Nerja offers a glimpse into how the glorious Spanish coastline looked before the concrete high rises went up. Studying Spanish in Nerja, you can explore this small town of 22,000 at your own pace.
With the bright lights and buzzing nightlife of Malaga just 50km away, a stay in Nerja puts you in the perfect position to explore the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains, relax on uncrowded beaches and enjoy the nearby cave systems. The famous Caves of Nerja date back to the Triassic period (around 200 million years ago). Once a year in July, the Festival de la Cueva brings top Spanish classical performers to the caves to take advantage of the naturally stunning acoustics for long evenings of beautiful music and dance.
For an afternoon practising your new Spanish skills and people watching, head to the Balcón de Europa, a 16th Century mirador (viewing point) with amazing sea views. You will pick up the language quickly in Nerja, where conversation is a favourite pastime and visitors are made to feel exceptionally welcome. For a bite to eat, try the paella in the town’s many open air restaurants or simply indulge in the various varieties of tapas offered in local bars. Nerja is a dreamy place to learn Spanish under the warm Iberian sun.