Day in Malaga
The city of Malaga itself is worth a day of your holiday. It is the 4th city of Spain, right on the water of the Mediterranean Sea with a beautiful modern marina with nice shops and restaurants, where it is warm in the summer, but not extremely hot. In winter it is fine to stay with temperatures around 20 degrees.
In Sevilla, the capital of the Andalusia region, small winding streets lead you from one surprise to another. The main sights in the city are the cathadral with the Giralda Tower, the Alcázar and the Torre del Oro. The Sevilla neighborhood of Triana is considered to be the birthplace of Spanish dance and music style flamenco.
In Granada you will find the Alhambra, a gigantic medieval palace full of remains of both Moorish and Catholic culture. Next to the Alhambra are the fairytale gardens and the summer palace Generalife. These carefully landscaped gardens, with many fountains and Moorish waterworks, give the feeling of having ended up in the fairy tale of a thousand and one nights.
The impressive cathadral La Mezquita, with 860 columns, is one of the most important sights in Córdoba and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. A popular neighborhood to stroll through the many narrow streets with shops and restaurants is the cozy Jewish district "Judeira".
A visit to the white mountain village of Frigiliana with its small squares and cozy terraces is also recommended. Of all the white villages, Frigiliana is a favorite of many. Wander through a maze of car-like streets. The doors are painted in pastel colors, and you can glimpse the sea around every corner from the sloping streets. Frigiliana is very colorful and everywhere jasmine and lavender that are in the many pots along the houses.
Playa de Burriana - Nerja
This is one of the most popular beaches on the Costa del Sol. This golden yellow sandy beach is located in a wide bay. The beach is also safe and fun for children as there are also playground equipment on the beach. In addition to sun loungers and umbrellas, you can also rent pedal boats here. Along the beach is a beautiful boulevard with palm trees on one side and beach bars on the other.
Playa de la Calahonda – Nerja
Playa de la Calahonda is a small beach with some water sports facilities. It is hidden between the cliffs and has the characteristic features of a real model bay ... that's how they should be! If you are in Nerja check this small beach. It is located next to the famous Balcon de l'Europe (the balcony of Europe) a viewpoint with impressive views over the sea and the cliffs of Andalusia.
Playas del Palo - Malaga
The Playas del Palo (the beaches of Palo) are loved by the Spanish. And that makes it all the more fun to spend a day lounging and looking around you. But even better to feast on 'espetos de sardines', grilled sardines on the beach. Playas del Palo are a few contiguous bays with sandy beaches not far from Malaga. Various grassy mounds have been laid along the boulevard where you can sit in the shade under the palm trees. Just like the Spaniards.
Cycling with BajaBikes in Sevilla
Seville is versatile and fun with children: a carriage ride, a cruise on the Guadalquivir River and a visit to the Royal Palace of Seville (Alcázar Real de Sevilla) are a few must-do's when you are in Seville with children. But what should not be missed is a bicycle tour in bicycle-friendly Seville. You can safely see a lot of the city and there are neat bike paths. Bajabikes offers fun tours and good quality for affordable prices such as the 'highlights bicycle tour' or the 'tapas bicycle tour'. Child seats must be booked in advance and are free of charge and there are also children's bicycles for children from 10 years old.
An amusement park that is close to Mlaga and with its various shows in all sorts of themes and more than 40 attractions it is a fun day out, also for young children. Children under 1 meter can enter for free.
Water parc Aquavelis - Malaga
This water park has approximately 10 attractions including Kamikaze, the fast Foam slide with soft surface, the multi pistas where you descend from the slides on a pillow, the tiraburzon (tunnel slides), tobogan colina (normal long slide with many curves) and the rio rapido (the fast river). There is a special section with small attractions and a swimming pool for small children. This water park is open exactly 3 months during the summer.
Hiking in the natural park El Torcal
Near Antequera, between Seville and Granada, is the El Torcal Natural Park. This is a whimsical natural phenomenon: the mountains have been miraculously eroded, creating a spooky landscape. Nearby you will also find Fuente de la Piedra, a marsh area where many water birds, including flamingos can be admired. Don't miss the beautiful Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park
Walking through the gorge of Ronda
Ronda is a beautiful city located in the mountains. It is located on two sides of a deep gorge. On the bridge that connects the two parts you have a dazzling view of this gorge. It is also very nice to take a walk down the canyon. Ronda is one of the oldest cities in Spain and therefore has a rich history with a lot of culture.
In Andalusia you can make many beautiful mountain bike tours. You sometimes climb hundreds of meters through the mountains, and then descend past small farms and fields. A mountain bike route in Andalusia is always very varied. If you are very ambitious, you can opt for the TransAndalus. You will then go mountain biking on a 2000 km route, which will take you in a large loop throughout Andalusia. This route was built by a group of local mountain bikers and largely goes through the natural parks of the area.