Playa Burriana
Playa Burriana

Playa Burriana

Playa Burriana - Nerja Beaches
** Playa Burriana - White Sand and Gentle Surf

Playa Burriana! Nerja's Most Popular Beach! ➜ Come to Where the Action is!

Playa Burriana is without a doubt the busiest and most well-known beach in Nerja. It's an 800-meter beach with soft white sand, gentle surf, and crystal-clear water. The beach is packed from end to end with some of Nerja's best restaurants, tapas-bars, beach shops, water sports companies, and a wonderful assortment of apartments and villas.

Burriana has everything you would need for a perfect beach holiday. Kayak excursions leave daily to the waterfalls in the Maro Nature Reserve, snorkeling and paddle board activities are available, as well as small boat rentals, and volley ball courts.

If you are thinking of spending your next holiday in Nerja, keep reading to find out why Playa Burriana might be the best spot for you and your family!

Playa Burriana - Closeup Playa Burriana - From Above
** Playa Burriana - Kayaks & Colorful Umbrellas

The 'Blue Flag' Campaign, starting in 1987, has been awarded to over 4,000 beaches and marinas in 48 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, Jordan, UAE, and the Caribbean. As of today, Spain has had more 'Blue Flag' beaches than any other country every year since the awards began. Playa Burriana is one of two Blue Flag beaches in Nerja, the other is Playa Torrecilla.

Playa Burriana has also received the "Q" for Tourism Quality award, which is a renowned Spanish brand aimed at the certification of tourist services. A beach obtains the "Q" award when it has established a certain level of quality and standard. It brings with it, prestige, uniqueness and reliability that tourists can depend on.

Playa Burriana - Andalucía - Nerja Spain
** Playa Burriana from Above

Why Visit Playa Burriana?

Visit Playa Burriana if you love beautiful white sand beaches with crystal-clear water, you like to be where the action is, and you want access to the best restaurants, tapas-bars, shops, and water sports activities.

How to Arrive ➜

From Granada - Drive south on A-44. Take exit 183 to merge onto E-15 / A-7 towards Salobreña / Málaga. Take exit 295 (Nerja) from the A-7.

➜ Continue to the roundabout and take the N-340 (first exit) towards Nerja. Drive straight through two more roundabouts, at the third roundabout take the third exit and drive down towards the coast. You will reach Playa Burriana at the bottom of the hill.

From Malaga - Follow A-7 going east. Take exit 295 (Nerja) from A-7. Then follow directions above.

From the Center of Nerja - Drive along the Carretera de Almería / N-340 (Avenida de Pescia) going east towards Maro. At a large roundabout (Restaurante Asiatico will be on the corner on your right), you will see a blue sign indicating 'P Burriana'. Take a right and head down the hill until you reach the beach.

Access to the Beach

Access to Playa Burriana can be obtained in one of two ways:

  1. Walking from the Nerja Town Center - This beach is on the eastern-most side of Nerja so walking from the Balcon de Europa will take about 20-25 minutes.

    From the Balcon, walk towards the shopping area and take a right onto Playa Carabeo. Continue down Calle Carabeo until you reach the Mirador Del Bendito. From here you can access Playa Carabeillo which connects to Playa Burriana.

  2. Driving - Most people prefer to either drive to Playa Burriana or take a taxi. If you are not staying near the beach the walk can be a bit far, especially if you are carrying beach supplies. From the town center the drive will take you under 10-minutes.

    There is a taxi stand at the end of Filipinas street, at the beginning of Playa Burriana. You can call and book a taxi here. Phone: (+34) 619 097 521

Playa Burriana - Andalucía - Nerja Spain
** Playa Burriana - Nerja's busiest beach

Parking ➜

Where to Park - Parking is notoriously bad along Playa Burriana. Free Parking is limited so you will have to drive along the beach until something opens up or you can drive to the eastern end of the beach and up the hill. During the summer this area will also be quite full and you might have a long walk back down to the bottom.

There is also a parking garage available during the summer months. Access to this lot is located just after the roundabout on the left-hand side, before you reach the beach. The map location is here.

One other option is to park in the Carabeo Parking Lot. This is a huge, dirt parking area behind Playa Carabeillo. You can easily access Playa Carabeillo on foot and cross over to Playa Burriana.

Facilities on Playa Burriana:

Everything you need to enjoy a relaxing day at the beach can be found on Playa Burriana.

  • Showers
  • Changing Rooms
  • Sun Bed and Umbrella Rentals
  • Boat Rental
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Lifeguards
  • Taxi Stand
  • Parking Garage
  • Kayak & Paddle Surf Rentals
  • 3 Volleyball Courts
  • Disabled Access
  • Seaside Promenade

Beach Info ➜

Type: Family Beach / Urban Area
Length: 800 meters
Width: 40 meters
Level of occupancy: High
Sand Type: White Sand
Facilities: See Above
Nudist beach No
Access N-340 Highway to Paved Road (Seaside Promenade)
Ease of Access Easy

Other Nerja Beaches:

Playa Burriana Playa Burriana & Mountains
** Views of Playa Burriana

Playa Burriana ➜ Where to Stay

Because Playa Burriana is such a popular area there are many options for accommodation...

Hotels ➜

There is one hotel directly on Playa Burriana, and it's a great one. The Parador de Nerja is located within walking distance of everything in town, and also has an elevator with direct access to the beach. This is our #1 choice for hotels near Burriana.

Playa Burriana - Nerja Parador
Parador de Nerja - tour stars - One of our top picks in Nerja! The Nerja Parador offers direct lift access to Burriana Beach and wonderful views of the coast. It offers an outdoor pool, tennis courts, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioned rooms, and a balcony or terrace. - tour stars
Check Prices & Availability...

Two Other Good Hotel Choices
Hotel Nerja Club Spa by Dorobe - tour stars
Villa Flamenca - tour stars

Top Apartments for Rent ➜

Summer Villas to Rent ➜

Search Villas & More Apartments Near Playa Burriana - There are more than 300 private apartments and villas in the area for rent during the summer. Take a look at this list, you are sure to find something amazing!

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Playa Burriana ➜ Where to Eat

There is no end of great restaurants along Playa Burriana, you will find cuisine of all types, lots of locally grilled fresh seafoods, ice cream parlors, and tapas bars. Here are our top 4 favorite restaurants on Playa Burriana...


Playa Burriana - Raw Lounge & Tapas
Raw Lounge & Tapas - €€-€€€ TAPAS BAR

You will find this unassuming tapas bar just along the beachfront on Playa Burriana. It's known by many as having the best tapas in the area and for a relatively good price.


Playa Burriana - Lan Sang

Lan Sang is a great Thai option. It's located along Playa Burriana. It's just a small out of the way restaurant that is casual, but the food is great. If you are spending time in the Playa Burriana area and needing a little "spice" this is a great choice!


Playa Burriana - Playa Y Sol

Playa Y Sol has all your typical Spanish fare, plus a great choice of huge, tasty salads, delicious wraps, a great selection of burgers, pizzas and the desserts are amazing!

Playa y Sol sits right on Burriana beach. It's the perfect place to go when you just want to kick back and relax, have a drink and get into some good grub!


Playa Burriana - Ayo
Chiringuito de Ayo - €€-€€€ BEACHSIDE CHIRINGUITO

Senor Ayo is a Nerja fixture and his packed restaurant is proof that people love what he's selling. They serve all your typical fried and grilled fresh seafood, grilled meats, and paella. His signature dish is his massive "all you can eat" paella that people go crazy for.

Remember to make a reservation here during the summer because it will be full every day!

Playa Burriana ➜ Kayak Rentals / Excursions

Playa Burriana is the most popular spot in Nerja for kayaking due to its proximity to the Maro Nature Reserve and Waterfalls. Kayaks can be rented on the beach or you can join one of the excursions that leave on the hour. The tours are highly recommended as they guide you through the reserve, pointing out the most important aspects, and taking you to the most interesting caves, coves, and waterfalls.

Kayaking near Playa Burriana  - Nerja, Spain
** Kayaking to Waterfalls near Playa Burriana - Nerja

Educare Aventura is the one of the top water sports companies on the beach. You can book an excursion with them directly on the beach, by telephone, or book online. We highly recommend you book in advance of your trip as this is a very busy area and you don't want to lose a spot. Read more about the kayaking excursions here: Kayaking in Nerja.


Address: Camino de Burriana, Local 2, Fase 2, Playa de Burriana, Nerja, Malaga

Phone: +34 676 685 827 / 600 620 054
Reservations: +34 952 039 026
Website: https://educare-aventura.com
Contact Form:https://nimoaventura.com/contact-us/
Email: kayak@educare-aventura.com

Additional Services: Canyoning, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, 4x4 Routes


Kayaking - Playa Burriana, Nerja
Kayak Cliff Tour of Nerja and Maro - Maro Waterfall - This guided kayak tour of the Nerja and Maro cliffs is in high demand. You must reserve in time to guarantee your place. There are several scheduled departures: 10:00, 13:00, 16:00

Leaves from Playa Burriana (Nerja) - tour stars 484 Reviews

Playa Burriana - Kayaking Playa Burriana - Crystal-clear water
** Kayaking in the Crystal-Clear Water at Playa Burriana

Playa Burriana ➜ Paddle Surf Rentals / Excursions

Paddle surfing is another fun activity you can do from Playa Burriana. Paddle boards can be rented from Educare Aventura on the beach or Crystal Kayak along the main road.

Prices are about 10.00 euros for one hour. You can also join the Paddle Surf Tour that takes you through the nature reserve on paddle boards.

Playa Burriana ➜ Scuba & Snorkeling

The Nerja Dive Resort is a family-run, five-star PADI dive center in Nerja just on the front of Playa Burriana. They offer PADI courses from beginner to professional levels, 'Discover Scuba' programs, snorkeling, and boat trips. They dive just east of Playa Burriana in La Herradura, Punta de la Mona, and the Maro-Cerro Gordo Natural Park.

Most of the top diving companies in the area are in La Herradura (10-minutes down the coast) as the diving there is considered to be the best in Spain. Read more about what's on offer here: Scuba Diving in La Herradura.


Address: Playa Burriana, Edificio Sitio de Burriana Fase 2, Local 4. 29780 Nerja, Malaga, Costa Del Sol, Spain
Address 2: Av. Marina del Este, s/n, 18697 La Herradura, Granada

Phone: +34 952 528 610
Mobile: +34 651 893 917
Website: www.nerjadiving.com
Email: mail@nerjadiving.com

Price List: https://nerjadiving.com/precios/

Playa Burriana ➜ Small Boat Rental

Rent a small boat while you're in town and you don't even need a license. Motorboats can be rented by the half-day or full day. The prices vary by season, duration of rental, and boat size. For more information go to Crystal Kayak on the main Burriana road.

You can read more about boat rental from the only marina in the area, Marina del Este in La Herradura... Renting Boats & Jet Skis in La Herradura.

Price Info ➜

  1/2 Day Full Day
Low Season: 170€ - 400€ 250€ - 600€
High Season: 250€ - 550€ 400€ - 800€

Playa Burriana & Playa Carabeillo  - Nerja, Spain
** Wide Angle View of Playa Burriana & Playa Carabeillo - Nerja

Playa Burriana ➜ Map

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