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The route between Tarifa (Spain) and the buzzing port of Tangier (Morocco) is the shortest seaway between the two continents and the recommended route for tourism. Frequent ferries also connect Algeciras with the ports of Ceuta and Tangier MED which is an out of town port suitable for those driving south. These ferry crossings can be supplemented with a variety of organised land excursions in and around Tangier.

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 travellers are choosing this relaxing, ecologically-friendly form of transport in order to get the best out of their time in Andalucia.

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 itself (Malaga, Seville, Granada, Jerez and Almeria), plus Gibraltar, which is handy for the Costa de la Luz (south of Cadiz) and western Costa del Sol (west of Malaga).

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 villages. The bus and coach services are operated by different private bus companies. Most operate from the main bus terminals in the towns. Some however do use their own bus station.

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 controls.  Spain is a full member of the EU and a member of the Schengen Area.

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 controls.  Spain is a full member of the EU and a member of the Schengen Area.

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 and nights as low as 15° C but definitely always short sleeve weather.

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 tourists and private companies, as well as individuals.

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. Some do make for a interesting and holiday and educational and largely natural drive.

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 cigarettes, 400 cigarillos, 10 litres of spirits, 110 litres of beer, 20 litres of fortified wine and/or 90 litres of wine.

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.

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 ensures that no trip leaves you overwhelmed with bills for unexpected delays, losses, accidents and medical conditions.

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 as the basic electricity and direct drain.

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, independent types who prefer to wake to the gently sound of birdsong rather than the roar of urban traffic

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 wood or stone. For example in some natural parks.

To see info about general motoring maps of Spain or the Costa del Sol click on the links.

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. Tourism statistics are often reported in the press in Andalucia. As tourism is such an important industry and part of the economy it is quite common to report these figures.