Travel Diary: Nerja Spain

Hey Guys,

I decided to start a little travel diary as I do love to travel and would love to share my experiences and some information about the places I visit to you.

So as you all know from my Instagram I went to Nerja Spain with my family for a couple of days in August. I’ve been to so many places all over Spain but Nerja has definitely topped it for me, from the cute main streets to the picturesque views from the town square. The best part about this relaxed town is the fact that it isn’t full of tourists like most places in Spain so you get a real sense of the Spanish culture which I feel is very important.


Nerja is a resort town along southern Spain’s Costa del Sol. It’s seafront promenade, Balcón de Europa, tops a promontory with views of the Mediterranean and surrounding mountains. Below it lie sandy beaches and cliff side coves. Cueva de Nerja, a nearby cavern with unusual stalactites and stalagmites, hosts popular summertime concerts. It’s also known for its paleolithic paintings, viewable by guided tour.

How did we get there from Ireland?

We flew with Aer Lingus  from Dublin to Malaga (2-3 hours). So for me it was a quick flight as I slept most of the way which is always the case with me because I love my sleep lol!

Where we stayed?

We rented out a two bed apartment in an area called Oasis de Capistrano. The gorgeous white washed apartments over looked the ocean so the views every morning that I woke up to were beautiful! Also we were only a 10 minute walk from the town square and the beach which was so handy.

Where we ate?

  • Pinocchio Restaurant-  My family and I are serious pasta lovers so we know good Italian food when we see it and my god did we love their pasta!  The first night I had the lasagne and the second night I had the spaghetti bolonese, both tasted amazing. This place was so good that we eat there twice!
  • Little Italy- A family friend recommended this place to us saying the pizzas were divine and she was definitely right. Such great quality food at such a low price, 10/10.
  • La Taberna- We actually stumbled across this restaurant by accident and we were so glad we did because the Spanish cuisine here was excellent. We all ordered the same thing which was the seafood pasta. I never actually tried this dish before but I loved it so much and it was also great value for money as the portion size was huge!
  • Cafeteria Calabella- Great place for a coffee and some lunch. The only thing better than the coffee was the sea view as this cafe is situated on the cliff which over looks the ocean. Such stunning views.

I hope this little bit of info was useful for any of you who may consider a trip to Nerja, Spain in the future. Such a gorgeous little town!

Grace x