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Flamenco, matadors and guitar music in Andalusia

Balmy nights filled with flamenco dancing in white-washed hilltop towns, the wave of the red cloth by matadors in bullrings and the sounds of passionate Spanish guitar music emanating from the cities' bars. If this is what you're imaging Andalusia is like, you're not far off. Throw in some exquisite Moorish architecture, long sun-soaked beaches and a smattering of colorful fiestas and you've got a mighty fine place to spend your vacation. It doesn't matter if you score an Andalusia vacation rental along the waterfront, or up in the olive grove hills, there's always something to do or see.


See Andalusia from up high

Andalusia has got just about every outdoor adventure imaginable. If rambling is your thing, there's plenty of olive grove-strewn trails that wind up though the craggy hillsides. Alternatively, swap out 2 legs for 2 wheels and see the gorgeous sun-baked scenery from the back of a saddle, passing sleepy little villages along the way. Things can get a whole lot more adventurous if you want them to. Ever thought about taking to the skies to see everything from a paraglide, or soaring like an eagle onboard a tandem microlight? The bright skies over Andalusia are waiting to be explored.


Andalusia welcomes visitors year-round

Andalusia's long and sunny coastline attracts families from Madrid and across Europe during the summer months. If you're planning a break between June and August, be sure to book up your Andalusia vacation rental early. Outside the crowded months, spring and fall can de delightful. Warm and bright weather perfect for outdoor adventures, fewer people on the beaches and a drop in rental prices make it an attractive time for a southern Spanish break. Alternatively, escape the below-freezing temperature back home for mild Mediterranean climes during winter. The beaches might be off limits, but the attractions are open year-round.

Natural features

Pods of dolphins in Andalusia

The warm Mediterranean waters off the Costa del Sol teem with marine species, most notably pods of dolphins, which jump and play in the wake of passing boats. If you don your mask and head below the water's surface, you may even get face-to-face with a few. While you're there, look out for sea turtles which can still been seen here despite their unfortunate decline. Birdwatchers shouldn't miss the Laguna de Fuente de Piedra, one of Andalusia's most important nesting spots. However, what most birders come for is the large colony of pink flamingos.

Where to stay around Andalusia?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 29,268 vacation rentals near Andalusia. From 4,992 Houses to 3,913 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Andalusia for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Andalusia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Andalusia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Málaga: 12,194 vacation rentals
  • Province of Seville: 2,206 vacation rentals
  • Province of Granada: 2,540 vacation rentals
  • Costa del Sol: 16,184 vacation rentals
  • Benalmádena: 4,759 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Andalusia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Andalusia?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Andalusia:

  • Málaga: 12,194 rentals
  • Benalmádena: 4,759 rentals
  • Seville: 1,929 rentals
  • Fuengirola: 5,228 rentals
  • Torremolinos: 5,198 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Andalusia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Andalusia are:

  • Sevilla Airport (SVQ): 1,986 vacation rentals
  • Rota (ROZ-Naval Station Rota): 1,086 vacation rentals
  • Malaga Airport (AGP): 7,427 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Andalusia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Andalusia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Puerto Banús: 7,372 rentals
  • Nerja Beach: 2,176 rentals
  • Almeria Beach: 389 rentals
  • Marbella Marina: 7,361 rentals
  • Castillo del Aguila: 3,320 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Andalusia listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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