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Suggestion for 1 night/day between Granada and Malaga

Old May 16th, 2011, 10:13 PM
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Suggestion for 1 night/day between Granada and Malaga

Hello. We'll be in Spain for 2 1/2 weeks in June and I'm looking for suggestions for part of my trip. We will be arriving in Granada around noon on a Monday. We will be staying in Granada Monday and Tuesday night and need to be in Malaga for a 3pm train on Thursday. We are trying to decide where to stay Wednesday night.

Here is some background for other parts of our trip:
Madrid
Valencia
Peniscola
Barcelona
San Lorenzo de Escorial area(visiting friends)

We would love to see a white villages either to stop for lunch or spend the night. Malaga sounds interesting (Picasso museum) but we are open to any suggestions. We will be travelling with our 2 kids (11 and 13). The beach is an option but it sounds like they may all be more built up than we like.

Thanks!
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Old May 17th, 2011, 12:24 AM
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This journey between Granada and Malaga - public transport or car?
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Old May 17th, 2011, 01:40 AM
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Nerja (pop 20 000) has great beaches (nine small and large beaches in town) and has retained much of its Andalusian charm.
Photo: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2622/...de6a8146_o.jpg
About: http://www.nerjatoday.com/

Beautiful Frigiliana is seven km inland from Nerja:
http://www.frigilianatoday.com/

The spectacular prehistoric caves just outside Nerja:
http://www.nerjatoday.com/nerja/nerja-caves/

And, of course, Málaga city itself is fabulous.
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Bus Granada to Malaga won't take more than two hours, destiny Malaga Bus Station; then next door is the RRWW station with a train link to the airport:; or you can take another bus (nº 19)round the corner, at calle Heroe de Sostoa, towards the airport, 15 minutes.
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Thanks for the info. We will be travelling by car.

Too many places and not enough time!

Kimhe, any recommendations on places to stay in Nerja?
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From low cost to luxcury, all these places would be great. Right in the center of everything and virtually on the seafront:

Hostal Mena, basic but excellent value. Been around for fifty years. Stayed here several times, and can highly recommend it. Some 45€ for a double with terrace with great views of the sea: http://www.hostalmena.es/hostal/eng/

Hotel Plaza Cavana, 50 meters away from Mena, on central Plaza Cavana. Swimming pool, gym etc.: http://www.booking.com/hotel/es/plaz...fbf859ad4bf9X5

Romantic Hotel Carabeo, right on the cliffs in the oldest street in town, seaside Calle Carabeo: http://www.hotelcarabeo.com/

The modern Parador is tranquile luxcury and seven min walk to the Balcón de Europa. Elevator down to the Burriana beach: http://www.booking.com/hotel/es/para...fbf859ad4bf9X1

For a local dining experience, I recommend extremely popular La Marina, as good as you get a seafood freiduría in all of Andalucía. The freshest fish and seafood, had many splurges here: http://www.guideofnerja.com/pages/gu.../marina_en.htm

Or try one of the many great tapas bars/restaurants in the old town. Delicious free tapas to chose with every glass of beer/wine/whatever in the bar areas. Pulguilla, just off Balcón de Europa, is fabulous. http://mynerja.com/view/bars/cerveceria-el-pulguilla/

Further into the old town, I can especially recommend El Niño, Taberna del Pescador, Los Bilbainos, Los Cuñaos and La Puntilla. Good food and great local atmosphere: http://www.nerjatoday.com/barsandrestaurants/

Two gourmet style restaurants in central Nerja, serving fabulous local specialities:
Casa Luque: http://www.casaluque.com/restaurant-in-nerja.php
Sollun: http://www.sollunrestaurante.com/
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I would stay in Comares. If you're British or Irish you might prefer Nerja though.
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