Lovers of the sun, snow, and sea will absolutely love Spain. Balmy temperatures and long beaches are not hard to find here. With famous dishes such as - tapas, paellas and gazpacho, Spain is the place to be. Most of the Spanish regions differ per culture, language and climate. In the North West, the rainy fishing villages dominate the coast. However, in the East South of the country, a much more pleasant climate with a lot of recreational activities that are flooded by a vast amount of tourists are present. Book a holiday house in Spain now!Read more about holiday cottages in Spain
Lovers of the sun, snow, and sea will absolutely love Spain. Balmy temperatures and long beaches are not hard to find here. With famous dishes such as - tapas, paellas and gazpacho, Spain is the place to be. Most of the Spanish regions differ per culture, language and climate. In the North West, the rainy fishing villages dominate the coast. However, in the East South of the country, a much more pleasant climate with a lot of recreational activities that are flooded by a vast amount of tourists are present. Book a holiday house in Spain now!
Located in the extreme southwestern part of Europe, Spain is bordered by Portugal from the west and France from the northeast. It is bounded by water as well. Mediterranean Sea to the east and southeast and Atlantic ocean to the northwest and southwest. This is why it is known as one of the warmest countries in Europe. Spain's largest city is Madrid and known as the culture center since the past hundred years. The natural wonders of Spain can be found in the coast of Bermeo, eastern Pyrenees of Navarre , Levante and many more. We offer cottages in most of the regions in Spain. Read ahead to find out more.
Why book a cottage with us in Spain?
Longed for visiting Spain with your friends during your breaks? Or want to visit Spain with your family ? You have come to the right place. Nature.house provides you with numerous options to book accommodations in Spain with variety of facilities in and out of your holiday home. Booking a cottage in Spain would bring you close to the flora and fauna that it has to offer. If you're a person living in the city, then booking a holiday house would be ideal for you to spot rare natural surroundings and take a relaxing experience while you sip on the glass of sangria!
Our holiday homes on Nature.house are all situated in the most beautiful places in nature. From your accommodation, you can go straight to kayak in the nearby waters, visit nature reserves, hike on mountains and fields or swim in the sea. Yeah that's right! Our holiday houses are located near these places so that you can get the most out of the natural surroundings. In terms of the interiors of staying in holiday home, some cottages will offer saunas or jacuzzis while others will offer a private swimming pool and garden furniture. Basic necessities like kitchen, oven, internet and dishwasher are available in the rentals. Book a long Easter holiday in nature and celebrate life with your loved ones! In our big houses there's enough bedrooms for everyone to choose from. You can also book a tiny house if you want a more cozy feeling and are there for a short stay! If you prefer to relax in your mornings or want to hurry for an adventure, then breakfast will be right at your doors depending on the accommodation you choose.
The beautiful nature in Spain
The climate diversity in regions of Spain makes two very distinct types of vegetation. The Cantabrian area is known for its luxurious vegetation with abundant deciduous forests. The most known characteristics are - oak, followed by lime trees, chestnut trees, elm trees, ash trees, maple trees and hazelnut trees. These trees can be spotted from the holiday house you choose to book in Spain. This area also has plains covered in dense Atlantic thicket, formed by heather, ferns and gorse. Well known beech also grows in medium mountains and there are fir trees in the cooler areas of the Pyrenees and the Penibetic system. The other largest area of vegetation in Spain has been shaped by a dry, summer climate. It secures two groups of vegetation. The first one includes - the plateau and the Iberian saddlery. The second group includes - the vegetation of Mediterranean Spain. It is characterized by uncultivated land and few forests in which the dominant species is the evergreen oak, invaded by the introduction of the pine at various different stages. Also, in the plateau it is possible to spot evergreen oak and cork oak forests and in drier areas such as the Ebro valley, Extremadura and La Mancha, there are abundant thickets, dotting the landscape with small bushes. The steppe is a common feature in the west of Andalusia and Levante. You will be surrounded by beautiful vegetation and vineyards that Spain has to offer from your cottage. If you haven't been to an agriturismo holiday yet, this is your chance to meet the farming culture firsthand and live like the locals.
Due to Spain's climate diversity, it includes - European, Mediterranean and African species of animals. The most common mammals are - wolves, foxes, wildcat, lynxs, deers, Spanish ibexes and wild boars. Spain is also an important stop point for flocks of migratory birds on their journey to and from Europe and Africa. When visiting Spain, you can most likely spot - ducks, flamingos, herons, cranes and bustards. Also, numerous species of birds of prey are - eagles, bearded vultures, hawks, owls and goshawks. Spain's rivers and lakes make home to a wealth of different varieties of fish, and boast an abundance of species such as - trouts, tench and barbels. There are spanish cottages available near lakes and rivers as well. Spain has over 200 endangered species, including flora, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Catalonia, a place with stunning natural diversity has a total of 18 Natural Parks and one of them is called Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park . You can also visit the Doñana National Park, one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Andalusia. It is home to a diverse variety of biotopes, such as lagoons, marshlands, and dunes. The park holds more than 500,000 waterfowl during the winter period.
The unspoilt nature of Spain offers a vast amount of activities due to the irregular landscape. If you're looking for the calmness of a small fishing village where time appears to have been frozen, a rugged mountain range or beautiful beaches, Spain has it. Book an amazing cottage in Spain near the fishing area and try your luck in Spanish waters. If you want to spend some quiet time in nature and exploring the wildlife, then micro camping can be your thing. Or do you have a passion for hiking? Then in Spain you will find multiple hiking routes with spectacular views. Bring some snacks to your hike and have a picnic when you find the perfect view. Rent a boat and enjoy the magic of the calm waters or go kayaking.
In the province of Granada, home to Spain's highest mountains, you can visit various areas from your holiday house, including the famous Sierra de Nevada mountain ranges. Here you can try all manner of outdoor activities, including hiking, skiing, skydiving, and climbing, to name just a few. Keep your eyes wide open if you're up for exploring the skies and landscapes of the Spanish capital from above by experiencing a paragliding activity in Madrid. You can also view the architecture of Plaza de Castilla from 600 meters high on a clear day! If you're feeling adventurous and brave enough, try some canyoning and explore the caves, cliff sides and riding down naturally-formed rock slides on the coastal region of Costa del Sol.
Are you a cycling enthusiast? Cycle through beautiful natural landscapes and mountain reserves and quiet roads. There are many famous cycling routes in Spain for a gentle pedal. Bicycle lovers love to take the route along Canal de Castilla (The Castilla Canal). You can travel here by foot, horse or by barge from the Cantabrian coast. Another cycling route that is the most popular in Spain is Vía Verde de Ojos Negros, the longest of many former railway lines in Spain but now converted into cycling and hiking paths. It runs for 160 kilometers in two stages. It is from Teruel to the interior of Valencia down to the coast. You will be surrounded by greenery so make sure to breathe in the fresh air as you cycle! If you like to dance and you are up to learn something new, learning the famous flamenco dance could be it! Visiting the famous white village in the area of Malaga or ancient cathedrals and architectural gems is also one of the many possibilities. Navarre is another place known to be the heartlands of cycling in Spain. EuroVelo Route 3 passes through La Rioja as well. To add this all to your bucket list, check our whole supply in Spain on this page .
Natural Sites in Spain
Thinking of booking a last minute trip to Spain? Here is the list of the most beautiful places for you to visit during your trip.
Vigo, Islas Cíes
Vigo is a city in Galicia and it offers many beaches, however it's mainly famous for the Cíes Islands or Islas Cíes. These islands are reachable by boat and visiting them is totally worth it. If you come to Spain in summer, you would surely like to spend an afternoon or the whole day on these islands. Nature.house provides accommodations such as cottages and apartments are available in Galicia so you do not have to worry about traveling for longer distances. Also, did you know that Islas Cíes were declared at the only maritime National Park in Spain in 1980?
The Las Medulas, UNESCO site
Due to the ancient gold mines in its cliffs and hills, it was declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Here, the Romans started exploiting the rich gold deposits during the 1st century however, after 200 years, the mines were abandoned and did not see any industrialization since. This untouched ancient mines at Las Medulas is located near Ponferrada in Spain. Breathtaking landscapes, tunnels and bright orange rocks can be viewed. If you're not interested in the history, you can go on a hike and explore the same pathways that the Romans took nearly 2,000 years ago!
Teide National Park
Another UNESCO World Heritage site, the entire Tiede National Park is a unique treasure in which a beautiful array of shapes and colors is formed because of the volcanoes, lava flows and vents. Mount Tiede is ranked as the top ten most visited national parks in the world with over 2.5 million visitors each year. It is Spain's highest peak and you could reach the top by a cable car too during summers to avoid the influx of crowds! So what are you waiting for? Did you know that because of the rock formations and craters, the landscapes are very similar to the moon? Prototypes of vehicles and instruments are tested here that can be potentially used in moon exploration. The magnificent views of Mount Tiede and the unique aroma of flowers is waiting for you.
The Spanish Cuisine
Known for its rich history and culture, Spain is also famous for its cuisines all around the world. So why not try these cuisines when you are in Spain? Whether you’re visiting the countryside, the city or any food place that’s near your holiday house, you will always find lip-smacking food options. You may have heard of Paella, a rich-based dished often comprised of chicken, beans, seafood, duck, eel and more. It is a traditional cuisine of Spain and the best place to eat this is in Valencia! If you’re in Madrid, you don’t want to leave the place without trying Tortilla Espanola, Gambas Al Ajillo or Pisto. Looking for something sweet and spicy? Try Patatas Bravas or Chorizo! Patatas Bravas is fried potatoes with a sauce that is made of sweet and spicy pimenton. Whereas Chorizo is a cured sausage made of pork and smoked-pepper which gives it a red color. ¡Muy delicioso!
Cordoba Patios - A vibrant and colorful festival
You may have heard of San Fermin or the Bull Run or even La Tomatina or the tomato festival but have you heard about festivals that are related to nature? Just like you, spaniards are also closely tied with nature. Cordoba Patios is a colorful festival and a treat to the eyes. It is the festival of flowers. Yeah that's right! The courtyards are filled with a variety of flowers blooming in ecstasy. This unique festival is celebrated annually. The beautiful backyards and courtyards of the Cordobans are open to public to view these magnificent blossoms, plants and architecture. Many households in Cordoba's traditional neighborhoods join the festivities and open their doors. In this way everyone gets a chance to view the architecture that is typical for Cordoba - the so called Patios. The courtyards are not only covered with flowers but also with fountains and accessories making it even more unique and special to the visitors. There is a parade of flowers known as La Batalla de las Flores or “Clash of the Flowers” where awards are given to the one who has the best display. This festival is during the first two weeks of May and takes place in Cordoba.
Variety is the main feature of the climate in Spain. During summers, you have plenty of choice to write down on paper. With temperatures exceeding 20 ℃, find pleasure in a soulful retreat by the private pool at one of our villas. The best time to visit Spain is either early autumn or late spring if you prefer to visit the coastal areas. Northern Spain is hot in July and August, while central is best visited in October. The combination of Sierra Nevada's altitude and predominance of the Mediterranean means a good combination of relatively warm weather and mild winters. You won't need a full hat-gloves-scarf set unless you go skiing but a jacket or coat should be enough to keep you cozy, especially at night. Get your drinks and marshmallows ready and enjoy a lovely Christmas with your family! Or wear your sunglasses and pack your summer outfits to have a warm, splendid trip to one of the islands like the Canary or Balearic. No matter what the month of the year, with bright blue skies a definite in these beautiful and laid-back islands.