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Andalusia SpainAndalusia’s beaches have long been a prime holiday destination.
And to this day, its beaches, from Costa del Sol to Costa De la Luz continue to beckon many sun worshippers. But the interest in Andalusia holidays is now increasingly turning towards the rural lifestyle of inland andalucia.

This is where Spanish traditions are still largely practiced, where some still ride their horses (or donkeys) to go to the village pub and where you experience, if not observe, true Spanish culture.

On this section of Andalusia holidays, we feature three of the best villages to visit, things to do and top attractions of inland Andalusia.

If you’re interested in finding tours or villa accommodation in Andalusia, check out the sites below or see this page for the best Andalucia private villas: ( all links open a new window )
  • For villa accommodation, Villas To Go & MyVillarenters offer some of the best accommodation in the region.
  • For vacation packages, check out the list of travel deals and offers by TripAdvisor.
  • For guided tours, EuroAdventures offers an extensive selection of guided tours in Andalucia

Our Favorite Villages In Andalusia Spain

The three towns listed below are our own personal favorites for Andalusia Holidays

Ronda AndaluciaRonda

So beautiful it’s like a dream. Ronda has captured the hearts of many and has been the inspiration of many artists, notable of whom are Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway.

Some things to see & do in Ronda are

  • The New Bridge ( Puento Nuevo )
    The New Bridge connects or divides (whichever way you look at it), Ronda’s old and new towns. An amazing feat of architecture, Puento Nuevo is also its most famous and photographed site.

    Go to the bottom of the gorge for the best view of the bridge and for picture perfect moments. It’s about an hours walk, but well worth it.
  • Bullring
    If you want to see one of Spain’s oldest bullring, visit Ronda’s. Open for public viewing, this is an amazing place to see for its architecture as well as its history.
  • The best way to see the town is by foot.
    See the museums and churches, drink coffee in one of the cafes overlooking the gorge, go shopping or just have a bit of cultural immersion with the friendly locals.

Las Alpujarras/La Alpujarra

Las Alpujarras is one of Andalusia’s most picturesque areas. With the Sierra Nevada Mountain as a backdrop and its many beautiful whitewashed villages, this is one area that any nature lover will be enchanted with.
Things To Do:
  • Las Alpujarras has some of Andalucia’s best hiking routes. Blessed with green vegetation and breathtaking views, a walk in the Alpujarras can be very refreshing.
    Note: If you’re walking during Wintertime, keep watch of weather conditions as sudden weather changes have proven to be very dangerous.
  • Visit Trevelez, spain’s highest village and sample some of the country’s best hams
  • Visit the famous white villages of Bubion, Pampaneira and Capileira

Alhama De Granada

This beautiful village dates back to Roman times and is built on top of a limestone gorge. It is ideally situated for those who want the comfort of being near the coast (30 minutes away) and inland Andalusia.

Located close to Lake Bermejales and many thermal springs, Alhama de Granada is one of Andalusia’s towns popular for spa holidays.
This village is also surrounded by national parks and is an ideal place for walking and scenery appreciation.

The spa season is officially from June 10 to October 10. Spa services and amenities include a jacuzzi, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and massages.
For more information, visit The Balneario's website (in spanish )
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