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Best time to visit Andalucia
Andalucia is Europe's hottest area – home to the continent's only desert.
Yes, it is possible for it to be too hot... With temps often well above 40°C, summer (June-August) isn't the best time to visit Andalucía for anything bar sightseeing in shady historic interiors or watery fun on the coast. Spring and autumn are great – pleasantly warm for activities, quiet beaches, lovely natural colours, especially February-April floral blooms. Bird migrations in autumn and spring are brilliant for twitchers. The soaring Sierra Nevada range from arid to snowy, depending on season and altitude. The rugged Almeria desert is a great midwinter (or Christmas) getaway – generally sunny, dry and warm by day.
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What happens when in Andalucia
Paul Fellows, from our supplier Walk Andalucia shares his best time to visit Andalucía – especially the south: “For walking in Andalucia, we’d recommend coming between September and May, as it’s too hot between June and August. December and January are the coldest months, but worst case scenario you’ll be down to 7-8°C. But if the sun is out during the day, it can get up to 20 or 25°C!”
Andrew Appleyard, from our supplier Exodus, shares his best time to visit Andalucía for bird lovers: "The best part about going to southern Andalucía is watching the bird migration. All the birds get up into the thermals above Africa or above Spain, then they just glide the seven miles across the Strait of Gibraltar in May on the inbound, and September to October on the outbound. You’ll see all the big birds of prey going up, then they just glide all the way across and land on the beach on the other side. It’s beautiful.”
Festivals & events in Andalucia
Feria de Abril – Seville (April)
Spring brings not only the scent of orange blossom to Seville but also a wonderful week of carriage parades, fine costumes and joyful carousing in a 24/7 whirl of colour. An amusement park dubbed Calle de Inferno (Hell Street) springs up along with casetas (giant tents) where drink and tapas are accompanied by non-stop flamenco music and dancing.
More about Andalucia
Our Andalucía travel guide is all about traveling like a local, as you learn what we rate, what we don't, and how to travel responsibly on your Andalucía vacation.
From the flower filled patios of Cordoba to Cadiz, Malaga and Donana National Park, if you want to find places to visit in Andalucía then check out our map of highlights.
Walking in the far south, photography tours, decadent feasts of seafood and exhilarating dance lessons are just a few of the things to do in Andalucía - totally Moorish.
Sunny, seductive and scented with orange blossom; Andalucia is one of Spain’s most appealing regions.
Walking vacations in the Alpujarras take you along ancient mule tracks and shepherds trails with plenty of historic and natural wonders to keep an eye out for along the way.
Whether or not the rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain, the wettest part of the country is actually in the mountains: the Sierra de Grazalema to be exact.
Seek out rural accommodation in Andalucía owned by people who know the best hiking trails, the tastiest tapas, or all the constellations in their amazing dark skies.
Photography vacations in Andalucía are a sun-drenched blend of education, inspiration and relaxation, as fun as they are focused on helping you develop your talent.
Andalucía has everything the aspiring painter might desire: lush scenery, peace and quiet, lovely weather and a broad palette of subject matter.
Traveling in Andalucia with kids is a year round option with a combination of sunshine and snow providing a tapas feast of family treats to keep everyone happy.
Our Andalucía travel advice page is packed with tips from our friends in Andalucía with a health & safety section, and recommendations from those who have been there.
If you want to know more about what you can do to help fuel responsible tourism in Andalucia then read on for our tips on how to travel better in Andalucia.