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Papagayo Beach Restaurant Under Threat Of Closure

Latest News Thursday 5th of March 2015

Nerja’s very popular beach bar and restaurant, Papagayo, on Calahonda beach, next to the Balcon de Europa has been told that they will be unable to reopen this spring after their winter break, as Nerja council have changed the classification of the land the restaurant stands on. According to the owner of the bar, Jean Pierre Torriglia, the news was given to him by the council only a few weeks before he was due to reopen, costing him thousands in wasted rent over the winter months, after closing at the end of the 2014 season in October. “I pay almost €3,000 a month in rent, which I have been paying all of the winter, only for them to tell me that I am not going to be able to reopen, although I think they knew this for a long time”, Jean Pierre lamented.

Papagayos was also fined €6,000 for excessive noise back in October, despite John Pierre claiming that no neighbours had in fact complained. Apparently the size of the bar does not match the size shown on its original plans from 1967, “although I have a (council) license from 2010″ claimed the owner. The lease on the bar was due to run out in 2019 and Jean Pierre Torriglia feels that he has been tricked by the council who want to get their hands on the land “after more than 25 years of work”.

Posters have gone up around the bar, saying “Fighting against the expropriation of Papagayos by the council”.

The council want to compulsory purchase the land that Papagayo sits on and extend the beach to the cliff face, at the same time creating a new cliff path to replace the old Paseo de los Carabineros, which used to run from Calahonda to Burriana beach. The council’s €150,000 plan would create a new 200 metre path, starting where Papagayos currently sits. The old cliff path was closed due to dangerous rock falls and the council have been planning its replacement for several years.
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Thousands Turn Out For Nerja’s Dia Del Pedal 2015

News Wednesday 4th of March 2015

Thousands Turn Out For Nerja’s Dia Del Pedal 2015
Over two thousand people on bicycles crammed into the narrow streets of Nerja, for the 2015 Dia Del Pedal (Day of the Pedal). The annual event, which takes place every year on Andalucia day (February 28th), had 2,150 participants, close to the record number of 2,374 who took part in 2013. The roads...Read More »

Nerja Carnival 2015

Whats On Monday 9th of February 2015

Nerja Carnival 2015
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 of the Sardine – in this bizarre and macabre event, a giant sardine is paraded through the...Read More »

Improvement Works Continue In Nerja Over The Winter Months

Tuesday 27th of January 2015
Nerja council are taking advantage of the relative quiet of the cooler winter months to carry out a series of improvement works around the town. This week work has started on Calles Los Huertos and...Read More »

Work Underway To Improve Lighting At Torrecilla Beach Nerja

Saturday 10th of January 2015
Workmen are currently installing new low energy lighting along the promenade at Nerja’s Torrecilla beach as part of a €40,000 project to update the street lights in this area. Once completed,...Read More »

Maro San Antón Festival 2015

Wednesday 7th of January 2015
Maro’s annual San Antón festival will be held this year on Friday and Saturday the 16th and 17th of January (2015). The fiesta is one of the oldest held in the town, having its origins in the...Read More »

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Alminares Choir 30th Anniversary Concert

Saturday 3rd of January 2015
The Alminares choir, which was founded in 1984, are holding a free concert in front of the church on the Balcon de Europa to celebrate the end of their 30th anniversary year. The concert is on today, Saturday 3rd of January 2015, and will start at...

Nerja Welcomes 2015 With Fireworks And Music On The Balcon de Europa

Thursday 1st of January 2015
A packed Balcon de Europa enjoys a spectacular firework display to welcome in 2015 as the church clock chimes midnight. Last night’s celebrations included live music performed by two different bands, and at midnight UK time a man in a kilt...

New Year’s Eve On The Balcon de Europa Nerja

Wednesday 31st of December 2014
Every year, Nerja Council organise a free New Years Eve party on the Balcon de Europa. The party starts at 11pm with live music (this year by the band Los Hados Negros) and there will be a bar and fireworks at midnight. You can also bring your own...

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  • Improvement Works For Los Huertos

    Friday 26th of December 2014
    Nerja council have announced that improvement works will be carried out on Calle Los Huertos, the one way street that runs from the fountain near to the Parador Hotel towards the pedestrianised section of the old town. This street becomes very...

    Municipal Band To Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Free Concert On The Balcon de Europa

    Wednesday 24th of December 2014
    Nerja’s Municipal Band will be holding a free concert on the Balcon de Europa to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. The event will take place at 1pm on Sunday the 28th of December 2014, conducted by José Pedro Almendro del Pino. The concert...

    Father Christmas (Papá Noel) Parade

    Tuesday 23rd of December 2014
    Nerja’s traditional Papa Noel (Father Christmas) Parade takes place on Tuesday the 23rd of December 2014. The parade starts at the Town Hall (Tourist Information) by the Balcon de Europa at 5pm. The parade will go along plaza Cavana, calle...

    “El Gordo” Lottery Drawn Today

    Monday 22nd of December 2014
    The Spanish Christmas Lottery, popularly known as El Gordo (the fat one) is being drawn today live on Spanish television. Throughout Spain, TVs in people’s homes, bars, restaurants and work places will be on, as ticket holders watch the...

    Alfa Romeo To Film Advert In Nerja

    Thursday 18th of December 2014
    The Italian sports car company Alfa Romeo have chosen the municipality of Nerja as one of the locations to film an advert for the new Alfa 4C Spider. Filming will take place in the spectacular setting of the coast road in the natural park from Maro...

    Nerja Christmas Illuminations 2014

    Friday 12th of December 2014
    Nerja’s Christmas Lights 2014 in the main square on the Balcon de Europa looking towards the church. The council are still putting more lights up around the town and we will publish a full gallery when they have finished....

    Improvement Works In Plaza Marina Nerja

    Wednesday 3rd of December 2014
    Nerja council have been carrying out improvement works in Plaza Marina, one of Nerja’s many squares. The council have replaced the wooden railings, that had been quietly rotting away over the years. The railings have been changed for new ones...

    Chestnut and Sweet Potato Fiesta – Maroween 2014

    Monday 27th of October 2014
    This year’s Chestnut and Sweet Potato Fiesta, also known as Maroween, will take place as usual on October the 31st, Halloween night. For the first time, this year’s festival will last for three days, ending on the 2nd of November. The...

    Tutti Frutti Residents Complain About The Noise

    Wednesday 22nd of October 2014
    The residents from Nerja’s Tutti Frutti plaza have complained to the council about the bars in the square with music and terraces. According to a 2002 law approved by the regional government, bars with music can not have terraces outside and...

    Nerja Feria 2014

    Monday 29th of September 2014
    Click for the Nerja Feria 2013 Photo Gallery Nerja Feria 2014 will take place as it has done in previous years in the Calle Carabeo/Los Huertos car park area and some of the neighbouring streets. The Feria consists of a large fairground surrounded...

    The Three Cultures Festival in Frigiliana

    Sunday 24th of August 2014
    Since 2006 the Three Cultures Festival has been the highlight of Frigiliana’s year and takes place at the end of August. The old part of this pretty whitewashed village is acknowledged to be one of the best preserved Moorish towns in Spain....

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