** 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!
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** 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 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 BeachAccess to Playa Burriana can be obtained in one of two ways:
- 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.
- 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 - 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.
Facilities on Playa Burriana:Everything you need to enjoy a relaxing day at the beach can be found on Playa Burriana.
- Changing Rooms
- Sun Bed and Umbrella Rentals
- Boat Rental
- Taxi Stand
- Parking Garage
- Kayak & Paddle Surf Rentals
- 3 Volleyball Courts
- Disabled Access
- Seaside Promenade
Beach Info ➜
|Type:||Family Beach / Urban Area|
|Level of occupancy:||High|
|Sand Type:||White Sand|
|Access||N-340 Highway to Paved Road (Seaside Promenade)|
|Ease of Access||Easy|
- Playa Carabeillo
- Playa Carabeo
- Playa Calahonda
- Playa Chorrillo
- Playa la Caletilla
- Playa el Salon
- Playa Torrecilla
- Playa el Chucho
- Playa el Playazo
** Views of Playa Burriana
Playa Burriana ➜ Where to StayBecause 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.
Top Apartments for Rent ➜
Apartamentos HC Burriana Playa -
Apartamentos Nerja Bahia -
Apartamentos Almoraide Suites - Adults Only
Summer Villas to Rent ➜
Playa Burriana ➜ Where to EatThere 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 ➜ Kayak Rentals / ExcursionsPlaya 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 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
Additional Services: Canyoning, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, 4x4 Routes
** Kayaking in the Crystal-Clear Water at Playa Burriana
Playa Burriana ➜ Paddle Surf Rentals / ExcursionsPaddle 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.
- Paddle Surf Route - Nerja Cliffs and Maro Waterfall + Snorkel - Educare Aventura ➜ 33 Reviews
Playa Burriana ➜ Scuba & SnorkelingThe 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
Price List: https://nerjadiving.com/precios/
Playa Burriana ➜ Small Boat RentalRent 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.
Price Info ➜
|1/2 Day||Full Day|
|Low Season:||170€ - 400€||250€ - 600€|
|High Season:||250€ - 550€||400€ - 800€|
** Wide Angle View of Playa Burriana & Playa Carabeillo - Nerja
Playa Burriana ➜ Map