Universidad de Granada is located in the city of Granada, a mid-sized provincial capital in the Andalucía region, southern Spain. Granada has a Mediterranean climate with a moderate to small amount of precipitation, falling mainly in autumn and winter. Granada is a safe, modern, university city in an outstanding geographical location just 40 minutes from the Mediterranean coast and 30 minutes from the Sierra Nevada ski resort. Granada offers a wide range of sports and leisure activities, such as skiing, mountaineering, hiking, rock climbing and water sports such as kayaking, water-skiing and windsurfing so students have plenty to get involved in and can benefit from the cultural diversity and stunning scenery that the area has to offer. The Accommodation Management Office can advise students of their housing options, which includes university residences, shared student flats, or homestays.