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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Holiday homes Spain

Spain is a great holiday destination any time of the year and with one of Bungalow.Net's holiday homes in Spain you have the freedom to tailor your vacation to meet your needs. If you're a fan of cultural holidays, a centrally-located holiday home in Spain, for example in Madrid, gives you convenient access to wonderful sites like the Royal Palace and famous Plaza de Cibeles, or you can spend your days perusing art museums such as the Prado Museum. A self-catering holiday home in Barcelona is ideal if you want to make the most of a culinary as well as cultural holiday in Spain, while a holiday home in the mountains of Spain is perfect for the more adventurous holidaymaker. Enjoy a cross-country ski vacation in the Pyrenees or head over to the Sierra Morena where you'll find a variety of nature parks and rare fauna like wolves, lynx, wildcats and the Egyptian mongoose. Of course, if you're an animal lover you can always spend a day at the zoo or head down to the Rock of Gibraltar, which is home to 250 Barbary macaques. Don't delay. Book one of Bungalow.Net's pet-friendly holiday homes in Spain now and let every member of the family enjoy the holiday they deserve!

Holiday homes in Spain for an island vacation
If you've always dreamed of enjoying a relaxing vacation on a sunny island, then a holiday home in Spain is your passage to success. Reserve a holiday home on the Mediterranean Sea in Spain and you can savor the beauty of the Balearic Islands, comprised of Mallorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Soak up the culture of cities like Palma on Mallorca, where you will find the impressive Palma Cathedral, Arab baths, Bellver Castle and the ruins of the Roman city of Pollentia. In Alcudia you'll also find family-friendly beaches, or you can just relax with the kids back at your holiday home with swimming pool on Costa Blanca. On the island of Minorca you can spend a wonderful morning hiking up to the top of El Toro, the highest hill on the island, while in the evening Ibiza is the place to be if you're looking for a vibrant nightlife, in towns like Sant Antoni and Ibiza Town. In summer groove to the sounds of Ibiza Rocks or, for some deep sea adventure, charter a fishing boat and cast for blue fin tuna, albacore or swordfish. The catch-of-the-day is sure to be the hit of your barbecue, made possible by a holiday home with grilling facilities in Spain. If the Mediterranean sounds a bit overdone, try the Canary Islands, situated off the west coast of Africa. Tenerife is home to Spain's tallest mountain as well as most visited national park (the Teide) while on holiday in Gran Canaria it's perfect if you're vacationing with the children in Spain. Reserve a holiday home on a golf course in Gran Canaria and you can also enjoy a fantastic golf holiday by the sea. With Bungalow.Net's freestanding holiday homes in Spain, you don't have to be Robinson Crusoe to enjoy life on an island. Book your holiday home on an island of Spain today!

Holiday homes in Spain for centuries of culture
A world-class cultural holiday is waiting for you with Bungalow.Net's holiday homes in Spain. Here on the Iberian Peninsula you can spend your days visiting top attractions like Cuenca, a medieval city built on the side of a mountain, and the Aqueduct of Segovia, built by the Romans during the first century and still in use today. You'll also not want to miss the Sagrada Familia (church) in Barcelona, also within easy reach of our detached holiday homes in Catalonia. With a holiday home in the interior of Spain you can visit numerous historic castles while practically every town and village has some type of festival or tradition that makes it worth a visit. The brave at heart can of course head over to Pamplona in July for the Running of the Bulls, part of the San Fermin festival, but if you're vacationing with the children in Spain you'll not want to miss Three Kings Day in January. For even more culture, there's always day trips to Portugal, the principality of Andorra or even Morocco, which is just a short ferry ride away from your holiday home in southern Spain. Thrown in a little Flamenco music/dance and a bull fight or two, and your cultural holiday in Spain is complete. Pack your camera and comfortable walking shoes and book an affordable holiday home in Spain now!

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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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    Bungalows Spain

    Bungalows Spain

    With the bungalows in Spain, you can enjoy a well deserved rest. These accommodations are complete and comfortably furnished often having an open fireplace or a nice outdoor terrace. In Spain you can discover the bullfights, an important part of the Spanish culture. It is the symbol for death and animals, masculinity and attractiveness to women. You can find beautiful arenas in Bejar, Salamanca or Campo Frio, Huelva. The arena Ronda has been active since 1804. Discover one of the most beautiful Spanish cities like Granada. Opt for a walk through the stad.Naast where you will find the famous palace of Alhambra, the Albaicin - the old Arab neighborhood with narrow streets and houses from the 14th century or Banuelo - the Moorish baths. Cartuja is a Carthusian monastery, one of the most important baroque buildings in Spain. Remember to visit one of the cozy cafes and bars for a typical Spanish dish or drink.


    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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