Playa Burriana in Nerja: Endless Paella on Costa del Sol

Burriana Beach Nerja

Burriana Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Nerja Spain! During our many visits to this area, we always make it a point to go to Playa Burriana. From our very first glimpse of the coastline and sparkling sea, we were hooked! Here are the best things to do at Playa de Burriana, where to eat, and much more.

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How to Get to Playa Burriana

Most travelers that go to Nerja stay in the town center and not Burriana Beach. Luckily, it’s just a short 15-20 minute walk from the famous Balcon de Europa.

Oh, and we should probably mention the walk is absolutely gorgeous! There are a couple of different ways to get to Playa Burriana which we will explain below.

Stroll Through Nerja Town

The first way to get to Burriana Beach Nerja is to cut directly through town. This way you will pass many local eateries and bars, but you may miss some of the coastline. Eventually, you will come to a winding ramp that leads down to the Playa de Burriana. The view from the top is magical!

Getting to Playa Burriana

Burriana Beach Walk

Another way to get to Burriana is to cut directly down to the beach from the cliffside. About halfway through the walk along the coast, there is a steep staircase. Taking this down will get you to the far end of Playa Burriana and you can walk on the sand to the main part of the beach.

Burriana Beach Walk

Best Things to do at Burriana Beach Nerja

There are so many fun things to do at Burriana Beach! Unlike other Nerja beaches which are just small coves, Burriana is set up with an abundance of restaurants and activities to enjoy.

Trust us… We love the peace and quiet of the secluded Nerja Beaches. However, it’s always fun to walk to Playa de Burriana on the weekends and get in the mix. Here are some of our favorite things to do at Burriana Beach!

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Kayak or Paddleboard

Kayaking is an amazing way to get out on the water in Nerja. Believe it or not, there are even caves to explore just around the corner from Burriana Beach!

You can rent kayaks at Educare Aventura on the beach, and they even offer group tours. Also, stand-up paddle boarding is super fun from here on a calm day.

Burriana Beach Walk

Drinks on the Boardwalk

Burriana’s boardwalk is lined with amazing restaurants, cafes, and bars to enjoy on your visit. Specializing in seafood, it’s common to see these establishments packed all day at Playa de Burriana especially in the summer months. 

Burriana Beach Boardwalk

Walk Burriana Beach in Nerja

Who doesn’t love a stroll on the beach? With many of Nerja’s beaches being small and wedged into the cliffs, Burriana gives you more room to spread out and get some exercise.

The long stretch of sand is flat and perfect for a light stroll or running. But hey, there’s also nothing wrong with laying out and having a lazy beach day either! 

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Swimming at Playa Burriana

The waters of Burriana Beach are gorgeous and perfect for swimming. On a calm day, you’ll be able to see right through the crystal clear ocean.

For this reason, Playa Burriana is one of our favorite places to swim in Nerja. Want to know the best part though? With Andalusia’s warm temperates you can swim at Playa Burriana year round!

Swimming at Playa Burriana

Burriana Beach Daily Paella Feast

There is one last thing we need to tell you about Playa de Burriana… And it’s one of the main reasons we go so often! Every day at Ayo restaurant there is a special offer available. For just 8 Euros per person, they serve up a massive Paella feast that draws hundreds of visitors on the weekends.

It’s amazing to see how they cook the rice with chicken, shrimp, and clams all together. Once you get your first taste of Paella you’ll see why we come almost every Sunday we’re in Nerja!

And don’t worry, the waiters rush around and make sure you’ll never have an empty plate. After you have eaten all you can, head back to Burriana Beach for a dip in the ocean. You’ve earned it!

Ayo Restaurant

Ayo Paella

Jake Playa de Burriana

Playa de Burriana Paella

Have any questions on Playa Burriana in Spain or want to share more of your favorite beaches in Nerja? Leave us a comment below! 

Safe Travels,
Brigitte & Jake

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Where To Stay In Nerja Spain

Ultra LuxuryHotel Balcon de Europa – Enjoy a stay at the most prestigious and central hotel in all of Nerja! Sitting right on the famous Balcon de Europa, you’ll be blessed with beautiful sea views and close to all the best beaches.

Fun VacationMB Boutique Hotel – Located just steps from Torrecilla Beach, this incredible property is just what you need for a relaxing vacation. Enjoy the comforts of Southern Spain from your balcony with all the luxury amenities you love.

Boutique HotelLa Puerta de Nerja Hostal – This gorgeous hotel in the heart of Nerja will be the perfect place to explore town from. You can even take in the views from the rooftop jacuzzi!

Hostel Stay – Charming Nerja Hostel – Charming Nerja Hostel is within walking distance to the Balcon Europa and has wonderful private rooms and dorms available.

For more places to stay in Nerja Spain you can explore the latest prices here!

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