Nerja best beaches in Costa del Sol

Preserved coves and beaches

In Axarquia-Costa del Sol , many beaches have remained quite wild

and some of them are in protected natural parks, and allow you to meet even in the middle of summer in quiet corners by the water.

These are the beaches of the eastern Costa del Sol, therefore to the east of Malaga. By the way, the name of this paradisiacal place, the Axarquia, comes from the Arabic “Ash-sharquía” (الشرقية) which means « on the east ». It is the coast between Rincon de la Victoria and Nerja . This part of the Mediterranean Sea is called the Alboran Sea.

Snorkeling and diving on best spots in Costa del Sol

A diving center offers snorkeling and diving in theses spots between Torrox and Nerja. In the following link

Snorkeling in Torrox and Nerja

Diving in Torrox and Nerja

The Costa del Sol and the Alboran Sea

This sea takes its name from a small island of 0.07km²…, 50km from the Moroccan coast and 80km from Almeria, it is called Alboran. It is a Spanish island since 1540, which takes its name from Arabic (al-burān, البران), which means the ” navel of the sea“. What a beautiful image for this island!Note, a geological fact: it is the only part of an underwater mountain range 150km long, it is the point of collision between the African and Eurasian plate, and an important seismic zone, moreover. in 1899, magma rose up and came out an igneous rock next to it. A name has been given to it… Alboranite

To note a geopolitical anecdote, 21 Spanish soldiers live permanently on this island, since in 1960 Soviet fishermen tried to set up a base there!

I am talking about this island, so small, because it gave its name to the sea in which we bathe between Almeria – Cabo de Gata – and Gibraltar.

Here are my favorite places to enjoy this sea, in  NerjaMaro , and Almayate

La Axarquia (eastern part of the Costa del Sol) offers 4 of the most beautiful beaches in Andalucia

According to the National Geographic publication ( Spanish version), of the 18 most beautiful beaches in Andalucia, 4 are located in Axarquia ( on its 45km of coast). They are in the municipalities of Nerja , Maro and Almayate

Nerja Calahonda beach and Europe’s balcony

El Canuelo beach in Nerja

The Andalucian coast is 850 km long, with more than 500km on the Mediterranean and almost 350km on the Atlantic Ocean. There is the Costa de la Luz (province of Cadiz and Huelva), the Costa del Sol (province of Malaga), the Costa tropical (province of Granada) and the Costa de Almeria (province of Almeria).

NB: the short movie presenting the famous waterfall was produced by Pablo Ar, author of several films broadcast on You tube.

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