Destination guide

Make the most of Valencia holiday homes

At once cutting-edge and steeped in history, lively and relaxed, Valencia always gets kudos for being among Spain's coolest metropolises. It's anchored on an old riverbed that now forms a long, verdant park, with picnic spots and gathering spaces. The city hits its zenith with the otherworldly City of Arts and Science – a chart-topping fusion of a planetarium, IMAX cinema, performing arts centre, museums and more. Medieval towers still watch over the old town, where the streets of the Barrio del Carmen pulse with tapas bars and student-packed beer dives. And then there's the enthralling province of Valencia that surrounds the place, beckoning with tomato-throwing festivals, the stunning Costa del Azahar, and dusty sierras, where Valencia holiday lettings hide in the olive groves.

Things to do

Top things to see and do in Valencia

Valencia holiday rentals are your ticket to one of the most eclectic arrays of urban attractions in all of Spain. The striking rises of the City of Arts and Sciences is always top of the menu. Inside, you can wonder at glimmering stars in the planetarium and encounter beluga whales in the L'Oceanografic aquarium. All around that is the Turia Garden. It was once covered by the gushing Turia River, but it's now a lively urban green space laden with lawns and cycling paths. History buffs might prefer the treats of the Valencia old town. The Llotja de la Seda, with its Gothic styling, hall of twisted columns and orange garden courtyard, is tagged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

How to get around

Finding your way around Valencia

Valencia has an efficient and modern transport system that should make it nice and easy for you to hop between your Valencia holiday let and the main attractions. The metro, bus and light rail lines can all be accessed using the same ticket. They are known as "bonos tickets", and are available from most newsagents and street kiosks. That said, many travellers prefer the DIY approach of renting a bicycle. A number of green belts and the wide Turia Garden make excellent arteries through and around the city. What's more, you'll find municipal bike rental spots at more than 250 locations around town.

Food & drink 

Taste regional foods around villa rentals in Valencia

There are plenty of reasons why Valencia is oft-hailed as one of the culinary hubs of Spain. This was the city that gave the world paella, after all. That spicy, veg-packed rice concoction is served in countless restaurants around the old town. The version here is usually the most traditional of all, cooked with rabbit meat and chicken. The best paella kitchens often ask guests to call ahead and order in advance – preparation times can exceed 1 hour. When it comes to sweet stuff, dive into one of the horchata bars and grab a nut-infused milky tipple. They go excellently with a pastry or a turron almond cake.

Essential info

Key facts for a Valencia holiday

  • The population of Valencia is 790,000, making it Spain's 3rd-largest city
  • Valencia holiday rentals – especially those close to the beaches – are most popular in the summer
  • The currency in Valencia is the euro
  • Leave tips of 10%, but check cover charges aren't already included in the bill
  • Warm clothes are needed for visits to Valencia in the winter – things do get cold here

How many holiday rentals are available around Province of Valencia?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,516 holiday lettings around Province of Valencia. From 766 villas to 1,058 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.

Can I rent a beach property in Province of Valencia?

Rising in the morning to glorious beach views and the rumble of waves rolling into the shore. Isn't this the stuff holiday fantasies are made of? HomeAway has 1,965 beachside rental properties for you to pick from. Of course, that might not be everyone's style. Fortunately, HomeAway has plenty more options, including:

  • 1,277 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 931 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 916 mountainside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Province of Valencia?

There's no need to go without the conveniences of home just because you're on holiday. Sit back and relax in an apartment and explore the area like a local. HomeAway has 3,228 for you to check out here. If you make your reservation quick, you could be spending as little as £16 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather go for one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • House: 992 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £13 per night.
  • Villa: 828 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £43 per night.
  • Cottage: 148 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £22 per night.

Can I stay in Province of Valencia in a large group?

There's nothing quite as exciting as being somewhere totally new with close friends and family. And the best news is HomeAway has options suitable for large groups. Apartment holiday rentals are the favoured option for larger sized groups, with 825 listed here. Rental properties in this area that are just right for bigger groups include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we've got 3,146 properties to rent suitable for that size. Book a night for as little as £13.
  • Require somewhere for 5 people? We have 1,472 that will suit. You can book one for as little as £34 a night.
  • Looking for holiday rentals suitable for 8 guests? You'll be thrilled to find out we have 877 that'll be ideal. You can secure one for as little as £22 per night.

You and your posse will be well catered to when you book your Province of Valencia escape through us!

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