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Nerja voted best seaside town

With stunning beaches, charming old town streets and 40,000-year-old caves, Nerja has always been popular with those in the know.

Now the Axarquia jewel has been officially recognised as Spain’s most charming seaside town.

International tourism website Hotel Info invited 16,000 voters to choose between 27 finalists.

With an impressive 5,173 votes, Nerja bagged almost one third of the total cast.

The landslide victory followed a town hall campaign which saw Nerja pitted against towns including Altea, Benicarlo, Cudillero, Mojacar, Ribadeo, Rota, Tossa de Maro and San Javier.

“We want to say thank you for your support to the thousands of internet users who voted and to the public bodies, our town has won and we must celebrate,” said PSOE tourism councillor Patricia Gutierrez.

In second place was Ortigueira in Galicia, with 4,016 votes, and Rota in Cadiz province which scooped 2,119.

Source: The Olive Press