My husband and I are beginning to plan a trip to Spain, in March, for a month. Costa del Sol is preferred area with side trips. Will be arriving in Rota.
Car Rental suggested?
Where to stay?
Car rental suggested?
Should we go through a travel agency?
mil gracias por la ayuda
March is generally a good month to visit the Costa del Sol - although, as I´m sure you know, Rota is Costa de la Luz not Costa del Sol and the weather will not be as good there as you are on the Atlantic coast not the Mediterranean.
Clothes wise you will need to cover all eventualities. You will get long sunny periods during the day (with temperatures in the mid 60s to low 70s) but should also expect some sudden/very sharp showers. It will go VERY cold as soon as the sun starts to go down around 3 p.m. so warm Winter clothing will be required for nighttime and make sure that any accommodation you book has adequate heating.
If you give me an idea of what your interests are I will recommend places that I think you will enjoy visiting. Make sure that you have a few nights east of Malaga - much less developed than the main Costa del Sol west of the city. If you look at the Local Info page of our website it will give you an idea of places to visit
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. We have lived here in Andalucia for over 6 years now and just love the area.
With a month at your disposal, you should be able to take a nice gentle tour around Andalucia. Which places you concentrate on obviously depend on your interests:
Granada ( a must, for the Alhambra)
Walking in the mountains (stay low and close to the coast for the best temperatures in March)
Walking along the coasts and beaches
The Alpujarras and Cabo de Gata are especially special
This list could go on forever, so why not tell us a bit more about the sorts of things you like to see and do?
A car will be a must.
Regarding where to stay and how to book, I have an obvious commercial interest (see my profile) so I won't say too much.
Remember that the most touristy places will be pretty closed up in March. The best temperatures will be close to the coast and the higher you go and further from the sea, the colder it will get. (You could fit in some skiing in the Sierra Nevada.)
[ Edit: Edited on Jul 21, 2008, at 3:47 AM by LittleHote ]
you can find all the information what you need in www.raar.es
where to stay
Don't really agree with Murcia. Bit like costa del sol but without the nice places to visit in Andalucia. Cabo de Gata is lovely as is Granada and the Alpuharras.
For car rental by far the cheapest is www.hispacar.com
[ Edit: Edited on 25-Mar-2009, at 03:00 by monkeycat ]
Don't really agree with Murcia.
Really? What about Sierra Espuña, Aguilas or the coast from Aguilas to Puerto de Mazarron?
Don't really agree with you blatant car hire promotion though.