Recreation & Sports in Andalucia
Andalucia with summer sunshine and mild winters is one of the best destinations in the world for sports and outdoor activities.
Andalucía is a birdwatcher's paradise and attracts ornithologists throughout the year. The best time of the year, however, is during the spring, as this is when you can see many wintering species… More →
Polo originates from ancient Persia from the sixth century BC to the first century AD. During the fifteenth and sixteenth century, the game was eventually passed from Persia to other parts of Asia… More →
There are many karting circuits in Andalucia where you can have fun.
An Andalusian man without his horse is like a matador without a cape. He feels stripped of an essential part of his identity that has been formed over the centuries. It is part of his life, his… More →
The landscapes of rural Andalucía are breathtaking and one of the best ways to appreciate their diversity and beauty is on foot. However it is sometimes hard to determine exactly where a path is… More →
Andalucía’s Costa del Sol is not only the Costa del Golf but also provides the ideal combination of climate, coast and countryside forvirtually any other major sport you can think of, ranging from… More →
Many days of sunshine that Andalucia averages each year makes it the perfect place to practice any number of sports, be it on the land, in the water, or in the air. There are many… More →
The ski season varies according to weather conditions, but is typically from late November to late April. The Sierra Nevada is the only ski resort in Andalucia is located at Pradollano in the… More →
This relatively new sport has become one of the most popular racquet games in Spain and the craze is spreading across Europe. A paddle (pádel' in Spanish) court is smaller than a tennis court,… More →
Seville was started first - officially in 1905, but the earliest football match took place in the city before then, in 1890, against the newly-founded Huelva club Deportivo, which was started by… More →
Granada Club de Fútbol, formerly known as Recreativo de Granada, is a Spanish football club based in Granada city. Founded in April 1931, their first president was Julio López Fernández. In the… More →
Cycling is a popular sport in Andalucia and it is not uncommon to see groups of cyclists out enjoying a weekend morning together as they tour the countryside. Equally in the last few years the… More →
Andalucía is a mecca for water sports, thanks to the proximity of the coastlines, as well as the numerous lakes and reservoirs. The most… More →
There are more gyms and fitness centres in Andalucía than ever before. Whereas in the early 1980s you’d have been pushed to find the odd male-dominated weights room, there are now many centres.… More →
There are only a few quality lawn bowling clubs in Andalucia. Lawn bowling is a popular sport amongst the international community on the Costa del Sol where most of the clubs are situated.
Those who find hiking not quite exciting enough, may like to try mountaineering, rock climbing or caving, all of which are popular in this part of Spain with a wealth of challenges and some of the… More →
Bossaball is a new sports game that has recently come to Andalucía. It is barely a few years old but is already catching on along the beaches of Andalucía. Taking its name from the bossa nova… More →
Recreation and Sports in Andalucia
Sports facilities in Andalucía vary considerably depending on the town or region. They are usually excellent in the major cities and resort areas, although sparse in more rural regions and villages. Municipal sports complexes, known as polideportivos ('multisports'), are located in the larger towns/cities and there are many private country clubs, sports centres and gymnasiums, most of which allow guests to use their facilities. Several of the larger hotels on the Costa del Sol also have gymnasiums open only to guests and members.
All community developments or urbanisations have swimming pools, and many also have tennis courts and other sports facilities. The overall cost of participation in sports is reasonable when compared to most other European countries.
Obviously, the sports facilities on the Costa del Sol are tourist driven, particularly regarding golf and water sports. It is the climate, of course, that makes outdoor sports here so popular year round.