The Costa del Sol is famous for sunshine, beaches, and awesome nightlife but to truly experience Andalusia, heading inland is a must. This region offers excellent day excursions, landscapes, and much more worth exploring even just for a day. Read on to discover 5 one day trip cool places to visit in Andalusia.
Famous for its rich architectural heritage, awesome tapas bars and excellent Flamenco, the capital of Andalusia is a must see. Seville overflows in Spanish warmth and the enthusiastic locals add to its authentic flavour. It is only a 2 to 2.5 hours’ drive from any part of the Costa del Sol.
The UNESCO-listed mosque, quaint old quarters and magnificent architectural gems reflect the rich heritage of Cordoba. A multifaceted cultural legacy will unveil as you visit the astounding monuments and wander through its narrow streets. One of the absolute highlights would be a visit to La Mezquita – a UNESCO listed breath-taking mosque. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful Islamic buildings in western countries and dates back from the 8th century. It is only 2.5 to 3 hours from any part of the Costa del Sol.
3. El Chorro – Ardales
El Chorro is a great place to explore especially for countryside lovers. Stunning natural pine and oak forests surround this small town in southern Spain. The Guadalhorce river flows through El Chorro making it a little haven for hikers and water sports lovers. For the more adventurous amongst us, El Caminito del Rey is a must. It consists of a 3 km path with a walkway that hangs in the air from the walls of a sheer cliff over 300m high. An incredible experience for the very brave! It is a 1 to 2 hours drive from any part of the Costa del Sol.
4. El Torcal – Antequera
The Torcal de Antequera nature reserve is the most important, beautiful karstic phenomenon in Spain just 50km north of Malaga City in Antequera. If you like outdoor activities then this place will amaze you with some challenging hiking trails and stunning views.
Few destinations are so unique and boast so much elegance as the town of Ronda. This town is considered to be an extensive open-air museum and features a multitude of monuments and traditions. El Tajo river (the Gorge) and the 18th Century Puente Nuevo bridge that crosses it are the town’s emblems. Some excellent restaurants are sitting on the sides of El Tajo where you can sample a delicious Spanish meal whilst enjoying unparalleled views.