Brits have been travelling back and forth to Andalucía since the 1960s. Located at the south of the Iberian Peninsula, Andalucía is divided into eight regions: Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga and Seville. It offers a warm Mediterranean climate all year round, with long hours of sunshine. Direct flights to Málaga were introduced earlier this year by multiple airlines and a visit to one these regions can be achieved in under 3 hours.
Málaga has received many awards for its approach to persons with accessibility requirements. Málaga city bus service was adapted for wheelchair users and modern trains have a low floor area for direct wheelchair access. During mid-July to mid-September, the main beaches of the Playa de la Misericordia and the Playa del Dedo host the ‘Enjoy the Beach’ program. This event offers special assistance to persons with mobility issues by providing swimming aids, a hoist and two beach monitors daily.
Infused in arts and culture, Málaga is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, one of the most pivotal artists of the 20th century. There is a large collection of his artwork held at the Picasso Malaga Museum, as well as visiting collections including the forthcoming exhibition called Women artists and surrealism.
Food is plentiful in this region which offers some of the best tapas bars in Spain at reasonable prices. Try freshly caught fish, eaten at a tapas bar near the sea.
Pharmacies (farmacias) can offer good health advice. Telephone 112 for an emergency or 061 for an ambulance. Tap water is safe to drink, as it required to meet the national standards. However, some locals prefer to drink bottled water as they prefer the taste.
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