Popular Accommodations in Andalusia
Highlights in Andalusia
- Worth a trip all year round
- Eldorado for history fans
- Very varied programme of events
- Ideal for beach holidaymakers
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The 320 days of sunshine that Andalusia enjoys each year not only make the region in southern Spain one of the most popular holiday regions in Europe, but also offers a wide range of holiday accommodation in all price ranges. If you are looking for a holiday apartment, a finca or a holiday home, you will find it especially along the coasts. You will spend relaxing days in places such as Garrucha, San José, Almería, Roquetas de Mar, Málaga, Marbella and Algeciras on the Mediterranean. Alternatively you can move into a vacation rental with sea views in municipalities such as Huelva, San Fernando or Cádiz on the wild Atlantic.A Finca in the hinterland
If you want to find your accommodation a little off the beaten track, you will find it a few kilometres inland. You will live particularly idyllically in the numerous fincas surrounded by olive and orange groves on the edge of the national parks "Los Alcornocades" and "Sierra de Grazalema", which also usually have their own pool. Alternatively, you can pitch your tents in the vicinity of Seville, Córdoba or Granada, where the proximity to the Sierra Nevada or the "Sierra de Hornachuelos" National Park allows you to comfortably combine culture and nature experiences.
Holidays in Andalusia
Travelers and Activities
As Andalusia enjoys sunshine practically all year round, the region is considered a Mecca for active holidaymakers. While water sports enthusiasts enjoy surfing and kiting from spring to autumn, paragliders take advantage of the sea winds that blow into the Sierra de Lijar to experience the beauty of Andalusia from a bird's eye view. As soon as the summer heat has evaporated and it begins to get uncomfortable in the rest of Europe, the season starts for hikers and cyclists who explore the national parks and the challenging mountain roads in pleasant temperatures. Alternatively, the region can also be explored on horseback as part of a guided tour, which fully lives up to Andalusia's reputation as the equivalent of the "Wild West" of the USA.Culture and history to touch
Andalusia's location on the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean made it a sought-after region thousands of years ago, where Phoenicians, Romans and Moors, among others, left their mark. History lovers go on a discovery tour through the millennia and visit famous sights such as the Alhambra, the Mezquita Mosque in Córdoba, the tomb of Columbus in Seville, the "White Village" Casares or the oldest city in Europe - Cádiz. Very worth seeing is the exceptionally well preserved Roman city of Baelo Claudia and the "Puente Nuevo", which bridges the 120 meter deep "El Tajo" gorge and connects the old town and the new town of Ronda.
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The climatic and scenic diversity makes Andalusia an interesting destination all year round. While winter refugees from cold Central Europe, active holidaymakers and cultural tourists feel at home from October to May, bathing holidaymakers are attracted to the Andalusian Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts between June and September by temperatures far beyond the 30 degrees mark. However, holidaymakers should book their vacation rental for the high season as early as possible. Would you like to try something completely new and spend your skiing holiday somewhere completely different? Then don't travel to the Alps between December and March, but to the Sierra Nevada, where numerous ski resorts offer winter fun for the whole family.Regular events
As Andalusia is in season all year round, the region has a full calendar of events. The starting shot will be fired in January with the celebrations for the day of the reconquest of Granada from the Moors. In February we continue with the Carnival in Cádiz, the Flamenco Festival in Jerez and the Andalusia Tour. Other highlights include the Riogordo Passion Play in April, the Córdoba Flower Festival in May, the San Juan Fiesta in June, the Marbella Arts Festival in July and the Sanlúcar Horse Race. Also in autumn, the ham festival of Aracena in October and the Ibero-American film festival in Huelva are further highlights for culture lovers.
Andalusia is the only Mediterranean region that has a real rainforest.
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The red Alhambra fortress, enthroned high up on the Sabikah hill, is one of the best preserved buildings from the Moorish occupation of Spain. Explore the citadel worth seeing, the gardens surrounded by myrtle hedges and the magnificent fountains and baths on the grounds and let yourself be taken back in time.Andalusian cuisine
Andalusia is famous for its simple yet very tasty cuisine. In addition to the famous cold tomato soup "Gazpacho" and the fried dough curls "Churros" you should definitely try the sardines cooked on the beach over a charcoal fire as well as the almost endless selection of tapas. A genuine Andalusian sherry, originally named after the city of Jerez, completes the picture.Down into the Cueva de Nerja
Adventurous holidaymakers will embark on an unforgettable journey into the legendary stalactite caves beneath the city, just one kilometre from the coast of the town of Nerja. Inside you will find fascinating stalactite formations, Stone Age graves, cave paintings dating back thousands of years and the highest natural stone column in the world, 45 metres high.Visiting Mini-Hollywood
The landscape is not only reminiscent of the "Wild West" of the USA, but even houses its own Hollywood in mini format. Especially friends of western and adventure films should visit the Oasys amusement park near Almeria. On location, you can explore the backdrops of world-famous films such as "Play me the Song of Death", "The Shoe of Manitu" and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" on your own.Excursion to the Pillars of Heracles
Those who have booked a holiday house or a apartment in the south of Andalusia should make a detour to the neighbouring Gibraltar and have a view to the African mainland from the top of the striking rock.