Holidays in Spain
Are you looking for some warmth for your next summer holiday in a villa? Spain, with it’s beautiful coastlines and warm sunshine could be the perfect destination for you. Its coastlines entice sun worshippers and surfers, whilst mountain lovers can ski in the Sierra Nevada or go trekking in the lush peaks of the Pyrenees. The climate can vary considerably, from typical sunny Mediterranean weather in the south to the cooler north coast and the fresh mountain air of the Pyrenees. Madrid can be very hot in midsummer, with the southern regions fanned by the wind from Africa and the Balearics fanned by gentle sea breezes. Every region of Spain and its islands has its own identity, from cosmopolitan Catalonia to the spirit of the Moors in Andalucia.
Not only is it the perfect destination for a Summer break but, with its rich history and vibrant lifestyle, Spain is ideal for a cosmopolitan city break. A weekend staying in an Interhome apartment, exploring the sights or shopping in cities such as Barcelona or Madrid could be just the exciting break you need – any time of the year! Many of Spain’s cities offer art and stunning architecture, such as Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia, and the streets are always buzzing with activity. This is particularly true during local fiestas, with traditions ranging from tomato fights in Valencia and bull running in Pamplona to dancing horses in Menorca! After relaxing on the beach, why not head inland and explore the stunning mountain ranges and colourful countryside. You are always sure to get a warm welcome from your Spanish hosts! Sample the delicious local cuisine – tasty tapas or a mouthwatering paella – and wash down with the finest Rioja wines or sangria. Spain has one of the best selections of stunning Spanish holiday villas, apartments and even mountain chalets for your next Summer or Winter break. You will be sure to find the perfect self-catering holiday homes for rent in Spain with Interhome!
Your holiday home in Spain
There is a large selection of self-catering holiday rentals in Spain to choose from, in some of the most popular Spanish locations. Choose a stunning luxury villa in Spain with its own pool or maybe a stylish apartment
in a central position or close to the beach. Go on holiday with your entire family or take your friends and rent a large villa in Spain. Explore the beautiful cities together, or go hiking through the beautiful forests that this country has to offer. If you want a completely relaxed holiday, go for an apartment or family holiday home outside of the city or maybe near the beach? Interhome offers a variety of holiday lettings in Spain that will ensure you have a lovely holiday.
Villa rentals in Spain
Unwind in the sunshine, relaxing by your own swimming pool. Spanish villas can be found in the most beautiful places throughout the country. Renting your own self-catering villa is the best way to spend quality time with friends and family. In the privacy of your own villa and spending your days at your own leisurely pace. Whether you want to rent a villa in the city centre or choose from the various private family villas in Spain, there will be a property that suits your holiday needs. Interhome offers a vast range of holiday villas, especially in those sought-after beach locations and popular coastal resorts, such as those around Malaga. The town of Malaga itself is a rather underrated seaside town with archaeological remains dating back to the Phoenician period and the famous museum devoted to the city’s most famous resident, Pablo Picasso. Take a look at our villas with pools or our villas close to the beach. The most popular properties can be found in coastal resorts on the Costa Blanca, Costa Daurada and Costa del Sol. Imagine yourself relaxing on the terrace, splashing in your own pool and then watching the sun go down whilst sipping a glass of the local Sangria. Why not try a villa holiday in Spain with Interhome?
Self-catering Holiday Homes to rent in Spain
You can rent a variety of holiday accommodation, wherever you want to go you can find great holiday apartments in Spain. If you are in search of some sun, exploring vibrant cities or even walking in the mountains, Spain can offer endless possibilities for that perfect Summer or Winter self-catering holiday. From rugged coastline in the North of the country to the soft sandy beaches of the Costa del Sol or Costa Blanca, city locations or the quiet inland countryside, Spain offers a variety of locations where you are sure to find the perfect holiday home for you and your loved ones.
Madrid is one of those cities you can drop in on at any time, and find something exciting going on. It is worth remembering Madrid gets rather cold during the winter time, and it can indeed snow. However, Madrid is full of treasures and even the main railway station, Atocha, is worth an hour of your time - the interior of the station is spectacular. As a matter of fact, arriving by train, is one of the best ways to arrive in Madrid. Self-catering rentals in Madrid are good value for money when you compare them to the cost of staying in any other type of accommodation.
From the main station in Madrid, you have direct access to the metro system. Modern day Madrid, is well served by the metro, and traveling around is easy. The stations are conveniently located close to many of the tourist hot spots such as Puerto del Sol. From Puerto del Sol, there is only a short walk to Plaza Mayor which is the main square in Madrid. This is where you will find the tourist information office, and as the residents of Madrid say: “ All roads in Madrid lead to the Plaza Mayor”. From here, you can easily make up your own walking tour of the Spanish capital. Just ask for a map of Madrid, and get ready to do some serious walking. However, many of the best things to do or see in Madrid, such as Cathedral Segovia, are located nearby.
Eating out in Madrid can be expensive even though there are plenty of tapas bars around. When you are looking for somewhere reasonable to eat, it could be worth checking out the Museo de Jamon. This is not a museum of ham, it is a chain of restaurants scattered across Madrid, a well-kept secret with the locals. A three course meal with wine, will cost you less than in other restaurants in Madrid. Why not do what the locals do? Order a plate of cheese and ham, and take the weight of your feet for an hour. A self-catering holiday in Madrid, should be a holiday you do not forget in a hurry.
A Holiday Home in Barcelona
Holidays to Spain may of course include taking a city break in Barcelona, which is a different experience from taking a break in Madrid. In Barcelona, you can easily jump on public transport and be at the beach in a matter of 10 minutes. Barcelona has four main beach areas located close to the city centre, and the most popular one is Barceloneta. It can get crowded during the summer, but visit at any other time of the year, and a walk along the beach is a pleasure.
No visit to Barcelona is complete without a visit to the Sagrada Familia, but you should not ignore the main cathedral of Cathedral de Barcelona. It is a Gothic masterpiece, and a wonderful place to walk around. When you are visiting Barcelona, it is worth investing in a metro pass. Distances between sites are further apart than in Madrid, and if you would like to visit Camp Nou, home of Barcelona FC, you are in for a hike from the City Centre. Camp Nou is well worth a visit, and guided tours of the stadium, run most days of the week.
Las Ramblas is the main shopping and restaurant area. Ultramarinos is one of the best tapas bars in Barcelona, and surprisingly for a major city, it is rather inexpensive. Unlike some other tapas eateries around, it serves up vegetarian as well as seafood tapas, and the atmosphere is always vibrant. A holiday home in Barcelona, can even have immediate access to the Las Ramblas district.
If you have access problems, you will find that Barcelona is user- friendly. The metro system's purple line has a lift on all stops, and the best things to see or do in Barcelona are located along the purple line. Accessibility in Barcelona is in general better than other cities you are likely to visit in Spain.
City breaks in Spain? Are they good value for money?
City breaks in Spain are good value for money. It does not matter if you are coming to party in Madrid, or go rambling in Barcelona, self-catering rentals in Spain represent excellent value for money. This is a great country to visit at any time of the year, and you will soon realise how much there is to do and see in Spain. Are you not quite sure what to decide or where to go for your holidays? You can take a look at Interhome’s cheap last minute deals to Spain for inspiration.
When thinking about going to Spain for the holidays, the Canary Islands are definitely worth your consideration. Very popular destinations here are Gran Canaria and Tenerife.
The Canary Islands have the advantage of a climate with good weather throughout the entire year. When looking for a good holiday destination outside of the big holiday seasons, you can have a nice stay at one of the islands. It will be less crowded and there is still plenty to do. If you want to experience the local culture or just any feast, both Tenerife and Las Palmas have their famous Carnival festivals in February/March.
The Islands are also known for their many beautiful beaches, of which some are small and quiet, and others are the bigger tourist attractions. Where you can find white beaches and dunes at one point, and not that much further you can find a Vulcan beach with black pebbles and lava stone. This makes it the perfect destinations for your beach holiday in Spain. Not only the beaches are what makes the Canary Islands so attractive, La Palma, La Gomera, Lanzarote, and Tenerife all have their own magnificent national parks.