One of the top holiday destinations for villa rentals is Spain. It's ideal for a villa break, with its sunny climate, fabulous coastline, relaxed way of life, and great food. There will always be a plenty of choice, simply because there are so many villas to rent – in fact the problem is often in knowing where to start looking!
Because there are so many villa rentals in Spain, we've made your search easier by splitting the country into regions. To help you decide on a region we have a bit of information about each area below, including maps and climate information. Or, you can go straight to a villa search using the search boxes on this page.
Villaseek's villa listings for the Spanish mainland are split into the areas of Costa Brava, Costa Blanca, Costa de Almería, Costa del Sol and the Costa de la Luz.
In the North, you'll find Costa Brava. Lying between the French border to the north and Barcelona to the south, the Costa Brava area includes the Costa Brava itself, the Costa Dorada, the Costa del Azahar, as well as the area known as Espana Verde, or 'Green Spain'. Most villa rentals in Spain enjoy a relatively dry climate. Villas in Green Spain, however, are more likely to see a bit of rain. But, in exchange, you get unbelievably beautiful, lush pastures and green forests in an infinite variety of shades of green.
Moving south, the Costa Blanca area covers a 170 mile stretch of Spain's east coast. It is centred on Alicante and extends to Denia in the north and La Manga and Cartagena in the south. Favourite destinations for villa rentals in Spain in this region are Benidorm, Alicante, Dénia, and Xŕbia.
Still further south and east is the Costa de Almeria region, which includes part of Andalucia. Andalucia is a lovely destination if you fancy getting in a bit of culture during your holiday, well-known for its art, architecture, and music. You can visit the famous Alhambra and take in a Flamenco concert all in one day. And, on the coast, the Mojácar area is home to some of the loveliest villa rentals in Spain, particularly if you like it hot.
On the southern coast, the Costa del Sol region covers villas in the rest of Andalucia, as well as holiday apartments and villa rentals on the highly developed coast. Stretching from near Gibraltar in the west to Nerja and Motril in the east, resorts such as Marbella, Torremolinos, and Fuengirola offer some beautiful coastal villa rentals.
Finally, the Costa de la Luz region takes us round Spain's southern tip at Tarifa and right up the coast. These villa rentals are on or near Spain's border with Portugal. Protected natural reserves, wetlands, and endless shorelines provide natural habitats for various waterfowl, storks, and flamingos - it's a bird-watcher's paradise!
South of the mainland, in the western Mediterranean Sea, are the Balearic Islands. Mallorca (Majorca) is hugely popular for villa rentals, rich with history and culture and home to the glorious Sierra de Tramuntana, a mountain range listed as a World Heritage site. The islands also include Menorca, the ever popular Ibiza, and the lesser known but beautiful Formentera, famous for its pristine white beaches.
In the Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of Africa, the Canary Islands are an autonomous community of Spain which include Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, and La Palma. Villa rentals in the Canary Islands offer some stunning views of several natural attractions. You'll never be far from a park, as these islands are home to four world-renowned national parks, including Teide National Park, the most visited national park in the Spain. You can also visit Mount Tiede, the highest point in Spain, and the third largest volcano in the world. We hope you found our villa rentals spain guide useful in helping you decide on what to do and where to go next!