Nerja Climate

Nerja has a microclimate that makes the weather very stable, with 320 sunny days a year. The area around Nerja is favored by, what meteorologists like to call, a micro-climatic bubble. The coastline eastward between Nerja and Motril are called the Costa Tropical. This is because it is only here in Europe that you can grow tropical plants.

In the Nerja area a range of fruits and vegetables such as lemon, orange, grape, mango, sugar cane, almond, chirimoya, olives and avocados are cultivated.

Nerja town name comes from the Arabic Narixa which means "source" or "abundance of water", Nerja is a natural catchment area of the surrounding mountains, the Sierra Almijara. Mountains also provides another benefit, they protect the area against the cold winds from the north. All this means that the area, especially in winter, has Europe's best and most stable climate, and it is very green compared to many other areas around the coast.

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