For many of us, the sunny climes of Spain are most often associated with warm summer weather, and there is no denying that this is a popular summer holiday spot for visitors all around the globe.
What is slightly less well-known, however, is that some of the best sights and secrets of Spain keep themselves hidden during the traditional holiday months, and instead come to light as the wheel of the year shifts towards the autumn.
Feeling sceptical? Well, read on for some of our top reasons to visit Spain and – specifically – the Costa del Sol during the autumn months, and enjoy a whole new look at this fascinating country and region.
- The weather is wonderful
While Spain is best known for its hot summer weather, warm temperatures can also be enjoyed into the autumn, with major Costa del Sol cities and towns such as Málaga, Torremolinos, and Marbella enjoying temperatures in excess of 20 degrees C during the days and nights.
These temperatures are ideal for sightseeing, and offer some relief from the blistering days of June, July, and August.
- Enjoy incredible wine tours
Some of the finest pleasures of Spain aren’t always obvious to visitors until autumn turns up – and this includes amazing wine tours. If you are staying in Málaga, book a sun and wine tour to see a whole new side of this remarkable region, and explore vineyards and farmhouses from the east of the Costa del Sol right across to the vineyards of Axarquia.
Alternatively, why not head to Montes de Málaga Natural Park and take a trip back in time, enjoying gourmet experiences, ancient trees, and hidden secret wineries nestled in quaint historic villages?
- Play a round of golf
The autumn months see the golf scene really kick off (or should that be ‘tee off’?) in Spain, and players will find themselves unable to resist must-try breaks at the top courses across Andalucia and the Costa del Sol.
The temperatures remain warm, but cool enough that you will be able to make the most of enjoying your best game without the heat beating down, and this allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds!
- Enjoy the festivals
Autumn is also a great time for some of the most popular festivals in Spain, with the Feria de San Miguel taking place from 29th September to 2nd October, and this is a wonderland of music, food, dancing, and fun.
You might be tempted to arrive in town a few days earlier for the Pilgrimage of San Miguel to witness the stunning carts and forest shrines. Or you could head to Marbella for the famous “verbenas” in mid-September, and enjoy incredible fireworks, performances – and plenty of mouth-watering paellas!
This is a great way to see a truly authentic side of Spain and will create memories to remember for a lifetime.
What are you waiting for?
As the nights start to get longer in other parts of the world, why not make the most of the sunny beaches of Spain, and enjoy sightseeing in Andalucia through autumnal eyes? Here at Simply Shuttles we offer an all-year-round solution for whisking yourself around the Costa del Sol.