1/16Best holiday resort in Spain
Roses | The picturesque coastal resort on the northern edge of the bay which shares its name has obtained the best customer reviews from you, and is this year’s best Spanish holiday resort. Read more in our blog!
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Extensively-equipped cave apartment for up to six people in Andalusia.2/16That’s a holiday home?
Spain | Whether it’s castles, caves, stately mansion houses or former windmills – if you’re searching for extraordinary holiday homes, you’ll find them here.
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Apartment in the historic quarter for up to six people3/16Experience Spain’s capital city
Madrid | Discover Spain’s midpoint around the Puerta del Sol and the Palacio Real with a city apartment in the heart of the royal capital.
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Stylishly furnished apartment for four people in Barcelona.4/16Beauty comes from inside
Spain | It doesn’t always have to be the usual interior furnishings. Let yourself be surprised by the extraordinary. Here you will find holiday homes with a certain something.
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"Beautiful house" an atraveo customer wrote about this holiday house for 4 people in Catalonia.5/16Affordable quality
Spain | Great holiday for little money? No problem. Here we offer you a selection of holiday apartments and houses that are both cheap and have been rated very positively by other travellers.
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“A lovingly-furnished house in quiet location with a beautiful garden!” wrote one customer about this holiday apartment on Tenerife.6/16The best properties in Spain
A finca on the Balearic Islands or an apartment near the beach on Mediterranean coast? Spain is a top travel destination for the summer. You’ll find the holiday homes with the best ratings here.
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Apartment for six people in the heart of Barcelona.7/16More than just a city trip
Barcelona | Sagrada Familia, Museu Picasso and not forgetting the blue shimmering Mediterranean. Nowhere else are culture and the beach close next to each other than in the Catalan capital.
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View of the little village of Espinaredo, where you will find a cosy holiday home for up to six people.8/16Green mountains
Picos de Europa | The Picos de Europa mountains rise up in the north of Spain. 200 peaks soar to a height of over 2,000 metres here. Idyllic villages wait to be discovered in the valleys that lie between them.
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This is how holiday rental owners described Cadiz
Cadiz stands on a peninsula jutting out into a bay, and is almost entirely surrounded by water. Named Gadir by the Phoencians, who founded their trading post in 1100 BC, it was later controlled by the Carthaginians, until it became a thriving Roman port. It sank ...
show more into oblivion under the Visigoths and Moors, but attained great splendour in the early 16th century as a launching point for the journey to the newly discovered lands of America. Cadiz was later raided by Sir Francis Drake, in the struggle to gain control of trade with the New World, and managed to withstand a siege by Napoleon's army. In the early 19th century Cadiz became the bastion of Spain's anti-monarchist, liberal movement, as a result of which the country's first Constitution was declared here in 1812.
Some of the city's 18th century walls still stand, such as the Landward Gate. The old, central quarter of Cadiz is famous for its picturesque charm, and many of the buildings reflect the city's overseas links. Worth a visit are the city's Cathedral and churches of Santa Cruz and San Felipe Neri, which is famous throughout Spain as the place where, in defiance of Napoleon's siege, the provisional government was set up with its own liberal Constitution. Other points of interest are La Santa Cueva, home to several paintings by Goya, and stately mansions such as the Casa del Almirante and Casa de las Cadenas.
The old city looks quite Moorish in appearance and is intriguing with narrow cobbled streets opening onto small squares. The golden cupola of the cathedral looms high above long white houses and the whole place has a slightly dilapidated air. It just takes an hour to walk around the headlands where you can visit the entire old town and pass through some lovely parks with sweeping views of the bay.
Unlike most other ports of its size it seems immediately relaxed and easy going, not at all threatening, even at night. Perhaps this is due to its reassuring shape and size, the presence of the sea making it impossible to get lost for more than a few blocks. It also owes much to the town's tradition of liberalism and tolerance which was maintained all through the years of Franco's dictatorship, despite this being one of the first cities to fall to his forces and was the port through which the Republican armies launched their invasion.
CADIZ - BEACHES
By Morwenna Francis
Playa La Caleta is a small beach at the far end of the Cádiz peninsula, near the Viña area and is located between two old castles: Castillo de Santa Catalina and Castillo de San Sebastián. It is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in Cádiz City and one of the most photographed. It can get quite busy during the day and at sunset the cove attracts many small fishing boats. It is another of Cádiz City's beaches that has been awarded a blue flag award for its cleanliness and excellent facilities, including bars, chiringuitos, showers, toilets, lifeguards, etc.
SANTA MARÍA DEL MAR
Also known as Playa Los Corrales and La Playita de las Mujeres, this beach is made up of fine golden sand, held in place by two breakwaters at either end. The beach, located next to La Victoria, is very popular with families and those who enjoy body-boarding. There aren't many facilities, only a couple of chiringtuitos, toilets and a paseo maritimo. The beach can be easily accessed by bus.
The Playa de la Victoria is considered one of the most popular beaches in Cádiz City, particularly with the locals. It is an urban beach that is backed by a promenade and plenty of hotels, bars and restaurants, in an area that is also known for its lively nightlife. The 2.8km La Victoria beach has repeatedly been awarded a Blue Flag by the European Union for its high standards of cleanliness and excellent facilities which include: public toilets, showers and changing rooms, lifeguards, surveillance posts, summer beach bars, sea warning flags and the possibility to hire sun loungers, paraols and peddle boats. There are also facilities for beach sports, such as football, beach-rugby and volleyball. During the summer there is an outdoor cinema here and a tourist information office.The beach is easy to access with plenty of parking the streets adjacent to the beach and is also served by the Line 7 bus.
Located just south of the city, Playa de la Cortadura is another of Cádiz City's blue flag beaches. A continuation of La Victoria onto El Chato beach, La Cortadura beach is as well-equipped as Playa de la Victoria with toilets, showers, changing rooms, summer lifeguards, plenty of parking and sun loungers and parasols for hire. Parking is available along the length of the beach with several access points along wooden boardwalks through the sand dunes.
Playa del Chato is a 70m-wide beach located on the exterior side of the arm of land connecting San Fernando and Cádiz City. The beach stretches alongside the road into Cádiz, Avenida Via Augusta Julia, from which it is separated by a line of golden sand dunes. Here, visitors are able to see plenty of natural vegetation, both in the dunes and floating in the water, such as sea lilies. The beach offers basic facilities such as a surveillance post, beach cleaning and the nearby restaurant, El Ventorrillo Del Chato. The beach is easy to access, thanks to its proximity to the road along which there are plenty of car parks.
Vamos a la playa! – Holiday at Spain’s coasts
Spain | From the northern border with France down to the border with Portugal the areas of the Spanish Mediterranean coast string together: Costa Brava, Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol are just the most famous ones. Why don’t you take a look at the atraveo offers along the Costa Dorada, Costa del Azahar, Costa Calida or Costa Tropical. The chances of finding the perfect holiday house are as good as it is on one of the two famous Spanish island groups, the Canary and Balearic Islands.
Spain offers everything you need for a great vacation at the seaside. Long beaches, kid’s playing at the beach under gloriously blue skies whilst the parents enjoy the time out from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the tranquillity. A dip in the sea for cooling-off, an ice cream at the near-by kiosk or bathing in the sun on a comfy sun lounger.
Also the multi-faceted cultural life in Spain provides for entertainment. This does not only include the many interesting exhibitions and museums, such as the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao or the great museums in Valencia and Barcelona – but also party animals and night owls will get their money’s worth.
Beside the Canary and Balearic Islands atraveo customers favour especially the Costa Blanca and Costa Brava as well as the region of Andalusia in the south and the area around Valencia.