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Hotels Report Good Visitor Figures In Nerja Over The Semana Santa Period

Latest News Monday 1st of April 2013

The Councillor for Tourism in Nerja, Bernardo Pozuelo, has released details of the occupancy rates achieved by the town’s hotels over the Semana Santa period. During the week as a whole occupancy levels averaged 78.2%, peaking at 85.2% over the Easter weekend.

During the peak summer months last year, average occupancy rates were 90%. In June, the occupancy rate was 86%, in July 91% and in August 93%.

Overall the council claims to be very satisfied with these Easter numbers, especially considering that the weather forecasts were not very favourable. Councillor Pozuelo also stated that the occupancy rates are higher than the average in the province and that “we should feel good because all the people of Nerja have worked together to achieve these good results”.

Figures were also released for the Nerja Tourist Office (behind the Balcon de Europa) which received a total of 2,155 visitors during Semana Santa, mainly from Spanish tourists (928) followed by the British (at 418) with Germans in third place at 241.

Out of the Spanish tourists who visited the Tourist Offices the biggest group were from the Madrid area, with 288 visits, followed by Andalucians, with 214 visits.


Stand By To Repel Boarders

News Monday 1st of April 2013

Stand By To Repel Boarders
April should be a busy month for tour groups in Nerja as Málaga port is expecting their busiest month so far this year. A total of 37 cruise ships are expected to dock in the port, bringing more than 60,000 passengers into the region, many of whom will go on organised day trips to destinations...Read More »

Cloud But No Rain Marks The Final Procession Of Semana Santa 2013

News Sunday 31st of March 2013

Cloud But No Rain Marks The Final Procession Of Semana Santa 2013
Under cloudy skies, crowds of people line the route of the final procession in this years Semana Santa. Despite the dire warnings of rain all afternoon from the forecasters, the rain held off and the procession went ahead as planned. This last procession is the end of the Easter parades season and...Read More »

Bad Weather Threatens Last Day Of Semana Santa Parades

Sunday 31st of March 2013
Today, Easter Sunday, is the final day of Semana Santa and the longest of the easter processions is due to start in a few hours time. The procession of Jesus Resurrected goes from El Salvador church...Read More »

Nerja Council Calls For Action On The New Marina Project

Saturday 30th of March 2013
Nerja Council have passed a motion calling on the Andalucian Public Ports Agency (APPA) to send the Council the report that ruled out locating the new marina on the Nerja side of the Nerja/Torrox...Read More »

Nerja Good Friday Procession “Santo Entierro”

Friday 29th of March 2013
Tonight’s Good Friday procession takes place around the streets of Nerja starting at 9.30pm from the Church on the Balcon de Europa returning several hours later to the same place. Although...Read More »

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Nerja Ruta de la Tapa 2019

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Nerja Beach Plan For 2013 Approved By Environment Department

Thursday 28th of March 2013
Nerja council has announced with some satisfaction, that their proposed plan for Nerja’s beaches has been approved in full by the Environment Department. The council claim that their plan was one of the first submitted to the Department for...

Next Months Residents Day To Have Record Number Of Exhibitors

Wednesday 27th of March 2013
Nerja council have announced that this year’s Residents Day will have a total of 39 exhibitors taking part, two more than the previous record of 37. The event takes place on Sunday the 14th of April 2013 from midday until 7pm (or the following...

Charity Calendar Lands Ryanair In Malaga Court

Tuesday 26th of March 2013
A Malaga consumers association has started legal proceedings against Ryanair claiming the company’s 2013 charity calendar is “illegal and unfair”. The calendar features pictures of female members of Ryanair cabin crew in bikinis,...

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  • Semana Santa Nerja Easter 2013

    Monday 25th of March 2013
    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 of volunteers carry huge platforms bearing images...

    Palm Sunday Gets Easter Parades Underway In Nerja

    Sunday 24th of March 2013
    Today is Palm Sunday and the first procession of Semana Santa (Easter Week) will take place today starting at the Ermita de Nuestra Senora De Las Angustias (pictured) at noon. The procession will end at the Iglesia de el Salvador at the Balcon de...

    Fuente Del Baden SUP-4 Urbanisation Work To Start In April

    Sunday 24th of March 2013
    The delayed urbanisation groundwork on land near to Fuente del Baden is set to get underway from April 1st. The project has been held up due to planning changes. The work should take 18 months to complete, which will pave the way for the development...

    Nerja Renews Its Legal Status As “Large Tourist Municipality”

    Sunday 24th of March 2013
    Nerja council’s Councillor of Commerce, Nieves Atencia, has reported that the Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Sport of the Junta de Andalucía has approved the renewal Nerja’s status as a “large tourist municipality”. This...

    Museum And Nerja Caves Information Office Opened In Nerja

    Friday 22nd of March 2013
    A new information office for visitors has opened underneath Nerja town hall. Mayor of Nerja, José Alberto Armijo has described this new office as an “important shopwindow” for the Nerja Caves and Museum, being in a...

    Crocodile Hunted In Mijas

    Thursday 21st of March 2013
    For the last three weeks the SEPRONA unit of the Guardia Civil have been hunting for a large crocodile spotted by a concerned resident in an area with artificial lagoons in Mijas. The resident called the police after seeing the animal crossing a...

    Spring Storms Into Nerja

    Wednesday 20th of March 2013
    Spring officially started today at 12.02pm and will last until June 21st, when summer officially takes over (the Noche de San Juan is on June 23rd). Sunset is at 7:27pm tonight and the days will lengthen by around 3 minutes per day. The clocks will...

    Nerja Council Wants The Junta To Unblock €400,000 Of Works

    Tuesday 19th of March 2013
    Nerja council has called on the regional government, the Junta de Andalucia, to carry out €400,000 worth of improvement works on the towns drainage system. The amount corresponds to the quantity of money raised by the Junta from a new water tax...

    Cyprus Banking Crisis – Could Spain Be Next?

    Monday 18th of March 2013
    The Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been in the headlines over the weekend after its government announced that it had struck a deal with the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund to bail out its troubled banking sector. The...

    Replica Of First Sailing Ship To Circumnavigate The Globe Arrives In Malaga

    Sunday 17th of March 2013
    The replica of the sailing ship the Victoria has arrived in Malaga port and will be open to the public until the 22nd of March. The original Victoria was one of the fleet of five ships that Portuguese explorer Magellan used to complete the first...

    Panstarrs Comet Photographed From El Torcal de Antequera

    Saturday 16th of March 2013
    Comet Panstarrs, which has been visible for the past few days just after sunset from different parts of Spain, has been photographed from the El Torcal natural park (just north of Malaga) last night. The picture, taken by Francisco Gálvez directory...

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