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Nerja Caves (Cuevas de Nerja)
Nerja Caves (Cuevas de Nerja)

Nerja Caves (Cuevas de Nerja)

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Carr. de Bajada a Playa de Maro, s/n, Nerja

The Basics

As one of the most popular historical sites in Spain, a trip to Andalucia wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Nerja Caves. Most travelers explore the caves on a day trip from Malaga or Granada, often combined with a visit to the seaside villages and sandy beaches of the Costa Tropical (Tropical Coast). General admission to the caves includes an audiovisual introduction and a 45-minute audio tour.

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Tropical Coast and Caves of Nerja Day Trip with Lunch from Granada
Tropical Coast and Caves of Nerja Day Trip with Lunch from Granada
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$78.29 per adult
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Coast and Nerja
Great trip. Michael was a fabulous guide. He added many details to the trip. The drive to the coast was restful. The cave was amazing. The beach was beautiful. I highly recommend this trip.
kathyshe, Sep 2018

Recent reviews from experiences in Costa del Sol

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Great guide and tour!
Sandra_S, Apr 2022
Coasts and Mountains: Nerja to Frigiliana with Nerja Caves Small-Group Day Trip
Our day with Jose Manuel was fantastic! He was so much fun and so enthusiastic. We learned so much about the production of olive oil, and he even took us to his farm where he produces his own. We then went to Nerja for lunch and visit to the “ balcony of Europe”. One of the best trips ever!
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Great day
Sylvie_B, Dec 2019
Skip the line Nerja & Frijiliana Day Trip from Málaga
Well worth the money Highly recommend I will return to Spain and use Viator for my future excursion Thank you
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A lovely day trip with amazing views
Chris_C, Sep 2019
Skip the line Nerja & Frijiliana Day Trip from Málaga
We were lucky and we were the only 2 passengers in this tour. Jaime was an excellent tour guide and walked us around Nerja & Frijiliana. Both were very scenic. Frijiliana is a lovely white village in the mountains and Nerja is a town by the beach. We had sufficient free time at both towns. The restaurant recommended by Jaime in Nerja was good, cheap and full of locals and the food excellent (in our case fish). The European Balcony is a beautiful sea scenic view. The Nerja caves are also included in this tour and they are amazing. The Nerja cave tour was done by another tour guide and the caves are spectacular. A highly recommended tour.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The caves are a must-visit for history buffs and nature lovers.

  • Remember to bring a light jacket, as it can be significantly cooler inside the caves.

  • Flip-flops are not permitted inside the caves.

  • The Nerja Caves are not wheelchair- or stroller-accessible.

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How to Get There

The Nerja Caves are just under two miles (three kilometers) east of the Andalucian town of Nerja, which in turn is 35 miles (56 kilometers) east of Malaga. Buses run regularly to the caves from Nerja every day except Sunday. If you’re driving, the caves are just off the N-340 coastal road. The hop-on hop-off Cave Train (Cueva Tren) connects the caves with the Nerja Museum, Maro Square, and Parque Verano Azul.

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When to Get There

The Nerja Caves are open daily, with the exception of New Year’s Day and Romeria de San Isidro on May 15. Sunday mornings can get busy, as entrance is free for Nerja residents. The natural amphitheater is a memorable venue for the concerts and classical music performances held here over the year. If visiting in July, you might be lucky enough to catch the annual flamenco festival.

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Visiting the Nearby Nerja Museum

The Nerja Museum, opened in 2011, recounts the history of Nerja from its earliest cave dwelling Paleolithic residents through the tourist boom of the 1960s. Divided into four themed areas, the museum houses several objects discovered in the Nerja Caves alongside informational panels describing their significance.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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