Study Spanish in Nerja

Learning a language abroad is one of those experiences that you will remember for your whole life. Not only is it the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the country’s culture and traditions, but it will doubtlessly expand your social circles. The Costa del Sol is home to many highly recommendable destinations where you can experience full linguistic immersion. A case in point is Nerja, one of the most charming coastal towns in Spain which is renowned for its viewing point, Balcón de Europa. Are you thinking about travelling to Nerja to learn Spanish? If the answer to this question is yes, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to discover why this lovely municipality is the perfect destination to master the language. 


What makes Nerja so special?

Nerja combines authenticity, tradition and openness to perfection. It is a peaceful and safe destination, which is also cosmopolitan. Did you know that it has been named one of the most charming towns on the Spanish coastline? Just a couple of the destination’s attractions include wandering along quintessentially Andalusian streets whose façades are decorated with colourful flowers and marvelling at the spectacular virgin coves nestled among the cliffs. The paradisiacal beaches at Acantilados de Maro Cerro – Gordo natural area paint a spectacular picture where you can enjoy water sports like kayaking, snorkelling and diving as you gaze at the impressive seabed.

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If you do decide to travel to Nerja to learn Spanish, you are going to want to enjoy some of its main points of interest. Take a walk down the lively seafront promenade and before too long you will find yourself standing in front of Balcón de Europa, a viewing point sitting atop a rocky cape jutting out into the sea. You will also want to make your way to Cueva de Nerja, which is one of the most impressive caves in Europe. Here you will be able to see what is thought to be humanity’s earliest piece of art as well as the biggest natural column in the world, which you can see in Sala del Cataclismo.


Academies where you can learn Spanish in Nerja

Backed by plenty of experience, local academies like Escuela de Idiomas Nerja and Centro de Idiomas Quorum offer Spanish courses that are tailored to students’ needs. These two centres run dynamic classes that are in line with their philosophy that learning Spanish must be fun. They therefore also organise social activities and cultural excursions so you can practise your language skills in a more relaxed and socially enriching environment. From cooking workshops and wine tasting to cultural excursions and visits, Spanish film screenings, kayaking and paddle boarding, the options to work on your Spanish while having fun are boundless. What’s more, the schools can help you find accommodation in either a studio or apartment or, alternatively, with a local family, which is a wonderful way to fully immerse yourself in the language.

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How to get to Nerja

Nerja is under an hour’s drive away from Malaga city. Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport is one of the biggest and best equipped airports in Spain. From Malaga, you can hop on a bus that will take you straight to Nerja. These buses have frequent departures every 20 minutes. Some schools also offer students the opportunity to book a transfer service from the airport to their accommodation in Nerja. 

We hope that this post about learning Spanish in Nerja has been useful. Remember that to really take a language on board there is nothing like travelling to a place where it is spoken and immersing yourself fully in it. And what could be better than if this place had over 300 days of sunshine a year, spectacular naturescapes, paradise beaches, clear seas and a complete and varied offer of leisure and academic options? Go on, embark on this adventure today. Nerja and the other charming municipalities in the Costa del Sol await with open arms to help you learn Spanish.


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