Andalucia in August

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We’re renting a house in Andalucia in mid-Aug. (Fab timing.) The house is cheap as chips, but flights from London to Granada and Malaga look really expensive, and we’re going to need to hire a car. Anyone done this at this time of year? Any tips on reasonably inexpensive ways to get there? Or good little local car hire outlets? Thanks.

Sam Cook 18/01/13    Budget travelSpain Link Report

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Generally speaking it’ll be hard to get cheap fare for southern Spain in August, a very popular destination and all of Europe will have they summer holidays …. Local car hire outlet tend to be more or less the same price than the bigger company in Andalusia ..

Mricben 23/01/13    Link Report

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I agree it is so hot and yes, dry. Take a train from a major city. The AVE is great and stress free. Fly into any of the big airports and take a train. Do it now as the prices go up and up! You won’t find many Spainard’s visiting or in some cases at home, as they will be at the sea. They will be escaping the heat, if they have the money this year. Car hire is good to and gives you such freedom. You will need a car in Andalucia for sure. Lot’s of olive groves, wine and fantastic food in that area, but in August it’s so hot. The dry heat will dry your clothes in minutes!!!! So in the end the train will get you closer, but it is the car that will provide you with freedom to get where you want to go, when you want to go.

Time of my life 24/01/13    Link Report

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(And dry.) Thanks Ed! Lots to think about there!

Sam Cook 18/01/13    Link Report

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It’s hot in August.

Edward Aves 18/01/13    Link Report

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Or you could fly somewhere cheap and then get the train…

kateb 23/01/13    Link Report

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Can you still get cheap charter flights in summer? Or am I just showing my age?

kateb 23/01/13    Link Report

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