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

Peaceful Location Also 5 Minutes To Shops Beaches Bars And Nightlife

Spacious and luxurious 6 bedroom villa with sea and mountain views, beautiful gardens ample sun terraces. Sun loungers, outdoor and indoor dining areas and an outside large barbecue. We are in walking distance to a super market ,restaurants, bars ...

Luxury 5 Bed 4 Bath Villa, Stunning Location, Peaceful, Private, 6 Min Drive To Beaches And Bars

Casa Siso Del Mar is situated on the tranquil south coast of Javea (Costa Nova La Marina) with fabulous sea views. Walking distance to tennis courts/restaurants and only a 5-10 minute drive from the Arenal beach and beachfront bars/restaurants. Bu...

Perfect Location With Private Cove 10 Mins Walk To Son Bou Beach

Fully refurbished fine Menorcan country house of 500 sq. meters. Located in a quiet area, 15 minutes walk from Son Bou beach and in the centre of the island on the south coast. Close to main beaches and easy access to the main road on the island. ...

Secluded Villa With Wifi, Sat Tv, Air Con, Disabled Friendly!

Set in 1200sq m plot in with fantastic views of the Montgo mountain and valley, the villa offers tranquil days and stunning views. The villa has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, two lounges and two large naya areas with sofas and dining tab...

Benalmadena: Private apartment at ResidentialLuxury Apartment

Nice spacious suite (45 m ) with terrace, sea views and gardens very nice, fully renovated , all very clean and comfortable beachfront of Santa Ana, in the heart of the Costa del Sol with all amenities . It has air conditioning / heating , TV , v...

Luxury villa,fantastic sea/mountain views, private heated pool, WiFi,A/C,Sat TV

The luxury Villa Portet is situated on the stunning and exclusive area of Cumbre Del Sol, with spectacular south and west facing terraces and front line Sea and Mountain views. Every effort has been made by the owners to provide luxury accommodati...

La Cala de Mijas, Luxury Chalet Stunning views.

Wooden Chalet in the heart of Golf Valley. La Cala de Mijas Costa del Sol, Andalucia,, Spain, sun all day,country and sea-views, garden, 3 bedrooms, private, security, TV and wifi Internet available, Fully equipped kitchen, self catering. Golf, ...

Large country villa, private pool, tennis court, minutes from beach

Discover unspoilt Mallorca. Our villa is a traditional country house furnished in a luxurious contemporary style. The villa has a private 14m x 7m infinity pool with large terraces plus a tennis court. Around the villa are open and covered terra...

Lovely detached 3 bedroom villa on Valle del Este golf course.

This fabulous detached villa is situated on the Valle del Este championship golf course with its nature trails and wildlife, miles of tracks for mountain biking and walking and nearby spa hotel and beach club. The villa his a wrap-around garden wi...

Luxury penthouse appartment on golf course near Puerto Banus

This luxurious penthouse is situated in a gated community overlooking the main pool, children's pool and communal gardens with views to the Mediterranean Sea, the North Coast of Africa and the surrounding mountains.The large private roof solarium...
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