The sun, sea and sangria of Andalucia attracts thousands of holiday makers every year, whether it’s to the beaches of the Costa del Sol or the protected natural reserves of the Costa de la Luz. This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas in the world so it is vitally important that you make the most of your every minute in the Andalucian area.
Below are three ways in which you can ensure your summer getaway to Andalucia is a success from start to finish.
Enjoy the Sunshine!
Renowned for enjoying sunshine practically all year round, it is no surprise that Andalucia is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. Wherever you are in the region, sunshine is practically a given and it is no secret that a holiday can be that little bit more enjoyable if you can almost guarantee wall to wall sunshine on every day of your break.
Not to put a dampener on your excitement for the sun, however it is important that you look after yourself and don’t spend too much time exposed to strong sunlight during the course of the day. Remember sun cream with a high UV protection level and aftersun lotion to ease the pain should you suffer from sunburn. Furthermore, it is always advisable to try and find a spot of shade around the middle of the day when the sun is at its strongest before hitting the beach or pool side again in the afternoon for a spot of rest and relaxation.
Explore the Area
Andalucia is blessed with beautiful sights, sounds and scenery, so if you get to explore the area you are staying in, it is highly advisable that you do so. Whilst the main tourist areas are blessed with shops, restaurants and bars, heading off the beaten track can result in you falling upon some of the very best views this part of the world has to offer.
Whether you are visiting the major historical cities, the traditional villages or the Costas, exploring the area will certainly add a different element to your stay, and even if you usually spend your time by the pool, taking one day out of your trip to look around where you are staying will definitely be worth it.
Although this is the last thing you want to think about when on your holiday, wherever you are located in the region, there is always the possibility of you falling ill or suffering an accident. Whilst there may not be much you can do about this whilst you are away, travel insurance is a must to ensure you are protected from the results.
In a 2011 study by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), it was found that 15% of British holiday makers travelled abroad without insurance. Although the area is stunning and the scenery picturesque, your whole trip to Andalucia could soon turn sour as the cost of medical treatment to ease your ailment quickly escalates.
Andalucia is a beautiful part of Spain with a catalogue of fantastic qualities. By taking on board these three top tips, your holiday to the area is sure to be one that you will remember and look back on fondly for years to come.
This guest post was written by John Rooney on behalf of Debenhams travel insurance, providers of flexible yet comprehensive travel insurance.
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