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Rustic Blue holiday guide to Andalucia, Spain

Learn about the fabulous landscapes, great cities and little pueblos of Andalucía; choose your holiday destination in the beautiful south of Spain.

  • Sierra de Aracena

    A land of glorious woodlands and far-reaching views, without doubt one of Spain's most beautiful and unspoilt mountain regions.

  • Los Pueblos Blancos

    Known in Spain as Los Pueblos Blancos, these classic white villages in magnificent countryside are some of Andalucia's most beautiful.

  • Costa de la Luz

    Spain's south Atlantic coast, mile upon mile of awesome, untamed sandy beaches as memorable as any in southern Europe.

  • Western Costa del Sol

    The western Costa del Sol and its beautiful rural hinterland extends south from Marbella to the rocky British outpost of Gibraltar.

  • Ronda Mountains

    The wild and rugged tract of mountains which surrounds Ronda offers one of Andalucia's stunning visual experiences.

  • Antequera

    At the crossroads of Andalucia, around Antequera you will find landscapes of striking beauty that have inspired generations of artists.

  • La Subbética de Córdoba

    A land of rugged hills, deep valleys and spectacular scenery, La Subbetica de Cordoba lies in the heart of Andalucia.

  • La Axarquía

    Inland from Nerja and the Mediterranean, the hillsides of La Axarquia enjoy one of Europe's warmest and sunniest climates.

  • El Poniente Granadino

    At the western frontier of the old Moorish Kingdom of Granada lies a region of great natural charm and warm, welcoming people.

  • Costa Tropical

    The rugged mountains of Sierra Nevada crash into the sea in a series of beautiful coves and wide, sweeping bays.

  • El Valle de Lecrín

    South from Granada lies a vast and fertile valley encompassed within a bowl of mountains. The Moors named it the Valley of Happiness.

  • Las Alpujarras

    From the highest mountains in Spain to the Mediterranean Sea, Las Alpujarras is one of the most beautiful regions in the world.

  • Cadiz

    Columbus sailed from here and Drake sneaked in to "singe the King of Spain's beard". Cádiz remains a city of intrigue and mystery.

  • Sevilla

    Spain's party town, Sevilla is one of Europe's jewels, a city of style, exhuberance and never-ending late nights.

  • Cordoba

    Once the largest city in the world under the Moors, Córdoba is a city with an incomparable legacy of great riches.

  • Granada

    A city of classical beauty, the unique heritage of two great civilizations, Granada is the jewel in the Spanish Crown.

  • Aracena

    Pretty and picturesque, relaxed and cheerful, Aracena is the main town in the beautiful Natural Park which surrounds it.

  • Arcos de la Frontera

    Considered by many to be Spain's premier "pueblo blanco" there is no doubt that Arcos has a situation which is truly spectacular.

  • Tarifa

    On the southernmost point of Spain, Tarifa looks directly across the Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco, just 14 kilometres away.

  • Jimena de la Frontera

    Surrounded by the majestic Los Alcornocales Natural Park and dominated by its Moorish castle, Jimena is a real Spanish gem.

  • Zahara de la Sierra

    A "must-see" white village, Zahara de la Sierra is one of the most spectacularly situated villages in Spain.

  • Gaucin

    One of the classic Andalusian pueblos blancos, Gaucín is a beautiful white village perched on the crest of the Sierra del Hacho.

  • Grazalema

    A showcase ‘white village', Grazalema has a spectacular situation and some of Spain's most traditional architecture.

  • Casares

    Casares is a picture postcard village which clambers up a spectacular rocky outcrop just nine miles inland from the Costa del Sol.

  • Ronda

    Ronda is one of Andalucía's loveliest towns, steeped in history, reputedly Hemingway's favourite in all Spain.

  • Antequera

    At the crossroads of Andalucia, historic Antequera is both medieval and modern. It epitomises what "Real Spain" is all about.

  • Iznajar

    Little Iznájar sits on top of a rocky outcrop which towers up from its very own "inland sea". It's like an island rising from the waters.

  • Priego de Cordoba

    Known as the "Baroque Jewel", Priego de Cordoba is a lovely, convivial little town steeped in old-world charm.

  • Orgiva

    The capital of Las Alpujarras, Órgiva has a cosmopolitan population and an eccletic mix of peoples and lifestyles.

  • Capileira

    Lively in summer, magical and mysterious in winter, Capileira epitomises the high mountain life in Las Alpujarras.

  • Bubion

    All around is glorious nature. For peace and stunning beauty, Andaluz-style, then Bubión, in the high Alpujarras, is the place to be.