Out of just 174 beaches throughout the whole of Spain, Nerja received this prestigious award for two of their beaches, the Burriana and the Torrecilla, from the Minister for Tourism and Energy, José Manuel Soria.
The “Q” for Quality Tourism Award is above the Blue Flag distinction, which is awarded to many more beaches throughout the country, and is the second time that Nerja has been honoured having been among the first 5 beaches ever to win when first awarded in 2004.
This level of excellence was created by and with the collaboration of the Ministry for Tourism, members of leading tourist organisations and holiday companies, autonomous governments and the Spanish Municipal and Provincial Federation.
By receiving such an award Nerja is complying with the highest standards of quality for their beaches and nautical installations, as laid down by requirements set by the “Q” Board.
It’s interesting to note that not a single Q ranking has been achieved on the western Costa del Sol.
Antena 3 TV, one of Spain’s leading commercial channels reported this news on their website, the video opening on the Burriana beach in Nerja: