Nerja Fiesta San Anton 2024


Maro, a locality of Nerja, holds the Fiesta de San Anton every year in January

Here is the information about the fiesta of San Anton in Maro, Nerja :

  • A few words about Nerja and this fiesta
  • The dates of the Fiesta
  • The programme of the Fiesta
  • Where is Nerja?
  • What to do in Nerja?
  • Booking accommodation
  • Some useful links

A few words about Nerja and the fiesta

Nerja, the jewel of the Costa del Sol is located in Axarquia, in the province of Malaga.

Nerja balcon de l'Europe

To find out more about the village, you can find all the information on the link visit Nerja.

San Anton, is a saint celebrated in many villages of Andalusia. San Anton is the patron saint of the town of Maro, in Nerja.

Saint Anthony the Great, whose real name was Antonio Abad, was born in Egypt and is recognised as the patron saint of animals due to his actions and his love for nature throughout his life.

During these celebrations, in Maro, the inhabitants come to have animals blessed (dogs, cats, donkeys, horses,…). Blessing of the animals on 17 January 2024 after the celebration of mass.

Dates of the Fiesta de San Anton in Maro

The Fiesta de San Anton will be held on 13, 14 and 17 January 2024.

The programme

During this fiesta we will be able to attend several events. Most of the events will take place in front of the church of Las Maravillas in Maro:

Nerja Iglesia de Las Maravillas en Maro, Nerja, Andalucia
Iglesia de Las Maravillas en Maro, Nerja

The festivities will begin on Saturday 13th

Note : If you are in the western part of the Costa del Sol and would like to visit Nerja and Frigiliana, you can use the following link to book a tour from Málaga, Torremolinos, Mijas or Benalmadena.

Where is Maro, in Nerja?

What to do in Nerja?

In the surroundings of Maro, it is possible to find very nice activities:

  • horse riding, on the beach or in the mountains
  • diving in Nerja and Torrox
  • guided tours (villages of Axarquia, Cordoba, Alhambra,…)
  • via ferrata (Caminito del Rey,…)
  • snorkeling in Torrox and Nerja
  • hiking (El Saltillo with the hanging bridge,…)
  • canyoning (in the rio Verde,…)
  • astrotourism
  • visit of Nerja’s cave

Use the following link to access all the activities to do during your holidays. This link provides you with all the details of each activity.

Book accommodation

Enter the desired dates to see the availability.

Some useful links (car hire, ideas for visits)

Here are some other experiences to do around Nerja

Easy and economical bookings

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