Spain is a must for anyone wishing to find an adventure-filled break, with skiing in the Sierra Nevada, hiking in the wonderfully rugged north west, or action-packed watersports found on the Andalusian coast. Spain is filled with a rich history. Each town holds some link to the past, visible in the architecture, art, and cuisine. Discover the secrets this incredible country has to offer. Wherever you decide to visit in Spain, you can be sure that at Owners Direct, you will find the holiday home to suit you. No matter which Spanish destination you choose as a base for your holiday, you will always find popular things to do.
Barcelona is one of the most captivating areas in Spain. The second largest city provides a wealth of activities for anyone on holiday. Famous for its gastronomy, Barcelona hosts world class restaurants, the perfect place to relax after a long day on the sun-drenched beaches and temperate Mediterranean sea. Wander around the lanes, quarters, and plazas with all their architectural marvel and artistic delights and soak up the culture of this city steeped in history.
Barri Gothic Quarter, Barcelona
It is hard to find a city more alluring than Madrid. Famed for its high energy, spirited nightlife it is one of the most popular holiday destinations for people looking for a lively time. Rent an apartment in the centre to get right to the heart of this vibrant place and experience the passion Madrid offers. Stroll around the streets and sample the extent of the bars from mellow afternoon havens to raucous late night clubs.
Mercado San Miguel, Madrid
Seville is located in the heart of Andalucía and offers the very best of the area. It is where art, traditions, flamenco, and tapas come together to entertain. It is the choice for those looking for charm, culture, and history. Seville does get hot around July and August, so avoid strolling around the never-ending orange-lined streets during the heat of the day. The annual Feria takes place in April and is a riot of colour and music.
Plaza de Espana, Seville
No trip to Granada is complete without visiting the magnificent Alhambra Palace. Placed in a strategic position in the city, it offers an uninterrupted view of Granada. On the hillside facing the Alhambra, you will find the Muslim quarter, El Albayzín. It still holds memories of its Moorish history, with winding streets and North African coffee shops. It is a magnificent area to rent self-catering accommodation and soak up the history and Majesty of Granada. Buses run to the main center every few minutes.
La Alhambra UNESCO World Heritage Site, Granada
Valencia is a city immersed in Mediterranean light. Home to stretches of fine, sandy coastline, it is the one of the best family destinations in Spain. Spend lazy days on the beaches, and evenings in one of the restaurants dining on paella (Valencia is the rice growing capital). In March, experience the four-day firework festival, Las Fallas, where enormous papiermâché sculptures are paraded around the streets and set on fire.
Due to the vast coastline on the Costa del Sol, Malaga has become a popular destination to be enjoyed all year round. The choice of holiday homes in the area is extensive. Although the coast is a major pull for holidays with kids, the rest of the region should not be overlooked. Discover the stunning botanical gardens, the contemporary art museum, and the Arab baths. Or take in the sights of Malaga with a child-friendly bus tour.
Historic city center, Malaga
Marbella is one of the Costa del Sol´s prime resorts. It offers top quality restaurants, golf courses, and magnificent leisure retreats, including a range of watersports, horse riding, and tennis clubs. Coupled with the exceptional climate and stunning backdrop of the Sierra Blanca mountains, it provides one of the most popular holidays in Spain. Marbella is also home to beautiful Andalusian white-washed villages nestled into the hillside, providing a place of rest and recuperation away from the high life of the coast.
Playa de Nueva, Marbella
Benidorm is the place to go if you are looking for a holiday packed with entertainment and an energetic nightlife. It is a full-on family orientated destination with a huge range of villas and holiday homes, as well as endless restaurants and bars to choose from. Benidorm has around four miles of spotless beaches and crystalline water, with the yearlong sunshine making it ideal for out of season visits. Being a compact town it is easy to explore the area on foot.
Beach resort, Benidorm