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Playa la Caletilla

Nerja, Costa del Sol

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The famous viewing platform, Balcón de Europa, is situated in the charming, Andalusian coastal town of Nerja. A hotel with the same name towers up at the back of the approximately 50 metre long sandy bay, Playa la Caletilla. The bathers on this beach enjoy fine sand and turquoise-blue water that's ideal for snorkelling. The sun loungers on Playa la Caletilla are reserved for the hotel guests. To make up for that, though, you can eat in the snack bar or the Restaurante Náutico, while relishing a glorious view of the sea.

Playa la Caletilla - Peaceful sandy bay right by Nerja's best-known visitor attraction

Playa la Caletilla is a typical hotel beach in southern Spain. It is situated at the Hotel Balcón de Europa in the Andalusian coastal town of Nerja, right by the visitor attraction after which the hotel is named. Even though most of the bathers on this beach are staying in the hotel, Playa la Caletilla is freely accessible to everyone.

Starting from the Plaza Balcón de Europa the route to Playa la Caletilla takes you past Playa Calahonda to the east, below the famous viewing platform in the bay. A small set of steps leads down onto the 50 metre long, dark sandy beach, which usually has lots of visitors. Instead of a high cliff, Playa la Caletilla is backed by the pink, mid-range hotel Balcón de Europa, whose countless floors tower up into the sky behind the beach. It is home to the busy Restaurante Náutico, where you can indulge in delicious fish dishes and paella. There is a small snack bar where bathers can purchase drinks and other refreshments.

The traditionally pink sun loungers and umbrellas at Playa la Caletilla are reserved for hotel guests. But you'll still be able to find a spot on the small sandy beach to soak up the sun and relax. You can settle down in the shade of tall palm trees beside bizarre rock formations on either side of the beach. The clean, turquoise-blue water beckons you for a cooling dip. Take your snorkel with you and explore the rocky underwater world.

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Playa la Caletilla is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 6/10 points
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At this well-equipped beach you can switch off and forget your day-to-day stress.
Family: 5/10 points
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Even though It is not ideal here, you will still see some families around.
Water sports: 1/10 points
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No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 2/10 points
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Not much happening at this beach and you won't find any party locations here either.

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Beauty
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Romance
6/10
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Restaurante Náutico

Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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    Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

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geo coordinates: 36.744283, -3.87607
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