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Soak up the sun in a Mediterranean villa

Published date: 16 November 2012 |
Published by: Reporter
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The weather outside is dark and gloomy so why not escape to the glorious Mediterranean coastline in the privacy of your own self-catered villa?

Spain villas are set among some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe and are a great place to escape with the family. It’s always fun to explore a new culture, not to mention sample some delicious Mediterranean food.

A recent news article claimed that because of the rise of celebrity chefs and cooking programmes, Brits are more likely to tuck into local cuisine when on holiday rather than stick with the traditional Brits-abroad staple of egg and chips. And with Spain’s delicious culinary offerings such as paella, tapas and tortillas, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You could even buy fresh local ingredients at the supermarket and cook up a Spanish feast for the family – one of the many benefits of renting a self-catered villa.

Villas are also great for families travelling with babies and young children. Parents can rest easy knowing that their little ones have more space to play in safety, and that they can make as much noise as they want without disturbing other holidaymakers.

Among Spain’s stunning holiday hotspots is the Costa del Sol, which, as the name suggests, enjoys the best weather in the entire country. It’s also one of the liveliest places to visit and is brimming with things to see and do.

Another great holiday destination is Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands which is a beach-lover’s paradise with its stunning coastline. Tourists can also enjoy tax-free shopping in Las Palmas, or enjoy partying the night away in the island’s many fantastic bars and clubs. Spain villa rentals are available all over the country, and with a number of varied and fantastic locations to choose from, the options are endless.

Villas in Portugal are also a great choice if you’re looking for a relaxing, sunny getaway. And few places in Portugal are more inviting than the Algarve, situated on the sunny Portuguese coastline.

The Algarve has a variety of untamed beaches to explore, as well as many historical hotspots such as the Chapel of Bones in Évora, which is built from actual human skeletons. There’s also the glamorous Hotel Algarve Casino in the Praia Da Rocha – a great place to people-watch and possibly win some cash. Or if you want to party the night away, pay a visit to Albufeira’s famous ‘Strip’ with a variety of clubs and bars to keep partygoers entertained.

For those looking for somewhere to take the whole family in the evening, Albufeira’s picturesque Old Town is a slightly less crowded nightspot, with a delicious seafood on offer and a variety of different restaurants, themed pubs and cocktail bars. And for golfing fanatics, Vilamoura has lots of golf courses, while the kids can enjoy a day watching dolphins and other cute critters perform tricks at the popular Zoomarine theme park and aquarium.

So don’t let the British weather get you down and book your dream villa holiday today with Villas4You.

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