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

Sitges: Lovely apartment 50 meters from the beach

Beautiful newly renovated apartment loft with a terrace in a lovely typical Mediterranean village. The apartment is very bright and has 30 m2 and is distributed loft. It has a double bed and a sofa bed for two people, fully equipped kitchen, bathr...

2 bedroom apartment in the center of Sitges 100 meters from the beach

2 bedroom apartment, pool and terrace overlooking the sea, in the famous "Street of Sin '. Enjoy watching TV and free internet. The kitchen, recently renovated, is fully equipped. The bathroom has also been renovated this year. It has 2 bedrooms...

Fantastic villa with pool area, sea view, palm garden, 5000m2 area, Wi-Fi

Fantastic villa with unique pool area and view of the city and sea below. You can enter the 5000m2 (fenced) property nestled inside a nature reserve through an electric gate. A 150 m long driveway leads to the parking lot in front of the villa. Ch...

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...

Penthouse/terrace/ WiFi/city centre: La Rambla/Pl. Catalunya/harbour, 1 mile

Stunning apartment. Very welcoming. In the heart of the city, at the top of La Rambla you will find Plaza Catalunya and the Paseo de Gracia. With underground/bus/train in front of the door. Close to the sea. Harbour 1 mile. In the ...
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