The Nerja Caves are easily accessible by car, bus or even on foot and there is ample parking in and around the site.
Driving to the Nerja Caves is fairly straightforward and will take about ten minutes at a leisurely pace.
Leave Nerja on the old N-340 coastal road in the direction of Maro. You will pass the Nerja Club Hotel (on your right), Capistrano Village (on your left), Fuente del Baden (on your left) and the old Sugar Factory (worth a visit, despite being derelict) and arrive at a roundabout.
Follow the sign to Maro. On your left you will see the old, picturesque Eagle Aquaduct, still in use and scheduled for renovation, before arriving at another roundabout. Take the final exit and about 100 metres up the hill is the entrance to the Nerja Caves.
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The journey time is between 10 and 15 minutes and the current single fare is €0.94.
Although it is 5.2 kilometres from the Balcón de Europa, generally considered to be the ‘centre’ of Nerja, walking to the Nerja Caves is neither out of the question nor does it pose any great difficulties. In fact, during the San Isidro procession each May 15th, thousands walk this route.
The easiest route is to follow the N-340 coastal road, much as you would if you were going by car or bus. It is an uphill journey, although only the last 100 metres could be classified as ‘steep’.
Should you choose to walk, a couple of tips if you are doing so during the summer when temperatures are generally well into the 30’s:
- Wear a hat, apply plenty of sunscreen and avoid bare skin on the back otherwise you may well suffer.
- Carry a small bottle of water. You will almost always see locals carrying bottles of water during the summer, a precaution against dehydration.
- Try and avoid the hottest time of day, normally between about 14:00 and 16:00.
The Cueva Tren connects the Nerja Museum with the Nerja Caves with a stop in Parque Verano Azul to view the fishing boat ‘La Dorada’, made famous by the TV series ‘Verano Azul’.
The train is hop-on/hop-off and the ticket price includes entry into the Museum and the Nerja Caves.
The Cueva Tren has four stops: Nerja Caves, Parque Verano Azul, Nerja Museum and Maro Square. The ticket is valid all day and you can get on and off the train as many times as desired in their operating hours.
There is an audio-guide in Spanish and English covering the monuments and places that can be seen along the route. The price includes a visit to the Nerja Caves (you must reserve a time) and to the Nerja Museum.
Children (6 to 12 years): €6
Children under 6 years: Free
The Nerja Caves (Cuevas de Nerja) are located on the outskirts of Maro, a small village forming part of the municipality of Nerja.
The caves are 5.2 kilometres from the Balcón de Europa, generally considered the ‘centre’ of Nerja.
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