"Andalucía - a fantastic winter vacation spot!" Top 5 Page for this destination Andalucía by Bwana_Brown
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My wife and I spent three weeks in Spain over the Christmas 2008/New Year 2009 holiday season as we sought to escape the -40 C temperatures of western Canada. Our research on Spain indicated that Andalucía was the place to be at that time of the year so away we went - spending 17 nights roaming from place to place in our rental car (as well as 3 nights in Madrid and 2 more in Alicante after flying to the Mediterranean coast there).
Andalucía is an amazing part of Spain - we simply loved it. During the course of our travels we took in its historic cities, the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains, several ancient 'white villages', the Mediterranean shores, fabulous gorges, the rugged Atlantic Ocean coast, Roman ruins and finally the hidden gem of El Cabo de Gata-Nijar Nature Park. Heck, while we were there we even threw Gibraltar into the pot! The people were friendly and accommodations were great, making this one of our favourite vacation experiences.
Take a ride along with us on this page - I've put all the tips in the order in which we did them to make it a bit easier to follow our trip. Also, my 'General' tip contains a map of the area that shows our driving route and also where some of the main attractions are located.
- Pros:Tremendous variety, not busy in winter and mild temperatures too!
- Cons:The weather could be dicey in winter - we were lucky with it
- In a nutshell:Andalucía was perfect for us but might be too busy for my tastes in summer
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