Nerja is a town of around 20,000 inhabitants, situated just fifty minutes from Malaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol, which has successfully preserved its essential Andalusian character. Surrounded by mountains and stunning beaches, the town has an ideal climate, with an average annual temperature of 20ºC. Agriculture, fishing and tourism are the main productive sectors. Although its history harks back as far as the Palaeolithic, the town owes its name and origin to Moors, i.e., «Narixa» in Arabic means “abundant spring”. The warm, extroverted nature of the locals, traditions such as Carnival, Holy Week, patron saint feast days and festivities, and the town’s proximity to major cities (Malaga, Granada, Seville), make Nerja an ideal place to learn our language and get to know our culture.
The Prehistoric Caves of Nerja and the small white-washed villages in the environs are worth visiting for their cultural interest and special charm.
As Nerja is a coastal town on the Mediterranean, all water sports are within your reach, as are tennis, swimming, horseback riding and hiking, all of which are compatible with our intensive courses.
You can also take advantage of your leisure time by visiting the town’s restaurants and bars, which serve the regional specialities, or enjoying our traditional art form, flamenco. Indeed, Nerja offers visitors a great atmosphere, as well as a superb range of places to eat, cafés and services catering to all tastes.