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Things to Do On a Holiday in Spain

Apr 18, 2008
Spain is one of the most popular family holiday destinations in Europe for families staying in luxury holiday villas with swimming pools. Spain has all the necessary ingredients of a perfect holiday destination- breathtaking sceneries, beautiful nature, Mediterranean beaches, plateful paella and refreshing sangria by the seaside in the sun and much more.

Spain is a treasure trove for the culture enthusiasts, nature lovers and adventure seekers. Many families come to Spain and stay in self catering accommodation which they rent direct from their holiday home owners. The things to do on a holiday in Spain are abundant and include sightseeing, colourful fiestas, flamenco, opera, arts, literature, painting, sports, skiing, bullfighting, exciting night life, adventure activities, water sports and shopping in addition to many more staying in holiday villas with swimming pools.

You can see the three world renowned museums in Madrid, the capital city of Spain. While there you can stay in one of the many luxury self catering apartments or holiday villas in the capital. Families on vacation visit many of the museums in Madrid including the Thyssen-Bornemisza, Sofia and Prado. When staying in self catering accommodation in Madrid you will get a chance to see the priceless paintings of master artists like Picasso, Dali, Miro and Juan Gris.

Madrid's Royal Palace is also a landmark tourist attraction and has stunning exhibits. Madrid is also home to the impressive historic square of Plaza Mayor, Retiro Park, Botanical Gardens and Casa de Campo in addition to other interesting places. It is said that Madrid is home to some of the best luxury villas with swimming pools in Spain.

You can go on excursions from Madrid to see the other places of tourist interest in Spain. Many tourists rent a holiday villa and visit the world heritage site of Alcala de Henares, Aranjuez Summer Palace and Gardens, Seville Cathedral, Great Mosque of Cordoba, Alhambra of Granada and Castle of Santa Catalina in Jaen.

You can enjoy soaking in the sun on the beach resorts of Mediterranean coastline. Relax by the seaside on the beaches of Costa Brava, Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol. Families come here to enjoy the sun soaked beaches and rent a holiday villa with swimming pools or self catering apartments.

Spain has a great deal to offer by way of nature and the tourists who love the great outdoors can take recourse to the diverse landscape of coniferous and deciduous forests, salty marshes, rocky coves and bays, fertile river valleys, mountain peaks and mountain streams staying in holiday cottages. You can indulge in nature watching at the various national parks of Spain and enjoy the ample wildlife. The famous national parks of Spain are Tablas de Daimiel, Ordesa, Coto de Donana, Montana de Covadonga and Aigues Tortes. Near all of these beautiful park are many holiday homes to rent direct from their holiday owners.

You can enjoy exciting nightlife at the numerous bars, discos and clubs in Puerta del Sol, Madrid's hub for nightlife. This place is also famous for shopping. Enjoy fun filled recreational activities like tennis, swimming, jogging at Casa de Campo and Parque de Atracciones. Many tourists choose to stay in holiday self catering apartments and enjoy the local nightlife and culture to the full.

Spain has world class facilities for golfing at the Canary Islands like Gran Canaria, Tenerife and so on. The avid golfers can look forward to excellent golf at many other places like La Manga, Costa del Sol and Valderrama in Spain. Golfers go to Spain on short golfing breaks and stay in self catering accommodation. Other golfers stay there for longer periods on a golfing holiday and some rent holiday villas.

You can see the typical white washed Spanish village in Andalucia and the charming whitewashed houses dotting the narrow streets of cobblestones in addition to ancient churches make for stunning sights. If you are lucky enough you will be able to rent one of these beautiful holiday cottages.

Spain is renowned for skiing and has ample ski resorts of world class facilities. The skiers will enjoy the lovely slopes, blue skies and warm sun. When there you can rent a log cabin or chalet and fully explore the beautiful countryside. The Pyrenees area is best suited for nature walks, hikes and mountain climbing. You can also explore this area on horseback. Go windsurfing or water skiing by the seaside. Canoeing and white water rafting can be enjoyed in north Spain.

Spain is a great place to spend your vacation and has some of the best holiday homes in Europe. There are luxurious holiday villas, holiday cottages and self catering holiday apartments available to rent in Spain. There are holiday rental homes in Spain to suite almost every budget.
About the Author
Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It is one of the fastest growing on line holiday home rental websites. To see an example of why Direct Holiday Bookings is growing so rapidly have a look at Luxury villas in Spain
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