Riu Monica Hotel

If you’re looking for an idyllic adults-only retreat, then the Hotel Riu Monica is the place for you. Only 800 metres from the resort centre, this hotel provides a tranquil retreat to sit back, relax and really unwind. The pool offers fantastic views over the beach and out to sea. You’ll find plenty of palm trees, a perfectly manicured lawn and sun loungers. The restaurant offers different themed nights in the evenings, so you’ll never get bored of the cuisine on offer. After this, you’ll find entertainment in the bar, the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail or two.

Overview of Costa del Sol

With unrivalled beaches, world-class hotel resorts like the Hotel Riu Monica and a whole host of activities to enjoy, holidays to Costa Del Sol suit travellers of all ages and requirements. It’s fun for families, romantic breaks and relaxed vacations alike. In the evenings, party-goers will find plenty to keep them entertained. The Costa del Sol gets 300 days of sunshine every year, making it the perfect place to take a break year-round. A sun-chaser’s paradise with plenty to see and do, it’s no wonder that tourists flock here from all over the globe.

Things to do in the Costa del Sol

Located on the outskirts of Nerja and just across from the sandy beach of Playa de la Torrecilla, the Hotel Riu Monica is surrounded by tapas bars and pubs. With the main shopping centre only a five-minute walk away, you’re well-placed to enjoy all Nerja has to offer. One of Nerja’s most famous landmarks is the caves. They stretch for almost five kilometres and you can take a guided tour twice a day. In the evenings, party-lovers flock to Plaza Tutti Frutti, a true nightlife hub. Party the night away or find quieter options such as traditional British pubs and Irish bars.

Resort Summary

Nerja is home to no fewer than 10 different beaches, all with their own character. On some you’ll find the classic combination of soft, white sand and clear blue water, but on others you’ll find the sand is dark and volcanic, and a few are rocky and secluded.

The most popular beach is Playa Burriana, which is in the east end of town and the premier spot for swimming. It’s a European Blue Flag award winner and it has all the facilities that you’ll need for fun and safe days spent by the water.

Other beaches include El Playazo, which isn’t as developed as some of the others but it’s a great place to find a quiet spot and a reasonably priced Spanish meal. Then there’s La Caleta, a picturesque and secluded beach in the village of Maro and accessed through farmland. Maro beach itself is also a pretty spot that’s popular in summer. Some beaches in Nerja are perfect for just relaxing and soaking up the sun, others are good for watersports, some are good for swimming – simply choose the best beach for whatever you happen to feel like doing on the day.