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Holiday Letting Price Information in Spain
We analysed price data and summarised them in this graph, which shows holiday letting prices for the next twelve months in Spain. Prices rise in August and reach an average of £145 a night (10/08 - 17/08), making it the most expensive time to book a rental in the next 12 months. The cheapest week to book a holiday rental is in November (09/11 - 16/11).
Holiday Home Availability Information in Spain
Check out the graph above to find out how many holiday rentals are available in Spain (in %). The most challenging week to find a letting in the next twelve months is in August (03/08 - 10/08). On the other hand, the week with the most available offers is in October (19/10 - 26/10).
Relax in the sun with a Spanish holiday villa
Located on Europe's Iberian Peninsula, Spain has long been a popular holiday destination for European and international travellers. Renting a villa or holiday apartment will give you a wonderful base from which to explore this stunning and diverse country.
From spectacular cities such as Madrid and Barcelona to the luxurious beaches of the Costa Brava, Spain offers something for every traveller. If you’re seeking something more sedate, holiday homes in Seville and Granada offer wonderful attractions, shopping and food without the bustle of the larger Spanish cities.
How to get to your Spanish holiday villa
Spain is one of the most widely visited countries in Europe and so incredibly easy to access from just about anywhere. There are regular flights to the large cities such as Madrid and Barcelona all year round. Flights to airports such as Malaga and other beach destinations are less frequent in the winter - although this does mean you can often get some great out of season deals.
Every airport is served with extensive public transportation. Some Spain holiday homes in more rural areas are best reached by hire car. Even if it's possible to get there via public transport, if you’re staying in a more secluded part of the country a car is the easiest way to explore the region at your convenience.
What to eat on your holiday in Spain
From the cities to country retreats, no matter where you decide to stay in Spain, the food is an unequivocal delight. The most famous dish is Paella, a dish made with seafood and rice. Though delicious all over Spain, the closer you are to the coast, the fresher the dish will be. The Spanish omelette, known as tortilla, is another menu must, though the term omelette drastically underrates the dish. Made with eggs, onion and potato, the dish is cooked until firm and served in slices; more akin to what we would consider a quiche.
Food is comparatively cheap in Spain, and the wine is even cheaper. So whether you choose to dine out or cook in your holiday villa in Spain, food should be a memorable and inexpensive part of your adventure.
Spanish weather: a constant delight
Spain’s Mediterranean climate is temperate and predictable but does vary a lot depending where in the country you choose to visit. Southern provinces, especially those located in Andalusia, offer moderate temperatures even in winter. You can expect six hours of sunshine and an average temperature of eleven degrees Celsius even in the coldest months of December and January.
Summer sees the temperature rise across the entirety of Spain. Expect the mercury to hit the mid-30s in the hotter months, and where better to be when it does than relaxing on the white Mediterranean beaches, or by the pool of your holiday villa?
Sites to enjoy on your Spanish holiday
If cultural sights and historical attractions are on the agenda when you rent your Spain holiday home, then you won’t be disappointed. Barcelona boasts the impressive works of Antoni Gaudí, Madrid has splendour in abundance with the Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace; and Granada is one giant museum, though the Alhambra is unquestionably the highlight. There are plenty of holiday apartments to rent in central locations, close to all the main attractions.
For those heading to one of the many beach locations, not only can you sunbathe, swim and relax, but many localities will boast an old town with historic streets, churches and local museums. Renting a villa is the perfect way to locate yourself in the heart of the action close to the many sights and attractions. while benefiting from all the comforts a Spanish holiday home has to offer.
Nightlife in Spain: something for everyone
Spanish nightlife isn’t all about living la vida loca, though you certainly can if you want to - Spain has a vibrant nightlife scene. All big cities have several high-profile nightclubs. Be prepared to stay up late - the party starts after midnight and continues until the early hours.
The dawn of the better weather brings singles, couples and families to the many boulevards and plazas, where people dine and drink until the early hours. Food and drink are at the core of Spanish nightlife and one of the highlights of a Spanish holiday. Especially when travelling with children, it's easy to enjoy the delights of Spanish cuisine from the comfort of your own holiday home.
Where to book your holiday letting in Spain
Whether you're a devoted sun-seeker or trying to plan a culture-oriented family holiday, the variety throughout the Spanish mainland and the country's gorgeous islands make it easy to plan just the trip you need. You'll find plenty of luxurious villas and holiday apartments to rent in all these destinations.
1. Majorca This is the largest island of the Balearics, just across the sea from Barcelona. Palma de Majorca is its stunning capital, offering historic sights including the hilltop Bellver Castle. Enjoy marvellous local beaches; nightowls can head to the party haven of Magaluf.
2. Ibiza Famous as a clubbers' paradise since the 1990s, Ibiza is definitely an island of two halves. On the one hand, Playa d'en Bossa in Ibiza Town is known as one of the best places in the world for nightclubs. On the other, there's a much calmer side to this gorgeous isle. Cala Tarida and Cala d'Albarca are two of the best secluded beaches, superb for families looking for a quiet island escape.
3. Barcelona Home of the iconic Sagrada Família Cathedral, this is a city known for its eclectic architecture and Catalan culture, from the Flamenco bars to the delicious cuisine in the numerous tapas restaurants.
4. Costa del Sol Malaga and Marbella are the two best-known destinations on this sun-kissed stretch. Whether relaxing or diving at the beaches, or heading to the family-friendly waterparks, this is a firm favourite of travellers to Spain.
5. Madrid Rent villas in the Spanish capital and discover the history of this fascinating country. You can see the Royal Palace of Madrid, which is the official home of the Royal Family, as well as modern art at the Museo Nacional del Prado, and much more.
Self-catering holiday villas in Spain: pools, views and more
Rent a villa in Spain with a pool so you can splash around in comfort right outside your own home, or take a waterfront property for fantastic views. Or indulge in a Spanish villa that offers both!
Whether you're headed to the country with a group of friends or have the little ones in tow, Spain's range of self-catering villas, with their diverse amenities, make it possible to book just what your group needs.
Villas with a private pool One of the main benefits of renting your own villa in Spain is the opportunity to book one with your own pool. This gives you the option of total privacy. Whether staying with friends or on a romantic trip, there's nothing quite like waking up and taking a dip in your very own swimming pool. In particular, families with children travelling to Spain may appreciate the option of having their own pool. It can be easier to keep an eye on the little ones when you have your own place to swim.
Staying near the beach Many of the villas on offer are located a stone's throw from the local beaches. This allows you to wake up each day and decide where to swim.
Traditional and cosy villas for couples Many local villas are built in traditional Spanish style, often with superb romantic views and the room to truly escape into your own world.
Extra large villas for friends Many of the villas on offer come with plenty of room for everyone. Once everyone's settled in, head to the communal area, sun deck, or pool and you can make unforgettable memories with your nearest and dearest.
Family-specific villas Depending on the specific desires of each family member, you can select a villa that will keep everyone happy. Choose somewhere with luxurious bathroom facilities and opt for houses with the latest and greatest entertainment systems.
Plenty of choice There are lots of great properties available throughout Spain, so you can stay by the beach, have your own pool, or perhaps even a farm-style property in the countryside. Homes with jacuzzis, dishwashers, fireplaces, and even dog-friendly villas are all easy to find. The freedom of your own villa means you can cater your holiday to the wishes of each family member. Renting a villa is the truly personalised way to stay in Spain.
Escape to the sun for less this winter? ¡Es posible!
Where are the best places for winter sun holidays in 2019? If you're dreaming of escaping the British winter for sunshine and lazy days on the beach - we have good news! A quick trip to paradise doesn’t have to break the bank.
To help you find the best-value winter sun holiday, HomeToGo has produced a detailed price ranking of destinations in Spain. We chose 40 of the country’s top beach destinations, all of which get plenty of sunshine in winter. For each one, we researched the cost of flights, accommodation, a portion of paella, a jug of sangria, and even taking a boat tour, so you can make the most of those ocean views.
Torrevieja has the best deals on accommodation
For cheap flights, choose a destination on the Costa Blanca
Foodies will find the most affordable restaurants in Torremolinos
The cheapest destination that's hotter than 20°C is Las Palmas
Delicious food, ice-cold cocktails and beautiful beaches are waiting for you – check out our ranking below to find your perfect destination!
The Most Affordable Winter Sun Holidays in Spain
Did you know?
- Spain is the most popular holiday destination for UK travellers. In 2017, 36 British tourists arrived in Spain every minute*!
- Spain has the most Blue Flag beaches in the world** – including the surreally beautiful black sand beaches on the volcanic Canary Islands
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How We Produced This Guide
Total cost = Accommodation + Flights + Dinner + Boat Trip
The maximum temperature displayed in the table is the average daily maximum temperature for January.
For accommodation, we used HomeToGo’s own metasearch data and calculated the average per-person-per-night price of renting a 4-person holiday home for a long weekend (check in Friday, check out Monday) between the 1st January and 21st March 2019. To calculate flight costs, we used a leading online flight price aggregator which compares prices from all major UK airlines to calculate the average price of the 10 cheapest return flights from UK airports to the respective destination between the 1st and 31st January 2019. Direct flights were selected when available. The prices were calculated on 7th December, 2018.
The price of dinner is per person: one portion of seafood paella and sangria for one (0.5l). In most cases, these prices would only be available where ordering for a minimum of two people. We researched this information using online restaurant menus which were rated €€ for price on Google, or where necessary by contacting restaurants directly.
The cost of a boat trip is for a tour of between 2.5 and 4 hours - duration varies depending on tour operators per destination. In some cases, where tours were not available in the destination itself, we have given the price of a boat tour in an easily reachable neighbouring town.
All prices have been converted to UK pounds using the current euro exchange rate as of the 3rd January 2019. Prices are subject to change, and are forecast through to 21st March 2019.
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