Punta Lara

Punta Lara, Nerja: Address, Phone Number, Punta Lara Reviews: 4/5

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Johnlobster
Morpeth, UK2,521 contributions
Lovely
Oct 2019
Called in here for drinks which were really good. Service here was first class and ever so friendly. Will call again.
Written March 31, 2020
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Andy Wigfield
Formentera Del Segura, Spain32 contributions
Beautiful place
Nov 2019 • Friends
We called in to this bar for a drink during a walk and were really impressed by the welcome we received. On our arrival we were the only customers and we had a couple of drinks sitting on the sun terrace. The service was very good and friendly. We really enjoyed our visit and will return again if we are close by again.
Written November 8, 2019
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Holiday Lover
12 contributions
64 Calle Angelines, Casa Mara, Punta Lara, Nerja. Worst Holiday ever!!!!
Apr 2019
We booked a townhouse: Casa Mara, 64 Calle Angelines, Punta Lara via Airbnb.

Dogs barking from 7.30am until 10.00pm. 2 of the dogs were located in the house next door. The poor dogs received absolutely no care whatsoever. They were never exercised and defacted on the terrace - cleaned it about once a week. The stench was intolerable. We never got to use the terrace once. The noise, the smell & flies were overwhelming.

We contacted the owner. They would do nothing. We spent as much time out of the house as we could. We organised unplanned day trips and spent 3 nights in a hostal in Nerja.

Just before Easter both adjoining properties began renovations: drilling, hammering and demolition. These began at 8.00am and continued till almost 11.00pm. We contacted the owner. They wouldn't help.

The 2 unsupervised children screamed, shouted and slammed doors as soon as they arrived home from school (4 – 10pm). It was an horrendous and costly experience.

We booked the next available flights home - leaving 10 days earlier than we had expected. We would have left earlier if flights were available.

The owner had our money and wasn’t going to do a thing to assist us. Airbnb would not assist. Even when advised that the property was unregistered and did not have even the most basic of items required by law it wasn’t, in any way, interested. We will never EVER book a holiday through Airbnb again.

Written September 14, 2019
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JacquiB1107
Calne, UK310 contributions
Stunning views and food
Jul 2019
Had probably one of the best meals since travelling to this region . Presentation, taste and quantity were all excellent ... will definitely be returning on my next visit later this year
Written September 11, 2019
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Richard H
24 contributions
Great urbanization
Oct 2018 • Family
Quiet location, near to beach. Great communal pools. 5/10 Min drive from town. Pool bars and restaurants nearby
Written December 29, 2018
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Jelena H
Riga, Latvia26 contributions
Quite place
Sep 2018 • Couples
Nice and quite place to stay with families. However, if you wish to have more fun better stay in Nerja. The beach is also not the best... it wasn’t cleaned for days and the smell wasn’t the best
Written September 25, 2018
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KPHCut
8 contributions
Lovely Punta Lara & Terrible Tropicana
Jul 2018
Punta Lara is a delightful urbanisation a short bus or taxi ride way from the centre of Nerja and the Balcon de Europe. The bus runs every hour and costs a euro - perfect, although we never did work out how to catch it back, especially after a few sangrias! There is a little cove, which you can walk to, but this is a major disappointment. It is best to travel into Burriana Beach - sunbeds 5 euros for the day and you can eat and drink your own picnic or use the waiter service. Great value, but you do need to get there by 10am on the first day to secure a bed. On subsequent days, to make things a little less stressful, you can reserve them the day before.
So, our holiday was ticking along nicely when we decided to eat within the urbanisation for our last night. There are a couple of bars; we chose the Tropicana, lured there by the offer of live music and daily specials - OMG! Do not waste your time!
The Tropicana is quite simply the very WORST restaurant that myself and my party have ever been to. Despite the awful singing and the ridiculously bad impression of Robbie Williams forced on you by non other than the owner, as a party of 8, and after being seated for over two hours before our starters arrived, we were kind of committed! Things continued to decline with the food taking so long, my husband decided to take our toddler home. I spoke to the owner and asked where on earth our food was, to be told that because they 'were quite busy, we had to wait longer'. I suggested that surely they should be able to cater for the tables that they have. The owner was very dismissive and promised that our food wouldn't be much longer. Eventually, our mains came out; minus one. The owner then had the audacity to ask what my Mum had actually ordered, and when she replied, fish, he said 'Ah, yes, that's what has taken the time - it is still frozen. Would you like some cajun chicken instead?'
We ended up sharing our meals with her in order to make a quick escape, however, two prawns in and my brother questions whether they were cooked. He picks through them to find some still frozen! Firstly, you could literally rollypolly to the sea from the restaurant and secondly, my brother didn't fancy a dose of food poisoning as a dessert. Anyway, after the owner's omission of guilt of 'Look, let's put it down to a bad day at the office' you'd have thought that he would have bent over backwards to appease us and obviously avoid this scathing review, however he looked totally bewildered when I said that we would absolutely not be paying full price. He then totals up the drinks and the starters and upon questioning from me, states 'Look love - don't waste my time'. As you can imagine this is not the response you would want! Anyway, please avoid this stuck in a time warp restaurant, where the singing is terrible, the food even worse, the owner thinks that the way to win over customers is to abuse their ears with his 'impression' of Robbie Williams and where he doesn't even wash his hands after leaving the toilet - yes, thought I'd save that one till last. Enjoy Punta Lara!
Written July 29, 2018
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AndyHobbs
Cheltenham, UK68 contributions
Staying on Punta Lara
Feb 2018 • Friends
This is the second time we have stayed on Punta Lara in the last year. Casa Isabel overlooks the hotels, Nerja and the sea. Just outside of Nerja, but peaceful and great views.
Written February 9, 2018
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nnmercman
Camberley, UK12,336 contributions
There are better places to stay around Nerja
Feb 2018 • Couples
As you leave Nerja on the N-340, turn right at the roundabout signposted Punta Lara and you’re into the development. Not sure it’s any different during summer months but in winter (visited February) it was desolate and had the air of being run down, with terribly maintained access road, villas looking past their prime, rubbish and unfinished areas plus el Oasis restaurant pool green with algae (wouldn’t be so bad except it’s easily spotted by all who pass by on the road above) are some of my observations. Good views either inland or along coast towards Nerja but in winter especially it gets chilly early as sun disappears behind hillside. It’s a steep walk down to the nearest beach and about 40mins walk into Nerja (there is a bus service from roundabout to top end of town).
Written February 6, 2018
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ProfessorClements
Middlesbrough, UK156 contributions
excellent for great views of the area
Jan 2018 • Couples
Punta Lara is an up-market development a little to the west of Nerja.

It's a great place for a walk (from Nerja). You climb high above Nerja and get amazing views of the coast to the west, and across Nerja to the east.

Using a GPS in a mobile phone is a help because of the layout of the roads (although not necessary).

It's essentially a region of very nice houses with beautiful gardens and lots of flowers. It's also quite close to several good restaurants on the cost road into Nerja.

Note that it is probably not the best place for those with walking difficultie,s because the climb from sea-level is significant. Of course, you can go by car ... but walking is so much more fun.
Written January 4, 2018
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