Andalusia is in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, and was known as Al-Andalus under Muslim rule during the Middle Ages. It’s the most populous of the autonomous communities, and the second largest of Spain. Its capital is Seville.
Fishing is very traditional on the Andalusian coast, providing an essential component of the Andalusian diet and gastronomical culture: fried fish, white shrimp, tuna trap, inter alia. Olive oil, cereals, legumes, vegetables, fish, nuts, and meat are part of the Mediterranean diet. Andalusia also has a long tradition of drinking and enjoying wine.
A major attraction of the Andalusian coast is in its great golf courses, nationally and internationally known as Valderrama Golf Club.
As for the climate, according to Austin Miller’s classification, Andalusia enjoys the warm to temperate climates of Spain’s western coasts. De Martonne classified Andalusia as having a Mediterranean climate. Andalusia consists of the provinces of Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga, and Seville. Only four of these provinces overlook the sea (Cádiz, Málaga, Granada y Almería), and these are the provinces where the beaches we’ve described here are located. Andalusia is well known for the pull of the sun, sand, and sea.
We invite you to get to know the spectacular beaches of Andalusia.