Are you planning an exciting road trip adventure through Andalusia? Discover how to turn your next holiday into an unforgettable experience on four wheels, with Garden Hotels as your guide. In this article, we’re sharing the best routes to explore the land of the great poet Federico García Lorca.
Our tips cover three routes by car for you to experience all the treasures of Andalusia. Choose one or complete them all, depending on the amount of time you have to enjoy this fabulous destination. Andalusia awaits you 365 days a year, offering a unique mix of cuisine, culture, entertainment, beaches and incomparable nature.
If you’re a nature lover, we recommend starting in Jaén. It’s home to the largest protected area in Spain and the second largest in Europe: the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Nature Reserve. Native flora and fauna await you there, as well as relaxing natural landscapes that you can discover as you travel along the road linking Beas de Segura with Tranco de Mojoque, passing through Arroyo Frío and Burunchel until you reach Cazorla, the park area’s capital. Let yourself be amazed by the winding roads, panoramic viewpoints and majestic mountains. When you get to Cazorla, don’t miss the Balcón de Zabaleta, where you can enjoy views of La Yedra castle and explore the path along the river Borosa. It’s perfect for a refreshing swim, when the weather’s right!
Granada and Cádiz are on your road trip horizon
Your road trip will take you to Granada and Cádiz, two essential destinations for your itinerary. In Granada, the picturesque Alpujarra region, which it shares with Almería, awaits you. Its whitewashed houses share stories of the Muslim era, with façades decorated in the Berber style and balconies full of flowers and climbing plants. Strolling through its streets at a leisurely pace and drinking in every detail is a must on your tailor-made road trip through Andalusia. What’s more, towns such as Lanjarón, Órgiva, Soportújar, Pampaneira, Bubión, Capileira, Mecina, Pitres, Atalbéitar, Busquístar and Ferreirola will captivate you. If you follow the route to Almería, you can visit Laujar, Almócita, Fondón and Andarax, where you can taste exceptional culinary products like cheese, honey, wine and virgin olive oils (VOOs).
The Andalusian landscape is dappled with charming whitewashed villages, a tradition that protected them from the heat of the sun, as well as epidemics. The villages of Cádiz are especially beautiful, and form part of the “route of the white villages”. It includes towns such as Zahara de la Sierra, Arcos de la Frontera, Grazalema and Setenil de las Bodegas.
If you’re a beach and mountain lover, don’t miss your chance to explore this province with a stop in Vejer de la Frontera. Strolling its steep cobbled streets and visiting its refreshing Nazari-style courtyards will inspire you to continue your drive through Andalusia to the famous El Palmar beach, which is popular with surfers from all over the world.
And when it’s time for a well-deserved rest, Garden Hotels will welcome you to the Garden Playanatural Hotel & Spa, a 4-star all-inclusive hotel, recommended for adults, in El Rompido, Huelva. Experience comfort and luxury while you enjoy your trip through Andalusia!