Use Twitter to find information on Nerja and Costa del Sol

Nerja Hashtag on Twitter #nerja

Nerja hashtag on Twitter #nerja


What is a Twitter Hashtag? A hashtag is a type of metadata tag used on social networks such as Twitter and other microblogging services, allowing users to apply dynamic, user-generated tagging which makes it possible for others to easily find messages with a specific theme or content.

What does the Twitter Hashtag look like? This is the Nerja hashtag on twitter#nerja.

Why do we use hashtags when we use social media?

Using hashtags to categorize Tweets by keyword

People use the hashtag symbol (#) before a relevant keyword or phrase in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets and help them show more easily in Twitter search. Clicking or tapping on a hashtagged word in any message shows you other Tweets that include that hashtag.

Why am I telling you this? Because social media plays a very important part of how we chose our holidays. There are many different social media platforms and all of them contain information useful for our Nerja and Costa del Sol vacations.

Facebook is by far the most popular with 2.23 BILLION monthly active users. Youtube has 19 billion users, Whatsapp 1.5 billion and so on. Imagine how much useful (and useless) information there is available to you.

If you are thinking of coming to Nerja and staying with us at Nerja Beach Holidays, check out what’s going on and what to see. Google search will give you lots of information but the social media website will give you up to date and personal information.

People will post photographs of places they have been in Nerja and on the Costa del Sol. This fantastic as it shows you real-time events, videos, photographs, links and lots more.

Simply go to Twitter and use #nerja in the search and sit back and enjoy the great content available. Some of it is funny, some serious, some of it will be selfies and photographs of what people had for dinner. This is actually great as it will show you what the food is like in the bars and restaurants they visited in Nerja and the Costa del Sol.

When it comes to adding your own photos or comments, make sure you use the Nerja hashtag (#).

Also, use the ‘at sign’ @


Twitter uses this symbol to prefix usernames such as ‘@TillisonConsulting’ for example. The symbol allows a user to ‘tag’ another Twitter account and notifies them that they’ve been mentioned.

For example; if you were to take a photograph of Burriana Beach and wanted me to see it on twitter, you would upload the picture or video and simply write ‘Burriana Beach’ and then @doylie45 which is my twitter handle (name). When I check my twitter page, I will see my name highlighted and a notification to tell me I have a mention. It is a fantastic way to share information quickly.

Have a great time.

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