many travel programmes.

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Top 10 Winter sun locations Costa del Sol Nerja just has to be one of the top ten winter sun destinations on the Costa del Sol

Winter Sun Holidays on the Costa del Sol

Top 10 Winter Sun Costa del Sol

Villa Jazmines; central location of Nerja and within 9 minutes walk to Burriana Beach.

It’s coming now to the end of January and we are well and truly into 2019. How has it been in Nerja? It’s been lovely. What’s more, it continues to be lovely. The weather along the Costa del Sol on Spain’s southern coast has been, for the most part, bright blue skies and plenty of warm sunshine. Perfect winter sun weather.

Nerja has long been one of the top winter sun attractions and for many different reasons. Located east of Malaga city and south of Granada, you have two excellent airports to choose from.

Flights, especially from the UK are cheap in the winter months and this makes a winter sun break all the more attractive.

With plenty of sandy beaches, all year round tourist attractions, access to all of the best cities, towns and villages in historical Andalucia and the many outdoor activities available, Nerja really is your best bet.

The top 10 Winter Sun Destinations are…

It depends which list you go by, for example, take Jet2’s list of the top winter sun destinations along the Costa del Sol:

  • Benalmadena.
  • Torremolinos.
  • Fuengirola.
  • Nerja.
  • Marbella.
  • Puerto Banus.
  • Estepona.
  • Mijas

To that list, you could add many other locations. But, no matter what the list you go by, Nerja will always be in the top 10 favourite destinations on the Costa del Sol. Why take our word for it? Don’t; come and see for yourself.

Nerja Paradise Rentals have a good list of rural houses, townhouses, apartments and villas in and around the town of Nerja which sits east of the city of Malaga on the Costa del Sol. There are all types of accommodations to suit all size parties, from single occupation to extended family groups or clubs.

Some of the properties are next to each other and so accommodation very large groups are no problem.

Check out the ain Nerja Paradise Rentals website and see what is available for a fantastic winter sun holiday in Nerja. If you require any extra help, please contact Nerja Paradise Rentals and we will be delighted to help you book your winter sun holiday.

 

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Blue Monday in Nerja Spain Blue Monday in Nerja is not exactly what you might think.

What on earth is ‘Blue Monday?’

Blue Monday calculation

Blue Monday is a name given to a day in January claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. The concept was first publicised as part of a 2005 press release from holiday company Sky Travel, which claimed to have calculated the date using an equation. It takes into account weather conditions and thus only applies to the Northern Hemisphere.

Nerja best things to do Blue Monday

Mr J P Doyle enjoying Blue Monday.

Many things are taken into account, such as Weather (usually rotten in January) Debt (Christmas has maxed out the credit card) failing our new year’s resolutions, poor salary, time spent relaxing, working, packing and so on. The equation takes in all sorts of variables. The result is that Monday, 21st of January, is the most miserable day of the year.  Blue Monday is born.

It need not be that way!

No! In Nerja on the beautiful Costa del Sol, we have our own ‘Blue Monday’ or, to be more correct, ‘Blue Mondays’. Why? Well, as I write, the sky is clear and Blue, the sea is also blue and, if you come and stay with us at Nerja Paradise Rentals, you can have as many of these beautiful Blue Mondays as you like.

Staying in one of our townhouses, town centre apartments or beachfront villas, you will have a wonderful winter sun holiday on the very day that the rest of the people in the Northern Hemisphere are being miserable.

Right now, on this most miserable of days, people are walking around Nerja with a great big smile on their faces because the sun is shining, the skies are blue and the sea is too.

Come on! Check out the main website of Nerja Paradise Rentals and get yourself a winter holiday and enjoy yourself.

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Booking a Winter Holiday on the Costa del Sol The sun has been shining non-stop since before Christmas 2018, just one reason to book a Costa del Sol Winter holiday.

Booking a winter holiday on the Costa del Sol

Puente Nuevo Ronda for whom the bell Tolls

Its winter in the UK and many parts of Europe but in some places, such as Nerja on the Spanish Costa del Sol, the sun just keeps shining and there seems little chance it will stop any day soon.

Nobody likes cold winter days. Well, if you are into skiing, maybe but, for the rest, the sunshine is what makes life worth smiling about. Nothing is worse than post-Christmas and New Year. Grey skies, cold winds and rain. Not to mention the return to work (in the kid’s case, its back to school!)

The Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun; the clue is in the name) is one of the most beautiful and sunniest places to be anywhere in Europe. Winter comes and goes, often with more than a faint whisper and the sunshine seems ever-present.

Golf on the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol, or, as it has become known, ‘The Costa del Golf’ is one of the best places, anywhere in the world for winter golfing. There are more than 50 golf courses along the Costa del Sol and they are all at your disposal.

Booking a holiday villa in Nerja, you can use this as a base to discover all the golf you would ever need on a winter holiday. The great connections make travel very easy and booking the courses is no problem. The golf clubs are ready and waiting for you to use their top class golf courses.

Touring Andalucia in Winter

How to enjoy the winter holidays along the Costa del Sol is to plan in advance. Book your Nerja villa, apartment or townhouse and set off to some of the most famous tourist sites in Spain. The Alhambra Palace in Granada, Bullring at Ronda, Malaga City with its monuments and cultural attractions, such as the Picasso Museum and CF Malaga football.

The ancient burial sites in Antequera and the town with its fantastic numbers of churches, cathedrals, castles, convents and other ancient buildings. The Dolmen of Menga is a megalithic burial mound called a tumulus, a long barrow form of a dolmen, dating from the 3750-3650 BCE approx. It is near Antequera, Málaga, Spain. It is one of the largest known ancient megalithic structures in Europe. The tourist bus will take you around all of these.

Great Towns and Cities – Great Writers

Andalucia has so many towns and cities made famous by writers such as Laurie Lee, Ernest Hemingway, Gerald Durrell and George Orwell as well as great actors and directors such as Orson Welles (Welles loved Spain so much, he is buried near Ronda. His ashes are scattered down the well on his friend’s farm).

You can visit places mentioned in such classics as ‘For whom the bell tolls’ (Ronda) and even see the actual locations described, such as the Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) where unfortunate people were thrown off if caught by the wrong side.

Other locations up and down the Costa del Sol and the coast of Andalucia are mentioned in many novels and documentaries. Even travel programs have Nerja featured heavily, with Ayo’s Paella featuring on many major travel shows.

Skiing Holidays

Winter Holidays on the Costa del Sol

You can, if you fancy, take days out and travel north, through the Lechrin Valley and onwards to Granada. Here you will find the most fantastic and most visited site in Europe, the magnificent Alhambra Palace. That’s not all; take your skis with you because you are right on the doorstep of the Sierra Nevada ski slopes.

Imagine such a holiday. Where you can ski in the morning on snow-covered mountains, then have dinner on the beach of an evening? You can do this and more on a Costa del Sol winter holiday.

Check out the Nerja Parasite web pages for some fantastic winter villas, apartments and houses for short term and long term rentals.

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Andalucia Day 2019 Andalucia Day falls on February 28th 2019 Andalucía Became an autonomous community of Spain on 28 February 1980

Andalucia Day – Dia de Andalucia

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The flag of Andalucia

Andalucia (sometimes spelt Andalucia, Andalusia, Andaluzia) is a Spanish autonomous community recognized as a historical nationality by its Statute of Autonomy, composed of the provinces of Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga and Seville. Its capital is Seville, the seat of the Junta de Andalucía

There are many public holidays throughout the year in Spain. Some are local holidays, some regional and others are celebrated national holidays.

Dia de Andalucia or Andalucia Day is a great time for families and friends to get together and celebrate the region of Andalucia becoming autonomous. (autonomy is the capacity to make an informed, un-coerced decision. Autonomous organizations or institutions are independent or self-governing.)

Celebrated annually on 28 February, this is a public holiday in the Andalucian region of Spain.

This holiday commemorates the Statute of Autonomy of Andalucia when a referendum was held on 28 February 1980, on this day the Andalusian people voted for the statute that made Andalusia another autonomous community of Spain.

If February 28th falls on a Saturday or Sunday the chances are you’ll also get Monday off work.

With over eight million inhabitants, Andalucia is the largest autonomous community in terms of population and the second largest in the area. The Andalucian autonomous community is officially recognised as a nationality within Spain.

To mark the Day of Andalucia, many towns are decorated with the flag of Andalucia, and green and white bunting is a common sight. Cultural competitions are often held in conjunction with the day.

This is a great time to be in Nerja (like any other time is also a great time to be in Nerja) so please check and see what accommodation is available from the Nerja Paradise website.

For a comprehensive list of Spanish holidays, regional and National, please follow this link.

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Nerja Villas Aljamar Close to Burriana Beach 4 Bedroom Rental Villas Aljamar, Private Pool and Close to Burriana Beach.

Featured Properties; 4 Bedroom Rental Villa Aljamar

Nerja Villas close to Burriana Beach

The views from Villas Aljamar are excellent and there is a private pool.

All of the Villas, Apartments and Houses on the Nerja Paradise Rentals website have something special about them. The properties at Aljamar are no exception.

When it comes to location, location, location then Aljamar villas are in one of the best location in Nerja.

Villas Burriana Beach Nerja

Close enough to Burriana Beach to walk, even with parasol, freezer bag and inflatable are but far enough away for the peace and quiet.

Aljamar properties are blessed with their own private pools and garages for off road parking. There is also plenty of roadside parking a well.

About Aljamar Villas

The lovely Aljamar townhouses are situated in the area of Nerja above Burriana beach, with its array of facilities only a short walk away downhill.

We have 2 adjacent houses each with private pools (3m x 3m) that are located on each of their terraces. The houses are built over 3 floors and have private garages from which entrance to the house can also be made.

There is a bedroom on the ground level. Also on the ground level is the garage (washing machine is situated here) with access to the main house where there is a twin bedroom with small patio, full bathroom and stairs leading up to the 1st floor.

Here there are 3 bedrooms, 2 twins, 1 double (all with built in wardrobes and patio access) and a further full bathroom. Two of the bedrooms open on to a good sized west facing terrace where there are sun beds and the pool. On the 2nd (top) floor is the living area with front door entrance.

There is a fully fitted kitchen with oven, hob, microwave and dishwasher plus electrical appliances such as toaster and kettle.

Also on the same level, there is a cloakroom/toilet, a spacious lounge/dining area with ceiling fan and a terrace with patio furniture that commands views down to the sea and up to the mountains. Facilities: washing machine – fridge freezer – microwave – safe (payable) – fans – sat TV (limited channels) – CD player – partial Air conditioning.

You can see more about these excellent Nerja villas from the main pages of the Nerja Paradise Rentals website. Or, if you need help or other information, you can contact us directly.

THIS PROPERTY IS FOR SALE €415,000

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Hard Rock Comes to Malaga The first Hard Rock Café in Malaga city will be open in time for Easter

The first Hard Rock Café in Malaga city will be open by Easter

Hard Rock Cafe Marbella City

Great news for fans of the Hard Rock Cafe franchise. A new branch is opening in Malaga city and should be ready for Easter. There are already Hard Rock Cafe’s in Spain, places such as Madrid and Marbella, to name a few.

According to the Sur in English, the free newspaper for Andalucia:

Work on the new Hard Rock Café in Malaga is now in the final stages. And sources close to the project claim that it will be finished in February 2019.

Owned by the world-renowned music café franchise, Hard Rock Malaga is situated in front of the Pompidou Centre on Muelle Uno in Malaga’s port and it is expected to be inaugurated in time for the Easter Week celebrations in April.

The new restaurant will create 80 new job vacancies in the city, for which the company has already received more than 1,500 applications.

The restaurant, which will be decorated with the typical memorabilia of the world of rock and roll and Hollywood, will have a panoramic rooftop terrace overlooking the lighthouse and the port.

See more stories from the Sur in English and keep up with what is happening on the Costa del Sol and the rest of Spain.

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