Vacation Rentals in Spain

Spain Local Information and Area Highlights

Travel to Spain / Spain Vacation Rentals

Its cities, its coasts, the food, and a wealth of entertainment from bullfighting to dances and nightlife bring many visitors to Spain. Whether you are seeking religious history, a trip of relaxation, or staying up all night, you’ll want to take advantage of a Spain vacation rental.

Spain Cuisine

Food enjoyment is a major part of life in Spain, and Spain is home to an extremely diverse set of regional cuisines. Tapas is frequently found around Spain: simple to complex appetizer-style servings that can serve as an entire meal. Galicia hosts more than 300 fiestas related to food, due to the local produce, and a major contribution is the empanada. Cuisine in Asturias is based on cider, cheese, and stew along with fish and shellfish. The Catalonia region makes an interesting mix of locally grown fruits with meat, poultry, and seafood. Taste the gazpacho in the arid region of Andalucia. Whatever your tastes, Spain has a dish for you! And so does the kitchen in your Spain villa.

Places to Vacation in Spain

Barcelona combines its historic old quarter with a sophisticated style. You’ll find mime artists performing at the cafés and restaurants, and the Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter) is teeming with plazas containing more bars and restaurants. The cathedral of Barcelona with its towering heights, has a weekly sardana dance. Breathe in the fabulous art and architecture in the city.

The Moors had great influence on the city of Granada, and it is shown in the grandness of the extremely large Alhambra castle. Enjoy the wealth of tapas bars and excellent seafood restauarants. The old Arabic quarter is also interesting to visit. If you are looking for nightlife on the unique side, stop at the Sacromonte gypsy caves, sometimes transforming into nightclubs.

Madrid
offers a combination of great art galleries, restaurants, and leisure activities. Cultural things to do can include seeing Flamenco artists, and staying up all night to experience the Madrid diversions. The Plaza de Toros Monumental de las Ventas brings the zest provided by the largest bullfight ring in the world.

On the shores of an Andalucian bay, sunny Malaga also has Moor influence, exhibited by the Muslim fortress named La Alcazaba . The Paseo del Parque is lined with palm trees and has a southern-side garden filled with plenty of tropical plants. Try pescaito frito prepared as a variety of small fried fish. The Museum of Popular Arts contains a collection of painted clay figures. Don’t miss the museum paying tribute to Pablo Picasso, born locally in Malaga.

Seville is known for its orange trees and bullfights. The Gothic/Renaissance-restored-style cathedral in Seville is among the top-sized cathedrals worldwide. The tomb of Christopher Columbus is located right inside the south door of the cathedral. Tapas is a famous appetizer blend dish in Seville, and many bars offer spirited fun along with the tapas.

Paella is the food of infamy in Valencia, where there is no lack of art and architecture to satisfy the curious tourist. Famous local impressionist artists from years ago have artwork on display at the Museo de Bellas Artes. Valencia’s main beach is the Playa de la Malvarrosa, and the nearby area supports a good dose of nightlife.

The Catalonia (or Catalunya) region in Spain is in a sense, autonomous, since it bears its own culture, language, and cuisine. The significant shrine of Benedictine Monestir de Montserrat is on Monserrat Mountain. Find some excellent diving opportunities at the Costa Brava coastline. For colorful marine life, visit the underwater natural reserve of the Illes Medes off L’Estartit.

The wonders of beaches to mountains are found in the popular tourist destination of Andalucia. A large highlight of Andalucia is the Costa del Sol, located on the southeastern side. Clean sands and the vast availability of water sports are only part of the attraction to the area; shopping, nightlife, and intriguing pre-historic caves are yours to discover as well.

The Balearic Islands are a group containing four main islands. Mallorca has the capital of the area, Palma de Mallorca, with Gothic churches, and mountains, forests and olive groves in the northwest Ibiza is famous for its abundant nightlife, Spanish style, and eclectic shopping opportunities in Sa Penya. Enjoy the wild rosemary on hikes on Formentera, and the wealth of prehistoric remains in non-crowded Menorca.

Looking for a Spain accommodation? 

It may seem that with so many places to vacation in Spain, it's a lot easier to simply make hotel reservations. But that is far from the case. Spain vacation rentals can be found all over the country and make a lot more financial sense than hotel rooms. Unlike a hotel room, a private Spain accommodation can be a Spain villa, condo, home, or any other property type! That's because you have options with a Spain vacation rental! But while you have lots of decisions at hand, choosing a home over a hotel room is one that's easy to make. 

Sites and tours to see

Prado Museum in Madrid
Plaza Mayor in Madrid
Palacio Real in Madrid
El Rastro in MadridCopper fish on Barcelona beach
Parc Guell in Barcelona
Alhambra in Granada
Bridge and bullring in Ronda
Grand Mosque of Cordoba
Alcazar in Seville
Giralda in Seville
Formentor Lighthouse at Cape Formentor