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Nerja sits on the coast east of Malaga in Spain. In recent years it has developed significantly to meet the demands of tourism in this once forgotten part of Andalusia. It benefits from six or seven smallish beaches separated by rocky coves. One of the prime tourist attractions is the Balcon de Europa which provides a popular viewpoint and gathering area in the centre of town. In October, if you are lucky, you may see (and hear) the flocks of colourful parrots that fly over from Africa for a brief stop and reside in the palm trees that line the Balcon. Also, pay a visit to the nearby white village of Frigiliana.
|Almoraide Apartaments||Calle de las Filipinas 9||APARTMENT||-|
|Apartamentos Casanova||Avenida de Pescia,10||APARTMENT||-|
|Apartamentos HC Burriana Playa||Paseo de Burriana s/n||APARTMENT||-|
|Apartamentos Jimmy||Calle Diputacion, 18||apartment||-|
|Apartamentos La Casa del Barrio||C/ Virgen de las Maravillas, 3 Maro - Nerja (Málaga)||hostel||-|
|Easy Nerja||Calle Bronce 25||HOSTEL||82|
|El Capistrano Sur||El Capistrano Village Centro Comercial Local 5||APARTMENT||-|
|Hostal Abril||Calle Pintada No 124 Calle San Juan No 1||GUESTHOUSE||89|
|Hostal Ana||C/ La Cruz, 62||hostel||-|
|Hostal Andalucia||Los Huertos, No 58,||GUESTHOUSE||87|
|Hostal Azahara||Avenida de Pescia, 1||Guesthouse||87|
|Hostal Bronce||Calle Bronce, 25||Guesthouse||-|
|Hostal Dianes||Calle Pintada N 67||Guesthouse||-|
|Hostal La Ermita||Plaza de la Ermita||Guesthouse||-|
|Hostal Lorca||c/ Mendez Nunez, 20||GUESTHOUSE||73|
|Hostal Miguel||Calle Almirante Ferrandiz, 31||Guesthouse||86|
|Hostal San Miguel||Calle San Miguel 36||Hotel||-|
|Hostal Tres Soles||Hernando de Carabeo 40||Guesthouse||-|
|Hotel Balcon de Europa||Paseo Balcón de Europa 1||hotel||-|
|Hotel Jimesol||C/ EI Chaparil, 16||hotel||-|
|Hotel Plaza Cavana||Plaza Cavana 10||hotel||-|
|Hotel Puerta del Mar||Calle Gomez 4||hotel||-|
|Nerja Villas Capistrano Apartments and Villas||El Capistrano Village||apartment||-|
|Toboso apar-turis||Paseo Balcon de Europa s/n. Nerja||Apartment||-|
|The Fountainhead||Plaza de Andalucia, 21||Guesthouse||-|
|Apartamentos Abril||Calle San Juan 1||Apartment||-|
|Apartamentos Latin||Prolongacion Rodriguez Acosta 2A, 29780 Nerja||Apartment||-|
|Apartamentos Centurion||C/San Miguel, n. 22||APARTMENT||-|
|Hostal Mena||Calle El Barrio 15||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Villa Andalucia||Carril de Circunvalacin 21 Competa||GUESTHOUSE||-|
Internet is widely available within Spain. Most airports have wifi-zones and in most towns there are internet cafés or shops where you can use internet for a fixed price. Wi-Fi points in bars and cafeterias are available after ordering, and most hotels offer Wi-Fi connection in common areas for their guests.
See also: International Telephone Calls
The international access code for Spain is +34. The emergency number for police, ambulance and the fire brigade is 112.
In cities you can find plenty of public phones, and 'locutorios'. The latter are small shops where you can use the phone and use internet. Most of them also sell prepaid cards for mobile telephones. These shops are used a lot by foreigners to call to their mother country.
The main mobile network operators in Spain are Yoigo, Vodafone, Movistar and Orange, as in most of Europe voice and data coverage is generally good in urban areas however it can be patchy in rural locations. Cheap mobile phones (less than €50) with some pre-paid minutes are sold at FNAC or any phone operator's shop (Vodafone, Movistar, Orange). Topping-up is then done by buying scratch cards from the small stores, supermarkets, vending points (often found in tobacco shops) or kiosks.
If you want to post a card, you can head to the post office (Correos). The Spanish post is not yet as efficient as colleagues in other countries so receiving a card can take a bit longer than the number of days that it should take. On the website of Correos, you can find the locations of nearby post offices.
Post offices are generally open from 8:30am to 2:00pm, although times will vary according to the size of the city/town and the main post offices might be open until the early evening. Most will also open again on Saturday mornings, but in the smaller towns will close as early as 12 noon. When posting a letter, look for a yellow box and, if possible, post at the post office itself where there will also be divisions for local, national and international mail. Be prepared for long queues at the post office. This is why tobacco shops sell stamps and many will also have the facility to weigh packages. Standard letters/postcards of up to 20 grams sent within Spain are €0.34. However, non-standard letters/postcards of up to 20g are €0.39. Letters/postcards of 20 to 50 grams are €0.45. In the case of international shipping, the price is €0.64 to most countries within Europe for standard envelopes (letters/postcards) up to 20g, for a few European countries and outside Europe it is €0.78. If you want to send a package you are probably better off with a private courier company like TNT, DHL or UPS, as they offer quick and reliable services against competitive prices.
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