The region of Castilla la Mancha occupies a great swathe of the country of Spain and can be found in the east central part of the country. If you catch a glimpse of it on any map, you will soon see just how vast this region is - easily as big as many other European countries. Finding self catering accommodation in Castilla la Mancha should not be a problem; what may be, however, is deciding on the exact part of this vast region that you would like to base your Castilla la Mancha holidays.
Guadalajara is one of the main cities to be found in The Castilla la Mancha region and will actually provide the ideal base for your self catering accommodation. The city offers the usual urban activities of shopping, eating out and copious numbers of museums to fill your days. If you are after exploring some fascinating architecture on your Castilla la Mancha holidays, Guadalajara will definitely not disappoint. The Palacio del Duque del Infantado is late Gothic period and was built in the 15th century. As a two-in-one attraction, this building also houses a great Museum of Art for you to explore.
Another city that should be placed toward the top of your itinerary list on any Castilla la Mancha holidays is Ciudad Real. Again, as with Guadalajara, there are a number of museums to view if you are keen on ascertaining more information on the history of this fascinating area. Self catering accommodation should also be plentiful in and around this city. Whilst in the area, take time to also visit Parque National de las Tablas de Daimiel, Almagro and El Toboso. Being such a vast region of Spain, Castilla la Mancha is able to offer any type of activity you could mention at some point or other. This means that your self catering holiday accommodation in Castilla la Mancha should never be too far from what the members of your party are looking for.
Being inland and often of high elevations, the climate across Castilla la Mancha really can vary. If you are after the warmest temperatures on your Castilla la Mancha holidays, you will be best off reserving holiday accommodation in the lower lands; especially during the winter months where snow cannot be ruled out on the highest peaks within the region. Rainfall will also vary considerably in accordance with your height above sea level.
There is an airport in Ciudad Real (CQM) which will cater well for the Castilla la Mancha region as a whole. However, for a better choice of flights to the area, some people do actually prefer to fly to the larger airports around the capital - Madrid. Iberian Airways serves this area best, but flights are available through other carriers, especially to Madrid. You can choose to depart to Madrid from several UK airports and these include London Gatwick (LGW), Stansted (STD), Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN) and Cardiff (CWL).