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> Arcos de la Frontera or Nerja
shef11308
post Apr 11 2009, 08:08 PM
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Hey Everyone! I'm going on a trip to Spain this summer for three weeks and for the life of me cannot decide between Nerja and Arcos de la Frontera. These days would be between Sevilla and Granada so travel distances and ease have to be taken into account. Here are the complicating factors:

(1) Increased travel time to Nerja (2) Night Life. We're not looking for crazy clubs but one of the people on the trip will be celebrating her birthday on these days and we want to make sure there is a good tapas scene and late night fun.

Thank you for your input!
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post Apr 13 2009, 10:51 AM
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I havent been there, so I looked through the blogs

Some say Nerja is touristy:
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...72440/tpod.html

But there are some beautiful caves:
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...33980/tpod.html

Be careful of English translations in Arcos, but there IS tapas:

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...73920/tpod.html

Not sure how much nightlife there is there:

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...35200/tpod.html


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post Apr 14 2009, 10:08 PM
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Hi Shef,

Looks like your choice here is between a tourist-stained hole and a real Spanish village. That said a bit of 'nightlife' is on the cards too so you need a place that's fitting.

Here's what I'd suggest: why not take the extra 30 or 40 km's west and get yourselves over to Jerez de la Frontera? It's a beautiful ancient city with a modern and bubbling atmosphere, particularly at night and especially around 'Calle Polvera'. This will give you the best of both worlds - a glorious absence of tacky British tourists AND a sampling of real Spain. To me it's a no-brainer. Something worth considering..


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post Apr 15 2009, 05:33 AM
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Scott did you visit any of the "white towns" around that area? I'm thinking of visiting Vejer de la Frontera on the way between Cadiz and Tarifa.


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post Apr 15 2009, 06:25 AM
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Yes but it was more a passing than a stopping - we wanted to make Tarifa by nightfall. Tarifa's great by the way!


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Good to hear. I'm going to spend a whistlestop 4-5 days visiting Sevilla, Cadiz and Tarifa. Looking forward to it! Hopefully the will continue the good run it's having the last few days.


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Good to hear it mate. Enjoy. Oh and Jerez de la Frontera really is worth a visit. Seriously..


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