Nerja’s hotel occupancy exceeded an average of 96% in August, according to data made available to the Municipal Tourism Office of Nerja. This was described as being “very good news” by the Councilor for Tourism Development for Nerja, Bernardo Pozuelo.
The councilman also added that last year’s data was already excellent, at 95%, but that this year it has exceeded these numbers, confirming Nerja as a tourist destination of reference. Nerja has exceeded the average occupancy for most holiday towns along the Costa del Sol. Occupancy was above 92% in every hotel in Nerja with some hotels at 100%.
The Municipal Tourism Office received almost 12,000 visitors during the month of August, requesting all sorts of information, but especially related to the TV series Verano Azul, after Spanish TV played reruns. It was Spanish families with young children that requested this information in most cases. The Caves and the Museum, Maro cliffs, Chillar River and everything about the beaches were also subjects of interest for tourists.
As usual, there were a lot of curious questions raised mainly by foreign tourists, who were interested in knowing, for example, where to buy a paella pan, where the Nerja donkey taxi stop was located, confusing Nerja and Mijas. An English tourist also asked which city was more attractive to visit: Sevilla or Gibraltar. Some wanted to know at what time the sea water was warmest. Some even wanted to book a taxi back to Malaga airport at the tourist office.