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Plaza Balcon de Europa 0, 29780 Nerja, Spain
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All reviews balcon de europa nice stay steep incline town council the main square closed down restaurants and cafes plenty of sunbeds sea rubble steps rocks pathway track coast balcony
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

The town council has compulsorily purchased the site and cleared most of the rubble. Let's hope that they get on with improving it. This is one of the best sites in the town, and deserves to be looked after.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Erik99_12
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

3km on a bloody rough track to a crowded beach. No facilities just a small cafe on the cliff top. We departed and popped across to the huge lava storm beache at las salinas, great surf and look for olivine gemstones in the sand. and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 79ding
Reviewed 14 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank OfftheirP
Reviewed 6 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ncrobo
Reviewed 3 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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!

Date of experience: October 2017
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6 November 2018|
Response from Erik99_12 | Reviewed this property |
ThIs section is in a complete mix-up. Please sort out which is in Nerja and which in Lanzarote.
6 November 2018|
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Response from Erik99_12 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for the reply, should be very helpful.
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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