What are you doing for the festive season?
Here in Nerja there a lots of ways to enjoy the festive season, for some Christmas means a splash out on the 80 quid a head meal, some just take it easy at home with the traditional home cooked Christmas dinner followed by Only Fools and Horses or The Great Escape or such on television, and particularly this year that could be even more of a bargain with the new Lidl opening this week.
Here in Spain Christmas Day itself is not very different to a normal day at all for Spanish bars and restaurants, but the Spanish do tend to close their businesses early on Christmas Eve and have a family dinner, so Spanish restaurants are usually full, close early or are even closed on Christmas Eve. On Christmas day it is pretty much back to normal.
The weather on Christmas Day over the last ten years has ranged from a bit grey and damp to really hot, and I actually got sun- burned one year.
Usually the weather is great, so why not take advantage of that and do something a bit different?
You could have a nice stroll along the beach and have lunch in one of the many places to choose from or if you have a car why not whizz into the next town or village and see somewhere new.
The old coast road from Nerja to La Herradura makes a great drive especially as the bulk of the traffic is now using the recently completed motorway.
Even better could be a drive inland, the roads are usually quiet enough to enjoy the drive.
Take a picnic and stop somewhere to enjoy the views.You can even be in the Sierra Nevada for a quick snowball fight in under two hours!
There are some suggestions on the Places to Visit page if you are stuck for ideas.
Whatever you do, have a great Christmas.