The birthplace of flamenco dancing, Andalusia boasts breathtaking typography and a rich cultural identity. Andalusian hotels are abundant in the province and perfectly encapsulate the unique charm of this beautiful region. Boasting the hottest summers in Spain thanks to its sun-kissed Mediterranean climate, endless mountain ranges and a wealth of cultural attractions, the region welcomes millions of visitors every year. With centuries-old experience of treating travelers to food and lodging, paradores hotels continue the glorious tradition of hospitality. Other popular destinations for paradores are northern Spain and Galicia.
Costa del Sol is well-known for its sun-drenched beaches, palm-lined streets and azure blue sea. Some of Spain’s most beautiful scenery is encapsulated in the Costa del Sol, which stretches for 159 kilometers. The city of Malaga, birthplace of Pablo Picasso, plays host to the Spanish Film Festival and boats numerous cultural attractions such as the Center of Contemporary Art Museum (CAC) and the Picasso Museum. April is a great time to visit the region as this is when the Malaga Fair and the Easter Week take place.
Located on the southern bank of the Guadalquivir River, Seville is the largest city in Andalusia and boasts luxury paradores that reflect the historical, monumental and cultural heritage of the city. Shaped by the Moorish invasion and trade boom of the 16th Century, Seville sparkles with orange tree-lined streets, souring churches, and ancient history. There is no better way to experience the unmatched hospitality of Seville than by rubbing shoulders with the locals over a glass of wine, tapas or flamenco dancing. Lively streets and squares in Triana and La Macarena are beset with traditional culture. The cathedral, the Reales Alcázares Palace and the General Archive of the Indies all enjoy UNESCO World heritage designations.
Paradores are considered in three categories: urban, natural/coastal, or historic. Depending on which region you’d like to stay, you’ll find paradores that are fit for every kind of vacation. Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro is a good example of one that combines all the types: a historic parador in the mountains of the city of Malaga, near the coast.
Costa del Sol is famous as a classic, Mediterranean coastline filled with beaches and high-end resorts. Paradores here sit between steep cliffs and white-sand beaches. Seville is the largest city in Andalusia and the birthplace of Flamenco; it is worth a visit for its beautiful Moorish architecture and monuments. Granada is an eco-tourism destination with great hiking and skiing.
The best time to visit Andalusia is between March and June, or between September and October. This is when temperatures are not so hot as in the summer months, and you won’t run into as many tourists. In October, the average daytime temperature is still as hot as 26°C. After that, the weather becomes quite rainy and chilly until spring.
Costa del Sol is famous as a classic, Mediterranean coastline filled with beaches and high-end resorts. Paradores here sit between steep cliffs and white-sand beaches. Seville is the largest city in Andalusia and the birthplace of Flamenco; it is worth a visit for its beautiful Moorish architecture and monuments. Granada is an eco-tourism destination with great hiking and even skiing.