Mainland Activities

Things to do by the sea

The beaches of Spain provide an amazing backdrop for a getaway with your loved ones. Not only are the waters clear and warm, but the infamous Costa del Sol and Costa Brava are lined with charming little coves with shallow water and small, gentle waves. Book your Spanish villas near the coast and enjoy a calming sea view along with proximity to wide, sandy beaches and all they have to offer. Kids will love snorkelling or taking a boat ride from the shore near your villas to rent in Marbella or Barcelona to discover amazing marine life and islands in the big blue sea. Alternatively enjoy building sandcastles, playing beach volleyball, riding a pedalo or even going jet skiing

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Go back in time with holiday villas in Spain

Near the town of Santillana del Mar in Cantabria in 1868 Stone Age cave paintings were discovered and exposed. Since 1979, the valuable cave is off limits to the public, but excellent replicas can be found just 500 metres from the original location or in the National Archaeological Museum of Spain. The cave contains about 930 pictures, of deer, bison, deer cows, horses and wild boar. Marvel at these exciting finds with the family as you rent Spanish holiday homes on the mainland!

Waterparks and theme parks – Villas Spain

Family holidays abroad wouldn’t be complete without being able to splash around in the swimming pool. Step it up a level and try one of the many theme parks or water parks in Spain! It’s not just villas in Canary Islands that will give you access to exciting slides, fantastic flume rides, safe space for young kids to play, plus plenty of pools to choose from. Check out Aqualandia in Benidorm, for example, with its 33ft drop slide! Or head to Barcelona to Illa Fantasia with its over 22 rides, slides and pools.

Galicia - Catedral de Santiago de Compostela

The cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the city of Santiago de Compostela. It is the reputed burial place of Saint James the Greater – one of the apostles of Jesus. Every year, thousands of people go on a pilgrimage to admire this fascinating site. There is no entrance fee and the cathedral is open all year round.

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Asturia - Iglesia de San Julián de los Prados

The church of San Julián de los Prados – also known as Santullano - is situated in Pumarín near Oviedo. The church is on UNESCO’s world heritage list. The church was built in 812-842 in a pre-romanesque style. The rich and colorful mural painting of the church is definitely worth seeing. The church is open all year round.

Cantabria - Cuevas de Altamira

The caves of Altamira are very famous - mostly due to the cave paintings of bisons which are depicted in school books. On the grounds of preservation, there is no access to the original caves as it impedes preservation processes. However, reproductions of the original caves and their famous cave paintings depicting bisons, deers, wild boars and horses can be seen in the Altamira Museum. The reproductions have been made using the original techniques and colours. The originals are 14,000 years old. Altamira Museum is open all year round.

The Basque Country - The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art. It was designed by the American Frank O. Gehry and opened in 1997. Bilbao has acquired works of significant artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, James Rosenquist, Clyfford Still, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol. The museum is open all year round.

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Navarra - Castillo - Palacio de Olite

Initially, the fortified palace in Olite was the residence of the kings of Navarra. It was built in the 14th century in a Gothic style. Today, it is fully protected as a historic monument and it is open to public all year round.

La Rioja - Iglesia de San Bartolomé

The Gothic church, Iglesias de San Bartolomé in Logroño, was founded in the 13th century, and reconstructed in the 15th century. The tower of the triple-nave parish church was built in 1690. Almost three centuries later it was consecrated (1922). Inside you find Mudéjar-style wooden vaults and a main altarpiece depicting Saint Bartholomew. On Sundays you can do your shopping on the market surrounding the church. The church is open to visitors all year round and there is no admission fee.

Aragon - Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido

The national park Ordesa y Monte Perdido is characterized by its high mountains, steep slopes and a rich fauna and flora. The highest point of the park is the mountain Monte Perdido (3,355 metres above sea level). The national park, which covers an area of 15,608 ha, is on UNESCO’s world heritage list.

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Catalonia - Teatro- Museo Dalí

The Dalí Theatre - Museum in Figueres invites visitors to explore the works of the famous and widely recognized painter Dalí - the master of surrealism. Visitors can explore both famous exhibits as well as less known exhibits. The museum is open all year round.