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With its delicious subtropical climate, dramatic landscape and amazing fertility, the sleepy town of Nerja has attracted people since prehistoric times. Settled by the Romans, it later fell to the Moors, who named it Narixa, meaning abundant spring. By the tenth century, its silk and agricultural products were famous throughout the Muslim world and in the markets of Damascus; after the Christian Reconquest the town continued to prosper, producing vast quantities of sugar cane. More recently, farmers have turned to mango, avocado and papaya production. Even the advent of mass tourism has not managed to destroy Nerja’s charm; unlike the other towns along the Costa del Sol, it has avoided the concrete high-rises, retaining its provincial charm.

There are sixteen kilometres of white sand beaches to enjoy, all with powdery sand and sparkling clear water, set in charming coves beneath dramatic cliffs. Water skiing, sailing and scuba diving are all possible at Burriana Beach – indeed, this is the best spot for diving along the coast. Walkers flock to Nerja, drawn by the mountain scenery of the nearby Sierra de Almijara and Sierra Tejeda, while climbers find a significant challenge in the Sierra de Burno, which overlooks the town. Children will be delighted by the Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, an unusual sight in a country that is better known for mistreating animals than taking care of them.

The most spectacular attraction is the series of caves found three kilometres from the centre of town. The vast Cuevas de Nerja contain a number of 20,000 year old paintings as well as various prehistoric remains. One of the caverns has been made into a concert hall, home to the Nerja Cave Festival as well as a number of concerts throughout the summer. The Balcón de Europa is a magnificent promenade along a towering cliff that was once the site of the Moorish castle. It was named by King Alfonso XII, who visited the area and was captivated by the panoramic views over the Mediterranean and the hazy blue mountains.

The old town is a lovely place for a wander, its winding streets and whitewashed houses little changed over the last couple of hundred years. Look out for the wrought iron terraces overflowing with geraniums, from which canaries can sometimes be heard singing. The seventeenth century Church of El Salvador is built in a charming mix of mudejar and Baroque styles. Don’t miss the lovely Gardens of Capistrano Playa, which drop down from the town to Burriana Beach.

Nerja is renowned for its cuisine, which, unlike most nearby resorts, is authentically Andalusian. During the daytime, the sun is so hot that you probably won’t want more than a few tapas – choose between espinacas con garbanzos (spinach and chickpea stew), pan con tomate (bread rubbed with tomato and topped with fresh anchovy or ham) and grilled prawns. If you want something more substantial, fried fish is the most popular and delicious dish – the red mullet here is said to be the best in Spain. Conservative eaters need not worry, however – you can always find a plate of egg and chips if you’re feeling homesick! Evenings are long and lazy, best spent in bars overlooking the sea, where the golden sunset seems to last forever…

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