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Natural wonders, cultural treasures, folklore, unique landscapes…it’s not easy to list all that Andalucia has to offer in one blog post. But perhaps there’s no need for an elaborate introduction, as many of its attractions are already well-known far beyond the Spanish borders. But if you are not familiar with Spain’s southernmost autonomous community, here are 4 good reasons why you should visit Andalucia: 

 1 – The wide variety of beaches in Andalucia

The Mediterranean beaches in Andalucia are beautiful and varied
The Mediterranean beaches in Andalucia are beautiful and varied

Costa de Almeria, Costa Tropical in Granada, Costa del Sol, Costa de la Luz, Huelva… Andalucia has a unique, idyllic natural landscape, with over a thousand kilometres of coastline and pristine beaches. If you are not pressed for time, we recommend you drive along the coast of Andalusia and discover this spectacular region one beach at a time!

2 – The Andalucian cuisine

The Andalusian cuisine
The Andalusian cuisine

It’s not just the Andalucian beaches that attract tourists from all corners of the world to Spain’s southernmost region. With mouth-watering delicacies like gazpacho and Iberian ham, it’s tough to stay away!

When it comes to Andalucian gastronomy, eating tapas and drinking sherry (preferably Amontillado or Palo Cortado) is a popular custom.

 

3 – Leisure and entertainment

Andalusia has a lot to offer when it comes to leisure and entertainment
Andalusia has a lot to offer when it comes to leisure and entertainment

When it comes to leisure and entertainment, Andalucia does not disappoint. For those of you who want to discover more about the animal kingdom, the autonomous community has plenty of zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens. Or if you prefer something more thrilling, spend a day at one of the many adventure and water theme parks, such as the Selwo Adventure Park near Estepona or Tivoli World in Benalmadena.

If you fancy staying awake until the break of dawn, Andalucia has an active nightlife, with a wide selection of nightclubs, beach bars, private party rooms and lounges. Or, if you happen to be a history and cultural buff, we recommend you visit the Alhambra in Granada, the Picasso Museum in Malaga, or the old town of Cadiz. Andalusia has something for everyone!

4. Shopping

The Banús marina in Marbella
The Banús marina in Marbella

Marbella is famous in all Spain for its exquisite shops. Aside from luxury brands, walking along the promenade at Puerto Banús, you can also find stalls selling charming arts and crafts, jewellery objects, and other local products. If you’re lucky enough, you might just spot one or two celebrities hanging out on one of the yachts anchored nearby.

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