This Sunday, March 29th, marks the start of Semana Santa 2015 and thus of... summer!
Summer? Aren't there 4 seasons in Andalusia too? Yes, there are - and still people mainly divide the year into Summer and Winter only.
For these 2 periods come with a remarkable and very noticeable difference: it's 6 months wintersleep versus 6 months of life, so to speak.
Life with a capital L
Summer in Andalusia, that is T-shirts and flip flops, barbecues and fiestas. Summer means people coming together in the streets, cafés and around swimming pools. Summer stands for beach, concerts and excursions.
What with the beach-and-pool culture of Andalusia, youngsters have been going to the gym for 2 months now. Summer wear has been prepared.
Minds are opening and are slowly starting to think about planning that birthday party or barbeque. Energy is back!
Sure, it's not a 6 month long beach party: the real heat only starts by the end of June. This makes that...
The months of April and May are for city tripping
For property viewing trips, for walks and hiking, horse back riding and shopping: everything that takes energy.
The grand cities of Andalusia - Seville, Codoba and Granada - are located inland and that means it can be insufferably hot in the top summer months.
So they are most popular in April and May, and again in October, when the weather is sunny and pleasant and doesn't make you want to sit in the shade and keep still.
Sports? April and May are the word.
Or, greatest excursion of them all: just taking the car and cruising through Andalusia without any plan? April and May!
June to September is for beach life
Or, in inland Andalusia, for a true swimming pool culture.
Especially July and August are the peak of summer.
The breeze coming in from over the sea and the healthy air makes everyone go to the beaches of the Costa del Sol.
You don't like busy beaches? No worries. Andalusia has got something for everyone. just hop over the mountain range and in a matter of 15 minutes you are in a different world, a world of nature and tranquility, beautiful views and sleepy villages.
And what about the natural beaches of the Costa de la Luz?
From Tarifa and all the way up north you will find one calm, natural beach after the other, punctuated with campings and little beach bars for the hip surfer crowd coming from all over Europe.
Naturally, every month comes with its specifics.
Together they are The Season, The Summer that half of all Spanish songs sing about, from La Macarena (set in Marbella) to Asèrejé (video made in a beach bar in Estepona).
We wish you a great summer!
And for the part of the property viewing trips, contact us.