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Off the main square, 29780 Nerja, Spain
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All reviewsbalcon de europafishing boatsnice staysteep inclinecentre of townsituated rightthe main squareclosed downrestaurants and cafessunbedsseastepscalahondarockspathwaycoastbalcony
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set just beside the Balcon this is a small beach but a good one. They have knocked the restaurant down there which is a shame as it is quite a climb back into town to get anything to eat or drink. That said, there are...More

Thank Off their P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in Nerja for 5 days before heading up to the mountains and Lore de Estepa in the family villa. Frequented this bay daily and it's a beautiful bay. With the Sierra Nevada mountains in the background, the scenery is stunning.

Thank ncrobo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old derelict Papagayo restaurant has finally been demolished and the site cleared, the vagrants have been moved on and the beach has once again become a popular place to enjoy a day in the sun. It has improved vastly and, hopefully, will continue to...More

Thank Bemusednewt
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Have certainly been a lovely beach sometime, but now very much overdue, although a man tries to keep it pretty clean about his rental of sunbeds.

Thank FrankP1273
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The real name is Calahonda Beach, the Papagayo restaurant/café/bar hving been closed down some years back, and now very scruffy, but the council is going to take it over and modernise it, not before time. The main attraction for photos (from the Balcón de Europa)...More

Thank Erik99_12
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Situated directly below Balcon de Europa, access is via a shallow flight of steps. Looking down from the Balcon the cove and beach looks very attractive but on closer inspection the derelict and scruffy area behind the beach is an eyesore where rough sleepers seem...More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 28 October 2017

As we were staying at the Balcon Europa this pretty beach was very accessible. The sand slopes quickly so its easy to start swimming, and not too many rocks.

Thank john e
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Loved the beach and the tiny private beaches/calas you can reach via Papagayo Beach. Easy to access and stunning clear blue water!

Thank Tene S
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Lovely beach very near the centre of Nerja. Restaurants and cafes close by. Sunbeds available. Steps and pathway down to the beach,

Thank 108KayP
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is my favorite beach in Nerja, however, local authorities don't seem care at all. The area around the beach is full of trash. Homeless have their beds there and have put places on fire several times and no actions taken by locals. It's shocking...More

Thank alin0chka
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Response from Erik99_12 | Reviewed this property |
This is Spain, and things don’t happen quickly. The town council has reputedly paid a serious lot of money for the site, but doesn’t seem in a hurry to improve it. Vagrants still sleep in the old restaurant, but why it... More