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Destination guide

Experience Spain in holiday lettings

Spain is like a crafted tapestry of Mediterranean delights. The Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca in the south are fringed with sunny sands, while the hardy wave-battered shores around San Sebastian and Galicia claim the north. In between are high Sierras threaded with Pueblo Blancos – whitewashed Andalusian villages. Cities like Madrid and Barcelona are woven with culture, home to regal palaces and curious churches built by Gaudi. Culture runs deep, in the twirls of Flamenco and the swirling scents of paella, with red-robed matadors and the famous tomato-throwing festival. Spain holiday rentals are your ticket to it all.

History

Historic sites near Spanish holiday homes

Spain has numerous historic sites to delight the history buff. Holiday lettings are available near places like La Sagrada Familia, a Gaudi-designed church from the 1880s with a museum and stunning views, and Alhambra, a fortified hilltop Moorish complex with palaces, courtyards and fountains. You'll also enjoy the Cathedral of Barcelona, a landmark 13th-century Gothic cathedral with guided tours, city views and cloisters filled with geese.

Things to do

Places to go near holiday lettings in Spain

You could be tracing the footsteps of Don Quixote amid the creaking windmills of La Mancha one day, tasting fine Rioja wines in the vineyards another, or considering iconic art pieces in the museums of Madrid the next. That's the sort of cultural punch Spain has. Exhibitions like the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in the capital and the Museu Picasso in Barcelona are musts for lovers of European painting. The thought-provoking Guggenheim in Bilbao is more cutting-edge, while the great Alhambra of Granada promises Moorish filigrees and masterpieces of Muslim culture. There's loads in between.

Activities

Things to do near holiday homes in Spain

Spain is surrounded by the sea. The southern shores are the jewel in its crown – at least, that is, for travellers seeking sun and warm waters. Spain holiday rentals on the Costa del Sol are uber-famous, offering access to beaches from Torremolinos to Marbella and beyond, while those on the Costa Blanca mean streets of lively bars and karaoke sessions at night. The coast closer to Cadiz in western Andalusia is tailored to history buffs and adventurers, with surf to match that of northern San Sebastian, and medieval castles crowning the cliffs. And seafood? Expect uber-fresh prawns, sardines and tapas aplenty.

Weather

Climate for your stay in holiday homes in Spain

Spain might get a little bit of rain in the winter months between December and March, so you're better off making for the indoor institutions of Barcelona and Madrid then – unless you want to hit the snow-covered ski pistes of the Sierra Nevada, of course. Come March, springtime brings warmth and plenty of sun to the south coast beaches and Andalusian towns. Things get even hotter in June, July and August. That's the high summer, when most people will be looking for Spain holiday rentals with a pool, or proximity to the sands.

Natural features

Sierras and sands in Spain

Spain spans from the waves of the Atlantic to the lapping Mediterranean Sea. It covers a vast area of the Iberian Peninsula, packing in mountains, canyons and forests. Notable reserves include the Sierra Nevada of the south, where snow will cover the soaring ridges of Spain's highest mountain, Mount Mulhacen, at nearly 3,500 metres. Elsewhere, the Sierra of Urbasa mark where the massifs of Navarre and the Pyrenees roll into the heart of Spain – it's a land of waterfalls and meadows. Then there's dusty La Mancha, or Andalusia's creeks and canyons, all leading down to the sparkling Costa del Sol.

Food & drink 

Multicultural cuisine in Spain

Spanish cuisine is a rich blend of the bountiful waters off the long coastline and the African influences across the Strait of Gibraltar at the southern tip. Fertile soils in interior valleys produce cultivated vegetables, the dry climate is ideal for grapes and olives and the high plateaus provide ample grazing for cattle and sheep. As a result, the cuisine mixes olives and wine from Mediterranean cultures, meat and fish from Celtic heritage and honey, almonds and spices from the Moorish influence, all of which can be experienced in restaurants near your holiday rental.

How many holiday rentals are available around Spain?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 144,214 holiday lettings around Spain. From 26,240 villas to 29,410 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Spain?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Spain. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Majorca Island: 14,921 holiday homes
  • Tenerife: 7,375 holiday homes
  • Menorca: 1,796 holiday homes
  • Ibiza: 2,124 holiday homes
  • Barcelona: 4,181 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Spain! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Spain?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Spain with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Barcelona: 4,181 holiday lettings
  • Benidorm: 3,316 holiday lettings
  • Costa Adeje: 4,264 holiday lettings
  • Alicante: 2,166 holiday lettings
  • Tías: 2,842 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Spain?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Spain are:

  • Menorca Airport (MAH): 1,239 self catering accommodations
  • Ibiza Airport (IBZ): 2,539 self catering accommodations
  • Alicante Airport (ALC): 2,779 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Spain?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Spain. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Javea Port: 10,402 holiday rentals
  • Arenal Beach: 10,382 holiday rentals
  • La Zenia Beach: 5,193 holiday rentals
  • Ibiza Karting San Antonio: 1,404 holiday rentals
  • Valencia (YJV-Valencia-Joaquin Sorolla Train Station): 1,531 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Spain listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Spain

Canary Islands
19,005 holiday rentals
Balearic Islands
19,255 holiday rentals
Valencian Community
22,548 holiday rentals
Andalusia
34,354 holiday rentals
Region of Murcia
4,832 holiday rentals
Cantabria
1,299 holiday rentals
Catalonia
28,985 holiday rentals
Asturias
2,132 holiday rentals
Galicia
2,657 holiday rentals
Navarre
1,227 holiday rentals
Basque Country
1,235 holiday rentals
Community of Madrid
3,758 holiday rentals
La Rioja
418 holiday rentals
Extremadura
644 holiday rentals
Aragon
1,398 holiday rentals
Castile and León
2,534 holiday rentals
Castile-La Mancha
1,435 holiday rentals
Faro District
15,096 holiday rentals
Madeira Region
2,715 holiday rentals
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
54,830 holiday rentals