Burriana beach is a large, sandy beach on the east side of Nerja. This lovely stretch of sand is accompanied by a seafront promenade and a wide selection of bars and restaurants. You’ll also find several souvenir shops, luxury beach loungers and plenty in the way of water sports and activities.

Because of its excellent facilities, Burriana beach is a firm favourite with tourists both foreign and Spanish. Although only 15 minutes walk from Nerja town centre, Burriana beach almost feels like a separate village or resort. Beach goers will find everything they need here, and for explorers, Burriana offers a great base to enjoy Nerja and the surrounding Axarquia region.


Bars and Restaurants
Souvenir shops
Mini Supermarkets
Lifeguards (Summer)
Beach showers
A beautiful promenade
Disabled access
A book exchange


Play areas for children
Diving centre
Beach volleyball nets
Sunbeds for hire
Jetski rental
Sea kayaking


For many years, Burriana has been well known for its beach dining. There are many great places to eat, including Ayo’s where giant paellas are cooked on an open wood fire on the beach. Other great bars include The Steakhouse, the chilled out cocktail bar and restaurant Rincon del Sol, Bakers Bar & Grill, Paradise Cocktail Bar, Playa y Sol, Nerja de Nerja Bruxelles, Yuu Taley Thai Restaurant, El Fuego and many more.

Villa Miramar

Villa Aljamar

Villa Aljamar

From the airport

Burriana is just a 45-minute car drive from Málaga Airport. The easiest way to get to Burriana is by hiring a car at the airport.  Local operator Lual offer a great service. The journey is straightforward, heading east on the motorway.

Transfer by taxi is also an option. Please contact Chris and Ann, our property managers for details; 0034 618 224 330.

The Alsa bus company offers a great service. You will need to take a short bus ride from the airport to Málaga city centre bus station (approx. 15 minutes). From there you can take a bus to Nerja town centre or Nerja Caves (approx. 1 to 1.5 hours depending on the route).


There are two tourist trains, one gives you a tour of the town with an audio guide and the other takes you to the famous Nerja caves. This one operates daily and can be taken from Plaza España.

Frigiliana via bus. There is an hourly bus service operating from Nerja bus station. You can check times here. The bus costs around €1 each way.

Frigiliana also operates a tourist train which is a great way to get a quick tour and hear about the village’s history via the audio guide.

If you’re looking to explore the surrounding areas and mountains yet not keen on hiking (or visiting in the height of summer), then a jeep tour is a great way to see the spectacular natural parks surrounding Nerja. Find a jeep tour with a local tour company.

A day out in Málaga city. You can take an Alsa bus to and from the port in Málaga. This is the most popular way to visit Málaga city centre without having to drive. Buses are frequent, air-conditioned and great value.