Day: Upon request Time: 9 a.m. Price: 29 € / adult and 20 € / child (3-12 years)
Information about the itinerary:
Departure at the indicated time from Roquetas de Mar with destination Nerja. A trip along the Tropical Coast, driving by Motril, Salobreña andAlmuñecar. A visit to the famous Caves of Nerja (entrance not included), free time for lunch and in the afternoon a walk through the Old Town of Nerja, visiting the Balcony of Europe. Return trip to the hotels. Arrival at Roquetas de Mar and the end of our service.
Incluided in our prices:
- Transport by bus
- Accompanying guide during the whole excursion.
* Pepe Tours reserves the right to change the itinerary and the order of the excursions for organizational reasons.
Nerja, located in the eastern part of the Costa del Sol, has all the ingredients to make a visit attractive. The average year temperature, around 20 degrees Celsius, the beautiful mountains of La Axarquia, as well as the steep coast where cliffs and beaches alternate, are some of the attractions. The Old Town holds splendid witnesses of the popular architecture, with beautiful avenues and emblematic corners such as theBalcony of Europe, a marvelous viewpoint over the sea. Amongst the monuments it is worth mentioning the little church of Nuestra Señora de Las Angustias, patron saint of the village. It was built in the 16th century and is well known because of the ceiling paintings that embellish the dome.
The region has been habitated since prehistory, as the rockpaintings reveal which were discovered in the famous Caves of Nerja, known as the “Prehistoric Cathedral”. The Caves of Nerja, discovered in 1959, are one of the most important touristic attractions of the village. The caves, which were declared Artistic Historic Monument, possess around 2 kilometers of galeries which can be visited by the public. Here we can admire surprising geologic formations which were formed through a slow development that took place over the centuries. High arches and large rooms decorated with columns, stalactites and stalacmites ensure that the whole is known as the “Prehistoric Cathedral”. The Room of the Waterfall, called this way because of the special form a group of stalactites has made, is the priviliged stage where the Festival Cueva de Nerja takes place, which for the last three decades has brought together prestigious figures of music, dance and theatre.
The caves are also of archeological interest, as the possess a collection of rockpaintings which are attributes to the Paleollithicum and rests have been found from other periods, such as the Epipaleolithicum or the Neolithicum. In the Room of the Hall an interesting exposition on ceramics, tools and paintings that were found here, can be seen.