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Travelling to and Touring in Andalucia

Travelling to Andalucia offers endless family fun © Michelle Chaplow and istockphoto
Travelling to Andalucia offers endless family fun

Travelling to and Touring in Andalucia

Andalucia has been a favourite destination for sun-seeking travellers for decades and there is no wonder why. Most days are sunny, your luck will need to be out to have planned a stay here and not have seen the sun.

However, there is much more to do in Andalucia than just sit on the beach, even though that is not a bad way to pass a holiday if you want. Below are links to pages on Andalucia.com that you will find very useful when planning to travel in Andalucia.

 

Travel

Spain's modern, extensive, efficient railway system makes travelling by train in Andalucia a delight. Thanks to excellent infrastructure, comfortable trains and reliable service, more and more… More →

Andalucia is extremely well-connected for international visitors, with thousands of flights arriving from all over Europe every day. There are six main airports in the region - five in Andalucia… More →

The major international car rental companies have offices in most Andalucian cities and at the airports such as Málaga Airport, Seville, Jerez. The smaller local car rental companies tend to be… More →

There is a frequent service between the main towns in Andalucia and also day and overnight services to and from Madrid. Buses will be the only form of public transport into the surrounding… More →

If you would like a unique and unforgettable travel experience in Malaga or Andalucia, then a helicopter flight is a great option. Helicopter flights and aerial services can be organised for both… More →

To see one of our general maps of Spain click on one of the links depending on which map of Spain that you want to see. These are simplified maps which will give you a good overall idea.

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 →

Mountain biking and cycling are viewed as both serious sports and a relaxing pastime in Andalucia. It is not unusual to be overtaken by a group of lycra-clad cyclists tackling the steep mountain… More →

Driving in Andalucia is very similar to driving in other European countries, but there are numerous differences – often quite subtle – so it pays to take the time to be sure understand the rules… More →

Compared to many countries, taxis in Malaga and taxis Costa del Sol are reasonably cheap throughout Spain, however they are not always metered. If not drivers will carry a booklet of the official… More →

Travel transfers offer 24 hour transportation in a rental car with driver. You can book your travel transfers in Andalucia by Internet, even for public holidays. Your driver can meet you as soon… More →

Many people choose to cruise these days, boarding luxurious thousand-passenger vessels with swimming pools and other sports facilities and activities, a wide variety of bars and restaurants, and… More →

Andalucia has everything to offer the young budget traveller. Report by Lee Gutcher, who offers advice gained from his recent trip. The Alhambra (Granada) and the Mezquita (Cordoba) are truly… More →

There are 9 international airports which serve as regional gateways. Five are located within Andalucia; Malaga, Seville, Almeria, Granada and Jerez, and four located just outside Andalucia;… More →

The Main FRS route between Tarifa (Spain) and the buzzing port of Tangier (Morocco) is the shortest seaway between the two continents. In addition, FRS also connects Algeciras with the ports of… More →

Accommodation

As one of the world’s top holiday destinations, Andalucia has a superb selection of hotels – as you would expect. Whether you want an avant-garde designer city spot, a quintessentially traditional… More →

Every year, millions of tourists take a break in Andalucía and indulge in the lifestyle that helps to make this Southern Spanish region so much of a hit with visitors and residents from all over… More →

If you're planning a holiday to Andalucia in your caravan, you'll be pleased to hear that the facilities in the area are excellent, with swimming pools, laundry services and supermarkets, as well… More →

Camping has recently enjoyed a huge surge in popularity. From being the preserve of socks-and-sandals, thermos-of-tea types, it has evolved into the trendy travel alternative for free-spirited,… More →

If you and your friends or family want to get right back to nature, you'll find a variety of simple, rustic accommodation around rural Andalucia. Usually the cabins are traditionally built from… More →

Themes

Various tourist boards have created a number of themed routes (called “Ruta de“ in Spanish) to help tourists explore the area with respect to a certain to area of cultural or historic interest.… More →

The number of people who wish to participate in an educational courses while enjoying a holiday break is increasing. Andalucia is an ideal venue for such courses.

The Eco-Traveller’s 10 Commandments. Ecoviajeros, a Spanish organisation offers 10 commandments for those of us wishing to be more eco-friendly travellers the world around: 1. Empathise – put… More →

The Fuerte Hoteles group is legendary in Andalucia for providing quality accommodations and top service. Recently Brenda Padilla interviewed Joaquín Pineda, head of environmental policy, regarding… More →

Ecotourism is an important movement in Andalucia with both companies and non-governmental organisations working to promote the concept both within this region and abroad. ANDECO, the International… More →

For many visitors to Andalucia, as well as eating the wonderful tapas made using seasonal local produce, and lying on the pristine beaches, part of the Andalucian experience is finding out about… More →

Andalucia has so much to offer tourists arriving from the UK. This is a friendly destination with countless years of experience in the hospitality industry. Escape the British climate and… More →

Travel transfers offer 24 hour transportation in a rental car with driver. You can book your travel transfers in Andalucia by Internet, even for public holidays. Your driver can meet you as soon… More →

Practicalities

Before making any plans travel to Andalucía or Spain you must ensure that you have the correct documentation. Andalucia is a region of Spain which has the responsibility over national border… More →

Before making any plans travel to Andalucía or Spain you must ensure that you have the correct documentation. Andalucia is a region of Spain which has the responsibility over national border… More →

The Andalusian coast, Costa del Sol and Marbella experiences hot summers where it is possible to sunbathe almost every day from June until September with little or no rain. Daily highs reach 35° C… More →

Duty-free allowances have been abolished within the EU. Travelers entering Spain from any EU country may take in the following generous quantities of alcohol and tobacco: 200 cigars, 3,200… More →

If you live in southern Spain and plan to travel either nationally or internationally, you would be wise to acquire a travel insurance policy that is adapted to your needs. A good travel insurance… More →

To see one of our general maps of Spain click on one of the links depending on which map of Spain that you want to see. These are simplified maps which will give you a good overall idea.

Statistics may be of some interest to the general public. Especially those doing research for an academic project or studying a business proposal should find this collection of statistics useful.… More →

If you don´t have time to plan and organise your trip to Andalucia then why not consider using the services of a local travel agent. There are a number of specialist travel agencies operating… More →

Travellers will be pleased to hear that there are plenty of tourist offices in Andalucia. All the large towns and popular tourist destinations will have a tourist office supported by the Regional… More →

Spaniards are fairly relaxed about tipping etiquette. However service is not usually included in restaurants and it is customary to leave the spare change, or perhaps up to 10% of the total in a… More →

Andalucía is a pretty safe place to be, particularly regarding violent crime. However, petty theft, such as bag snatching an puick pocketing is regrettably common, particularly in tourist resorts… More →

The emergency medical services are extremely good and in virtually every town and city, you can dial 112 for the emergency services (Servicios de Urgencias). It is 061 for an ambulance, 080 for… More →

Andalucia enjoys a sub-tropical climate which means that in the middle of summer you may not need more than one layer of clothing even at 6 am in the morning. During the spring and autumn, however… More →

A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place (either a natural feature, such as a forest, mountain, lake or desert; or a manmade item, such as a monument, building or city) that is listed by UNESCO (… More →

The Spanish post office "Correos" has long been known for its slow service, although there has been an improvement over recent years. Post offices are generally open from 8.30 am to 2 pm, although… More →

The Spanish domestic power system is 220 or 225 volts AC. Standard continental two pin plugs and three pin plugs (with earth) are used. A two pin plug will fit in a three pin socket. Americans… More →

Most Spanish tourist offices abroad, including that in London, carry information sheets, which while pretty basic, include some useful addresses for disabled travellers, together with details of… More →

The Spanish unit of currency is the Euro. There are coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents and 1, 2 Euro. Note denominations are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. On January 1st 2002 the Euro replaced… More →

The Main FRS route between Tarifa (Spain) and the buzzing port of Tangier (Morocco) is the shortest seaway between the two continents. In addition, FRS also connects Algeciras with the ports of… More →

Telephoning from Spain is not difficult. The international direct dial access code is 00. Dial 00 plus the country code plus the area code and phone number. (Don't forget you may need to drop an '… More →