Semana Santa, Feria de Abril, Orange trees, and a pleasant temperature. For these and many more reasons April is a fantastic month to discover the little towns and villages of Andalucía. That is why we want you to recommend a series of towns to visit with our motorhomes throughout April. Do you want to join us?
We start today’s journey with a village that is in one of the most beautiful places in the whole of Andalucía. Of course, we are talking about Alájar, which is situated in the middle of the Natural Park of Sierra de Aracena, and the Picos de Aroche. This village is surrounded by meadows full of cork oak forest, chestnut trees, and streams, which will make the delights of all nature lovers.
For staying in the area, you can make use of the parking lot of the Aracena fairgrounds, 20 minutes away from our destination, holds up to 30 parking spots, and it’s free. One of the best things about this parking space its is closeness to the Gruta de las Maravillas, and the town center.
GPS COORDINATES: N 37º 53′ 21» / W 06º 34′ 12»
Málaga is internationally known for its sunny weather and beaches. However, the province has much more to offer to its visitors. So, if you want to discover Andalucía, and more specifically Málaga, you can start by visiting the village of Castril. This little town is located in the Sierra de Castril, which is recognized by the abundance of caves, galleries, and streams. So it is the perfect location to do some exploring like visiting the caves of El Muerto or Don Fernando, the deepest in the province). Additionally, in the city, we can visit the remains of the Arab walls, and its towers, as well as the viewpoint of El Cantón.
For visiting Castril, one alternative is to make use of the are in La Venta del Peral in Cúllar, which is located less than two hours away from Castril, making it the perfect location for a cheeky little getaway. One of the best things about the area is that it has a total of 10 spots, and it’s free.
GPS COORDINATES: N 37º 33′ 14» / W 02º 36′ 31»
We know that Andalucía is full of incredible architecture, beautiful landscapes, and people that will make you feel at home. However, in our opinion, one of the provinces that tends to slip under the radar is the province of Jaén. This is a true shame since it has some of the most beautiful villages in Andalucía. A good example is Cazorla, a town that has been declared a Site of Culture Interest. So, when visiting this village, you cannot miss the Castle of Yedra, also known as the Castle of Las Cuatro Esquinas, or the old convent of Los Padres Mercedarios, which nowadays it is used as the City Council. Additionally, you can go for a hike, in the Natural Park of las Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas has been declared as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and offers a multitude of routes for all levels.
One of the best alternatives for visiting Cazorla, is to make use of the local motorhome area which is located 900 away from the city center.
GPS COORDINATES: N 37º 55′ 16» / W 02º 59′ 56»
Arcos de la Frontera (Cádiz)
The province of Cádiz is much more than just beautiful. In its countryside, we can find beautiful towns and villages full of charm. This is the case of Arcos de la Frontera, a little city in which its narrow streets of Arab origin welcome visitors to one of the most beautiful towns in all of Andalucía. If you decide to spend some time here, we cannot recommend enough the visits to the Castle of Los Duques, the Puerta de Matrera, the churches of Santa María or San Pedro, as well as the remains of the old city walls.
For visiting this lovely town you have two options. The first one is to make use of the area of Paterna-Valcarce which is free of use. The second option, is the Parking of Arcos, however, you sould keep in mind that it does not provide water change services.
GPS COORDINATES OF PATERNA-VALCARCE AREA: N 36º 40′ 45» / W 05º 51′ 07»
GPS COORDINATES OF ARCOS PARKING: N 36º 45′ 00» / W 05º 48′ 54»
For the last stop today’s journey, we have one of the beautiful city of Ronda. In this millenary city, one can find traces of all the cultures that one habited this region. Because of this, the town has a multitude of architectural styles that will immediately transport you to another time.
When visiting Ronda, you will immediately notice that the city is divided into three areas. The first one, is the old Arab medina, in here we recommend visiting the Arab baths, and the palace of Mondragón among others. The second area of the city is the neighborhood of San Francisco, in here you can visit the remains of the Alcazaba and the old city walls. Finally, the third area is located on the other side of the river, and it’s called the Mercadillo. As you can see Ronda is full of charm and history, making it the best option for ending today’s route through the most beautiful villages in Andalucía.
If you want to know the city, you can make use of the motorhome area of Benarrabá, which has a total of 5 parking spots and is free of use. The area is perfect for those of your who want to have a peaceful environment while enjoying some of the best views in the city.
GPS COORDINATES: N 36º 32′ 58» / W 05º 16′ 43»
With these five destinations, we finish the second part of our route to discover Andalucía. As always, we hope that you enjoyed our post and that we have inspired you to go explore the stunning cities, and landscapes that Andalucía has to offer. Finally, in Vicente Velasco Insurance Brokerage, we value your opinion, and we would like to hear any comments or requests, so don’t be shy and let us know in the comments!