THE latest tourism figures show that Andalucia is more popular than ever, which is no surprise to anyone who has chosen to move here full time.
While tourists may have once barely ventured from the sweeping beaches of the costas – and who can blame them – new visitors are just as likely to explore the peaks of the Sierra Nevada or the mountains of the Serrania de Ronda.
On the coast, once deprived towns like Estepona have blossomed and are attracting visitors seeking a more authentic experience than that offered by the celebrity glamour of Puerto Banus.
Where once people may have only touched down at Malaga Airport, recently the city has recreated itself as a cultural mecca.
Since Europe’s second Pompidou centre opened there in 2015, some are calling it the ‘Barcelona of the south’.
Andalucia has sun, sea and snow. It has the Moorish and the contemporary architecture. It has history abounding and mountains across the majority of its surface.
Tourists, it turns out, also like what us expats love.