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.
Gibraltar is the imposing rock at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea, sitting between Morocco and Spain where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean.
It’s only 6 square miles in total ...
With a Mediterranean climate that can’t be beat, and over 40 courses dotting its coastline, Spain’s Costa del Sol is a golf destination worth adding to your athletic itinerary. Some of its most ...
Written by Jodi R, Germany, September 2011
The Moorish Baths of Andalucia
offer to create an idyllic sense of well being, taking you back to the
historic days of the Caliphs in gorgeous settings. The spas and thermal
springs have been ...
That wonderfully passionate dance, the Flamenco, has come to represent the whole of Spain but it all began in the small region of Andalucia ,
the town of Jerez de la Frontera in particular. The ...
Written by Jodi R, Germany, August 2011
Designer glamour and million dollar yachts are the hallmarks of Marbella, playground of celebrities and the super-rich. This dazzling seaside town is famously known for bringing the Bling Bling to ...
Written by Hudson, USA, September 2011
It stands to good reason that there must be a museum of the great Picasso in Andalucia’s Malaga: this is where the painter, draughtsman, and sculptor was born, after all. Located only 200 yards from ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, August 2012
Seville is the capital of Andalucia and the fourth largest city in Spain . Its historic center is the largest in Spain and only third in size in Europe after Venice and Genoa . It has a ...
Vino de Jerez or Sherry is produced in the Sherry Triangle of Andalucia , in the towns of Jerez , Sanlucar de Barrameda, and El Puerto de Santa Maria, with most bodegas or wineries clustered ...
Written by Jodi R, Germany, December 2011
Revel in the abundance of natural beauty and magnificent treatments on the Costa del Sol. Whatever your leisure and treatment preferences, Spain has something for you, starting with the sumptuous ...
Straddling the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the Andalucia coastline offers a range of surf-able waves. Here are a few of the best beaches to hit in order to get your Spanish surfing fix. ...
Tarifa is a small city on the southernmost tip of Spain , in fact it’s the southernmost point of Europe, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, facing Morocco across the Straits of ...
While the cities of Spain
are wonderful it’s also rewarding to head out into the landscapes
beyond. I recently drove through the Andalucian countryside to Granada
and around every corner was ...
Written by Jodi R, Germany, November 2011
The Desert of Tabernas in the Levante, is the only ‘real’ desert in Europe, known for its strange lunar landscape of parched river beds and barrens slopes, high temperatures year-round and dry ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, May 2012
If you’re looking for the spectacular then Ronda is for you. One of the famous pueblos blancas (white villages) of Andalucia , it’s situated around a 330 feet (100 m) deep gorge with sheer rock ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, June 2012
is an ancient city dating from 1000 BC, and it’s been continuously
occupied since then, making it one of Europe’s oldest cities. Like many
old cities, it’s in two halves, or two ...
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