20 agosto, 2018
Genteel Home encourages you to think about going on a short trip to other nearby places, while you are staying in one of our luxury apartments in Seville. So you won’t only have the opportunity to get to know the capital city of Andalusia, but also to get to know better our region. Andalusia is home to unique places in the world, thanks to its outstanding features that make this region such a special place to visit. Therefore, we are aiming at making the search easier for you and we have narrowed the search to two categories: inland destinations on the one hand, and coastal destinations on the other hand.
Below you will find detailed information on each one: main tourist attractions, cuisine, a little bit of history and culture, reasons to visit these places…everything you need to immerse yourself in the Andalusian culture. From north to south and east to west, Andalusia deserves to be visited and these are the destinations we have chosen for you:
Inland destinations, among which can be found:
Coastal destinations, among which can be found:
- Marbella (Málaga)
Located at the Mediterranean shore, this city which belongs to Málaga is situated in western Costa del Sol. This is one of the most important touristic cities on Costa del Sol and attracts people from all over the world thanks to its climate and its appropriate infrastructure for tourism. Furthermore, if you wish to go on a short visit, there are three main places that should not be missed: the old part of the city, Puerto Banús, which is a luxury marina, and the promenade, which houses statues created by Salvador Dalí.
Thanks to its extraordinary location, Marbella enjoys a unique microclimate in Spain and Europe. This is thanks to the position of the mountains, just behind the coast, which makes the maritime climate prevail over continental climate. That is why Costa del Sol has an average temperature of 20 degrees throughout the year. Therefore, this city is home to a large number of sports facilities, among which it is worth highlighting its many golf courses.
The fact that Marbella has become a benchmark for world tourism does not imply that it has lost either its historical essence or its typically Andalusian flavor. This is best illustrated by the fact that seafood is still the basis of the local cuisine specialties. In particular, the most traditional dish is pescaíto frito (fried fish) or espeto (roasted fish) made out of anchovies, horse mackerels, red mullet, squids,…). Gazpacho (tomato-based vegetable soup) and ajoblanco (soup served cold accompanied by grapes or melon chunks) are also very traditional.
- Chiclana de la Frontera (Cádiz)
Bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, this city, which belongs to the province of Cádiz, is located on Costa de la Luz, which is, at the same time, shared by Cádiz with the province of Huelva. The coast of Chiclana has many beaches, being La Barrosa the most important one. The beaches of Chiclana are its best tourist heritage, which has led Chiclana to become a place where many visitors decide to come back every year. Furthermore, its beach bars turn into the perfect meeting point so as to taste any recipes of this place. All this has led Chiclana to receive the recognition of being the number one destination within the province of Cádiz.
- La Barrosa (Cádiz)
Located in Chiclana de la Frontera, La Barrosa is one of the most popular beaches in Spain, thanks to the quality of its sand, its easy accessibility, the wide variety of services that offers as well as its many unspoilt spots. Furthermore, ever since 1988, this beach has been receiving the Blue Flag certification. Its beautiful sunsets with views of Sancti Petri castle in the background, its blue water, its golden sand, the quality seals that guarantee it,… all this features come together to make La Barrosa one of the best beaches in Spain.
- Rota (Cádiz)
Bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, Rota is a place mainly focused on tourism, to where hundreds of thousands of people who are looking for sunny beaches go every year. Rota is surrounded by 16 kilometers of beach, with its fine and golden sand in addition to its clean and crystal-clear water. Thus, Rota consists of two urban beaches: La Costilla and El Rompidillo, both with superb promenades. On the other hand, it also has natural beaches as Punta Candor, Los Corrales and La Ballena, which is next to the tourist resort of Costa Ballena.
Rota offers a comprehensive programme of cultural activities, sports and celebrations throughout the year: the carnival (February), the Holy Week (April), the Feria de la Primavera (May), the Fiesta de la Urta (August) and Fiestas Patronales (October). On the other hand, you can also visit the Castillo the Luna castle, Ntra. Sra. De la O parish, La Merced tower,….You can also do a number of activities during your leisure time (windsurf, golf, sailing,…) as well as going into the natural path of the Vía Verde route in Rota.
Furthermore, Rota has excellent roads and communications, which will make your journey from Seville easy and faster. Finally this city offers the visitor a rich and varied gastronomic offer based on local products, as in urta a la roteña (sea bream with vegetables), arranque roteño (vegetable-based soup with bread, similar to gazpacho), cabbage and the well-known wine tintilla de Rota.
- Costa Ballena (Cádiz)
Located on Costa de la Luz coast, Costa Ballena is one of the most advanced tourist areas in Europe, thanks to its over 4 kilometers of unspoiled beaches with clean and crystal-clear water. Just one quarter of the land used by Costa Ballena is built, whereas the rest is intended for green areas such as parks, lakes, gardens, beaches, vegetable patches and golf courses. In Costa Ballena there is the possibility to play golf, do water sports, hiking, enjoying nature…more than you could possibly imagine!
- Islantilla (Huelva)
Located on Costa de la Luz coast and situated between Lepe and Isla Cristina, Islantilla is in one of the most special places in Andalusia, since it is surrounded by marvelous spots. Its soft climate, its rich gastronomy and its natural environment turn Islantilla into an idyllic destination.
This wonderful enclave has been given a number of quality labels that guarantee its amazing golden beach, as it has received the Q for tourism quality (the maximum quality label in Spain at the moment), the Blue Flag and Ecoplayas prize, among others.
The popular sport par excellence is golf, as Islantilla is home to one of the best golf courses in the south of Europe, after water sports. Furthermore, this “garden” next to the ocean offers the possibility to go hiking in the rural tracks in this area as well as to go into the neighbouring natural environments.
If you need more information on excursions, trips or organized tours to these places, please do not hesitate to contact Genteel Home by clicking here. Our staff will help you with any questions you may have in this regard, since we have an agreement with travel agencies that organize this kind of trips. We are here to help you with whatever you may need in order to help you as much as possible during your stay in Seville.