Summer 2017 Granada: Activities & Excursions

Marta Cabrera Assistant Director


April 20, 2017

Granada and Spain are full of co-curricular opportunities, and Arcadia wants to offer you all the best! We have some excellent co-curricular activities planned for the summer programs. Take a look at what’s on offer!

Events are only open to Arcadia program participants. Please note that dates, times, and prices are subject to change.

Other events will be added during the program, keep checking your email and the Arcadia Granada Facebook group!



On your first night in Granada, we want you to meet the rest of the group and discover the well-known Tapas gastronomy. We will pick you up at the orientation hotel and give you a brief tour of the city center before dinner. We will also treat you to dessert in the best-known ice-cream place in town after having tapas!


On the second day of orientation, you will take your placement test at the University of Granada (Center of Modern Languages), and we will have a Scavenger Hunt through the city in the afternoon. This is a fun way to discover Granada and its key locations: post office, police station, clinics, supermarkets, CLM meeting points, etc.

The first group to find all the places, answer the questions, and arrive at the Arcadia center will win a prize.


Once you begin your regular classes (mostly in the mornings), we will take you to lunch. You will keep discovering the local gastronomy and tapas. In the afternoon, you can taste the delicious chocolate con churros at one of Granada´s most famous cafés.


On the first week of the program you will enjoy a guided tour of Granada´s most famous monument: the Alhambra castle, a stunning 13th century palace and fortress, and a World Heritage Site.


You will enjoy a private tour of the old city with a professional tour guide. The Albaicín quarter is an area declared a World Heritage site. Its wonderful views, magical alleys, and stunning houses with private gardens called “Carmen” make this area quite unique.


TAPAS AND Flamenco!

After enjoying some of the best tapas in town, we will attend a traditional flamenco show at one of the caves in the lower Albaicín. You will enjoy and experience first-hand the intensity and emotion of different flamenco styles (such as flamenco tango, bulería, guajira, or alegría) in an amazing atmosphere.

Weekend trip to the Mediterranean Coast: Cabo de Gata Natural Park (Summer 1)

Are you ready for adventures? During this weekend, we will discover the largest protected natural space in the Mediterranean: Cabo de Gata. Its desert landscape, next to the crystal-clear-water beaches of volcanic origin and the traces of ancient civilizations make of this area an amazing natural place full of magical spots.

Weekend Trip to the Mediterranean Coast: Frigiliana, Nerja, and Costa del Sol (summer 2)

In July we will spend a weekend traveling through the coast of Granada and Málaga, and discovering its different characteristics: pre-historical caves, the picturesque mountain village of Frigiliana, the capital city of Málaga (Pablo Picasso´s birthplace), and the old fishing town of Nerja, with 9 miles of clear-water, sandy beaches. We will enjoy some time sunbathing and practicing water sports, and then taste their famous “all-you-can-eat” fish paella at Playa Burriana.

Cooking class

Arcadia wants their students discover the Spanish gastronomy, and we think the best way is to see and experience it themselves: with the help of a reputable local chef, you will get to cook paella or some other traditional Spanish dish, and then taste it!


A great experience like this one needs a proper ending. On your last night in Granada, we will all have dinner together to remember the best memories and experiences of the summer.


The Arcadia Granada Center will also add other events throughout the summer (check your email, and the Arcadia Granada Facebook page!).