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The stalactite caves of Nerja
The Cuevas de Nerja are one of the most important stalactite caves in Europe. The entrance to this extensive limestone cave system was discovered in 1959 by children playing.
Inside, we encounter a series of karstic scooping out with stalagtites and stalagmites created by leaching 500 million years ago. The caves were established as early as 15,000 BC. inhabited by hunters. This is evidenced by murals, which are not accessible to visitors.
Visiting hours are daily from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 18:30, in the summer from 10:00 to 19:30.
Each summer, the caves host a music festival of classical and folkloric performances of international standard.
Tours in the nature parks.
The adjacent Sierra Almijara and natural parks of Acantilados de Maro make Nerja an ideal base for exploring and hiking in nature. Here are some activities, walks and canyoning near Nerja. In the apartments you will find maps and also some detailed hiking descriptions.
If you want to get to know the beauties in the surroundings of the Axarquia in guided groups, please visit our page Active Holiday-Andalusia. We will be happy to help you with advice and booking.
Kayak – Tours
This kayak tour starts in Nerja at the mouth of the river “Rio Chillar” towards the east to the waterfall of Maro. Passing the impressive viewpoint “Balcon de Europa” we navigate with our kayaks between large boulders, which give the seascape a charming and attractive aspect that opens up wide as we reach the famous sandy beach of ” Burriana” at Nerja. This beautiful beach presents itself to us with the imposing background of the Sierra Almijara, from which you can see the summit of the “Alto del Cielo”. Then we come to the cave “Cueva del Pirata” (pirate cave) and to the waterfall of Maro, whose water falls in a radiant rain from remarkable heights.
Duration of kayak tours: 2 hours Price: from 24 Euro
Katamaran – Tour
Experience a catamaran tour from Caleta de Velez with an experienced skipper. You can book from a 1.5-hour sunset tour to a 6-hour event with lunch and drinks on board.