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Papagayo Beach

Off the main square, 29780 Nerja, Spain
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“fishing boats” (4 reviews)
“pretty cove” (2 reviews)
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Off the main square, 29780 Nerja, Spain
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"balcon de europa"
in 20 reviews
"fishing boats"
in 4 reviews
"pretty cove"
in 2 reviews
"nice stay"
in 2 reviews
"steep incline"
in 2 reviews
"situated right"
in 2 reviews
"the main square"
in 4 reviews
"closed down"
in 2 reviews
"centre of town"
in 4 reviews
"mobility problems"
in 2 reviews
"restaurants and cafes"
in 2 reviews
"plenty of sunbeds"
in 2 reviews
"sea"
in 13 reviews
"steps"
in 10 reviews
"calahonda"
in 2 reviews
"rocks"
in 6 reviews
"pathway"
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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 Frank P
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 13 October 2017

The views overlooking this beach from the Balcon is amazing. We did not go on the beach but did walk down to the platform around the bottom of the Balcon. We stayed in the Balcon de Europa hotel so walked from the private beach up...More

Thank Angela B
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

That's for sure one of the most beautiful beaches of Nerja - and arriving in the morning mid of September there are still plenty of sun beds available. Unfortunately there are downsides as well - quite often the sea is rather dirty, the former beach...More

Thank juergens360
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Just off the main square, a few minutes from the Balcon de Europa is this beautiful beach. Lovely coves but unfortunately the restaurant has been closed down for a long time now. Although I think it's well worth the steep incline down. Unspoiled beauty you...More

Thank Dawn F
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12abdul34
18 December 2015|
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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
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