Thursday, 23 February 2012

New Holiday Rental Cabo de Gata National Park, near San José

We are very happy to inform you about our new holiday rental Finca Albaricoques!

This ecological holiday resort was recently built in the village of Albaricoques, some 10 km from San José in the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata with some of the most beautiful beaches of Spain. The complex has solar panels, a water recycling system and underfloor heating.

The finca features 7 cottages for 2 or 3 persons and have all their own terrace, livingroom with open plan kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. High speed internet connection is available for free.
If you want to read more: Please visit Finca Albaricoques, English version, German version, Dutch version and French version

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Weather and climate in Andalusia

Many people want to know details of the climate in Andalucía.
The things is that the weather varies a lot, depending on being in the coastal area or more inland. In west Andalusia or east Andalusia and how high the place you want to visit lies.

In general in de west part of Andalusia there is more rain than in the east part.
Generally there is more rain in the months of November till February,  but average is 6 to 8 days a month in winter!

In the coastal areas the temperatures are milder than inland Andalusia.
On the coast medium temperatures vary between 10ºC till 30 ºC and inland they may vary in Granada from 1ºC till 33ºC and in Sevilla from 5ºC till 35 ºC.

The amount of sunhours varies from 2500 hours in the Tarifa area to 2800 till nearly 3000 hours in Seville, Cordoba, Granada and Almeria area. 


There is a magnificent Spanish website about weather and climate from the official Institute of Meteorology. Here you can find nearly anything you want to know, because all the weatherfigures of the last 40 years are included.

The website is called

You can find weekly weatherforecasts for nearly every village, region, coastal or mountainous area in Andalusia here  

Details about the climate in Andalusia (some spanish knowledge is necessary) you can find here

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Carnival in Cadiz, February 16 till 26, 2012

This Carnival is one of the oldest ones in Spain and the biggest one on the mainland.
The carnival celebrations in Cadiz date back to the 16th century. It was the only carnival Franco could not ban in his 40 years of dictatorship.
The Cadiz carnival of this year lasts from February 16th till February 26th, but preparations have started long way before. Also in the theatre Manuel de Falla the yearly contest of the different groups: comparsas, chirigotas and cuartetos have started already in january.
This years surprise is this group with humourous  songs in a kind of italian language. See and enjoy!

Group: la Sereníssima
texts: Juan Carlos Aragón Becerra

Saturday, 4 February 2012

New designs in Flamenco dresses

From February 2nd till february 5th the International Show for Flamenco Dresses is held in Seville.
In this video you can see the newest trends.

More information (in spanish) about the 18th Salon Internacional de la Moda Flamenca which is held in the Congress Center of Seville,  you can find on: De Flamenco.