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In recent years Andalucia has begun to provide a large variety of activities that extend far beyond the glorious beaches for which it is renowned. The region is home to Europe's only desert as well as Spain's highest mountain - Mulhacen - with its well-established ski centre. And at the very southernmost tip of Andalucia is Tarifa, a dream for those of you into kiteboarding and windsurfing.

 

If you prefer your activities on dry land, rather than in the water, the area around Periana is perfect walking country. The Parque Natural de la Sierra de Grazalema is known as walking heaven, criss-crossed by trails and is a particular delight in springtime with its abundance of flowers. Andalucia is the start for two long-distance footpaths: the GR7 starts in Tarifa and crosses Spain from south to north, ending in Andorra.
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For the sporty among you, Andalucia is home to more than 60 golf courses, the most famous being former Ryder Cup venue, Valderrama, just north of Gibraltar.

Nature abounds in Andalucia. For bird lovers there are the spring and autumn migrations of hundred of thousands of birds of prey crossing to and from North Africa over the Straits of Gibraltar. Rare birds in the region include the red-flanked bluetail and Rupells vulture. Andalucia has 24 protected natural parks such as the arid Cabo de Gata, home to many unique species of snake and lizard; and the mountainous Cazorla, site of the reintroduction of the bearded vulture.

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If your taste in sport veers towards the winter, Mount Veleta in the Sierra Nevada has around 100km of ski runs and a dedicated snowboard park. The ski season lasts from late November till mid-May.

Casa La Negra is the perfect villa for large groups looking to have an active holiday in South Spain. Call us now on 0034 680 772416