The name of the place, Nerja is derived from the Arab word Narija, which means, abundant and profuse fountain. The place is so naturally beautiful that many people have already made it their home. Tourists throng the place during the summers, which imparts this wonderful resort city a kind of an international feel.
One special feature about the town of Nerja in Spain is that, it retains the old world charm with its characteristic narrow, meandering streets and whit-washed houses. The farmers still continue using oxen for farming.
The most striking feature of Nerja Town in Spain is the Balcon de Europa. It is a wide promenade that is built on the top of a cliff. The place is famous for its marvelous sea views and it is Nerja's most popular place.
Another famous landmark in the town is the Nerja Caves. It is situated at a distance of 3 km from the center of the town. These ancient natural caves have been transformed into a modern theater.