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louanne Feb 24th, 2007 09:23 AM

Busing between Alicante and Nerja?
Does it make sense to think of getting from Alicante to Nerja this way? It doesn't look too bad - judging from the ALSA website. Has anyone done this? Train commections aren't very good, and the train doesn't even GO to Nerja.. The wanderer is wondering.

kenderina Feb 24th, 2007 09:49 AM

Well, if you want to do it on public don't have any other option :) Nerja doesn't have a train station.

laclaire Feb 25th, 2007 12:26 AM

You are looking at a really long bus ride. Way longer than necessary, I think. You are better off renting a car or checking out flights from Alicante to Málaga, then taking a bus to Nerja.

lincasanova Feb 25th, 2007 12:38 AM

being that close you should probably go to granada, stopover, see alhambra and then get yourself to nerja.

louanne Mar 4th, 2007 01:53 PM

I stayed in Granada for 3 days last April and visited the Alhambra then. Awesome.

louanne Mar 8th, 2007 03:45 PM

I'LL rent a car.

STUMBLEBUM Mar 8th, 2007 04:20 PM

I recommend the Balcon de Europa hotel - right on the coast, raised up on the rocks, next to the 'Balcony' hence the name. Worth the money. You must see the case as well, which would be a bus ride / drive up the hill. Unimaginably huge caverns.

louanne Mar 8th, 2007 05:48 PM

Are the caves appropriate for someone who is borderline claustrophobic?

kenderina Mar 8th, 2007 05:53 PM

They are famous for being big..not only in longitude but also the "halls" , I don't think they are claustrophobic...and I got a bit nervous on lifts :)

happytrailstoyou Mar 9th, 2007 06:57 PM

Bus service is Spain is very good. I couldn't find a bus from Alicante to Nerja (though there may be a connection), but the bus from Alicante to nearby Malaga takes about 8 hours and costs about 33 Euros.

The caves are spacious and interesting and the path is well thought out. I didn't find them claustrophobic. We were in and out in about an hour.

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