Nerja is a municipality in the province of Malaga (Spain) and the easternmost town in the Axarquía region. It has a long history proven by the paintings found in the Cueva de Nerja, discovered in 1959, which could constitute the oldest rock art images in the history of mankind at 42,000 years old.
It was not until the 1950s when Nerja began to notice some progress, notably accentuated when the existence of the Cueva de Nerja was discovered, and it was opened to the public in 1960. The cave attracted a large number of onlookers, press and con she tourists, who are the main economic source. In 1968, the San José Sugar Factory closed definitively and its facilities were used for a secondary school, IES El Chaparril, respecting its industrial aesthetics.
The famous television series Verano Azul was filmed in Nerja between August 1979 and December 1980. The original broadcast took place on the first channel of RTVE between October 11, 1981 and February 14, 1982.
Nerja consists of more than 14 km of coastline, from west to east, the name of its beaches are Playazo, Chucho, Torrecilla, Salón, la Caletilla, Calahonda, el Chorrillo, Carabeo, Carabeillo and Burriana. El Playazo has an environment that has not yet suffered the consequences of the uncontrolled urbanization of the Malaga coastline. And Burriana and Torrecilla beaches are accessible for wheelchair users. The name of its cliffs are the Cala “Barranco de Maro”, the Caleta, the cliff of Maro, the Torre de Maro, the Paper Mill, the Alberquillas, Cala del Pino ”and Cala El Cañuelo.