Cheap Catalonia holidays

Budget getaways to cultural Catalonia

Ronnie McCluskey

Ronnie McCluskey
HomeAway travel expert

City of BarcelonaCatalonia, that sun-soaked region of Spain that occupies the country’s northeast corner, has much to offer travellers; regardless of their budget. While many come for the world-class gastronomy, others still have art on their mind, specifically Gaudi and Dali. But this is a diverse region, as decorated by the golden shores of Costa Brava and Costa Dorada as it is by rugged Pyrenean valleys. Wherever your interests lie, some corner of Catalonia is certain to pique your interest, and with cheap flights to Barcelona and Girona easy to come by, you don’t need a thick wodge of cash in hand to get started.

If you’re plotting a sojourn to Catalonia, one option that shouldn’t be overlooked is renting a private apartment or villa. Browse an array of properties on the HomeAway Holiday Rentals website, and use the search criteria to locate an abode that affords you privacy, furnishes you with breathtaking views and doesn’t wipe out your budget. Our range of Catalonia accommodation can offer great value for money, whether you want to take in Barcelona’s nightlife or the beaches of Lloret de Mar.



Top five destinations on cheap Catalonia holidays


Barcelona Barcelona

Barcelona to Catalonia is like Las Vegas to Nevada; it is the beating heart of region, the gateway to Catalonia’s myriad of attractions and one of the planet’s most dynamic cities. Hit the shops and stalls of Las Ramblas in the afternoon, and recharge your batteries in the chiringuito beach bars along four kilometres of Barceloneta Beach. It’s not the cheapest city, but there are plenty of free art galleries to enjoy, and attractions like La Sagrada Familia can be appreciated without stepping over the budget threshold. Whether you’re picnicking in stylish Guell Park or scoping the nightlife, Barcelona will put a smile on your face.

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Girona Girona

It’s easy to escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona; just decamp to Girona, home to ancient walls, world-class museums and towering cathedrals. Cheap as can be to get to - certain airlines offer incredibly cheap flights - this overlooked city is a warren of streets and squares housing pleasant cafes and bars, as well as water fountains and public gardens, which spring up like magic where you least expect them. Take a stroll along the river and visit the popular square at Plaça de la Independencia, or take advantage of discount trinkets at the Saturday market along the river bank. For a bird’s eye view of the city, you can survey the landscape from the ancient walls that make up Girona’s famous fortifications.

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Lloret de Mar Lloret de Mar

There’s no end of things to do in Lloret de Mar. The most southerly town on the Costa Brava coastline, it is a popular destination for groups, who revel in the atmosphere spun by the patrons of its bars, restaurants and clubs. It is also an area of jaw-dropping natural beauty, renowned for its sandy bluffs and coves, sparkling, crystalline waters, coastal footpaths bordered by Mediterranean fauna and the magnificent clifftop gardens of Santa Clotilde. The beaches are hardly in short supply either, with Santa Cristina and Cala Boadella the best of the bunch. If water sports are of interest, be sure to shop around for deals on kayaking, scuba diving and water skiing.

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Tarragona Tarragona

There’s something special about Tarragona. This port city, once the capital of the great Roman Empire, dates back some 2,000 years and overlooks the Mediterranean in the north-eastern corner of the Iberian Peninsula. Pick your way through sweeping golden sand beaches and a ruined promontory which has been awarded World Heritage status, or explore Catalonia’s largest urban cave, adorned with fascinating wall paintings. Whether dining on tapas under the vaults of the Roman circus or sampling the seafood restaurants near the fishing harbour, you’ll appreciate Tarragona’s expressly Mediterranean charms.

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Lleida Lleida

Perhaps the least known province of Catalonia, what Lleida lacks in reputation it more than makes up for in natural beauty. This is one of the most mountainous regions of Spain, and the terrain suits many of its visitors, who come to ski during the winter months or trek the hills when the snow thaws. Museums, churches and a castle comprise the historical attractions - Julius Caesar himself stayed here in 49 B.C. - but there’s also a number of eateries dotted around the towns of Espot, Vielha and La Seu d’Urgell. Don’t forget to try the delicious local produce in one of the many delicatessens!

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Budget Accommodation in Catalonia

Located in a privileged spot of the Costa Brava has a stunning views to the sea

Apartment located on the sea front, ground floor garden lawn 45 m2, covered terrace. Located in a privileged corner of the Costa Brava, with spectacular views from Tossa de Mar to Sant Feliu de Guixols. Fully Equipped Apartment, kitchen with dish...


We highly recommend this beautiful apartment in an architect designed villa in a contemporary style, ideal for your holidays! In a residential area of Lloret built on a hill-town and plunging the beach, you will be surrounded by a lush forest, off...

100 meters from The Rambla and harbour, with Public Parking downstairs

This large four rooms apartment of 90 meters square and terrace in Barcelona is located just a few steps from La Rambla, Congress Centre, Harbour, Beach and Columbus Statue. It is a great choice for those looking for making the most of their time ...

Beautiful house with amazing panoramic views of the beach and the mountains

• 3 double bedrooms, 3 bedrooms with 2 single beds (one bedroom is a suite). • 2 full bathrooms with bathtub. • Dining room with tables and chairs. • Fully equipped kitchen: refrigerator, oven, microwave, coffee machine, toaster and all necessa...

Fantastic en luxurious apartment close to the harbour and beach of Salou

Fantastic en luxurious apartment close to the harbour and beach of Salou. The building is completely renovated, maintaining the old modernism aspects. That is why this complex is so special and unique in Salou. The beach and harbour are only a foo...
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