Vacation rentals in Spain
Do you want to experience the holiday of a lifetime with the ones you hold closest? Then rent a vacation rental in Spain through NOVASOL and enjoy the luxury and freedom of privately owned vacation rentals. The Iberian Peninsula is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Mediterranean, which means you can enjoy endless sandy beaches, rocky coastlines and picturesque coves in between. Furthermore you can indulge yourselves in an astray of activities and attractions that suit whatever mood or lusts you might have, no matter where you choose to go! Just off the west coast of Africa you will find the Canary Islands that promise year-round sunny skies and diverse landscapes. Meanwhile you also have the possibility of renting a vacation home on the Balearic Islands where you will find popular holiday destinations like Mallorca and Ibiza. Whatever your choice of location for a vacation home in Spain you will be surrounded by gastronomical genius, fun experiences for all ages and pure relaxation!
Top 9 attractions in Spain
The Alhambra, Granada
The Alhambra palaces are guaranteed to take your breath away, no matter if you’ve visited before or seen pictures online. The palace complex stands against a backdrop of the Sierra Nevada peaks and presents some of the most beautiful Islamic buildings in Europa. Furthermore you can take a stroll through the Generalife gardens, which functioned as the sultan’s summer estate dating back to the 14th century.
Gaudi and the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
Antoni Gaudi is known for his absurd architectural style, which brought Art Nouveau into a new light. His architectural wonders have become landmarks of Barcelona and are a must-see if you visit the Catalan capital. Most notable is the church Sagrada Familia, which to this day is still unfinished and is due to be finished by 2026. On a hillside overlooking the city you will find Parc Güell with its fantastic creatures and views that encompass a mystical garden. You should also consider visiting Casa Milá and Casa Batlló that are both functional buildings and standing sculptures in their own right. Even if you are not architecturally inclined, his works of art are a fun experience that children as well as adults can enjoy.
The Guggenheim, Bilbao
Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum was designed by Frank Gehry, inaugurated in 1997, and quickly became an iconic landmark within contemporary architecture. The building was constructed with a blend of limestone, titanium and glass and refers to Bilbao’s seafaring and industrial heritage. Furthermore the museum helped spark Bilbao’s role in international art and tourism and helped the city overcome its postindustrial depression. The museum exhibits travelling art collections as well as presenting its own exhibitions. You can read more about current and future exhibitions on their website here.
City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia
The city of Valencia had a long history of floods due to a river flowing straight through the city. After the diversion of the river they were left with a large riverbed of open space. Architect Santiago Calatrava thus created a set of brilliant structures that function as a cultural and entertainment complex with museums and art exhibitions. An aquarium has since been added to the collection, designed by Félix Candela, which constitutes the largest oceanographic aquarium in Europe. Today this city within a city and the surrounding sites form one of the most popular tourist attractions in Spain.
Mezquita - The Great Mosque, Córdoba
Córdoba’s great mosque, also known as the Mesquita, was once western Islams principal Mosque and still presents itself with a magnificent and spacious interior. The construction of the building began in 785 and was finished by the year 1000 using materials from Visigothic and Roman buildings. You will find yourself surrounded by Moorish relics inherited from the past, as you explore these sites from the past.
La Concha, San Sebastián
This is undoubtedly the most beautiful city-beaches you will ever see on vacation in Europe. La Concha meaning ‘the shell’ got its name due to the peculiar shape of the bay. The beach has a length of 1350 meters and an average width of about 40 meters. The beach is perfect for long walks, swimming or sunbathing. On one end of the beach you will meet Urgull mountain and the other presents Igueldo mountain, which means that you will be protected from wind and the wrath of the ocean. In the middle of the bay the Santa Clara island rises from the sea, which can easily be explored.
This Andalusian town of Ronda sits on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean and consists of an old and a new town on each sides of the cliff. The bridge Puente Nueve connects the two parts of the city and stretches across the deep hole El Tajo. The city was founded by Julius Caesar in the 4th century under the name Acinipo, but was later taken over by the Moors who renamed the city. After enjoying the view and looking down the gaping hole the cuts through the city, you can wander into town and enjoy a large array of cafés and other attractions.
Santiago de Compostela, Santiago
The Santiago Compostela has been an important landmark for pilgrims since the Middle Ages, as it serves as the end of the Camino de Santiago. The church was built between 1060 and 1211 and is a breath taking example of early Romanesque architecture on the inside, as it has since undergone a Baroque transformation on the exterior. The church soars above the city of Santiago and presents breathtaking Romanesque ports and sculptures. It houses the tomb of Santiago (St. James) under its main altar.
Mount Teide, Tenerife
This ancient volcano is the highest peak in Spain residing at the center of the island of Tenerife. The volcano is still active and is one of Europe’s top natural wonders. If you rent a vacation home on Tenerife you will be able to hike or even drive inside the crater and either walk or use the cable car to reach the top of the peak.
The Spanish climate
Spain is known for its unique character, which incorporates all the cultural and national elements and presents itself with yearlong sunshine. Due the country’s vast geographical variety the Spanish climate varies greatly upon which region of the country you travel to. The east coast and the Balearic Islands follow the Mediterranean climate and offer sunshine all year with little rain. The southern part of Spain is more closely linked to northern Africa as you will find desert-like landscapes due to very warm summers and rain only in the spring and fall seasons. The northern coast offers more maritime weather with warm summers and mild winters, including more rain than in the rest of the country. The Canary Islands are subtropical, which means almost no rain and above 70 degrees Fahrenheit, even on Christmas Eve. As you can see, you can expect sublime weather no matter where you book your vacation home in Spain during the summer, but if you miss the summer heat during the winter months you should seek towards one of the Spanish islands or book a vacation home in Andalusia.
Vacation rentals surrounded by diverse nature
No matter where you decide to book a vacation rental in Spain you will be surrounded by natural wonders and a diverse landscape due to the varying climate throughout the country. On vacation in Spain you can experience everything from the dramatic rocky coastline in the north to the dried up plains of Castilla y Léon - everything from desert to extremely fertile regions. Furthermore Spain is home to no less than two mountain ranges, the Pyrenees in north and the Sierra Nevada in south, which is the tallest mountain range on the Spanish mainland. The famous Spanish olive groves are found in their most pristine condition around Córdoba, while orange orchards rule the landscape around Murcia and Valencia. Of course we shouldn’t forget the endless sand beaches that run along the southern coast of Spain where you can enjoy a refreshing swim on your way to or from an attraction or simply humor yourself with days of relaxation near the surging ocean.
Where to stay in a vacation rental in Spain?
In Spain there are a whopping 17 autonomous regions, which ensures a large variation in both culture and nature. Experience the capital Madrid, enchanting Barcelona, the mesmerizing Mediterranean beaches of Costa Blanca, Costa Brava and Costa del Azahar, the turquoise waters of Ibiza and Mallorca, the never-ending summer of the Canaries, the inviting nightlife of Costa del Sol, or the natural wonders of the Pyrenees in Catalonia. There is something for everyone in Spain and one vacation is often not enough to experience it all.
- The most popular regions on the Spanish mainland;
- Castilla La Mancha
- Balearic Islands;
- Canary Islands;
- Gran Canaria
- La Palma
- El Hierro
Which islands to see on my vacation in Spain?
Spain offers a wide variety of fantastic experiences on its many islands. Every one of the islands offer something unique with a large choice of attractions and vacation rentals. The most popular island for vacation rentals in the Balearic islands is Mallorca, which offers cultural and historical experiences in its cities, and beautiful nature surrounded by 550 kilometers of coastline with pristine beaches and turquoise water. West of Africa in the Canaries the most popular islands are Tenerife and Gran Canaria that both invite to distinctive lifestyles and atmospheres. The Canaries are known for their more rough and rocky terrains with volcanic heights and unique views. For a less touristic and more genuine vacation you should consider renting a vacation home on either El Hierro in the Canaries or Menorca in the Balearic. No matter what island you decide to visit you will be surrounded by new experiences and luxurious vacation homes that are just waiting for you to settle in!
The food of Spain
The Spanish kitchen is another great reason to rent a vacation home in one of the countries many destinations. Spanish food has evolved a lot throughout the last century and is becoming more well-known the world over. Everywhere in Spain you will find local produce at the markets, which guarantees a high standard in restaurants and the possibility of cooking great meals at home in your vacation rental. You can for example enjoy famous dishes as tapas that are meant as a snack before a meal or with a drink, but also can be enjoyed as a meal if you order a wide variety of dishes. Tapas are simple and small dishes that wake the appetite. The most notable tapas include Tortilla Española, Gambas al Ajillo, Croquetas de Jamón, Calamares a la Romana and Patatas Bravas, all of which give you a taste of the spanish culture, which you will surely fall in love with. Paella is another famous Spanish meal that is made with varying ingredients. Furthermore Spain can brag with its 11 three-Michelin-star restaurants that really cement Spain’s gastronomical genius.
Privately owned vacation rentals with pool
The vacation rentals that NOVASOL offer in Spain can give you the exact amount of luxury that you might want or need. You will find everything from small cottages with the most essential facilities to luxurious villas with everything your heart desires. You can for example book a vacation house with private pool, tennis court, spa and much more. All of our houses are privately owned, which means all of them offer a unique atmosphere. Many of our vacation homes also offer the possibility to bring your dog in our dog-friendly vacation rentals at no extra cost. We are sure that you will find an enticing offer, as you can manipulate the filters at the top of the page to find your dream house. If not, then you are very welcome to contact our customer service who will gladly help you on your way!
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