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Campervan Adventures in Spain & Portugal: Cueva de Nerja & Malaga

Day 3 started with a trip to Cueva de Nerja (Nerja caves). We got another late start and didn't make it here until 10 (the caves open at 9:30 so we were trying to get there then to have it be a bit less crowded), but lucky for us most everyone else gets a much later start than us so it wasn't very busy yet. Really most of the campsites you cannot leave/check out until 9 which is late for us, but you could request them to come earlier (which I was glad we didn't here as I slept until almost 8!), but that late for us start also helped to not be in a rush in the morning (though with the temps being so warm we did want to try and get hiking done early). 

These caves were ones where you just wandered by yourself, no guide, which was nice as we could spend as much or as little time as we wanted. 

But...the caves were so humid and muggy and WAY warmer than outside which we were not expecting! Normally caves are cool and you need layers even in the summer, but not here. So we didn't spend that much time in there as it was so gross temp wise. 













Even though it was so humid we still had a good time wandering through. By the time we got outside there was a huge line to get in so I was glad we got there early!

Our next stop was Malaga! I hadn't planned a lot of time for the cities or things to do in them, we were just going to wander and see what we could see. Granada I was meh on (the heat didn't help), but I loved Malaga! It took a bit to find parking close-ish to the city center, but then we walked along the beach promenade which was so nice! I loved it!



Wandering through the city was so nice too! There was a breeze so I wasn't dying and it was fun


Of course we had to get some gelato




And I loved all the Jacarandas trees! Their purple flowers were so pretty! There were also lots of little green Monk Parakeets flying around which was fun to watch 




We found this cactus garden on the way back to the car







Malaga was so nice! I definitely would come back here and spend more time. The downtown feels like it was all tourists, but it was nice and the water is right there and oh, I just loved it. 

After our wander we headed to camp (Aparcamiento de Caravanas) which was right outside the city. We got a spot right on the beach, one row back, which was perfect!


Lots of fun rocks on the beach!





Oh, I it was so nice! Watching the sunset from the beach right at camp, I loved it all! Such a great day!

13.94km walked, 10 flights

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