If you’re planning a trip to Andalucia there’s a lot to consider, apart from where to go of course, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the choice out there. That’s why I’ve put together this guide to all the companies I personally use and recommend to help you with everything from flights, travel within Andalucia, accommodation, and sightseeing.
Flights to Andalucia
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If you’re arriving on a package holiday it’s likely that transfers to/from your accommodation are already arranged. Otherwise you’ll need to choose your preferred option.
For private transfers I recommend booking with Get Your Guide.
Car hire in Andalucia
Hiring a car for your holiday in Andalucia offers you the most freedom and lets you get off the beaten track so that you can spend time exploring some of the ‘pueblos blancos’ that the province is famous for.
Train travel in Andalucia
Travel by train is a fantastic way to see the country and is often easier and cheaper than driving.
The national railway is RENFE where you’ll be able to book tickets but, if you’re planning to do a lot of travel in Spain and other European countries it might be worth considering an Interrail or Eurail pass.
Accommodation in Andalucia
I use Booking.com regularly – they have a huge range of accommodation available whether you prefer a hotel, apartment, or even a cave house in the Andalucian hills. They also have an excellent cancellation policy for most bookings which is invaluable at the moment.
A lot of people say that you’ll find a better price by booking directly with your chosen hotel but I’ve not found this to be the case which is why I recommend Booking.com.
Day trips and tours in Andalucia
It’s definitely worth booking ahead if you’re planning to visit any of Andalucia’s most popular attractions particularly during the busy summer months. The Alhambra in Granada, Caminito del Rey in Malaga, and the Alcazar in Seville are sold out well in advance throughout the year so booking ahead (particularly a ‘skip the line’ ticket) is highly recommended.
I always use Get Your Guide when I’m looking for tours or day trips as they have a huge selection to choose from with best prices guaranteed and, on most tours, a free cancellation policy.
Andalucia Tourist Information – the official website for Andalucia tourism with information on all eight of Andalucia’s provinces.
I have a Revolut account which I’ve used in many countries around the world – you can switch easily between currencies, send and receive money from around the world, and use the budgeting features on the app too. I have it set to round all my purchases up to the nearest pound or euro and transfer the difference to a ‘vault’ where it soon mounts up.
Travel insurance is vital, now more than ever, and I never travel without it.
I personally recommend World Nomads particularly as their policies now include cover some coronavirus-related events. It’s important, however, that you read the Terms and Conditions of your policy before you travel.
If you’re planning a trip to Andalucia why not join my Explore Andalucia travel group on Facebook where you’ll find lots of advice and inspiration for your holiday.
Explore Andalucia – a Facebook community for everyone who loves Andalucia.