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A Colourful Nation of Golden Beaches

Whether you seek recreation or relaxation, our villas in Spain and its islands - the Balearics and Canaries - cannot fail to charm and captivate. Discover a colourful nation of stunning golden beaches, fiery fiestas and tapas by the calm, turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. An abundance of leisure activities and world-class golf courses await, set amid beautiful landscapes that provide a stunning backdrop to lively resorts and quaint fishing villages alike. If you’re after fun-packed, sun-filled days, or a taste of the traditional off the tourist trail, you can find it all from our wonderful collection of handpicked Spanish villas.

Your Spain Villa holiday

Read our Spain holiday guide

Sit back, relax and enjoy the space, freedom and privacy of one of our superb Spanish villas. Our luxurious villas are the perfect base to explore Spain and discover why it’s such a popular holiday destination. On top of it being a beautiful country to explore, it’s also only a short flight away from your nearest airport, making it the perfect choice for a family holiday or romantic break away.

Spain has everything you could want from a dream holiday - gorgeous Blue Flag beaches, delectable cuisine and cities rich in culture. Head to the traditional Spanish markets where you can pick up delicious fresh food and local delicacies to bring back to your self-catering villa.

A James Villas holiday is a great way to experience the real Spain, choose your ideal accommodation with a variety of villas with pools in exclusive locations. Enjoy a holiday to remember with your family, relaxing in your private pool, soaking up the sun and discovering what Spain has to offer.

Not to be missed...

  • Explore Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter; it’s home to many restaurants, shops along La Rambla, as well as stunning churches and architecture, such as Barcelona Cathedral.
  • Enjoy thrilling water rides and a fun day out at one of Spain’s many fantastic water parks. Plenty of destinations host water parks, including Costa Del Sol and Costa Dorada.
  • Try a range of different water sports, including water-skiing, jet skiing and parasailing at one of Spain’s numerous beach resorts.
  • The Spanish island of Ibiza is an amazing place to enjoy a hike, so be sure to follow the paths that cover the grassy cliffs and mountainous hills of the island.
  • Head to Timanfaya National Park, in Lanzarote, where you can explore this volcanic wasteland, taking in its stark beauty in contrast with the stunning views of the island below.

About Spain

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Whether you want a tranquil break in the countryside, a bustling city adventure, or a sun drenched beach break you will not be disappointed with a James villa holiday in Spain. Tuck into a bowl of paella packed with flavour in a restaurant overlooking the beach, watch stunning Flamenco dancers in polka dot dresses or sip on some refreshing local sangria in a tapas bar.

Choose from the beautiful white sands of the Costa Blanca, the entertaining towns and lively nightlife of the Costa Del Sol, or the scenic countryside and vast coastline in the Costa Dorada.

If you are partial to a cultural city break, a villa holiday near Barcelona offers the best of both worlds, combining golden beaches with a magnificent city. Alternatively, discover the diverse landscapes and endless beaches of the quintessentially Spanish region of Andalucia.

When to go to Spain

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Spain has a Mediterranean climate with fantastic, hot summers. It gets particularly warm in July and August, so if you love the sunshine this is the best time to go. Temperatures can reach between 30 and 35 degrees Celsius in August, so make sure you pack your sun cream.

If you want to visit when it’s a bit quieter and cooler, head to Spain in September or October, or between April and May, for a spring break away.

Cultural highlights

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Spanish culture conjures up images of flamenco dancers, tapas and amazing beach resorts. However, if you explore this fantastic country you will see it has a lot more to offer. Spain will surprise you with its medieval castles, monuments, intricate architecture and artistic influences.

Explore Andalucia, and follow the Senderos trails to discover stunning examples or Roman and Moorish architecture, which fills the area’s landscape. If you’re looking to explore a city with character, then Barcelona is a good choice. Wander around its breathtaking sites such as La Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló, and other examples of Gaudi’s work, which are some of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.

Almeria - Spain’s sun-baked secret

Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Almeria is one of the most diverse regions of Spain. Renowned for its wonderful climate, staggering landscapes, fascinating history, unique leisure activities and uncrowded beaches, you’ll find plenty of villas in Almeria to complete your perfect holiday experience.

  • 50mins - 1hr 20minsfrom Almeria
  • 2hrsfrom Alicante

Andalucia - Fiestas, flamenco and cultural gems

Villas in Andalucia invite you to sample sun-kissed beaches and fabulous local cuisine, not to mention the cultural riches. From palaces to mosques, there are a variety of historic influences that give the region its unique flare. Golf, flamenco and tapas are just some of the other highlights of an Andalucian holiday.

  • 40mins - 2hrsfrom Malaga

Costa Blanca - Miles of white, sandy beaches

The Costa Blanca is a favourite destination for holiday villas in Spain. Mile upon mile of glittering coastline have earned it its name, while atmospheric fiestas and sizzling nightlife can be found alongside intimate villa retreats. Perennial sunshine makes Costa Blanca an ideal choice for every type of villa holiday.

  • 20mins - 1hr 30minsfrom Alicante
  • 30minsfrom Murcia
  • 1hr - 1hr 30minsfrom Valencia

Costa Brava - Natural beauty and medieval heritage

Discover this cosmopolitan Costa, with its picturesque scenery, fantastic sandy beaches, bustling resorts and historic treasures. The beautiful cities of gothic Girona and vibrant Barcelona – perfect for exploration - are also within easy reach of our Spanish villas on the Costa Brava - it’s a fantastic choice for all ages.

  • 20mins - 1hr 10minsfrom Girona

Costa Calida - Wind up or unwind in the Spanish sun

The Murcia region of Costa Calida, literally translated as ‘warm coast’, in Spain offers the perfect holiday, great for sport and nature lovers alike. Relax beside the calm waters of both the Mediterranean and the Mar Menor. Visit the prestigious La Manga Club and indulge your passion for activity and entertainment.

  • 20mins - 1hrfrom Murcia

Costa Dorada - The golden coast of Spain

Stretching from Barcelona to the Delta de l’Ebre wetlands, Costa Dorada has over 150 miles of beach to discover. Whether you’re seeking a bustling break or a laid-back sojourn from our Spanish villas, the stunning coastline, charming villages and abundant restaurants and nightlife of Costa Dorada are not to be missed.

  • 25mins - 45minsfrom Reus
  • 40minsfrom Barcelona

Fuerteventura - Beautiful sands and Atlantic surf

Lovers of sun, sea and sand flock to our Fuerteventura villas to relax and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere, year-round sunshine, postcard-perfect beaches and fantastic surf of this glorious Spanish island. Explore the quaint villages with their white-washed houses and windmills or enjoy the beautiful turquoise seas.

  • 15mins - 1hrfrom Fuerteventura

Gran Canaria - Enjoy sun-drenched island life

If you’re tempted by villas in Spain, don’t forget the wonderful Canary Islands. Gran Canaria is a holiday gem that appeals to visitors of all ages. Here you can combine a visit to the bustling city of Las Palmas, indulge in some watersports on the islands sun drenched beaches or tour the tiny island at your leisure.

  • 30mins - 50minsfrom Las Palmas

Ibiza - Charming towns and leisurely beach days

Far from its party capital image, Ibiza boasts striking scenery, charming family resorts, undisturbed villages and many of the best beaches in the Balearics all waiting to be discovered from our wonderful Spanish villas. Coastal areas cater for sports and leisure activities, and the laidback tempo offers pure relaxation.

  • 10mins - 45minsfrom Ibiza

Lanzarote - Landscapes to take your breath away

Baked in perennial sunshine and perfect for a summer or winter getaway, Lanzarote is a popular choice for villa holidays in Spain with its spacious, sandy beaches, stunning volcanic and a broad array of holiday entertainment. You can also enjoy tax-free shopping, breathtaking safaris and adrenalin pumping watersports.

  • 5mins - 40minsfrom Arrecife

Spain reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Sights / Places to go
8.4
Night life
7.5
Overall rating
8.7
Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 4168 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10

Stuart

Manchester Couple
+
Short journey, nice area if Benidorm is avoided.
Benidorm
Confirmed stay: 01 October 2016
Published on: 15 October 2016

Costa Blanca

9 out of 10

David

maidstone Couple
+
lots to see and do
not a bad point but car is a must
Confirmed stay: 29 September 2016
Published on: 27 November 2016

Andalucia

9 out of 10

Jeremy

Tonbridge Couple
+
Gppd value for money
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 25 September 2016
Published on: 16 November 2016

Costa Calida

10 out of 10

Kirsty

London Group
+
Local Restaurants
none
Confirmed stay: 03 September 2016
Published on: 30 October 2016

Ibiza

7 out of 10

Hilary

Group
+
Facilities within walking distance.
Really good weather.
Lots of fast, busy road networks and built up resorts.
Confirmed stay: 09 July 2016
Published on: 13 October 2016

Costa del Sol

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