The Costa Del Sol offers an incredible lifestyle. The activities available on the Costa del Sol are wide and varied, there is actually something for everyone. Many other areas report to offer the same but usually fall far short of the choice available on the Costa Del Sol. Nerja forms part of this lifestyle but due to its location on the eastern side of the Costa del Sol, it offers a quieter and more relaxed version than the western side, better known for the more flamboyant style of life associated with Marbella and Puerto Banus. Nerja is an ideal location to own or rent or property and take holidays enjoying the excellent and mild all year round climate.
Relaxing days out at one of the many beaches are a must, enjoying some of the most beautiful, clean and safe beaches on offer, with the Blue Flag of Merit being awarded on many occasions to the beaches on the Costa del Sol, including Nerja. Beach activities include waterskiing, boat, fishing trips and yacht charter, other major sports such as tennis, bowls, football and basketball are also all popular and expertly catered for. Nerja has its own sports stadium for athletic events and football matches as well as a public heated indoor swimming pool. Many of the Sports activities are a very popular pastime to local residents and Tourists alike, the most popular of these being Golf. The Costa del Sol has not been named the Costa del Golf without good reason, it is simply a golfers paradise. There are some 69 golf courses in Andalucia with some 45 situated along the Costa del Sol and four of which are ranked in the top 10 in Europe. Local golf courses can be found in Torre del Mar and La Herradura, whilst two new courses are planned for Torrox.
For yachting enthusiasts, there are many marinas along the entire coast, and good news for local residents in Nerja, the new marina has finally received the go-ahead and will be constructed on the municipal border between Nerja and Torrox Costa. In the meantime you can enjoy the local Marina del Este in La Herradura, just 10 minutes drive.
In the Nerja Caves, an international festival of music and dance held annually in July, is without doubt a major attraction, along with the exceptional landscape of mountains and cliffs, that has made not only Nerja but also the surrounding area, a prominent tourist location. The Nerja Caves International Music Festival, with over 40 years of history, has become an inescapable cultural event which has done nothing but increase and enhance its reputation year after year, with the participation and support of the leading figures of the music world, dance, singing and flamenco.
As you can see the Costa del Sol is for people who like to live life to the full enjoying and enriching their lifestyles with the best things it can offer. Read more below about the local towns and villages close to Nerja...
Meanwhile those of you who relish a shopping expedition will be more than satisfied at the choice of modern indoor centres or smaller designer boutiques. Close to Nerja there are several shopping complexes with multi screen cinemas and ten-pin bowling. Also nearby, aqua parks and and top quality international schools.
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