Andalucia is blessed with majestic mountains, green hilled countryside, whitewashed villages and a 900 kilometre coastline which has made it one of the world’s favourite holiday destinations
Andalucia is located in the South of Spain and is Spain’s largest region and known for its flamenco, fiestas, and bullfighting!
Most families head to the Costa del Sol, due to its blue flag beaches, warm weather and variety of family entertainment, however, away from the beach front is a world of fascinating places, such as Ronda, Sierra Nevada, and Spains most popular cities, Seville, Granada, and Cordoba. Adults and children alike will love the opportunity to explore the Islamic style fortresses, palaces and mosques that this region of Spain has to offer. The most famous being the Alhambra Palace in Granada, the Alcazar in Seville and the magnificent “mezquita” in Cordoba.
Visit the city of Cordoba, famous for its popular historical sites such as the spectacular Mezquita and the Jewish Quarter. One of the finest examples of Islamic architecture, the Mezquita is a beautiful mosque built by Abd ar-Rahman I. Its shimmering golden mosaics and an endless row of red-and-white striped arches make it a visual delight.
If there is one destination not to be missed in Andalucia, it is the Alhambra Palace! Dominating the Granada skyline from its hill-top perch, the old Islamic quarter of Alhambra is often referred to as ‘The eighth wonder of the world’. Enjoy scenic views of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada in the backdrop and the beautiful Alpujarras valleys. A vibrant city steeped in history and culture combined with a riotous nightlife, Granada is truly worth the experience! The hop-on, hop-off tour allows you to create your own perfect Granada sightseeing itinerary.
Seville is the third largest city in Spain, and is among the most beloved places by tourists. Seville is at the heart of the Andalucian culture of Flamenco and bullfighting.
With plenty of sightseeing options and great tapas bars, a Seville tour is a must-do for every visitor to Andalucia!
From passing the time on one of the many sandy beaches of the Costas, to ski-ing down the snowy slopes of Sierra Nevada, there is a diversity of landscapes, activities and entertainment on offer the whole family.
For the young scientist, they can get a hands on experience at Parque de las Ciencias near Granada and those who prefer wildlife can enjoy a day out at the largest nature reserve in Spain at Selwo Wildlife Park, in Estepona on the Costa del Sol. In Almeria lies Europe’s only desert, and location of Mini HollyWood, where several Spaghetti westerns, including the magnificent Seven and a Fistful of Dollars have been filmed.
Marbella is one of the top favourite with tourists to the Costa del Sol and stretches 27 kilometres from Cabopino to San Pedro and boasts some of the finest beaches.
With over 330 days of sun, and its blue flag beaches, makes the Costa del Sol a family favourite. The Spanish are extremely accommodating, and children are welcome almost everywhere.
Fuengirola is a huge resort, full of hotels and high rises. The beaches are impressive and is spread the whole length of Fuengirola, lined by many bars and restaurants that offer fish and chips and plenty of pub nosh!
The most well known of the resorts on the Costa del Sol, as it is just a stone throw away from Malaga Airport and the first fishing village in the area to become a holiday destination.
If you wish to be located near most of the tourist attractions on the Costa del Sol, then the bustling holiday destination of Benalmadena is probably for you.
Who hasn’t been to Puerto Banus? Perhaps you did BC (before children) and you remember the late nights drinking into the early hours of the morning, sunning on the beautiful beaches and watching the A to Z-listers in town.
Nestling at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the South of Spain, Granada is home to Alhambra Palace, the finest example of Arab architecture in the whole of Spain.
Nerja, the most easterly resort on the Costa del Sol, was once a quaint village.
Gibraltar is an ideal place for those who are looking for a perfect family holiday. With a warm Mediterranean climate and a whole host of things to see you will be left with years of happy memories after your holiday here.