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Your Nature Trip to Andalucia

Not just when it comes to culture and history, but also the nature, Andalusia has a lot to offer. Activities such as hiking and kayaking allow travellers to get to know the various landscapes. A desert, mountains, sandy beaches, caves and the unique wildlife - It is no wonder that tourism has become so popular in this region of Spain.

The Natural Park: Sierra de las Nieves, Sierra Nevada & More

There are 24 national parks in Andalusia, each with their own wonders, that invite you to explore them in depth. A full day is often not enough to discover every bit of the Doñana national park, which measures 543 km2. However, a tour will provide you with an opportunity to re-visit the areas you liked best. In 1994 it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, giving credit to the natural park's importance.

Either in summer or in winter, there are plenty of activities to enjoy at these spectacular sites. The Sierra Nevada in Granada is equally tempting for skiing trips and other winter sports as it is for long walks in the spring. Ronda has not just one, but two of the most wonderful and beautiful National Parks just at its door step, the Sierra de las Nieves and the Sierra de Grazalema.

You will want to spend hours to explore and discover the treasures of Andalucia's nature. It is wise to plan the duration of your stay according to how much you want to see and do. Whether you travel alone or in a group, when you book a guide and tour, it is best done in advance. Pick a route you like and start your adventure from Malaga or any point in Andalucía.

The Flora and Fauna of Andalusia

From the Costa de La Luz to the natural sights of the Andalusian inland, as a tourist you are spoilt for choice. These areas always have something special in store. Migrating birds flock to the Doñana national park. Wild flamingos surprise unaware travellers in Fuente de Piedra and lizards, like the chameleon take a stroll in certain places of Cadiz. The Iberian Lynx is also based in this part of Europe, thanks to local and international efforts to save the species from extinction.

Not just the wildlife will leave you in awe. In Andalucia, you can search for wild orchids that come to life in spring. Various types of jasmine, known as Dama de Noche in Spanish, fill the air with a sweet fragrance that is only rivalled by the orange blossom. The hibiscus lines many garden walls, so does the bougainvillea. Fuelled by the sun, their colours seem to be more vibrant in the nature of Andalucía than anywhere else.

Some routes require a guide (e.g. the Doñana natural park cannot be visited on your own). Other adventures are also better done by booking a local tour. Once you get out into the nature of Andalucia, the landscapes can be vast. It is easy to get lost, which is why guided tours are often a good choice. They leave from the main cities along the Mediterranean sea or from bigger cities such as Granada, Seville and Cordoba.

Tours From the Mediterranean Sea to the Mountains


How many days should I spend in Andalucia?

That depends on what you want to do. To experience everything Andalusia has to offer, you might need months if not years. A week should be the minimum for a road trip. Should you plan a weekend trip, it is best to explore one place at a time.

When should I go to Andalucia?

There is something to do all year round. Spring and autumn tend to be best to explore Andalucia's nature. The summer is for relaxing at the beaches, it's simply too hot to do much else. The winter sports are best enjoyed during the cold months.

Why is Andalucia so attractive for tourists?

A trip to Andalusia has something to offer for everyone. Culture, history, parties and nature. This diversity is reflected in the spectacular landscapes, the beautiful cities as well as by the people who call this part of Spain their home.

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