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Spain now no2 tourist destination in the world

Friday, January 12th, 2018

  Playa de Bajondillo, Torremolinos. Photo by Sophie Careful   Today it was announced that Spain has taken the number 2 spot in most-visited countries in the world. Previously, the US was the second-most visited country, but as of 2017, Spain has knocked los Estados Unidos off the silver podium for ...

Seville – Best City to Visit in 2018, and Año de Murillo

Friday, December 15th, 2017

    Last month, the prestigious travel guide publisher Lonely Planet named Seville as the Best City in the world to visit next year, as part of its annual Best in Travel list. A great honour for the city, this will bring even larger numbers of visitors to the city in 2018. With ...

Most unsual Andalucian festivals in September

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Guest post: Andrés Lopez Sheridan Andalucía is well known for its authentic and traditional parties and celebrations. If you thought everything was over after the high summer season season, think again - Welcome to September! Cascamorras Festival I have just discovered one of the coolest celebrations that takes place in Andalucía, yet it’s ...

Across the Alpujarras in a campervan named Pepa

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

  About to head up into the mountains - the van's roof window was an instant hit.   We all have our lists of places we want to visit – in Andalucia, top of mine for some years has been the Alpujarras, the mountainous region south of the Sierra Nevada in Granada and ...

Spain is the world’s number one tourist destination!

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

  The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2017 ranked Spain as the world's top tourism destination. (Source: World Economic Forum)   For the second time, Spain has been ranked as the world’s top tourism destination, above France and Italy. Among the country’s key strengths recognised were that it is extremely well-prepared ...

10 things to do in Andalucia when it rains

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

- Contemporary art at the CAC Malaga. While we are lucky to have sunshine most of the year round in Andalucia, paradise is never perfect. We need rain to feed our lakes, rivers, reservoirs and our precious crops of olives, grapes, almonds and many more besides. The rainiest months are November and ...

12 places to visit in Andalucia in 2017

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Andalucia is full of cultural and gastronomic treasures, from Moorish castles to the best prawns in Spain. Some of these are, at long last, starting to receiving wider recognition, with international attention being focussed on our diverse landscapes, extraordinary monuments and unique culinary history. Across the region's eight provinces, each with its ...

Literary Andalucia

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

An invaluable companion for anyone who is interested in the literature of Andalucia. Andalucia – A Literary Guide for Travellers by Andrew and Suzanne Edwards (IB Tauris) This is a thoroughly-researched, comprehensive guide to every major writer who has ever lived, or spent time, in Andalucia. From Miguel de Cervantes to Michael Jacobs, ...

Seville Tourism Week

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

  [caption id="attachment_17729" align="aligncenter" width="578"] Sevilla Tourism Week was a four-day conference looking at the present and future of this key industry in the city.[/caption] A couple of weeks ago, a new tourism conference was held in Seville, organised by dynamic Tourism Director Antonio Jimenez. Based around talks and round-table discussions, with plenty ...

New regulations on rental accommodation in Andalucia

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

A large proportion of visitors who come to Andalucia for their holidays rent a self-catering apartment or villa, whether by the beach or inland; in a city or in the mountains. New regulations for tourist accommodation (BOJA Decreto 28/2016) came into force this month (February 2016) to stipulate formally what property owners are obligated ...