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.


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.


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.


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 137,836 holiday lettings around Spain. From 25,829 villas to 69,259 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.