Based solely upon my own observations and gut feeling, I would hazard a guess that Nerja has had a better than normal winter season as far as visitor numbers are concerned. Definitely a colder winter, although that hasn’t stopped many people donning shorts, albeit it in most cases along with jumpers and, quite often, a thick jacket.
Work has indeed finally restarted on a couple of the collectors for the sewage plant, notably in calle Antonio Ferrandis ‘Chanquete’ where a section of the road is closed. Still probably a long way to go before it is all finished and operational, but at least something is finally being done.
For many, many years, the cheap and cheerful Antelo bar was on the bottom corner of the square in Plaza de la Ermita and served very good tapas. Since its demise there have been several openings and closings, the latest incarnation being El Tolina.
Feeding time for the pigeons on the Balcón de Europa, Nerja.
The Hostal Acapulco sign has disappeared from the Giner de los Rios centre in calle Diputación…sudden thought: maybe it was something to do with the recent filming which took place in and around Plaza Cavana.
A very high quality Carnaval procession this year with the organisers making a great effort to prevent huge gaps building up between groups, something that invariably happens. Here are a few pics and a short video.
Carnaval starts today, February 8th, at 19:00 with the official opening speech being delivered by Ángeles Ramírez Gálvez. It takes place at the Nerja Cultural Centre, calle Granada 45, and the speech is followed by performances from “Con el agua al cuello”, “Los pelotas”, “Viktoria Secret” and “Musicalandia”. And it’s free entry.
The was a protest on Saturday, organised by the municipal authority, to demand the restart of work on the sewage plant. According to the organisers, more than 700 people took part, although the Guardia Civil estimated attendance at around 400.
Quite a few places closed for a winter break, although with over 300 bars, cafes and restaurants in the town there is still always plenty of choice. Also, a lot of places undergoing renovation and/or change of ownership at the moment, particularly in the centre of town.
Cafeteria Jamaica on avenida Mediterráneo is closed for its annual ‘refurb’. A little further along, Sallanders has replaced La Fabrica.