Nerja is perfectly suited for couples and the more mature tourists, although many families are also seen here. The transfer time for this resort from Malaga airport is around 45 minutes. This gives you plenty of time to look around at the scenery that the Costa del Sol has to offer and also get an understanding for the location of the resort itself. There is a total of 7 beaches in Nerja and the best one is Playa de Burriana with its long, golden sands. You will find a few large hotels in Nerja, however the majority of the hotels are fairly small. There is a large number of self-catering apartments as well as villas which have all of the facilities that you need, including swimming pools and kitchenettes and kitchen utensils.
There are many beach and water based activities for you to try in Nerja. The water sports include jet-skiing, water-skiing, scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing and surfing. You can also hire out pedalloes, go sailing, canoeing, or go on fishing trips. If you prefer to stay on dry land, then why not try a horse-drawn carriage ride. This is a brilliant way to get around the resort and see the sites. There is also a small tourist train that takes you through the town and if this still isn't enough then visit the Balcony of Europe and take in some magnificent views. There are plenty of excursions to go on such a taking a Malaga city tour, travelling to Seville or visit Cuevas de Nerja which is an underground cave system.
The speciality of Nerja is seafood. There is also a lot of local cuisine on offer. You will also find a lot of other cuisines such as British food, Chinese, Italian, Indian and Greek. There is something for everyone, even the very fussy eaters. There are many bars on offer with live music as well as entertainment. If this still is not enough for you, then there are a few discos on offer as well. There are plenty of shops to choose from with clothing, jewellery, souvenirs and other little crafts. There is also a market every Tuesday morning. There is a regular and reliable bus service in Nerja that links with Malaga and runs from early morning until early evening.
Mijas has an average temperature of around 22°C with the average water temperature being 18°C. During the summer months, the water temperature can reach up to 23°C making water sports perfect. If you want to avoid visiting in the hottest months then visit in May or June where temperatures are around 27°C. The highest summer temperature tends to be around 30°C. The coldest month is January, however temperatures still manage to reach 16°C. The sun is always out and when it does rain, it is cleared up very quickly.