Cadiz is an absolute treat. It is possibly the oldest, continuously inhabited city in Western Europe and it compares particularly well with San Sebastian: similarly picturesque and labyrinthine lanes, similarly dotted with bars and restaurants, and set on a similarly dramatic bay – in Cadiz’ case, dominated by a show-stopper of a cathedral that would not look out of place in renaissance Italy.
Our guests often ask us to recommend things to do while they are staying in the house. We're always happy to give advice based on specific interests, in the meantime here are a few ideas that should keep you busy for at least a fortnight - enjoy! SWIMMING POOLS Gaucin village pool is usually open … Continue reading Vida Andaluza – Things To Do!
Renting a car in Andalusia: an extreme sport +++ In case you read no further: Our strong advice is to remove the car hire firm’s sticker from your car as soon as you leave the rental office. +++ What kind of rental client are you? There are two business models for car rental in Andalusia, … Continue reading Vida Andaluza – Car Hire
The thing about the “white villages” of the Andalusian mountains is that they are white. All their walls are painted white, or “whitewashed”, with slaked lime (calcium hydroxide, or CaOH2, since you ask) and chalk, and their roofs are terracotta tiles. All except one. There is a corner of Andalusia which is forever blue. It’s called … Continue reading Vida Andaluza – Júzcar
In the middle-ground of the view from our sitting room window, just to the right of the Sierra Casares (the southern end of the double-headed mountain), lies a hill called Cerro Pelliscoso. Apart from a smattering of goats, the hill is abandoned, but its long, narrow, plateaued top is strewn with large boulders, and … Continue reading Vida Andaluza – Lacipo