Nerja, the most eastern town on the Costa del Sol, is only 40 minutes from Málaga International Airport and an hour and a quarter from the Sierra Nevada ski resort. Part of its beauty comes from its magnificent geographical location. With 84 km² and a population of approximately 17,000, it's one of the two municipalities in the whole province of Málaga with the most protected nature parks ('Sierra Tejeda-Almijara' and the 'Maro-Cerro Gordo')
Protected by the 'Sierra' mountains from the winds of the north and bordered by the Mediterranean sea, Nerja's micro-climate enjoys all types of subtropical cultivation. From a tradition of fishing and agriculture, the primary economic activity of today is tourism.Because Nerja still conserves its culture, and together with its beaches, cliffs and mountains, it is one of the more popular destinations for many people looking to have a closer contact with nature; not forgetting, of course, the fairs, traditional festivities and nightlife that the town has to offer.