The Authentic Andalusia. Get Far Away From Mass Tourism

The Authentic Andalusia

Andalusia has incredible nature. Impressive mountains, river valleys, huge gorges and amazing cliffs. Did you see the Sierra Nevada? Or did you visit the King’s Pathway “Caminito del Rey”? It is impressive!

Andalusia has an incredible history with both Roman, Moorish and Catholic roots. The monuments from those times are impressive, obviously the World sights of La Alhambra, La Mesquita, Ronda and Seville, but also all the less known attractions spread all over Andalusia.

Andalusia has a deep-founded culture, based on agriculture and on living from it. It’s people live lives in the cities and villages based on old traditions and very interesting celebrations. Andalusia is a treasure of experiences!

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Unfortunately there are now tourists everywhere…

Nowadays you have to buy tickets for all attractions several months in advance – otherwise you cannot get in. The demand is too high.

And once you are there you will have to wait in a queue with hundreds of tourists, just to get inside. Even now with COVID-19 the number of Spanish tourists has sky-rocketed…

Tourists are making selfies in front of all interesting motives – it is impossible to get a clear shot with your own camera.

Guides and security guards are driving the tourists around in hordes, keeping up the pace to get enough tourists through.

This is not what you want to experience in Andalusia, for sure!

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Ending up in tourism hell

Unless you plan it well chances are that you will end up running into tourist masses at every attraction, lining up in a queue to get in and getting tourists on every photo you take.

There are tourists almost everywhere, so if you just book a place, take off and see what you meet – then tourists is what you will meet.

Plan well in advance

In order to avoid the tourist pittfalls you will have to plan for it, choose the right places to go, stay at places that enable truly authentic experiences and go for some of the less known sights.

Here is how you find the authentic on your trip to Andalusia – or your roundtrip through Andalusia.

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Watch out for the pitfalls!

At Booking.com you can find almost everything – even some very nice places. The problem is that 99% of everything is lousy, worn, touristic or simply not worth staying in.

It is truly difficult to spot that 1% that actually offers something nice, away from the beaten track and that enable authentic experiences on your journey.

Also problematic with AirBnB

Even on AirBNB, which is supposed to be accommodation offered by locals, 80% is not worth your while and the last 20% is sharing everything (including bath and fridge) with you host.

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Too Many Tourists Everywhere? Here is how you find the authentic on your trip to Andalusia
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It is actually possible to avoid the tourist masses

Plan your journey to Andalusia with care. Book your stay at places located in non-touristic locations – at places that enable authentic experiences.

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Read about the less known sights in our blog and make sure to plan at least part of your stay away from the coastal areas as well as away from the big cities.

And then book places to stay where you are 100% sure that you do not end up in just another tourist pitfall.

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Avoid The Tourists In The Major Cities:

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A Few Very Nice Places With Less Tourists On The Coast:

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Autentical is different! Here you may find a small, exclusive selection of very fine places to stay in locations that are not crowded – away from the masses. These places are not for everyone – they are just for the ones that appreciate very fine and unique places to stay.

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