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Costa del Sol’s Redemption:Nerja

In the chilly winter months, I love wrapping myself in a blanket and indulging in a cup of hot cocoa as much as the next person, but I also can’t help but dream of the warmer months to come. Spain is a summer-lover’s paradise, full of gorgeous seaside towns, stretches of golden sand and plenty of cold drinks to keep visitors satisfied and returning in huge numbers, year after year.

Amongst all of the blinding white pueblos of Andalucía, fishing villages and glitzy resort towns, one particular place, has quickly risen to the ranks of being my favorite Southern Spain beach town; Nerja.

Nerja is bustling without being overrun by tourists, charming without losing its authenticity, and set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea.

From May to September the weather is beach-worthy, and depending on the year, in April and October as well! Join in for the evening paseo through the winding streets, take in the views from the Balcón de Europa, and stumble upon the less-touristed tapas bars near Herrera Oria, where you’ll be rewarded with a free tapa with each drink.

Though placed on the notoriously packed Costa del Sol, Nerja doesn’t live up to the reputation of its glammed-out, foreigner-infested neighbors like Marbella. Though no longer a hidden gem, it remains true to itself; a gorgeous seaside escape worth spending your time in.

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