Friday, August 13, 2010

Nerja has maintained a lot of its original character

Nerja on the seashore some 50 kilometres from Malaga and marks the eastern tip of Malaga's Costa del Sol has been recommended for anyone seeking a Spanish property in a more remote part of the popular destination.

Flanked by a dramatic mountain range, Sierra Almijara, to the east, Nerja boasts 16 kilometres of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear water. All major water sports are available here, including water skiing, scuba diving and sailing. The town managed to avoid being blighted by the concrete high-rise scenario which has been the expected result of the tourist boom in some of the coastal resorts.

There are plenty of restaurants and cafes here to choose from, and the town's monuments include the 17th century Church of El Salvador and the beautiful Gardens of Capistrano Playa. However, Nerja's most spectacular attraction is indisputably its fascinating caves. They include archaeological treasures such as paintings over 20,000 years old and other pre-historic remains.

Susana Suspenda, Marketing and operations manager for Spanish Hot Properties said that investors have to understand about the Nerja property market is the area itself. She said that Eastern Costa del Sol is a great place to get away from the busy beaches further west, but it's also a great tourist destination all its own . Once a small fishing village, Nerja has maintained a lot of its original character.