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 Peñíscola
The name Peniscola derives ...
show more from the Latin peninsular or peninsula.
The fort that sits at the pinnacle of the peninsula was originally built between 1294 and 1307 by the Knights Templar. In the 14th century it was garrisoned by the Montesa order. The Avignon Pope, Benedict XIII (Known as Pedro de Luna) made it his home from 1405.
Benedict is commemorated by the Bufador de Papa Luna, a landward cavern through which the seawater escapes into clouds of spray. In 1960 Anthony Mann's film ‘El Cid’ was partially filmed at the castle.
Peniscola has sumptuous beaches, the finest of which is the north beach, which is around 5 kilometres long. This calm beach is perfect for swimming and sunbathing and is fully serviced by lifeguards and leisure activities such as volleyball, sailing and canoeing as well as being wheelchair friendly.
This pristine beach has won itself blue flag status and is backed by a palm tree lined promenade. The southern coastline is steep and rocky, dotted with tiny beaches and isolated coves.
show more the year 1294 and was finished 12 years later by the Order of the Knights of the Temple. In 1319, after the dissolution of the Order of the Temple, the castle was left in the hands of the Montesa Order, who enlarged the fortress. But above all these things, Peñiscola is the city of the Luna Pope, Benedict XIII, who, driven by his by his ferociously brave character encouraged for long years the Great Western Schism and added new constructions to the castle such as the “Torre del Papa Luna” (“The tower of the Luna Pope”). Up to this day, the legend states that his spirit still wanders around the castle, gazing trough the windows and repeating over and over that phrase which characterized him when he was alive: “I am the true Pope”
In the city of Peñíscola me must pay special attention to the Parish Temple of Santa Maria de Peñíscola, which still keeps gothic traceries of the 15th century, the hermitage of la Virgen de la Ermitana, were we can see on the façade a typical valencian baroque ashlar, the Parque de Artillería, The Sea Museum, the Bufador ( a great gap between the rocks were the sea “breathes” on stormy days), the Natural Park of the Irta mountain range, a wonderful wildlife reserve were we can go trekking.
Peñiscola has a wide range of beaches and coves. Among the most outstanding we can find the “Playa del Norte” with more than 5 km of fine golden sand, were we can lay back and enjoy the sun, rent rollers or bathe while enjoying the beautiful view of the castle. On the “Playa Sur” we can rent a wave runner or hang out in one of the many coves were all sorts of water sports such as diving, surfing or fishing are practiced on a daily basis. Or, if we prefer, just relax and enjoy the crystalline water.
Peñíscola offers a wide and varied selection of apartments to rent, thanks to which Peñíscola receives a remarkable flow of tourists, who have a preference for rental apartments when it comes to choosing accommodation, since they present more affordable options than the nonetheless fabulous hotel range. It is a more comfortable and reasonably priced way to spend your holidays in this charming and cozy Mediterranean city.
In Peñíscola we can enjoy an excellent gastronomy thanks to the local sea food abundance, the long lasting fishing tradition and it´s assorted orchard. Worth mentioning are the “All I Pebre” (a sea food, garlic and monkfish casserole), the “Suquet” (fish stew), the “Arroz a Banda” (rice with fish and shrimp), the “Paella” , the “fideua” (similar to the sea food paella, but made with pasta instead of rice), and assorted local sea food such as the “dátiles de mar” (piddocks), the “cañadillas” (sea snails), mussels, etc…
Peñíscola, a city full of history, backed in the Sun, knead by the Sea and the Rocks.
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.
Photos of the town
Property no. 1260324
from GBP 218for 1 week
Peñíscola, Spanish mainland (Coast of Castellón)
Holiday apartment for max. 4 adults + 3 childrenApprox. 80 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), washing machine, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 500 m, sea/lake view, communal swimming pool
Property no. 910898
from GBP 879for 1 week
Peñíscola, Spanish mainland (Coast of Castellón)
Holiday home for max. 9 personsApprox. 120 m², 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (on request), satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 1 km, pool, sea/lake view