ネルハ

ネルハは、コスタデルソルにある海辺のリゾートです。

コスタデルソルの宝石と呼ばれるネルハの人口はわずか25,000人で、白塗りの建物、美しいビーチが特徴的です。マラガ空港からのアクセスが簡単、温暖な気候のため、学生が一年中充実した時間を過ごせる街です。

夏の間は、何倍もの観光客が旧市街の狭い通りを探索し、日陰のある通りのカフェやレストランで冷たいビールやサングリアのグラスを飲みながら地元の料理を楽しんだり、太陽と砂でのんびりしています。

町の名前はムーア人の治世に由来し、「水が豊富」を意味します。当時、ネルハは果樹園に囲まれ、ティッシュやシルクの飾り布で有名でした。スペインの再征服後、ネルハで最も有名な記念碑である「バルコンデエウロパ」(元々は砲台)を含む要塞がこの地域に建設されました。ここは学生が待ち合わせ場所として利用する場所で、海の素晴らしい景色を眺めることもできます。

街は象徴的なシエラデアルミハラの山々に守られています。

1959年にネルハの洞窟が発見されたことで、ネルハは観光マップに登場しました。コンサートは定期的にいずれかの部屋で開催されます。ネルハの環境と気候は、山歩き、乗馬、テニス、サイクリング、ウォータースポーツなどのアウトドアアクティビティに最適です。特にスキューバダイビングが有名です。

プラザトゥッティフルッティ周辺はナイトライフを楽しめるエリアとして人気で、フラメンコショーが頻繁に行われています。ネルハでは定期的に公演が行われ、楽しいお祭りもあります。春先には、自転車のパレードがあらゆる年齢の数千人のサイクリストを魅了します。5月15日、サンイシドロの祭りでは、経験豊富なライダーが馬に乗って行列に参加できます。マルディグラでは、街中でカーニバルパレードが行われます。

Nerja is a seaside resort of sandy coves on the Costa del Sol. Its white-washed buildings, beaches, easy access from Malaga airport and climate make it a great location for a Spanish language course in Spain at any time of year. Often called 'The Jewel of the Costa del Sol', Nerja has a population of just 25,000. This Andalusian town is filled with narrow winding streets that are lined with tapas bars, small shops, and restaurants that lead to the Balcon de Europa. Sights of panoramic coastal views towards Africa are just breath-taking. Students who decide to study Spanish at Nerja will not only be surrounded by the towns rich culture but also by the extraordinary views and amazing food. 

Explore Nerja

The discovery of the Nerja Caves in 1959 put Nerja on the tourist map. The caves are believed to be one entrance to a linked series of potholes stretching miles into the mountains between Nerja and Granada. Concerts are regularly held in one of the chambers. Nerja’s setting and climate make it ideal for outdoor activities such as mountain walking, horse riding, tennis, biking, and water sports. It’s the centre of scuba diving on the Costa del Sol, with the Natural Park of Maro Cerro Gordo nearby.

Students can enjoy the warm weather throughout the year with slight fluctuations in December and January. A two-hour drive inland will take you to Granada, home to the Moorish palace and the Alhambra, also close by is the Sierra Nevada ski resort. In the winter students can ski one day and enjoy the sun on the beach the next. The glamour of Marbella and the big yachts of Puerto Banus is an hour and a half drive away, whilst further down the coast you can visit the British outpost of Gibraltar, where you can tour the rock, see the Barbary Apes, and enjoy tax-free shopping.

Festive Galore

Experience the expression of art through a flamenco show. There are regular performances in Nerja, which also has some fun festivals. The first six months of the calendar is filled with at least one festival a month, so there is always something to look forward to when studying in Nerja. Three Kings in January, Carnival in February, Semana Santa at Easter, San Isidro in May, San Juan at midsummer in June, Virgen del Carmen in July, Feria week in October and then Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve fiestas at the Balcon.

Sangrias with a beach view

Enjoy local delicacies with an ice-cold beer or a glass of sangria in the shaded street cafes and restaurants. Laze in the sun surrounded by sand or take a trip to Andalusia’s famous white villages and historic cities. It’s easy to see why many students return year after year to Nerja.

Looking to enjoy a meal with a view? Chiringuitos are beach restaurants, and you’ll find them lined along Burrirna and other big beaches in Nerja. Enjoy the taste of Nerja, with g local specialities such as sardines cooked on the spot over an open fire and giant paellas cooked on wood fired barbeques, served at Chiringuitos. 

Evenings are for tapas and nightlife around the Plaza Tutti Frutti. During the evenings this beautiful town is lively with many bars and restaurants catering to a wide range of tastes and budgets. 

Learn Spanish in Nerja and discover one of Andalusia’s precious gems!

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