Just 2 hours from Spain’s Costa del Sol are the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada, Europe’s Southern-most ski resort.
December saw the heaviest rain for 50 years fall on the Costa del Sol, officially ending five years of drought in the region and filling the reservoirs to capacity. Although it meant a wet Christmas for Costa del Sol residents, it has led to wonderful conditions in the nearby mountains with the resort management, Cetursa SA, announcing an impressive 3 metres of snow cover over the ski terrain. They are working hard to piste the new snow and hope to have all the runs open soon. To find out the latest information on the state of the pistes visit the British Ski Centre website.
If you want to enjoy both the skiing and the warmth of the seaside, you should consider basing yourself on the Costa del Sol and taking a day trip up to the mountains. Alternatively, you could do a two centre holiday and stay in the mountains for one night (be warned the accommodation is expensive) and then move down to the Costa del Sol to relax before heading home.
The traditional time to visit Spain is over the summer months, where hordes of tourists flock to the coast for summer sunshine, blue skies, sandy beaches and sangria. However, Spain is a fantastic place to visit all year-round!
If the January blues are gripping you and you need an escape from the cold, why not book a trip to Spain in February? The flights and accommodation are cheaper and best of all you don’t have to share your holiday experience with loads of other tourists!
February is the month of Valentines Day, so you could surprise your partner with a romantic break to visit the culture and beaches of Andalusia. If you tell us that you’re on a romantic getaway we can give you a welcome basket full of goodies to get you in the mood for love! Email us at email@example.com and let us know how we can make your romantic break special.
If you want to explore the area, the Costa del Sol is a great base, with plentiful rental accommodation and excellent links to the rest of Andalusia. In February you can take a day trip to the beautiful city of Seville, to visit their famous Tapas Fair and sample the best the region has to offer in the birthplace of tapas. Visit Spanish Fiestas website to find out more about the Seville Tapas Fair
The end of February is also Carnival, where Spain parties hard to celebrate the end of lent. Throughout the Costa del Sol there are vibrant parades and the bars and restaurants are busy with revellers enjoying the fun, crazy atmosphere. This is a great time to see the Spanish really let their hair down and join in the fun!