Part of the joy of being in Nerja is that there aren’t the usual parade of high-street shops and homogenous department stores. No, in Nerja what you’ll find are family run butchers, bookshops, bakeries and independent clothes stores. It may not be Milan in terms of top-end retail opportunities, and it's a world away from the brash wealth of Marbella, but it’s got a quaintness about it I love.
There are a good deal of gift shops selling everything from flamenco dresses, castanets and fans to covetable ceramics, embroidered linens, basketry and jewellery.
On Tuesdays, the Nerja market takes place in the streets that make up the western side of town. People from all over the area converge on the market’s 150 stalls to buy fresh produce, clothes, bric-a-brac, and crafts.
For general information on what to expect of shopping in the Costa del Sol, see my Shopping in Costa del Sol page. For more advice on shopping in resorts across the Costa del Sol, see Shopping in Benalmadena, Shopping in Estepona, Shopping in Malaga, Shopping in Marbella and Shopping in Sotogrande.