Holiday in Spain

A holiday in Spain is unforgettable thanks to the varied natural landscape with mountains, bustling seaside and special culture. Therefore there are six major mountain ranges in Spain: the Pyrenees, Betic Cordillera, Sierra Nevada, Cantabrian Mountains and Iberian Ridge Mountains. The high peaks can be found at altitudes of 3404 meters at Pico de Anetov in Central Spain and the Picos de Europa at 2648m in the west. Both in summer and in winter, you can enjoy mountaineering, walking, skiing and challenging activities like abseiling and climbing.

Discover the Spanish coast


The Spanish coast is long and the opportunities for beach holidays are great. A water sports holiday in Spain offers numerous activities . Known locations are Ibiza and Gran Canaria. In Ibiza you can perfect your surfing, snorkeling and diving. The beach in Spain offers something for everyone with quiet beaches but also bustling beaches where life never stands still. In the afternoon, you can eat at a beach terrace. In known resorts such as Ibiza town and San Antoni during the weekends you should just stay on the beach, there are DJ's and music that goes on until the wee hours. Ibiza offers beautiful beaches and a great nightlife. Cooling off with your feet in the water during a beach holiday is a lovely feeling. Gran Canaria has a varied nature and 150 beautiful white sand beaches. You might find it interesting to know also that 60 of the 236 km of beaches were in fact originally not a beach, but nature's course turned it into what it is today

Culture and traditions

Visiting a museum during a holiday in Spain is surely not boring. The nice thing about Spain is that you can visit known and unknown museums both in large and small cities. You can do this by looking on the Internet for which museums are near your holiday destination. The most famous historical monument in Granada 's Alhambra is a Moorish palace with the tomb chapel of the Catholic Monarchs. In this building you will find a style that was influenced by the Moors, Jews and Catholics. Choose an enjoyable Vacation in Spain.

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Bullfighting, tapas, culture, fun with a holiday park in Spain

Whether you're looking for the ideal destination for a business team-building weekend, an active vacation with a group of friends, or an affordable family holiday in Spain, the country has it all. Spend your days strolling the medieval streets of cities like Toledo, stop off at a street-side cafe for an espresso, or add a bit of culture to your life admiring the works of El Greco, including "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz" in the church of St. Tome. If El Greco is not to your taste, there's always the Dali Museum in Figueres. A holiday park in Spain, in the mountains, will allow you to soak up plenty of fresh air while horse riding or hiking in the Valley of the Nuria in the Pyrenees. Take the cog-wheel train high up into the Montserrat Mountains and enjoy spectacular views along with a thrilling ride. And don't forget Spain's wonderful coasts, like the Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol and Costa Brava, which offer a complete array of water sports and sunny beaches.

More than bullfights and tapas
Bungalow.Net's holiday parks in Spain are an ideal place to settle back and relax, with amenities like swimming pools, tennis courts, badminton, bicycle rentals and more. This unique country on the old continent has plenty of culture and outdoor adventures waiting for you. For a little less of a "touristy" experience you can go "off the beaten path" and visit unique places like the nature park of Cabo de Gata on the Almerian coast. Home to flamingos, unspoiled beaches and real fishing villages, it's a great place to spend a day or so. The small mountainous region of the Sierra del Sueve, in northern Spain should also not be missed as it is home to one of Europe's original forests, and makes a great place for just walking around, relaxing and enjoying time off from the mundane. Of course you don't have to go off the beaten path to experience something special during your holiday in Spain. You can actually take a path that's been well traveled: the Camino de Santiago. The final destination, Santiago de Compostela, is a wonderful town just to hang around in and soak up some Spanish culture. Don't forget to try the octopus here!

Discover the beauty of Catalonia
Broaden your horizons this holiday season while discovering wonderful regions like Catalonia, in northeastern Spain. Visit historic cities such as Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain and home to cultural treasures like Gaudi's Sagrada Familia church, and Terrassa with its Castle of Vallparadis, both within easy reach of one of our pet-friendly holiday parks in Spain. Catalonia's Mediterranean coast, known as the Costa Brava, is ideal for a water sports holiday in Spain. Kite-surfing, diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking, sailing and many more are right in hand here, to be enjoyed by all. Visit Lake Banyola, the largest natural lake in Catalonia and spend your afternoons fishing, canoeing, swimming or rowing, or enjoy mountain biking in the immediate surroundings. Music lovers are also in the right spot in Catalonia as there are numerous music festivals held here throughout the year, including the International Music Festival at Peralada Castle and Music Festival Calonge, the oldest festival on the Costa Brava. Choose what best suits your interests and just enjoy!

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Types of houses

    Holiday homes Spain

    Holiday homes Spain

    The holiday homes in Spain are wonderful holiday accommodations and can be found in the nicest places in Spain. Lovers can opt for a well-known beach location like Majorca, Canary Islands or one of the Costa's. You will find countless opportunities for water sports and sunbathing everywhere, depending of course on the condition of the water. A holiday home combined with a city trip is ideal. After a day of sightseeing in a city like Barcelona, you can relax and unwind in the evening by the fireplace or on your patio, perhaps with a barbecue. Barcelona has a lot to offer including historic architecture with buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi. A walking tour takes you through the Old Town, Ciutat Vella, or you can discover the Spanish Arc de Triomf. If you love shopping, you can shop in all directions in Barcelona, where you will find both cozy narrow streets and small shops as well as a modern shopping district.

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    Apartments Spain

    Apartments Spain

    A holiday in Spain is unforgettable thanks to the varied natural landscape with mountains, bustling seaside and special culture. Therefore there are six major mountain ranges in Spain: the Pyrenees, Betic Cordillera, Sierra Nevada, Cantabrian Mountains and Iberian Ridge Mountains. The high peaks can be found at altitudes of 3404 meters at Pico de Anetov in Central Spain and the Picos de Europa at 2648m in the west. Both in summer and in winter, you can enjoy mountaineering, walking, skiing and challenging activities like abseiling and climbing.

    Discover the Spanish coast
    The Spanish coast is long and the opportunities for beach holidays are great. A holiday home in Costa Brava for example offers numerous water sports activities. Other known locations are Ibiza and Gran Canaria. In Ibiza you can perfect your surfing, snorkeling and diving. The beach in Spain offers something for everyone with quiet beaches but also bustling beaches where life never stands still. Book a holiday home on Costa del Sol and as the name itself says, enjoy the sun all day long as well as a delicious meal at a beach terrace in the afternoon or evening. In other known resorts such as Ibiza town and San Antoni during the weekends there are DJ's and music that goes on until the wee hours. Ibiza offers beautiful beaches and a great nightlife. Cooling off with your feet in the water during a beach holiday is a lovely feeling. Gran Canaria has a varied nature and 150 beautiful white sand beaches. You might find it interesting to know also that 60 of the 236 km of beaches were in fact originally not a beach, but nature's course turned it into what it is today.

    Culture and traditions
    Visiting a museum during a holiday in Spain is surely not boring. The nice thing about Spain is that you can visit known and unknown museums both in large and small cities. You can do this by looking on the Internet for which museums are near your holiday destination. The most famous historical monument in Granada 's Alhambra is a Moorish palace with the tomb chapel of the Catholic Monarchs. In this building you will find a style that was influenced by the Moors, Jews and Catholics. Book a holiday home in Andalusia and enjoy culture and history in cities like Seville, Granada and Cordoba.


    Villas from bungalow.net Spain

    Villas from bungalow.net Spain

    The villas in Spain offer luxury and comfort during your vacation. You will find them located in the most beautiful places in the country. Therefore you can visit in Barcelona the Aquarium of Barcelona, this being a very big sea aquarium. A villa on the coast is the best start to your beach and water sports holiday. Visit an obscure or known museum like the Gaudi Museum, Miromuseum or Picasso Museum. In Spain, a visit to the market can be entertaining if you want to come into contact with the Spanish culture, cuisine and lifestyle. Each village has a weekly or a daily market. In Barcelona alone, there are 25 weekly markets held in the several districts. The villa will ensure you that after a day of exploring, you can rest in a pleasant environment where you will find everything you need for a pleasant stay. Whether you opt for a vigorous hike, a winter sports holiday in the mountains, a city break in Madrid or a beach holiday in Majorca, a holiday in a villa in Spain is fantastic.


    Group accommodations Spain

    Group accommodations Spain

    The group accommodations in Spain are enjoyable locations for spending vacations with family and friends. The Spanish mountains are one of the most beautiful attractions. The group accommodations generally have more living space, more space for luggage and a nice terrace. The Pyrenean mountain landscapes have much to offer. In winter they are the masters of wintersports. In summer, in this region of Aragon, you can enjoy climbing, hiking, horseback riding, 4x4 jeep safari. In the countryside, you will find medieval towns and villages where traditions, crafts and natural hospitality are still quite normal. Zaragoza is the fifth largest city with a mix of modern trade as well as historical sites such as the Aljaferia Moorish palace. Visit the Dinopolis Teruelstad with the kids. You will find everything here like a Paleantologie museum, a 3D museum of the anamatronic T-Rex. Spain is fun for both young and old.


    Holiday parks Spain

    Holiday parks Spain

    The holiday parks in Spain are ideal for all who opt for a holiday with children and friends. These parks offer besides the holiday homes also facilities for outdoor-activities, such as multi-purpose sports fields, internet cafes and often a restaurant suitable for a romantic dinner or an exquisite breakfast as well. During the school holidays there are organized sports activities and entertainment programs for both young and old. One day in Madrid during your holiday in Spain should definitely be included in your schedule. The historical attractions, such as the Prado Museum of Arts or the Arte Reina Sofia, the Royal Palace, the Retiro Park or the Archeological Museum are something special but the city has so much more to offer even by its nightlife or a walk in the city. A walking tour or a bike tour in the surrounding area is always a success.

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Specials

Practical Information

Documents

Before traveling to Spain you need the following documents

  • A valid passport or a valid identity card.

  • A driver's license is not a valid ID, but you will surely need it when you go to Spain by car or when you intent to rent a car. Do not forget your green (insurance) card if you take your own car.

  • Travel documents regarding your travel insurance, medical insurance or the ones regarding the blocking of your bank card in case of theft are not mandatory but are important to have with you.

Driving a car:

Most motorways are toll roads, get information about payment on site.

  • Speed limits:
    Within the city limits: 50km/h
    Outside the city limits: 90km/h
    Freeway:100km/h
    Highways120km/h

General Information

  • Surface area: 505.992 km²

  • Population: 47370542 in 2013

  • Capital: Madrid

  • Form of government: Constitutional monarchy

  • Language: Spanish

  • Currency: Euro

Currency

The currency in Spain is the Euro The coins are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Euro cents and 1 and 2 Euro. Bank notes come in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euro.

Food and Drink 

Discover the Spanish cuisine
Cava in all shapes and sizes - many sausages like chorizo​​, jamon serrano and jamon iberico
Spanish tortilla
Spanish cheeses of all types and flavors
Churros
Paella
Gazpacho
Cocidos - stews
Calamares a la romana - fried squid
Tapas - each region has its own distinct flavors

Pets

  • Your pet is required to have a European passport which states all the vaccinations that your pet has had.

  • The pet has to be able to be identified through a chip. Tattoos are no longer a valid mean of identification since July 2, 2011.

  • For going to Spain your pet must be vaccinated for at least the following diseases:
    - Dogs: Rabies
    - Cats: cat flu, feline distemper.

  • You have to also make sure your pet has been dewormed before leaving.

  • Please contact your vet in time to be able to arrange for the passport and vaccinations.

  • Please keep in mind that when in public, your dog should always be on a leash, and when the dog is heavier than 20 kg and taller than 40 cm you should also have a muzzle with you. The dog does not always have to wear it but you should be able to show it upon request.

  • Pitbulls, Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Bull Terriers are allowed into Spain for a limited period of 4 weeks. These dogs must wear a muzzle.

Some words in Spanish

Hello - Hola
Goodbye - Adios
Yes / No - Si / No
Please / Thank you - Por favor / Gracias
Sorry - Con permiso
What's your name? - Como se llama?
I am / My name is ... - Me llamo ...
Do you speak English? - Habla usted ingles?
I do not speak Spanish - No hablo español
I do not understand - No entiendo
Could you repeat that? - Repita, por favor
What time is it? - Que hora es?

Going out and taking day trips
Where is the nearest bank? - Dónde está el banco mas cercano?
Where is the currency exchange?
Dónde está el despacho de cambio mas cercano?
Where is there a gas station? - Dónde hay una gasolinera?
Where can I get a taxi? - Dónde puedo coger un taxi?
Where's the pool? - Dónde está la piscina?
Do you accept credit cards? - Aceptan tarjetas de credito?
Left - izquierda
Right - derecha
Straight - derecho
stop! - Alto !
Food and drinks
Can I see the menu? - La carta , por favor
What time is breakfast at? - A que hora el desayuno?
What time is lunch at? - A que hora es la comida?
What time is dinner? - A que hora es la cena?
Is there a good restaurant nearby ? - Hay un buen restaurante cerca de aqui?
Where can I go to a bar ? - Dónde puedo encontrar bar?
A beer please - Una cerveza, por favor
I'd like a glass of white wine - Quiero un vaso de vino blanco, por favor
I'd like a glass of red wine - Quiero un vaso de vino tinto, por favor
A bottle of white / red wine, please - Una botella de vino blanco / tinto, por favor
A cup of tea / coffee with milk, please - Un to / cafe con leche, por favor
I'd like a glass of water - Quiero un vaso de agua, por favor
Cheers! - Salud!
How much? - Cuanto?

Cultural habits

  • Bullfighting is one of the cultural habits in Spain. It makes women enthusiastic and it offers more authority to men. For the older Spaniards, it was part of their lifestyle. Despite the modern protests, bullfights are still held in Spain.

  • Siesta; in Spain it is very important, especially in summer, it is from 14.00 to 17.00. In this time you can eat, sleep or relax. The stores indicate if they are closed during the siesta.

  • Mealtimes; they vary by region but you can generally set them around 15.00 and 22.00, with a starter and a warm main course. Breakfast for Spaniards consists of more sweets and less frequently of bread. Fish is the basis of daily meals in Spain.

  • Spain is a major wine producer and men here almost always drink wine with their meal

  • The Spaniards often like to eat outdoors as part of their social habits and out of respect for the Spanish gastronomy.


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