Andalucia & Costa del Sol Travel Tips
With strong Islamic roots and a history of unrelenting poverty, Andalucia is perhaps the least European part of western Europe; but the region's heritage is Spanish as well as Moorish. It gave us Velazquez, Picasso and Lorca, and is also a hotbed of flamenco, fiesta and bullfighting.
Although Andalucia still lags behind the rest of Spain, poverty is down, education is up, and tourism and gradual industrial growth are giving the region a welcome prosperity.
History is alive in Granada's narrow streets, riotous gardens and spectacular monuments, reverberating with echoes of the city's grand Islamic past and its medieval Renaissance. With the ...
Andalucía has the lot: glorious coastline, soaring mountains, cosmopolitan cities, white-washed villages, marvelous Moorish heritage...and that's just for starters. Granada makes an ideal ...
Malaga, though perhaps skipped over on the less comprehensive tour of Spain, is rife with history, as much as just about any city of the Old World. Founded around 770 BC by the Phoenicians, Malaga ...
With excellent weather, beaches and villages, the 90 miles (150km) of Malaga known as the Costa del Sol is an enduring favorite. A trip inland deeper into Andalucia rewards with pretty villages ...
Sizzling, stylish and spirited – that’s Seville. Standing proudly on the banks of the Río Guadalquivir, Andalucía’s capital dances to its own exhilarating beat. Whether you’re getting ...
Holy Week in Seville (this year April 17th-24th) is the celebration of the passion and death of Christ through the brotherhood processions to the Cathedral. Besides the religious aspects, Holy Week ...
All the mystique of Morocco is just a short trip away from the Costa del Sol. You can be there on a short flight from Malaga, or by water on a one-hour catamaran ferry. Morocco lies just over ...
Dubbed the ‘Sunshine Coast’ and proud of its 320 sunny days a year, there’s no doubting what draws the masses to Costa del Sol. The Mediterranean coastline is home to over 150km of sandy beaches and ...
Written by Erin R, March 2013
Located just 12 kilometers west of Málaga, Spain, you’ll find another popular seaside of resort town: Benalmádena. Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Andalucia and ...
It’s got the sun, the sea, the marina facilities, the apartments and the nightlife: no wonder Benalmadena
Marina is so popular and often voted Best Marina in the World. If
you’ve got a boat of ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, June 2012
It’s so popular with sunseekers that it’s hard to believe anything
along this Spanish coastline could still be a well-kept secret but there
are few beaches tucked away from the crowds.
The area ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, May 2012
Cave paintings and skeletons found in the Caves of Nerja (Cuevas de Nerja) on the southern coast of Spain
tell us that this complex of caverns which stretches for about 3 miles
(5km) was once ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, February 2012
Cordoba once had 300 public baths, and they were at the center of community life. People came herd to bathe, to gossip and to arrange marriages. But once the Catholic Spaniards took control of the ...
Written by Jodi R, Germany, August 2011
The air is filled with the unmistakeable scents of orange blossom, spikenard or jasmine and mystery awaits at each unexpected turn, as culture suffuses all corners of Cordoba in Andalucia. 'Noches ...
The Costa del Sol and Andalucia have so many great beaches, interesting little towns and amazing places of history such as the Alhambra in Granada that it’s likely that you’ll want to travel ...
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