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Oct 20, 2016 - Costa del Sol

Our last night in Madrid we went back to the same sidewalk restaurant as the previous night. As we ate dinner we watched the people rush by. In Sevilla they amble. Lots of people shop for shoes. After dinner, we walk back to Plaza Mayor. Plaza del Sol is busy. One fountain is lit up with blue lights. Sheets of yellow looking like fire cascade down from the fountain's bowl. A Mariache band is tuning their instruments. Hawkers are selling their wares. Sidewalk restaurants are busy. Thereis a police presence. But at Plaza Mayor? A few people...

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Sep 28, 2015 - Nerja on the Costa del Sol

9/27/2015 Nerja on the Costa del Sol Our stop at the Pileta Cave delayed our arrival at Nerja until about 5:30. We circled around and around trying to find our hotel and at last parked in an underground parking lot which was a short walk to our hotel, the Puerta del Mar. We checked in and quickly explored the rooftop pool and then headed off to find the famous “Balcon de Europa.” We could see the beaches down below and a bride and groom were wading in the surf (under the direction of the photographer!). Tonight is the super moon eclipse and...

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Mar 8, 2015 - Nerja and Frigiliana

Another a-ma-zing day on the coast of Spain! This morning we took a trip west along the coast in our trusty Opal headed for the town of Nerja. Our plans included a visit to the Balcony of Europe, which is an outcropping of land which held a castle and a fort until the earthquake in 1884. An English-Spanish fort built in the 1800s to defend against Napolean helped protect the harbor along with 7 canons. When the earthquake destroyed the fort and the adjacent Moorish castle (built in the 9th century), the 7 canons fell to the sea. 100 years...

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Spain - March 2015

Aug 2, 2013 - Malaga Airport To NERJA

Arriving at Malaga airport and then getting yourself to Nerja depends on time of day and how much additional expense you wish to incur. TAXI The easiest and most expensive option. This will cost approximately €70+ depending on day or night time travel. (45 minutes to 1 hour to Nerja) ACCOMMODATION PROVIDER The person/company you have booked your stay with may be able to arrange a pick up or drop off. This may cost you slightly less than a TAXI. (45 minutes to 1 hour to Nerja) HIRE A VEHICLE We normally pay between €12 - €17 a day...

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Easy Spain

Apr 24, 2013 - SPANISH FOOD

Eating in or out in Spain can be both gastronomic and cultural, especially good at the same time. TAPAS: The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Spain and food. When it is done well it is something that will stay with you forever. It is simple and cheap and is one of the most Spanish things to do. Andalusia is a great place to try the Tapas experience. The range of 'Nibbles' usually served 'Free' with a drink at the bar are too extensive in range to list but a small plate of shell fish, a selection of Ham or Cheese, a skewer...

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Apr 22, 2013 - NERJA - Costa Del Sol

At the most easterly side of the Costa Del Sol, some 45 miles east of Malaga, lies the typically Spanish resort of Nerja. With the Balcón de Europa (Balcony of Europe), a tree lined promenade jutting out to sea, at its heart, this town is a Mediterranean gem. The 'Balcon' overlooks the pretty little fishing beach of Calahonda with a stunning, magical, mountain backdrop. You can stay in a range of places from the Parador or one of the towns many Hotels, Hostals, or rent an apartment in one of the urbanization's. Easily accessible by Hire...

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Mar 10, 2012 - Beach Weekend in Nerja

After lots of homework, some tests, trips with the program, etc. a group of 6 other girls and I decided that we needed a nice little relaxing vacation away in Nerja: a beautiful beach town south of Granada on the Mediterranean. We took a bus ride Saturday morning out to the town and got in around 11:30 or so. Half of the group was super energetic and ready to walk all the way out to see the famous Nerja caves whereas myself and two others were tired of the long bus ride,and were ready to just hang out right on the beach for the rest of the...

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Sep 19, 2011 - Meeting new people

Last week Thursday, Rose and I traveled two hours by buy to Nerja - every minute was worth it! It was much prettier than Salobreña, in my opinion. In the "Balcón de Europa," the Balcony of Europe, there were pockets of beaches in between the rocks and cliffs. White hotels and apartments (some random blue, yellow and pink ones, too!) were spread across the illy terrain. We got off the bus with a group of students from California about two miles from the shore. Luckily, an English woman who owned a donkey sanctuary told us the quickest path...

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Oct 23, 2010 - Nerja

We wake up and Linda is thrilled with the beautiful sunrise over the ocean – her first, as a lifelong resident of the Pacific Coast. We go next to Nerja, less than two hours down the coast. Its reputation is for being less grand and very beautiful. We find this to be the truth, although the boutique hotel we hoped for closes for the season today. We decide to treat ourselves to a lovely hotel on the beach. The old town is small so Linda can shop without worry of becoming lost and Mark spends some time on the computer. Linda buys a cool...

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Jul 22, 2010 - Another Taste of the Costa del Sol at Nerja

Tuesday, July 20 Today we continued our trip towards its inevitable and too early conclusion by embarking by bus for Nerja, a seaside community closer to our next destination, Granada and the unparalleled Alhambra. The trip involves a one hour bus ride to Malaga, the central city on the Costa del Sol which is where most tourists including the Brits arrive since it has an airport. We then had to book a separate bus trip with another carrier to get to Nerja. Both were commuter journeys along the coast, so we passed through many...

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Off to Spain!

Jun 13, 2007 - Nerja, Costa Del Sol - Life's a Beach!

We're definitely back on the beaten track now! Nerja, a beach resort on the Costa del Sol, is a typical Mediterranean beach resort with lots of British tourists. Some people don't like this kind of place but it is exactly what we were looking for after being immersed in Northern Spain. Communication is no longer an effort! We're staying at another Parador, this one is a modern building on a cliff overlooking the beach with a beautiful garden and swimming pool. It is hot and sunny and although the sea is still a bit too cool for us, the pool...

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