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San Juan Festival Nerja

Latest News Friday 23rd of June 2017

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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Nerja Tapas Tour 2017 – Ruta de la Tapa

News Tuesday 16th of May 2017

Nerja Tapas Tour 2017 – Ruta de la Tapa
Nerja’s “Ruta de la Tapa 2017” starts on Tuesday the 16th of May 2017 and runs right through until the 15th of June. 18 establishments throughout the town are taking part and in each one you can have a glass of beer with a tapa for a set price of €1.80. Last year La Tahona...Read More »

San Isidro Festival Nerja

News Tuesday 9th of May 2017

San Isidro Festival Nerja
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 surrounding the Maro caves and to party until the very early hours. The festival is in honour of Isidro,...Read More »

Semana Santa – Easter – Nerja 2017

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Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is marked by a series of processions around the town by the different religious brotherhoods, where funereal music, slow drum beats and incense set the mood, whilst dozens...Read More »

Nerja Dia Del Pedal 2017

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On Tuesday the 28th of February 2017, Nerja’s streets will again be taken over by bicycles for the annual Dia Del Pedal (Day of the Pedal). The event, which takes place every year on Andalucia...Read More »

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Nerja Carnival takes place every year in the week before the start of Lent, which itself is the run up to Easter. The finalé of the Carnival is the ‘Entierro Del Bogueron’ or the Burial...Read More »

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  • GingerHound Nerja Carnival 2017 "There is no need to stand around waiting - go and look for the parade where it starts at Plaza España - you won't be..."
  • Kath Nerja Carnival 2017 "We waited by the stalactite in C. Pintada. Although the parade was advertised for a 5pm start, a local shopkeeper advised us that it would..."
  • GingerHound Nerja Carnival 2017 "The parade set off around 5.20pm from Calle Jaen, got to Plaza Cantarero at around 7pm and then headed back to the Balcon de Euopa...."
  • Dave Nerja Carnival 2017 "Whereabouts were you waiting? The parade happened - starting shortly after 5pm and then looping back down Calle Pintada around 9pm... Very hard to miss..."
  • Kath Nerja Carnival 2017 "Don't know what happened to the carnival parade on Saturday 25 Feb 2017. Stood from 5pm until 7.30pm and still no sign, or sound, of..."
  • Kath Los Barriles "Visited the new Los Barriles in Calle San Juan recently. What a great job they have done, and it is so good to see them..."
  • Maureen&Tom Redondo "Redondo bar is a pleasant one. Nice honest drinks and great food. Mario&staff are working their socks off to make you feel at home. Lost..."
  • IAN CARSTAIRS La Piqueta "Visit Nerja May and September every year (for past 8 years).This is a great bar.excellent food, friendly staff."
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