Andalucía is one of the most beautiful and undiscovered regions of Europe. From the high mountain peaks of the Sierra Nevada to the wild unspoiled beaches of the Costa de la Luz, it is full of natural surprises. It is situated along Spain’s southernmost shores and it is here that most of the tourist development has taken place. Yet, go inland just a mile or two and you encounter peace and great natural beauty.
The name of Andalucía derives from the once mighty kingdom of Al Andaluz; the Moorish bastion of the early middle ages. During this time many of the now world famous cities were founded; Cadiz, Seville, Cordoba and Malaga. These places are rich in culture and entering their narrow lanes you are transported back a thousand years into the scented fables of the Arabian Nights.
The legacy of these Moors can be still found in the food and the music. Andalucía is rightly famous for tapas, seafood and flamenco, all served up with great passion and color.
Between these great cities lie the stunning white hill top towns and villages, each of these is worth a visit, simply to wander through ancient lanes and look at the houses covered with flowers and drying peppers.
Wherever you go, you will be met by the friendly and welcoming Andalusians themselves. This is a place where you take your time, savoring sight, sounds and enjoying the century’s old traditions that you encounter around every corner.
Yet, behind this beauty not all is quiet, for this also Spain’s playground of adventure.
So, it is here that we find one of the adventure capitals of Europe; the beautiful seaside town of Tarifa. Here people travel from all over the world to take part in kite and windsurf camps. Tarifa has become one of the top destinations for adventure and watersport travel.
Not only that, but many places offer nature treks, mountain climbing, survival courses, quad biking, canyoning and many more activities.
Behind the white walls of Tarifa rises the National Park of Los Alcornacales, A vast sub-tropical cork oak forest, cut by waterfalls and deep gullies. Here we find some of Europe’s rarest and richest wildlife.
So whether you are looking to relax on wild beaches, or to kayak, kitesurf or climb wild mountains, this is the place for you.