The town of Nerja is located on the seashore in the Andalucia region of Spain. Located 50 km from Málaga, Nerja has a population of over 12,000 and is a great place to experience what the region has to offer. Nerja is located along the side of the Sierra Almijara mountain range and still maintains its seaside charm. The old town of Nerja is unchanged and is filled with narrow streets, whitewashed houses, and old historical monuments and buildings. Located in the center of Nerja is the Balcón de Europa, the Balcony of Europe, which is a promenade situated along the edge of a towering cliff with stunning panoramic views of the sea and beaches below. If you enjoy water sports, than Nerja is the perfect spot. With over 16 km of sandy beaches and clear blue water, this area offers several major water sports such as scuba diving, sailing, or water skiing. However if you wish to enjoy the sites of Nerja, the 17th century Church of El Salvador is a popular site with tourists as well as the beautiful Gardens of Capistrano Playa. Or if you wish to venture a few km from the town center you will find the Nerja caves that are full of ancient paintings and artifacts. One of these caves has been transformed into a concert hall and many performances are staged here during the summer months. With so many exciting things to do and see, and activities to enjoy, Nerja is an ideal spot to spend a week, or weekend.