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What to do in Nerja with children

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To discover what to do in Nerja with children is to enter a corner where the crystal clear waters of the Costa del Sol embrace the coastline, making Nerja the perfect destination for a family holiday full of charm and fun. Its captivating fusion of coastline, history and culture offers a wide range of unforgettable experiences for young and old alike.

From Visitanddo.com we will accompany you to explore 10 unmissable activities to do in Nerja with childrenGet ready to discover the coastal gem of Nerja with the whole family!

10 essential things to do in Nerja with children

1. The best beaches and coves in Nerja

Beaches of Nerja

Nerja is renowned for its breathtaking beaches, and Burriana Beach stands out as a paradise for families. With its soft sand and calm waters, it's the perfect place for children to enjoy beach games. Also, explore nearby coves such as El Cañuelo Covewith its wild nature is considered one of the best beaches in Nerja.

2. The Caves of Nerja

Visit the Nerja Caves

Dive into the fascinating underground world of the Nerja Cave. This natural wonder features stalactite and stalagmite formations that will capture the imagination of children. Guided by experts, a visit to the cave is educational and exciting for all ages.

3. Panoramic Views on the Balcony of Europe

Balcony of Europe viewpoint in Nerja

Did you know that the Balcony of Europe is in Nerja? Yes, indeed, you can walk along the promenade of Nerja until you reach the Balcón de Europa. and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean. This viewpoint offers a picturesque experience and is a perfect place to take family photos. Explore the nearby shops and cafes for a more complete experience.

4. Blue Summer, the series and Nerja

the Verano Azul Park and Chanquete's Boat

Were you a fan of Pancho, Tito, Javi and the rest of the cast that accompanied Chanquete? Visit the Verano Azul Parkopened in 2001. Equipped with swings, slides and play areas, this park is a paradise for children. Parents can relax while the little ones enjoy the outdoor fun, as well as reminisce about the famous Spanish TV series where they sing "They won't move us from Chanquete's boat". as there is a replica of 'La Dorada'.

5. Explore the Old Town of Nerja

the Old Town of Nerja

The old town of Nerja, built in 1487, is a delight for lovers of history and culture. Stroll through its narrow cobbled streets such as Calle Pintada and Calle Almirante Ferrándiz, discover charming shops, traditional restaurants where to eat in Nerja and picturesque squares such as the Plaza España. Children will enjoy exploring this labyrinth of historical charm.

You can also visit the Nerja street marketwhich is available every Tuesday of the year, except public holidays, from 08:00h to 14:00h, located in Calle Mirto.

The Frigiliana Market is held every Thursday of the year, except for public holidays. Take advantage of our excursion to Nerja and Frigiliana from Malaga.

6. Kayak and Snorkel Excursion in Nerja along the Maro Cliffs

beaches of frigiliana maro

If the family is looking for more excitement, water activities are the answer. Rent kayaks to explore the coast from a unique perspective, try paddle surfing for a thrilling experience along the coves or enjoy the a relaxing boat trip in Nerjaas well as taking the glasses to make Snorkelling along the cliffs of Maro. The options are endless for water lovers.

We recommend the following excursion from Burriana beach to discover the best coves of Nerja and the Maro waterfall.

7. Aquavelis Water Park: Fun in the Sun

What to do in Nerja with children aquatic park

In the warmer months, head for the Aquavelis Water Park in Velez-Malaga. This park offers thrilling slides, refreshing pools and fun in the sun for the whole family. A great thing to do in Nerja with children.

8. Family Hiking Routes

the Old Bridge of Nerja

Explore the nearby hiking routes in the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park.. Perfect for families, these routes offer breathtaking natural scenery and the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and nature. The Chillar River Route in Nerja is the most famous one to do with children.

9. Local Events in Nerja

Festival 3 cultures Frigiliana flags

Check the local events calendar to discover festivals, fairs and special activities during your visit. Immerse yourself in the local culture and experience the hospitality of Nerja in a unique way. You can also enjoy the Festival of the three cultures of Frigiliana during the month of August, a family activity to do with children from Nerja.

10. Day trip to Nerja and Frigiliana

What to see and do in Frigiliana

If you are looking for a one-day family getaway from Málaga that combines stunning beaches, fascinating history and traditional charm, an excursion to Nerja and Frigiliana is the perfect choice. Only a short distance from Malaga, this tour includes:

  • Transport to and from Málaga & Costa del Sol
  • English and Spanish speaking guide during the coach trips and excursion.
  • Free time in Frigiliana
  • A glass of wine and tapas in Frigiliana
  • Free time in Nerja

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Nerja offers a diverse range of activities for all the family. From sunny days on the beach to underground adventures and cultural exploration, there is something for every member of the family. Make Nerja your next family destination and create unforgettable memories in this charming corner of the Costa del Sol.

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