Spain’s southern province of Andalucia is one of the top 20 worldwide destinations for Airbnb customers.
According to the rental property’s website Southern Spain was one of the most booked and researched destinations on the planet as well as well as one of the most popular places travellers added to their wish lists.
Coming in at number 18 on the list, Andalucia saw a 100% increase in popularity over figures for the previous year.
This follows the news that Malaga province came in second best when it came to seasonality following huge investments in inland tourism and special offering like the Caminito del Rey.
“More and more people are looking to Andalucia, with the number of people adding it to their wish list doubling,” Airbnb said, remarking that Cordoba, Granada and Sevilla are the ‘crown jewels’ in its assemblage.
“It is a destination loved globally for its incredible architecture: the set of the Real Alcazar de Sevilla, the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, the Alhambra of Granada and more,” the company added.
“However those travellers who want a unique journey filled with authenticity can follow the route of the white villages (like Ronda, Vejer and Gaucin) or marvel at the beauty of locations like Malaga’s Frigiliana, whose Moorish neighbourhood will delight lovers of history.”
Frigiliana is just a few minutes up the road from Nerja and particularly popular with people visiting the Costa del Sol.
Top of Airbnb’s list was the coastal resort of Kaikoura on New Zealand’s South Island and China’s tropical Xiamen.