Distinctive hotels - converted cortijos, ancient castles, charming patio houses; there are hotels for all tastes in Andalucia.

Activity adventures - Andalucia is an ideal place for adrenalin-pumping fun, for everything from canyoning to kite surfing

Extraordinary culture - Andalucia is more than just quintessentially Spanish; it’s distinctive, passionate and colourful

Impressive cuisine - Andalucia retains its regional flavours, and contributes to the contemporary Spanish food scene

Incredible nature - Andalucia has some of the most beautiful and bio-diverse wild areas in Europe

Charming villages – ancient communities with labyrinthine streets slowly unveil clues to Andalucia’s complex Al-Andalus history

Architectural heritage – from Roman temples, to extraordinary Islamic mosques, and ornate Renaissance Christian cathedrals, Andalucia is unique

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Welcome to Andalucia Diary! I’m Andrew Forbes, travel & lifestyle writer; and consultant. Here I share my love of Andalucia; together with notes on Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Please visit the blog to discover more.

Discover the Hidden Andalucia:

Where to stay

From 5 Star grand luxury to rustic cortijo guest houses, southern Spain has some wonderful properties for guests. Discover some of my favourites, including boutique hotels and luxury resorts.

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What to do

From family fun at coastal theme parks to adrenalin-pumping activity adventures, Andalucia with its superb climate and stunning scenery of natural parks, mountains and coast offers plenty to do.

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Where to eat

From a traditional ‘espeto’ stick of fresh Malaga sardines cooked on the beach, to Michelin-starred, contemporary dining from Dani Garcia, there is a wealth of great food across Andalucia.

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What to visit

From Picasso’s birthplace, Malaga; or the stunning Cazorla natural park; to the most visited site of all, Granada’s Alhambra palace, Andalucia has an exceptional variety of cultural and natural wonders.

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