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

Great location 2 bed split level apartment. Sleeps 6. Bars/restaurants close by

The apartment is spacious with all the mod cons that you would need for a relaxing stress free holiday. Set over 2 floors there is an open plan lounge kitchen area which is fully equipped including dish washer . The balcony leads off from the loun...

Lloret De Mar: Super spacious apartment for 8 people

The Olimpic apartment is a spectacular hundred five square meters, has 4 double bedrooms, three bedrooms have a bed for two people and a bedroom with two single beds, two bathrooms both with bath, the living room is 30 m2, very spacious and very n...

In The Heart Of Costa Del Sol. 600m From The Beach & 900m From The Golf Course

Great villa with luxury equipment. The plot has two separate buildings, one for the main house and the other for the garage. Nice garden. It has a porch to reach the house. It has four bedrooms, one with double bed and other with in room toilet 2 ...

Beautiful Villa with amazing views of the ocean and mountains

Perched on a hilltop, this lovely traditionally-styled villa commands fantastic views over the Mediterranean coast and surrounding mountains. Situated just a few minutes drive from the bustling Spanish town of Estepona, this spacious villa is the ...

Private villa with pool 2nd line beach in Marbella (Marbesa/Elviria)

Spacious and very private villa - all in one level - with beautiful mature garden and private pool, stituated only 150 meters from the beach 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and a large living room with air conditioning and dinning...

Front line beach luxurious penthouse, Marbella Elviria, 2 bedrooms

Front line beach luxurious top floor penthouse apartment in Elviria, Marbella. The inside of the apartment is kept in warm, bright colours. The spacious terrace is South facing and sunny all day long. On clear days you can see Gibraltar and even A...

Family Friendly Garden Apartment

This 2 bed 2 bath En-Suite fully air conditioned luxury family apartment is 25 minutes from Malaga Airport and a 5-10 minute drive from 3 of the most popular beaches on the Costa-Del-Sol. Also close by is the old town of Mijas, where you can enjoy...

The Blue House : A different way to discover Barcelona and see the sea

The Blue House was created in 1992 by reason of holding Olympic Games in Barcelona (where the athletes lived) and so was baptized by his warmth and magnificent sea views. In the mornings you wake up seeing the sunrise and the sea from the terrace ...

Bendinat, 5 bedroom detatched Villa, with private pool. Close to Puerto Portals

Located in a exclusive neighbourhood only a few minutes drive from Puerto Portas. South facing exquisitly decorated private detatched villa with five bedrooms and four en suite bathrooms. The property is accessed by private electric gate leading i...

Superb, luxury front line Penthouse with spectacular sea and coastal views

The Penthouse is tastefully furnished and fully equipped for a totally comfortable holiday. There are 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedded room, all en suite. The lounge/dining room with multi language TV, DVD player, radio/CD player, pay as you...

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