Here, long hot summers merge into the mildest of winters making southern Spain a popular year round destination. You’ll find everything from quaint fishing villages to glitzy resorts, so traditional Spain and holiday Spain happily take a break together. Whether you want a beach and action holiday for all the family or a lazy getaway break, it’s all here to be enjoyed from our fantastic collection of Spanish villas throughout the fabulous mainland.
Mainland Spain - Sunshine bliss and colourful culture
Villas in Spain are a holidaymaker’s summer staple. Discover a whole world in one vast coastline, where lazy beach days mingle with festival nights. From natural and historic splendour to trendy resorts and idling villages, each ‘Costa’ has its own character. Find one that appeals to yours.
Your Mainland Spain Villa Holiday
If you're looking for a Spanish villa that allows you to fully relax and unwind in total freedom and privacy, look no further. Our luxurious villas are the perfect home away from home while you explore Spain. Discover why Spain is such a popular holiday destination as you roam around the beautiful countryside, only a short flight away from your closest airport. Spain really is the perfect choice for a quick romantic getaway, or a big family holiday.
Spain offers up everything you could need from a holiday. The gorgeous Blue Flag beaches, incredible cuisine and sprawling cities jam-packed with culture are sure to delight. Don't forget to head to the traditional Spanish markets to get yourself some tantalisingly fresh food and local delicacies to enjoy at your Spanish villa.
A James Villas holiday is the perfect way to enjoy the real Spain. Pick your ideal villa, all of which are based in exclusive locations, with many boasting private pools to enjoy. Make your big family holiday one to remember, as you relax in your private pool and soak up the sun. Don't miss out on what Spain has to offer.
About Mainland Spain
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 Villas 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 Mainland Spain
Spain is blessed with a fantastically warm Mediterranean climate, giving it lovely hot summers. Spain is known to get particularly warm during July and August, so this is the best time to visit if you love the sunshine. Temperatures can reach up to 35 degrees Celcius in August - so make sure you pack some sun cream for the beach.
If you're looking for a quieter and cooler break, visit Spain in September or October, or between April and May, when the cooler weather has settled in.
When we think of Spanish culture, flamenco dancers, tapas and amazing beach resorts come to mind. But if you explore this idyllic country, you'll see it has a lot more to offer. Medieval castles, monuments, intricate architecture and artistic influences all await you.
The countryside of Andalucia is dotted with stunning examples of Roman and Moorish architecture, which fleck the unspoilt countryside. If you're looking for something a bit busier, Barcelona is a city that offers more character than you could wish for. Make sure you check out the famous examples of Gaudi's work - La Sagrada Família and Casa Batlló.
Mainland Spain Holidays - Points of
Make sure you explore Barcelona's historic Gothic Quarter - it's packed with restaurants and shops you'll love.
The historic La Rambla is a must-see, as is the Barcelona Cathedral.
There are plenty of destinations on offer that have water parks nearby, such as the Costa Del Sol and the Costa Dorada.
Whilst you're here, make sure you try the amazing range of water sports on offer. Waterskiing, jet skiing and parasailing are all on offer at some of Spain's numerous beach resorts.
Whether you're sun-seeking on the Costa del Sol or getting lost in historical adventures in Almeria, Mainland Spain holidays are overflowing with action! Here's the inside scoop on some 'musts' that you won't want to miss...
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.
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.
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.
If you are looking for villas in Spain in the heart of it all, the effervescent Costa del Sol is ever-popular. Enjoy the fantastic climate that inspires this region's appealing name, the wonderful beaches, fun-packed resorts, such as glamorous Marbella, and beautiful Spanish scenery, not to mention the local cuisine.
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.
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.
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.
You’ve already decided on your destination, now you need to choose a resort you’ll love just as much. It's all about finding somewhere with everything you need for your perfect holiday. Whether that's in arm's reach or a just little further away from the action - it's all up to you. Here are our popular picks to help you decide.
Need some inspiration to help choose your perfect villa? Looking for a pool with a view, a villa in the centre of the action, or a property that sleeps a large group? James can recommend villas to suit you. Browse through our villas that have that specific something you're looking for.
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