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Nerja. The name Nerja comes from the moorish word for the village “Narixa” which means abundance of water, but the abundance is not through rain!
Nerja has 300 days of sunshine which makes it a great all year round destination. Nerja is still nearer to the real Spain, and just a few minutes walk from the Town centre and you can still occasionally see Oxen pulling a plough, and just a few more minutes drive away is some of the most magnificent scenery to be seen anywhere. Although Nerja has succumbed to tourism it has managed to keep a lot of it’s character, particularly the old part of town with narrow (some still cobbled) streets and loads of great Tapas Bars. Nerja is less than two hours drive from the Sierra Nevada (Europe’s most Southerly Ski resort) so you can be on the beach for the morning, and skiing in the afternoon!
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A reminder: The Chapel Bar San Juan beach Party. the last day to buy tickets is tomorrow ( Wed ).
Tickets 20€ includes Kap´tn Kraps disco, Marky Marks B.B.Q. and all you can drink!
A bit breezy today but hey look how good El Playazo beach is…..
Well after a nice break away from Nerja for a few days I am back in sunny Nerja, well right now there is a massive sea mist rolling in so no sun LOL.
This Sunday sees the biggest beach party in Spain when everyone heads to the beach to celebrate San Juan.
and this year’s event will also see a peligree full moon. This is when the moon is at the closest point to the earth so it will look bigger than usual.
San Juan is the only day of the year people are allowed to camp overnight on the beach and this year because it falls on a Sunday no doubt lots of people will be sneaking an extra night.
So whether you are doing the full camping on the beach or just a wander along enjoying sardinas and cold beer have a great time. more on San Juan
Don’t forget tomorrow is the 6th annual Rock Factory in the car park next to Pepe Mesa on Playazo beach, from 12 noon. Entrance is 5 euros including paella. Groups: Scythe, The Vihen Zanta, Zero Nation, The Vigil of the Rock, LA Breeding, HDM, Kassia, Trayazo, Mad Casino, Maikel and Foundling.
Congratulations to Paul and Carolyn Cullen and family on the official re-opening of EL Pino in Torrox Park last night. Free food and drink, music and a hypnotist were some of the ingredients to a great day and night!
I have been contacted by Greater Manchester Police to try and help locate a missing person.…..read more
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First Restaurant’s regular Friday Night Fever is becoming more & more popular, the next to be held on Friday 21st June. The restaurant is also looking for staff: A young waitress with some experience – a young cook or somebody who wants to learn to cook & somebody to wash up for the summer months.
Don’t forget that today is Ian from Chapel Bar’s BIG 50 so drinks at Chapel from 8.30 then round to Shambles for a Mog disco special. Has anyone got a zimmer frame that we can borrow to help get Ian out of the bar?
Caleta de Velez for a quick drink and Tapas yesterday and a walk around the fish quay there.. read more
A walk around Nerja..read more
The big news from the townhall is the planned redevelopment of Playazo beach to the west of Nerja.
This is a direct quote from Nerja town hall website:
“José Alberto Armijo has announced the start of the administrative and urban develop Playazo “and make that big tourist resort Nerja need transforming it into a major residential and hotel, a residential and recreational maritime area.” José Alberto Armijo rated this announcement, already put forward in the last full, as “the biggest news in my years as mayor responsibility in this City.”
In the last Local Government approved initiate proceedings for the development of this area as well as the award of the work of drafting the General Plan Innovation Project of Nerja-Area Tourism Promotion Playazo just days after Mayor also announced the decision of the Government of Spain to initiate proceedings for the drafting of the promenade.
José Alberto Armijo explained that the Tourism Promotion Area where you will perform the project is divided into two parts separated by the old national road 340, “road will become a grand boulevard and become an axis joining Nerja with the westernmost and future marina, “stated the mayor.
South of Highway 340 will be created in a maritime zone sports environment. In the first 100 meters boardwalk will be built with an area of 30,000 square meters and the beach will have about 70,000 square meters of sand. The second 100 meters medioambental understand the maritime sports, with an area of about 60,000 feet, and it shall be for leisure, sport, recreation and equipment. From the 200 meters and up to Highway 340 will go to hotel use. The mayor has indicated that according to the Management Plan, approved by the Government of Andalusia, was able to build one or more hotels with approximately 1,100 rooms.
The northern area, between the N340 and the Way of In the middle, will go to residential area and based on the buildable provided by the Government of Andalusia, you can build some 2,200 homes.
The mayor has said that it is a sector that could qualify as developable “the greatest in the history of Nerja” as it will have 1.116 million meters square which is seven times larger than the area that is currently being developing the SUP-4 in the area of Fuente del Baden, which until now was the largest in the municipality.
The mayor also announced that the City will have in the north a piece of equipment of approximately 55,000 square meters of the surface.”
After very strange weather for San Isidro (sunny but windy and chilly later on) then some rain yesterday hopefully summer is now on it’s way. A walk around Nerja this morning sees some new bars....read more
At last! after what became a bit of a nightmare nerjanow is back online. My apologies for the break in service and the forum and webcam should be back on as soon as possible.
Yesterday’s Spring Fiesta Pics
I called into Rafters Rastro this morning for a browse before popping up to Mercadona for a bit of shopping. When I got to the checkout I found that the shiny new 20 euro note I had stuck in my pocket had disappeared. How embarrassing is that! err oops and a red faced exit.
Just on the off chance I called back into Rafters and lo & behold there was the 20 euro note on the floor. It must have fallen or jumped out of my pocket when I got my specs out. Jolly good stuff.
Anyway go here to see what was happening around Nerja..….more
First Restaurant’s first “Friday Night Fever” night was a great success. The next one will be on Friday 17th May…. Restaurant First
April 30th is Queen’s Day in the Kingdom of the Netherlands and this year she is going to abdicate so on the same day the new King, Willem-Alexander, will be inaugurated.
The name of the royal family is “Oranje Nassau”. Oranje = orange and everybody will wear some orange clothes.
If you are going to celebrate this great occasion then Pocapecunia, the Charity Shop in aid of the Love A Child Foundation, has plenty of orange clothes for sale for Koninginnedag (Queens Day). They are on Calle Bella Vista in Nerja (near Villa Flamenca) and are open Mon-Sat. 10am till 1.30pm.
A bit of a wander around a few of Nerja’s beaches yesterday was interesting...read more
Just Pictures from yesterday…. No Comment
Today started out a bit on the grey side here in Nerja along with some news that may affect holiday rental apartment owners. To quote from The Local, a Spanish news in English website:
”Spain’s Senate are set to vote in the coming week’s on a law that would make it illegal for homeowners to rent out their properties to tourists on a short term basis.
Authorities believe around 20,000 properties will be affected.
The law is aimed at cracking down on the thousands of people who currently rent out their homes independently to holiday makers over the internet, a practice which hotel owners have long criticised for undermining the country’s tourist trade.
“It would be a declaration of principle against renting out property for a certain number of days. Now all that needs to be done is to create the rules that would make it illegal to offer an apartment for holiday rental,” said Eliseo Martinez Secretary General of Asotur, an organisation which deals with property rental for tourists.
Spain’s housing crisis has resulted in a proliferation of apartments that are being rented out “irregularly” to tourists for a certain number of days. In Madrid around 3,000 properties are believed to be on the rental market unbeknown to authorities.
The new legislation, which has already been approved by Spain’s Congress, would hand the power of regulating the renting of properties to regional governments and would make temporary leasing by a private property owner illegal.
Short-term renting to tourists, whether for the summer period or on a day-by-day basis, has up to now been a civil right enshrined in Spain’s Urban Rental law (LAU).
But the government appears to have finally listened to the pleas of hotel owners.
In its new National Tourism Plan, the Spanish government stated “there has been a significant increase in this type of leasing” and described it as “unfair competition” for the country’s traditional tourism model.
Property owners in Spain however fear that everyone will be tarred with the same brush, even those who rent their properties legally.”
Don’t forget this Sunday 21st April St George’s Celebration at Chapel Bar from 3pm
Lots of fun on the square outside the bar * British Legion tombola * Tug of war * Marky Marks BBQ * Chapel Grand National * Nick (Property Services)IN THE STOCKS * Ball through the hole.
* Spin the knight. And a sing song. Also showing Tottenham Vs Man City.
A great afternoon of fun with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.
Nerja town hall has announced that there will be a Spring Festival to be held in Tutti Frutti Square on Saturday 27th April from 1pm until 10.30pm.
As well as a central bar and live music and recorded music from the 1980′s there will be free Paella. What a splendid idea
A new feature….a walk around Nerja but without comments, called: …....No Comment
It has been lovely weather all week and unlike the last couple of years when residents day had to be cancelled because of bad weather, tomorrow looks to be the same as today. This morning the bones of a stage had appeared on Plaza de Espana but that was all..
And another sure sign that summer is on it’s way is the re-appearance of kiosks throughout Nerja.
There are one or two bars undergoing refurbishment in the west of town…read more
Please note: The last cheese club at The Chapel will now be held on Friday 19th April with cheese quiz, cheese raffle, cheese awards, King or Queen of cheese, and of course the cheese sketch from Monty Python. 9th April
Forum now back up and running!
Apologies for the loss of the Forum and webcam pages , my hosting provider is working on the fix
The work also continues on El Barrio at the Castilla Perez end. April 3
A glorious sunny day in Nerja and the footbridge across the Rio Chillar seems to be lasting after the last “repair”.
It is really breezy on the beach at Playazo but the sun is shining and the skies are blue. 1st April
Tomorrow is your last chance to say goodbye to John and Carol at Casa Maria’s in Torrox as they are leaving to pastures new further west along the coast.
John and Carol have been at the helm of Casa Maria’s for three years and John worked their for the previous three years as well.
Saturday night is Karaoke night and the new owner Udo will be there.
Good luck to John and Carol 29March
Sushi Away re-opens today after their winter break
The Easter Bunny is visiting the Nerja Donkey Sanctuary on Easter Sunday, 31st March from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Who is invited?
All kids. Come to the Donkey Sanctuary. Entrance is free. If you would also like to meet the Easter Bunny and go on an Egg Hunt, we will ask you for 5 euros. You will be given a drink, a hot dog or a burger, and you will also get to go on an Easter egg hunt!
There will also be Pony Rides at 3 euros a ride!
Can grown-ups come as well?
Yes they will be very welcome. They can buy a hot dog or a burger if they are hungry and there will be a bar just in case they are thirsty.
There will be live music starring Jonny Unplugged and a few of his musical friends. You can also see the donkeys, horses, cats, pigs, sheep and feed them if you wish. We have special Nerja Donkey Sanctuary t-shirts and Nerja Donkey Sanctuary baseball caps on sale.
A nice Curry and a drinks measure scam coming to you soon…..read more Fri 22 March
Work continues on Chaparil and also started on El Barrio last week …..read more Mon 18 March
Now there’s a thing: all the orange trees in Nerja town seem to be of the seville type which means they are not really edible unless like eating lemons or you want to make marmalade from them.
The trees that were recently planted in Antonio Millon are the same and apparently the same will be planted in Calle Chaparil when the work is completed.
So here is a question posed by a friend of mine, Tara: why don’t the town hall plant trees with edible fruit, pears apples, kumquat…the choice is endless and most are pretty as well? Wed 13 March
Banjo’s and British Stuff…read more
Tomorrow (28th March) is Andalucia Day so banks will be closed and Nerja celebrates with a bicycle race around the streets of Nerja starting and finishing at the Balcon.
After last nights big moon the sea is……. read more
Local artist Margaret Riordan has two small Art exhibitions currently running until April 2013, one in café bar Sands & C near the lighthouse on Torrox Costa, open 12 noon until late every day (not Thurs) and another exhibition at Bar Choto Playa at Penoncillo beach, Torrox Costa, (not Tues).
Last night (only just) a great night at The Bosque to celebrate 10 years with Brian at the helm, the bar was absolutely chock a bloc and deservedly so and Brian looks…….
After a day of rain the sun is back and the trees are being removed at the Sevillano end of C/Chaparil
Another lurverly day in Nerja, hardly a cloud in the sky and really warm and a nice walk along the Rio Chilar to clear this mornings bad head after pool at The Sportsman, thanks to them for the great hospitality and fun, and the bad head
After a couple of days of “blowing a hooly” the weather seems to have calmed down and if you haven’t had enough of carnaval then this weekend sees Maro’s Carnival.
The fun starts at 5pm on Saturday 16th February with a Carnival procession through the streets followed by a party at the Social Centre.
In Nerja the work continues on Calle Chaparil:
A fabulous carnaval procession but the clowns at the town hall said the procession went along Calle Jaen first. when actually half were coming down C/Perez so the hundreds of spectators on Jaen only saw half of it
Anyway pics are here
Nerja Rodeo are at today’s Donkey Sanctuary Fun Day from 10 -4pm.
you can find out more about Nerja Rodeo’s “Ride the Bull” bucking bronco at nerjarodeo.com
Bridges, beaches and trees…read more
This Saturday is the fabulous Nerja Carnaval, and if you want to join in (and maybe dress up as a clown which is the bars theme for this year) a great place to watch the procession is The Chapel on C/Jaen. plus they are showing 6 nations rugby on TV. How good is that?
A great tapas run on Saturday night around the bars in the west of Nerja….read more
February 1st and the weather is more like May!
This view taken today from above Punta Lara shows a hazy Nerja.
Numero Seis on Calla Chaparil looks set to re-open soon as an Italian restaurant.
Work is about to start on the second phase of the work on Calle Chaparil.
The first part of the calle has now got soil in the places where the trees were removed but what will be planted there?
The rain that was forecast for Thursday never arrived and Friday was nice to but this Saturday morning and it is lashing it down with rain and blowing a hoolie!
Today is cold and grey and there was a huge roll cloud in the Sky over Nerja, but by the time I got up onto the roof the effect was not quite as dramatic. You believe me don’t you?
A new bar is opening this Saturday (12th) CK’s on Calle Chaparil just two doors up from Sevillano.
Opening at 8pm with beer or wine for a euro and sandwiches and nibbles to celebrate their opening, everyone is welcome.
Cindy and Kurt are both originally from Manchester so will be showing both Man Utd and Man City footie games on Sunday. The long term aim of their bar is to offer traditional pub grub.
Call in and say hi!
walk down the Boatyard Bar last night for the Jam session and the place was heaving! Lots of people and many talented musicians made for a great night and the walk back along the beach with waves gently breaking on the shore under a fabulous starry sky made me realise (again ) how lucky I am to live here.
While I was in the bar I met JJ who from this Saturday will be hosting an “eat and drinks as much as you like” afternoon every Saturday from 2pm. Aimed mainly at German residents and visitors by serving German food and with German music but hey…sounds like it might be worth a visit by anyone to check it out. Nerja is after all a many cultured place.…..read more
The tiling is almost complete on the left side of C/Chaparil:
I have just picked up the what’s on flyer from the Cultural Centre in C/Granada and this Thursday 10th Jan they will be showing old movies and documentaries filmed around Nerja. Free admission and it starts at 7pm.
Now there’s a New year bargain!
Well…..now the festivities are over it is a bit of an anti-climax, but as Carnaval is early this year we don’t have long for another excuse for a party!
This year’s Carnaval procession is Sat 9th Feb.
Boxing day on Torrecilla beach Nerja 3.30pm
Mount Cielo looking good:
Merry Christmas to everyone!
Nerja seems unusually quiet but I guess it is that little dip where are people spending their money on getting ready for Christmas and an awful lot of visitors are usually due to arrive this week.
What is good though....read more
A fairly quiet, but bright and sunny Sunday with more than a few people enjoying a walk along the seafront at Torrecilla:
The fashion show of Pocapecunia in Hotel Villa Flamenca in Nerja, raised 1050 euros…read more
The Boatyard Bar on El Playazo is offering bottles of Alhambra beer (33cl) for just 1 euro and a pint of Telteley’s bitter for 1 euro as well, how good is that?
Work continues on Calle Chaparil and it looks like they are replacing the water main
Red is not just for danger, especially with New Year’s Eve looming.…..read more
Pics of Torrecilla and El Chucho beaches on this lovely day…and a job opportunity.….read more
Pocapecunia, the Charity shop in aid of the Love A Child Foundation, will be closed from Friday the 30th of
November till Monday, the 3rdof December due to the shop being enlarged. To celebrate the reopening, on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of December, you buy 3 items, got one free.Opening hours: Mon-Sat.from 10am – 1.30pm, Calle Bella Vista 6 in Nerja.
Well the sun is back and they are digging C/Chaparil up…read more
Next Friday (16th) sees the second Conkers Knockout at the Chapel Bar. 3 euros entry includes a conker of your choice and a chance to win 75 euros! and The Boatyard have a new Friday Jam session….read more
I’m turning Japanese, turning Japanese, I really think so. Well I have been eating Sushi…… read more
Pocapecunia, the Charity Shop in aid of The Love A Child Foundation, will have its
first Fashion Show on the 17th of November at Hotel Villa Flamenca …...read more
The Lodge of European Fraternity is holding a dinner dance in aid of the Butterfly Children (DEBRA). email@example.com www.debra.es
These children suffer from a skin condition which makes their skin blister, if they
wipe the nose after sneezing the skin can peel away.
We are trying to raise awareness and funds for this charity.
Charity Ball in aid of the Butterfly Children Nerja Caves Restaurant, Nerja Caves.
Drinks and canapes on arrival. Four course dinner
Cabaret by the Rat Pack (Frank, Dean and Sammy) Raffle.
Contact Michael 952531312 or Gareth 952522342
The 3rd Annual Classic Car & Sports Car Concentration will be held in Torrox Pueblo on Sunday 21st October at the Recinto Ferial de Torrox from 10.30. For more info contact Luis on 616 463 947.
The Boatyard Jam Session last night was busy as usual and there was a guest appearance by Stu Clark…more
Nice view to Frigiliana this afternoon.
Well the end of the Feria in Nerja sees the end of pretty much all the year’s fiestas so what on earth can we do to fill our time in.….more.
After being rescued during the heavy rains on 28th September, these pups need new homes.…..more
This years programme of events for the Feria..more
We are almost at the end of the season for Ferias, this weekend it is Torrox Feria ….more
Well apart from a big downpour yesterday the rain really wasn’t as bad as expected and today should see things back to normal with the sun.….more
The heavy rain that was forecast for Nerja has arrived.….more
Can´t get to Munich ? then pop along to The Chapel for our 2nd Oktoberfest from Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th Sept.( I know it´s September but that´s how they do things in Germany ). We have Bavarian beers Paulaner and Spaten by the bottle and Warsteiner on draught as well as our normal beers.
Friday is the main night where we encourage you to come in traditional German dress. We have all the music as played in the huge beer tents of Munich and food comes in the way of Nuremburg sausage and Brezels.
Don´t miss another fun night at The Chapel.
After a long hot summer it looks like we are going to get some rain starting tomorrow.….more
The last week of September and the weather is still lovely ….more
Pocapecunia, the Charity Shop in aid of The Love A Child Foundation, will have its first Fashion Show on the 17th of November 2012 at 2.30pm at the Villa Flamenca Hotel in Nerja, where we will show our quality used winter collection.
A glass of Cava on arrival and a light afternoon tea (sandwiches, cakes) are included in the 10 euros ticket (drinks available to buy at bar).
During the break we are holding a Raffle with great prizes and after the show you will have the ability to buy the clothes that were modeled.
Tickets can be purchased at our Popecunia Shop in the Calle Bellavista 6 in Nerja, open Mon.-Sat. from 10am – 1.30pm. firstname.lastname@example.org
Stu Clark will be appearing for ONE DAY ONLY at the Restaurante Balcon De Frigiliana. 20 euro cover charge including a 3 course meal. Unbeatable value for an unforgettable evening. Booking Info : +34952533508
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