Back in Spain, we took an afternoon trip to Nerja, another famous tourist town just a 20-minute bus ride from La Herradura. I wanted to see Balcony of Europe, a plateau on the edge of a cliff with grand views off the coast under the mountains and the infinite sea. It was once a part of a fortress and is now the greatest tourist attraction located in the old center of Nerja.
The Paseo Balcón de Europa or the promenade leading to the balcony has a line-up of coffee shops, restaurants, bars, souvenir and gift items´ stores all nicely incorporated in the old and rustic setting that has made Nerja so famous as a tourist destination.
We ate lunch at Puerto del Mar restaurant with a fantastic view of the beach under us, continued with ice-cream from one of the many ice cream parlors surrounding the balcony and walked down to a statue of King Alfonso XII standing relaxed by the railing.
Here are a few photos to illustrate our little tourist excursion in our new neighborhood: