Best things to do between Nerja and Malaga

Here is a selection of more than 60 things to do in Nerja and up to Malaga. The outdoor, sport, cultural and family activities are all within a maximum of 50 km. Below you will find a photo for each activity, classified by theme. To find out more, just click on the photo.

Selection of the best things to do in Nerja on the Costa del Sol

Outdoor activities in Nerja

Hiking around Nerja

One of the best known and most spectacular hikes is the rio Chillar hike :

rio chillar hike ruta randonnee

The El Saltillo hike offers the opportunity to cross the 3rd longest hanging bridge in Spain.

Visiting villages around Nerja

There are many villages worth visiting, starting with the village of Frigiliana, probably the most beautiful in the whole province.

Horse riding in the surroundings of Nerja

This type of ride in Andalucia is a must. Whether it’s a horse ride on the beach or in the sierras. This and many other activities are possible all year round thanks to the climate of the Costa del Sol.


Water activities

On the 45km of coastline between Malaga and Nerja you will find several water sports activities


You can practice scuba diving in Nerja and Torrox.


One of the most popular water activities is snorkeling in Torrox and Nerja.


Sea kayaking and paddle boarding

There are also kayaking routes in Nerja that take you to the famous freshwater waterfall at the bottom of the Maro cliffs in Nerja.

This activity can also be done by Paddle boarding.

Unusual and sporty activities in Nerja and the Costa del Sol

Unusual activities

For star lovers

Astrotourism in the mountains

Sports activities in Nerja

Andalucia’s natural environment offers a wide range of sporting activities in wonderful surroundings.

Sporty trekking

The Patamalara river hike in Competa.


Canyoning in the Rio Verde from Nerja

Canyoning dans le Rio Verde en AndalousieDescent in the Rio Verde

Via Ferrata

Via ferrata from Nerja in Zafarraya

via ferrata en Andalousie à Zafarraya

Cultural activities

The cultural activities around Nerja and on the Costa del Sol are almost endless.

Among the must-sees are :


Attend an authentic flamenco evening.


Visit the Malaga Honey Museum in Colmenar, for example.

Festivals and fairs

You should try to attend some of the fairs and festivals in Andalucia, in Axarquia.

Visit the Cave among the best things to see and do in Nerja

The best known is the Cave of Nerja. However, the Cave of the Treasure in Rincon de la Victoria is also a must.

Guided tours

In Nerja you will find guided tours such as the Wine Route, the Tropical Tour, The Comares Tour, the Mudejar White Villages Tour. You will discover everything that is typical and traditional.

competa village de l'Andalousie authentique

Visit Malaga

Visit Malaga on foot.

Day trips and guided tours to Andalucia from Nerja

Visit Alhambra in Granada from Nerja, The Mezquita in Cordoba, Ronda with an English speaking guide in semi private group

View on Alhambra-from the Albayzin during the day trip

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