Valencia, Spain’s third largest city, is an ideal place for a holiday apartment rental in Spain. Valencia is both a coastal city and a province and is a wonderful mixture of ancient history and the ultra-modern. Recently it has become one of the popular places in Europe to book a stylish, long-weekend holiday letting in Spain. Shorter breaks are increasingly popular in fashionable cities like Valencia, but there is still a market for holiday villas in Spain rental as some people like to take advantage of the delights of the city as well as spending some time on the beach.Valencia City is an ancient seaport and the city has been recently modernized and now has some stunning modern architecture. Many people book a holiday apartment rental in Spain here to enjoy the typically Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. Others book their holiday letting in Spain here because it is a vibrant city with a wide range of cultural experiences on offer. There are theatres, cinemas, museums and entertainment venues. The nightlife is very lively and often carries on until the early hours of the morning.
How do you get about in Valencia if you have booked your holiday apartment rental Spain here? An easy way to travel around the city is on the tram which covers the city and also takes you out to the nearby beaches. An increasingly popular way of getting around the city is by bicycle. ‘Cyclotourism’ is a different way to explore the city and as Valencia is totally flat and there are cycle paths on most roads, it is a fairly easy way to get around. If you want to do a bit of sightseeing a bus tour will cover all the major attractions and costs as little as 12EUR. You can hop on and off the open-topped buses to explore the sites in your own time.For those tourists visiting Valencia and staying in holiday villas in Spain or a holiday apartment rental in Spain the cheapest way to travel is using a Valencia Tourist Card. This is a combined card offering free Public Transport (zone A) and discounts in museums, shops and restaurants and for some leisure activities. You can buy cards which are valid 1, 2 or 3 days. When you board a bus all you have to do is slot the card into a machine next to the driver. The card is then automatically validated for your first journey. Tickets can be purchased from kiosks and tobacconists or at Valencia metro station for a combined metro/city bus pass.So if you have booked your holiday apartment rental Spain in Valencia what is there to see in the city? The old quarter contains many riches from the city’s historic past including one of Spain’s largest and oldest Cathedrals and a magnificent bullring. Other places worth visiting are the City of Arts and Science complex, the Botanical Gardens and the Lladro Porcelain factory where you can visit the ceramic museum and the factory shop. For those who want a bit of retail therapy before they return to their holiday letting in Spain, there are plenty of fashionable shops in the centre.
Another good reason why people book a holiday apartment rental Spain or luxury holiday villas in Spain in Valencia is to take advantage of the nearby beaches. Las Arenas and La Malvarrosa beaches blend into each other and form the city beach of Valencia. Both can be reached from the centre of town by bus in under half an hour or by tram from Pont de Fusta in about 10 minutes. In the height of the summer holiday season the city beaches are very crowded and you should head for beaches to the south of the city such as Pinedo and El Saler.
If you want a stylish weekend getaway choose a holiday letting in Spain in Valencia City. Valencia is a fantastic place to book holiday villas in Spain for a short break. You can book a holiday apartment rental in Spain direct, with the private owners. Clive Long, the author, is a Director of the Holiday-Villa-Select website which offers cost effective holiday rentals in Spain booked direct with owners who advertise their holiday villa or apartment on this website no commission charged.