The sun drenched region of Andalusia is a Spanish paradise with history and tradition flowing from town to town. Signs of its culture - flamenco dancing, metadors, tapas and sherry are still present in all of its sunny resorts.
Discover Moorish architecture, historical ruins and spectacular views of the thriving countryside on your Andalusia holiday. Then there’s the beautiful coast with its stunning Blue Flag beaches and vibrant nightlife. Andalusia is a great destination for families, couples and groups looking to soak up the laidback Spanish lifestyle.
Andalusia is famous for its huge 800 kilometre stretch of golden sand, creating countless incredible beaches. Families will enjoy the crystal clear, shallow waters of Playa del Cristo’s Blue Flag beach. But the palm-fringed coast in the region’s first ever resort, Torremolinos is just as tempting with its watersports and rows of sun loungers.
Those looking to sightsee will appreciate the many historical influences, over time the architecture has crumbled, creating beautiful ruins from different eras. Visit the mountaintop town of Ronda to see the dramatic gorge that used to separate the new town from the old during the 15th century. Take a trip to Granada and catch a glimpse of the stunning 9th century Alhambra Palace or stop by Benalmadena Pueblo, a Colomares Castle which stands in honour of the explorer Christopher Columbus.
There’s also a wide choice of evening entertainment in Andalusia, with each resort providing something different. The coastal towns found on the Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz host upbeat, after-dark activities and the traditional towns inland have a calmer, evening atmosphere. When the sun goes down Malaga is both elegant and energetic with a great range of restaurants and rustic wine bars. Over in the popular Benalmadena find neon-lit bars and live music. Not forgetting Seville, Andalusia’s capital, where the evening entertainment is more traditional with tapas bars open late and flamenco performances.
As the southernmost region, Andalusia witnesses 300 days of annual sunshine. It has the hottest and driest summers in the whole of Spain, which is when most people hit the coast for some respite from the scorching heat. By the time winter comes around temperatures are still relatively mild, but your chances of rain are much higher.
Malaga Airport (AGP) is not just Andalusia’s main airport, but Spain’s fourth busiest. From here, you can make your way to most of the region’s biggest cities through its fantastic rail and bus connections.