Destination guide

Something special in Spain

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.

Things to do

Spain, where culture runs deep

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

Spain – life on the coast

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

Brollies not required 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.

Where to stay around Spain?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 146,463 holiday lettings near Spain. From 29,333 Villas to 28,184 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Spain is on HomeAway.

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 travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Majorca Island: 14,813 holiday homes
  • Tenerife: 6,936 holiday homes
  • Menorca: 2,186 holiday homes
  • Ibiza: 2,274 holiday homes
  • El Campello: 1,895 holiday homes

HomeAway 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:

  • El Campello: 1,895 holiday lettings
  • Playa Blanca: 2,887 holiday lettings
  • Barcelona: 4,394 holiday lettings
  • Marbella: 7,600 holiday lettings
  • Málaga: 13,488 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:

  • Tenerife South Airport (TFS): 4,367 self catering accommodations
  • Menorca Airport (MAH): 1,512 self catering accommodations
  • Fuerteventura Airport (FUE): 1,582 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 offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Spain. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Puerto Banús: 8,198 holiday rentals
  • Torre-Pacheco: 3,759 holiday rentals
  • Pollensa Port: 7,377 holiday rentals
  • Valencia (YJV-Valencia-Joaquin Sorolla Train Station): 1,583 holiday rentals
  • La Carihuela: 8,687 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Spain listed on HomeAway 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
18,718 holiday rentals
Andalusia
31,537 holiday rentals
Balearic Islands
19,682 holiday rentals
Region of Murcia
2,787 holiday rentals
Catalonia
31,246 holiday rentals
Basque Country
1,118 holiday rentals
Galicia
2,920 holiday rentals
Cantabria
1,150 holiday rentals
Asturias
2,251 holiday rentals
Community of Madrid
3,964 holiday rentals
Valencian Community
24,297 holiday rentals
La Rioja
291 holiday rentals
Extremadura
717 holiday rentals
Navarre
1,266 holiday rentals
Aragon
1,492 holiday rentals
Castile-La Mancha
2,364 holiday rentals
Castile and León
2,756 holiday rentals
Faro District
14,928 holiday rentals
Madeira Region
2,624 holiday rentals
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
56,929 holiday rentals