Hello out there. I have planned a trip to Spain in April, and I happen to be there during Holy Week. Easter isn't really a big deal here in the states, but it seems to be quite the busy time in Spain, especially the south (with school breaks and Easter itself and all). SO, the question is: I'm planning on being in the Granada to Jerez de la Frontera area from the 4th to about the 10th (prime Easter break). Most places are booked online, I'd say all the Hostels were... so should I book somewhere expensive, or just wing it, and hope I find a place? Any experiences out there? recommendations? Will I end up sleeping on the street somewhere (which I might not mind too much if need be)? Any advice would be appreciated!
Easter in Andalucia is the MOST important time of the year.
Definitely book accommodation in advance as your chances of finding it on arrival are negligible.
As for sleeping on the streets - forget it as the Guardia will move you on.
I live in a small town called Salobrena, which is one hour south of Granada..we have lots of inexpensive accomodation here.. its a cute town right on the coast.. Here is a link for a really good little hostal you can book on line..there are plenty more if they cant help you..
http://www.hotel-san-juan.com/ just click on the little british flag up in the right corner for english..if you want to stay here, but can't get accomodation booked, email me and i will go see the hostals in person.
Cheers and good luck
We have a beautiful apartment perfectly placed for exploring Andalucia.
We're not booked for the dates you want!
Come and stay with us and see the real Spain.
Far better than a hotel or hostel.
Hope you'll take a look at our website.
There's lots of info on Andalucia plus our Andaucian daily blog might be interesting.
Thanks for the responses. I thought that would be the case with outside sleeping! I didn't realize how busy it will be, so I'll be sure to find a place pronto!