Andalucia is a great place to visit any time of the year. If you love the sun and enjoy fiestas, you’ll love the summer months here. If you prefer a little less heat, you’ll find spring and autumn better. Here are some suggestions for what to see and when to visit Andalucia.
Birds and butterflies at The Subbetica National Park
The Subbetica National Park is a beautiful, rugged park and is home of one of southern Spain’s largest breeding colonies of griffon vultures, as well as around 70 other bird species. These include Bonelli’s eagles, Peregrine falcons, Short-toed eagles, Black kites, Ring ouzel, Rock thrush, Blue rock thrush, Alpine accentor, Alpine swift, Golden eagles.
In Zuheros, you can visit a series of spectacular bat caves (Las Cuevas de las Murcielagos) created by the erosion of the limestone landscape. It has impressive stalagmites, stalactites and other rock formations.
(Best in April, May and September)
Spanish fiestas in Andalucia
Spain is renowned for its fiestas, in fact there doesn’t seem to be a weekend in the summer months when you are not invited to a fiesta somewhere! Our own fiesta round May 15th in Los Rios, includes two nights of dancing in our local square to a wonderful Spanish group, a free community paella down by the river on the Sunday and a great opportunity to experience a local fiesta in rural Spain.
The best time to visit for Spanish fiestas is during the summer months.
The best place to experience flamenco dancing, apart from the local fiestas, is in the gypsy quarters of Granada, where local shows are provided for tourists and visitors.
Starting around 11pm, the shows are held in the caves of Sacramento, and visitors can enjoy the show. The ticket price normally includes a drink.