Nerja has had a boost this week as its tourism industry attempts to climb out of the coronavirus crisis.
The organisation European Best Destinations has included the Costa del Sol town second on its list of 102 best beaches in Europe. The only other Andalusian beach included in the latest selection is Bolonia in Cadiz.
European Best Destinations works in collaboration with 300 tourist boards and the European Commission's EDEN network of European Destinations of Excellence.
"We are very proud, but not surprised, as we are aware of the unique charm of our beaches," said local councillor, Francis Arce.