Cheap Spain Holidays

The best of Spain on a shoestring

Russ Sanchez

Russ Sanchez
HomeAway travel expert

Spain MainAs best I can tell, there are few more archetypal holiday images drifting about the British psyche than that of the warm, welcoming Spanish beach. Technically just a quick plane ride away, Spain might as well be a world away in terms of culture, food, and – most importantly of all – weather. The nearness of this Mediterranean holiday near-paradise is one of its most appealing features.

But Spain is also known for its amenability to cheap holidays. For the price, holidays in Spain are some of the most valuable in Europe. The Iberian peninsula, the Canaries, the Balearic Islands: Spain offers holidays of every tempo, from leisurely sunbathing-and-cocktail based vacations to active, mountaineering excursions – and all points between – and for every budget. So if a cheap, sunny Spanish villa is the simple indulgence you crave this holiday season, look no further: HomeAway's got what you need.


Top destinations for cheap holidays in Spain


Cheap holidays in Costa Blanca Cheap holidays in Costa Blanca

Spain's White Coast is a classic holiday location for precisely the reason that its array of activities is nearly endless, suitable to every wallet. Long-time hotspot Benidorm is a great holiday base. Families will enjoy tiring themselves out at any of various theme parks; Aqua Natura, for example, whose season begins 24th May, is €16 a ticket for kids, €21 for adults. Groups of friends seeking night life will enjoy the spread of clubs and bars. And everyone will enjoy, and perhaps most of all, the white sands and blue waters – which are of course free. Mellower is Alicante, which boasts beautiful architecture and a long history, with fewer crowds than Benidorm. Torrevieja has unique salt lakes, and many Blue Flag beaches and pristine coves, which can make for a free and unforgettable day trip.  

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Cheap holidays in Costa del Sol Cheap holidays in Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol and province of Málaga is another time-honoured holiday destination. That its beaches are sublime goes without saying; but it's also home to some of the oldest, most beautiful cities in Europe, and some of Spain's loveliest Moorish architecture. Amateur and professional photographers alike can make a day, if not entire vacation, of exploring and snapping photos here. La Concepción Botanical and Historical garden especially shouldn't be missed for this reason. Also nearby are the otherworldly Nerja caves, which are open to the public (although not particularly wheelchair friendly, given all the stairs inside them). Tickets for adults are €9.00, for children over six €5.00, for seniors €4.50, and children younger than six are free.

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Cheap holidays in Barcelona Cheap holidays in Barcelona

The capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is a city whose vivacity and centrality to European history are undeniable. Dotted with the unmistakable works of Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona is also one of the most beautiful European capitals. No tourist should miss a chance to stroll down Las Ramblas, where a colourful array of street musicians, artists and living statues entertain the crowds. Afterwards, jump on a tram and travel to the top of Tibidabo, or indulge in a (window) shopping spree along the Passeig de Gracia. And then, of course, there is the (in)famous Barcelona night life – fancy cheap, strong drinks and dance clubs bumping until morning? This is the place!

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Cheap holidays in the Balearic Islands Cheap holidays in the Balearic Islands

Spain's famous archipelago is one of the world's top holiday destinations – mostly, it's true, due to Ibiza, whose reputation as a party Mecca is second to none. But warehouse-sized clubs full of industrially produced bubbles and wobbly 20-somethings in improbable outfits are not all the Balearics have to offer. The four main islands, Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera all boast excellent hiking trails, and unforgettable scenery, both coastal and inland, that can easily fill an entire holiday – for much cheaper than a night of drinking and entrance fees! Another Balearic perk: with nearly 14,000 separate rentals available, you will find one to suit your budget.


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Cheap holidays in in the Canary Islands Cheap holidays in in the Canary Islands

Landscapes of exquisite natural beauty are found throughout the Canaries, from Lanzarote's Timanfaya National Park, a rugged area of dormant volcanoes, to Fuerteventura's Corralejo Park, an expanse of stunning white dunes. All of the islands offer swimming, sunbathing and a variety of water sports that can be done for free or cheaply. Or consider taking an hour-long ferry ride in a glass-bottomed boat (at about €15 per ticket) over to Isla de los Lobos, which has no permanent habitation, but hours' worth of trails, day facilities, and a picturesque light house on its northern tip.

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Cheap Accommodation in Spain

12 Minutes By Car, To The Coastal City Of Sitges, Great Variety Of Restaurants, Bars, Clubs

The villa (280 m2) is made up of 3 stories with a total of 2 living rooms, 2 kitchens, 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, of which one has a bathtub for two installed. The 5 spacious bedrooms offer more than enough space for 10 guests, however providing ...


Large country house of 13 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms features a fully equipped main house with living room overlooking the garden and fireplace, kitchen, office, 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (one with disabled access) and a games room with billiards ...

Spacious beach side apartment on secure site with sea views.

Well equipped apartment with full sea views from balcony and master bedroom. Fully fitted kitchen on security patrolled site. 2 Outdoor pools, indoor heated pool. Gym, sauna, jacuzzi beauty salon and children's club in season. Situated between Mar...

Magnificent brand new house near the Sea

The cottage is situated in an idyllic location in the southeast of the island. Among Ses Salines and Saint George Road. It has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), living room, garage and pool. Very quiet area where just 4 Km can scroll to the Co...

3 bedroom air conditioned apartment with views of pools & golf fairway

Entered via electric gates on a private holiday complex this first floor 3 bedroom 2 bathroom air conditioned apartment is situated in beautifully landscaped gardens with stunning views of the 2 swimming pools & golf fairway from the large balcony...


Holiday rental Home Ibiza luxury frontline beach, the building has over 5,000 square feet of common area, three swimming pools (2 for adults and one for children), solarium, chill out, private beach with Balinese beds is accessed directly through ...

Very lovely house near the beach in Ibiza

Charming house among pines, near Cala Bassa beach (you can walk). It has two floors connected by an outside staircase.   On the ground floor is the entrance porch from which you access to a dining area with table and chairs Ibiza style. Next to it...

Athenou-old Town 3 Bedroom Large Apartment With a Nice Terrace With City Views

ATHENOU APARTMENTS are splendid and unique apartments in a very quiet area of the old quarter of Girona, in one of the highest houses with high historical value for the city, attached to the wall bordering the old town and from where have the best...

Masia La Traxa

Masia la Traxa is your opportunity to stay in an authentic holiday home dating back to 16th century, formerly used as base when cultivating the almond plantation, but in 2013 it was completely reformed into an authentic, high quality holiday home ...

Masia Dels Molineros

Masia dels Molineros is a hidden pearl, situated within walking distance of the village and only 3,5 km. From the beaches of Costa Daurada. The house sleeps comfortably 5 persons in two double rooms and a single room. The house originates from t...
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