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La Noche de San Juan Nerja 2016

Latest News Thursday 23rd of June 2016

San Juan NerjaLa Noche de San Juan in Nerja takes place on the night of June 23rd each year, and continues until the morning of the 24th.

The summer solstice has been the focus for festivals for thousands of years and it is no coincidence that Christianity chose to celebrate the birth of Saint John the Baptist at a time of year that was already important to pagans.

The festival of San Juan marks the beginning of summer and in Nerja the tradition is to camp on the beaches overnight with friends and family.  At midnight effigies are lit, and bonfires leapt over, and those with sins to cleanse, or who just want to join in the fun, take a dip in the sea.

A Nerja festival is not complete without wine and music, so don’t expect much sleep if you are staying all night, but do expect to enjoy a great party.
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The official bonfire, with fireworks and live music, takes place on Burriana Beach at midnight.

Camping is allowed on the town’s beaches between midday on the 23rd until midnight on the 24th.

Nerja’s department for popular traditions has also asked people to respect the rules in place for the fiesta. Principal amongst these are that people are not allowed to connect up electrical equipment to the public electricity supply or use their own generators. Discos and PA systems are also prohibited along with non-beach furniture, although people can have amplified music from normal portable stereos.

Barbecues are allowed on the beach, but the wood used must not contain nails, staples, screws or other sharp objects that will be a hazard to beach users in the following days. Toxic products can not be used as fuel for the barbecues.

Vehicles can only be parked in the official parking areas and must not be parked on the beach itself. Music is prohibited between 4am and 10am of the night of San Juan itself (the 24th).

Users can not mark off their own spaces on the beach with fences and banners etc. No rubbish is to be left on the beach after the event, including furniture and other items. For safety reasons it is recommended to keep a distance of at least 2m between fires and tents, umbrellas etc.
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La Tahona Holandesa Wins Nerja’s 2016 “Ruta de la Tapa”

News Tuesday 21st of June 2016

La Tahona Holandesa Wins Nerja’s 2016 “Ruta de la Tapa”
This year’s winner of the Ruta de la Tapa (Tapas Trail) is La Tahona Holandesa with their “Carne Holandesa Con Patatas Fritas” (a thick meat stew served with chips). Mo Gastrotapas came second with “Mar Exotico” (prawn on deep fried banana, with rice and a mango...Read More »

Frigiliana Feria 2016

News Thursday 9th of June 2016

Frigiliana Feria 2016
Starting on Thursday the 9th of June 2016 until Monday the 13th is Frigiliana’s annual feria. The highlight of the five days is the giant waterslide down the main street on Sunday at midday – a spectacle not to be missed....Read More »

Nerja Danza 2016 – Nerja Dance

Thursday 26th of May 2016
Four days of dancing gets underway today (Thursday 26th of May 2016) on the Balcon de Europa and the Cultural Centre, in the form of Nerja Danza 2016 (Nerja Dance). As well as public performances,...Read More »

San Isidro Festival Nerja

Sunday 15th of May 2016
On the 15th May every year the festival of San Isidro takes place in Nerja. This is probably the most popular day of the year for most Nerjeños, when the whole town seems to decamp to the park...Read More »

Dia de la Cruz Nerja 2016

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016
Dia de la Cruz (Day of the Cross) 2016 takes place on Tuesday the 3rd of May, with a total of 16 crosses on display in Nerja, Frigiliana and Maro. These brightly decorated crosses will be the focal...Read More »

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  • David Jackson El Molino Flamenco Bar Nerja "Great anticipation, but awful reality. €12 for 2 small beers and 2 tiny glasses of awful wine, served ungraciously by unfriendly and unsmiling staff. The..."
  • Jan Van hoe Papagayo Beach Restaurant Under Threat Of Closure "What a pitty/shame. In recent years we have been several times to Nerja. Papagayo was really an amazing bar, restaurant and tiny beach, the most..."
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  • Jon Redondo "Always head there 2 or 3 times every trip. Always a warm welcome, fantastic atmosphere and good nosebag. The plate of cerrano ham and manchego..."
  • Jon Papagayo Beach Restaurant Under Threat Of Closure "By "undesirables", do you mean councillors!! :-)"
  • Kath Papagayo Beach Restaurant Under Threat Of Closure "The Town Hall have just ordered the owner of Papagayo to demolish it. They now seem to be blaming him for the abandoned building, which..."
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      Convocada sesión ORDINARIA, del Pleno de la Corporación, que se celebrará el día 28 de enero, a las 17:00 horas, en primera convocatoria, para debatir los asuntos relacionados en el siguiente:     ORDEN...

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