Nerja or Ronda?
Nerja is a coastal town on the Costa del Sol. It's known for its lovely beaches, clear waters, and the Balcon de Europa, a viewpoint offering stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. Other highlights include the famous Nerja Caves and the whitewashed houses of the old town. It's a great choice if you're looking for a beach holiday with plenty of opportunities for water sports, sunbathing, and seafood dining. The atmosphere in Nerja is relaxed and it's a great place to unwind by the sea.
Ronda, on the other hand, is located inland and is one of Andalusia's famed "pueblos blancos" (white villages). Ronda is known for its dramatic escarpments and views, and for the El Tajo gorge that carries the river Guadalevín through its centre. Visitors love the Puente Nuevo ('new bridge'), which straddles the 100m chasm below, for its unparalleled views out over the Serranía de Ronda mountains. Ronda has a rich history influenced by the Romans, Moors, and Catholic Monarchs, among others, which is evident in its well-preserved architecture and historical sites.
In summary, if you're looking for a beach and seafood, go for Nerja. If you're after history, dramatic landscapes, and traditional Andalusian architecture, choose Ronda. Both places offer their own unique taste of Spanish culture and charm, and you can't really go wrong with either. And remember, they're just about 2 hours drive apart, so if you have time, you could consider visiting both!