Night of San Juan in Nerja, what is it and how to enjoy it?
As every month of June you can already feel the heat because summer is coming. And the shortest night of the year because it is the Magic Night of San Juan in Nerja.
The Magic Night of San Juan in Nerja from June 23rd to June 24th is one of the most awaited of the year, summer begins.
The festivities begin at around 22:00 with a popular verbena (street party). At 24:00 the bonfire takes place, with the traditional burning of the “juas” and the fireworks display. Families and friends gather on the beaches to celebrate the beginning of summer, until late at night.
This festival has been celebrated since the 18th century. Because families go to the beach to celebrate the arrival of summer.
Today a giant moraga is offered to visitors and tourists in Burriana. At midnight the popular “juas” are burned and the young people jump the embers and bathe in the sea, asking for three wishes.
In the past it was forbidden to bathe before this date, when the bathing season began.
Neighbours and visitors share barbecue and beach. Also with the traditional espetos de sardinas and the confectionery specialty of the “tortas de San Juan” made with flour, sugar and matalaúva.
How to explore Nerja and the Magic Night of San Juan
You will need a vehicle to explore Nerja and surroundings freely if you don’t have yours.
You can make 2 choices:
– The cheapest way to travel is the public transport. But there is a big disadvantage, because you will have to worry about its schedules and waste time waiting for them.
– You can also book our car hire with Bahia Sexi. It will offer you freedom and the privacy to explore the region in your own thing.
In addition, if you prefer the second possibility, you can choose your favorite pick up point:
- Our service “Meet & Greet” is at you disposal at the Malaga Airport, where our staffs will meet you at the arrivals area to deliver the car rental as soon as you arrive.
- We can also meet at the reception hall of your hotel, where our staff will deliver the car rental in Nerja. In the same way, you can return the car rental without leaving your accommodation. So you can give the key to the receptionist after you park it near.
- Our staff will be glad to deliver you the car rental, when you visit our office.
You can book it online to choose your favorite pick up point on our website.