Navarra is in northern Spain and extends across from the Pyrenees which mark the border with France to include the Sierra de Aralar and Urbai National Parks. Tierra Estella is located in the southwest of the region where the Camino de Santiago monasteries, chapels and art can be found. La Ribera is in the south of Navarra where there are prehistoric, Roman, Moorish and medieval remains. Mid-Navarra is best known for its historic monuments and olive groves. The capital city is Pamplona. The area is a popular place to enjoy Navarra holiday rentals with plenty of attractions and things to do.
Navarra’s mix of landscapes gives plenty of opportunities for different outdoor activities. Horse riding, fishing and golf are popular with visitors to the area and there are some reserves for hunting. The Pyrenees are ideal for winter sports including skiing, snowboarding and adventure sports. The area is ideal for hill walking, cycling and touring by car to see the wonderful towns, cities, mountain scenery and fine museums. After dark, the restaurants around your Navarra holiday rental offer excellent menus including barbecued meat, the regional cuisine. Reasonably priced local wines make each dining experience a real pleasure.
Pamplona is best known for its bull-running festival but it has far more to offer those staying in a holiday villa in Navarra. This green city has beautiful plazas lined with historic buildings, a citadel which shows how arms were made and other cultural exhibitions, a 13th century Basilica with a Gothic cloister, a Baroque town hall and several excellent museums. Tudela is the second most important city in Navarra and is in the fertile area known as La Ribera in the Ebro Valley. Visit the Mudejar and Jewish neighborhoods, the Cathedral, 13th century bridge and the Plaza de los Fueros which has paintings of bull fights on the old walls. The city of Olite has a rich heritage as it was once home to the kings of Navarra. The Roman walls, the turreted castle of Olite, the royal chapel and the fortified palace are just some of the highlights of this lovely city.
This area of northern Spain has hot sunny summers and mild winters, making it a year-round destination. The hottest month is August when average temperatures reach 29°C (85°F). Winter days average 10-16°C (50-61°F).
The closest airport to your Navarra holiday rental will be the Bilbao (BIL) Airport which is one of Spain’s busiest airports and has many flights with budget airlines from all over Europe. Buses and trains link the airport with Bilboa, or pick up a hire car to reach your Navarra holiday villa.