Andalucia has varying climates throughout the year and deciding when to go can be a big decision. Being such a vast region it provides its visitors with a choice of sun, sea and surf or cold, snow and skiing – either way you are sure to enjoy yourself.
The summer months are when the coastal resorts are at their busiest, especially August (the Spanish holiday month).
If you want to visit the Costa Del Sol during the warmer months then be sure to book well in advance and remember that during the month of June – although not quite as hot – it is easier to get a room in any hotel.
Inland the question of temperature varies. Cities such as Seville, Cordoba and Granada can be incredibly hot during the spring months and unbearable in the summer. Although they are only a few hours from the coast the most experienced desert traveller is known to struggle in the notorious ‘dry heat’ of the Andalucian inland.
However, once the autumn and winter months roll in the mountainous regions offer some of the best snow resorts in Europe. Sierra Nevada – close to Granada – is a prime spot for snowboarders and skiers. If you decide to visit don’t be surprised to find an international tournament going on!
Moving away from recreational activities Andalucia has much more to offer to even the most intellectual and curious of tourists. The Romans and the Moors have occupied much of the region and this explains much of the architecture you will see.
Due to the extreme heat in the summer and even the spring you may find that a historical trip could be most comfortable during the cooler months – October through to April.
Fiestas and Ferias in Spain are plenty. They pretty much cover the entire calendar and no matter when you go there is almost certain to be something happening.