The San Roque Club

In Andalucia you find the essence of Spain. Bullfighting began here (at Ronda), here the lament of Flamenco finds its voice; tapas was invented in Seville; Jerez produces the crisp, clean taste of fino sherry - the region's favourite drink.


The dramatic landscape, baked hard in summer, rises in the north to the snowcapped mountains of the Sierra Nevada and tumbles down to the Mediterranean and the Atlantic in the east and west.

History is never far away. It's in the great cathedrals and the palaces of the Spanish Kings, where the conquistadores planned their expeditions to the new world.

It's at Cadiz, the centre of the Empire's trade in silver and gold. It's at Tarifa, only 25 minutes away, where the Moors first arrived in Spain in 711 AD and it's in the Moorish remains scattered throughout Andalucia, including Granada's Alhambra Palace - one of the seven wonders of the world.

The Costa Del Sol has the glitz of Marbella and Puerto Banus, but to experience something of the real Andalucia you need to head inland to the stylish cities of the interior and to the quiet of the countryside where life today continues much as it has done for centuries.



Guests at The San Roque Club are perfectly placed to discover this magical region. However much time you have and whatever your priorities, staff at Guest Relations (opposite Reception) can show you the best of Andalucia.

From ballooning to booking a restaurant for lunch, from day trips to shopping tips, from tickets for a bullfight at Spain's second oldest bullring to designing a complete guided itinerary, we look forward to showing the highlights of our wonderful region.