Winter Break day trips: Nerja

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Views from the Balcony of Europe, the furthest southern most point in Europe!

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A cave house on the beach, swoon!

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Talk about door goals.  I may or may not have begged my mom to change our door at the beach to look like this!

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Any hotel that looks like this has be planning a trip back in the future!

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While we were down in the South of Spain for winter break my friends and I decided to make the most of our time and do day trips to surrounding cities.  I had heard from others that nerja was a beautiful town also on the Costa del Sol that was only an hour bus ride away.  There is not a ton to do in Nerja in terms of places to go and things to see but we wanted to see the caves and the the balcony of Europe. We researched and found out you could take the public bus for only 8 euros round trip! Music to our ears! We woke up early and caught the bus to Nerja.

We wanted to see the Cuevos de Nerja, a cave of stalagmite beauty.  We saw the line that said there was a guided tour and being the broke college students we are, decided we would find the caves without a tour guide.  We began walking on this very steep rocky path up the side of this mountain.  Let me just set the scene for you a little.  While I had dressed semi practical, my two friends on the other hand had decided to wear cute dresses for the day; not the most conducive outfit for hiking.  I kept complaining and second guessing whether we were actually going the right way when we discovered a map along the trail.  That was when we learned we were no where near the caves and instead on the free trails of the property.  So we turned around and cautiously headed back down the mountain with our tails between our legs defeated that we had to shell out money haha.  What we also didn’t know was that there were a limited number of spots for the caves tours.  When we went to go buy our tickets we were told that there was only one time slot later in the day still available! So make sure you buy them online!

We had some time to kill so we wandered around the town (Post about our wanderings here!) and eating lunch.  We then made our way back to the caves, took the tour, and then after some bus schedule snafus, headed back into the main town to see the Balcony of Europe, which is the furthest southern point of Europe.  The little town was so cute and the views were breathtaking! It just made me so excited for all of our European beach trips to come.  We then caught the bus back to Malaga where we then had to get ready for an overnight bus back to Madrid (yayyy…..)

It was such a great trip and was both relaxing and adventurous! Thanks for reading!  As always if any of you have any questions feel free to email me!! I would love to answer your questions!

xo,
H

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