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Andalucia is a suberb place for outdoor activities and sports.

Recreation & Sports in Andalucia

Andalucia with summer sunshine and mild winters is one of the best destinations in the world for sports and outdoor activities.

Adventure Sports Ballooning
Andalucía offers some of the best opportunities in the world for a wide range of adventure sports.
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There can be few better ways to appreciate the sheer beauty of Andalucía's countryside than from a hot air balloon.
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Bird Watching Bossaball
Andalucia is at the very south of Europe and is on the Europe / Africa migration routes of many birds.
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Bossaball is a new sport that has recently come to Andalucía and mixes volleyball, trampolining and Brazilian dance.
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Bowls

Camping

Information about lawn bowls on the Costa del Sol.
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The best way to get to know the countryside.
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Cycling Football
Cycling is a popular sport in Andalucia and it is not uncommon to see groups of cyclists out enjoying a weekend morning
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Football is one of the most popular spectator sports in Spain. Thousands of Spanish football fans follow their team's progress in the legendary La Liga league each week.
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Golf Gymnasiums
Perhaps the most popular visitor sport in Andalucía, with courses along the Costa del Sol and now inland too.
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Look after yourself and keep fit. We list some of the best gyms in the Marbella area.
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Hiking

Horse Riding

One of the best ways to appreciate the diversity and beauty of Andalucía's varied landscape.
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The horse is an integral part of rural life in Andalucía. Farms, riding schools and stables provide lessons or hire out horses for experienced riders.
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Hunting & Shooting

Paddel

Among developed countries Andalucía is one of the regions with the largest amount of big game.
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This relatively new sport has become one of the most popular racket games in Spain.
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Painting

Polo
Painting can become an addictive pastime, and that's aside from the social side of classes, workshops, exhibitions, art societies etc.
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The most important event in the Andalucía polo calendar is the summer tournament at the Santa Maria polo club in Sotogrande.
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Shopping Skiing
Sample some of the wonderful shopping in Andalucia. It is a leisure activity these days!
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Enjoy the winter pastime in Europe's most southerly Alps - Andalucía's Sierra Nevada mountain range.
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Sports Clubs Tennis
Stay in shape with sport. A list of sports clubs in Andalucía.
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There is no shortage of places to play tennis in Andalucía.
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Water Sports  

Walking

Andalucía is a mecca for water sports, thanks to its coastlines and inland lakes and reservoirs.
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As a leisure activity walking is hard to beat for the dramatic scenery as much as the exercise.
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Whale & Dolphin Watching

 

Karting

The Bay and Straits of Gibraltar have a large population of Whales and Dolphins.
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Enjoy a spin around a karting track in Andalucia.
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Recreation and Sports in Andalucia

Sports facilities in Andalucía vary considerably depending on the town or region. They are usually excellent in the major cities and resort areas, although sparse in more rural regions and villages. Municipal sports complexes, known as polideportivos ('multisports'), are located in the larger towns/cities and there are many private country clubs, sports centres and gymnasiums, most of which allow guests to use their facilities. Several of the larger hotels on the Costa del Sol also have gymnasiums open only to guests and members.

All community developments or urbanisations have swimming pools, and many also have tennis courts and other sports facilities. The overall cost of participation in sports is reasonable when compared to most other European countries.

Obviously, the sports facilities on the Costa del Sol are tourist driven, particularly regarding golf and water sports. It is the climate, of course, that makes outdoor sports here so popular year round.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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