Destination guide

The Valencian Community: a fiercely independent country

The autonomous Valencian Community has always had a strong sense of independence, a characteristic developed from being separated from the rest of Spain by mountain ranges to the west. It's a trait gained from centuries of autonomy that ended with the War of the Spanish Succession and regained with the 1982 Statute of Autonomy. Valencian vacation rentals are a great base for experiencing this country's unique offerings, from its grand Moorish architecture and colorful festivals to its fabulous beaches and fertile countryside. Let's not forget the glorious cuisine—wash down hefty servings of paella with some horchata or the region's signature cocktail, Agua de Valencia.

Things to do

Valencia: Heritage buildings and a heady nightlife scene

What's there to do in an ancient city like Valencia? You'd be surprised to discover that Valencia is far from a stuffy old town full of Romanesque and baroque buildings. It's rather hip and vibrant, with a nightlife scene you won't want to miss. You can check out the bars at Barri del Carme for drinks and dancing 'til dawn. Additionally, Valencia boasts some slick futuristic architecture in its City of Arts and Sciences. Then there's the Turia Gardens, where you can bike, play sports, or visit Valencia Bioparc, an African-themed zoo.


No room for boredom on a Valencian vacay

The Valencian Community has a dizzying array of activities that will satisfy any visitor, no matter what you're seeking on your vacation. Are you a history buff? The cities of Valencia and Orihuela are bursting with heritage landmarks. Beach lover? Head on to Costa Blanca for a hearty dose of Vitamin Sea. Foodie? Tour the countryside for a taste of authentic Valencian cuisine, especially paella. An outdoorsy type? You've got plenty of opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and biking. Valencian Community vacation rentals will let you experience everything this country has to offer.


With mild weather, it's easy to keep it cool in Valencia

The Valencian Community experiences a mild Mediterranean climate with 4 seasons. Summer lasts from June to August, fall from September to November, winter from December to February, and spring from March to May. Generally, summers are hot and humid, with temperatures peaking at 82 degrees. Winters, on the other hand, are mild, with temperatures dipping to 68 degrees, though it can get colder inland. Spring and fall are usually rainy. If you're not used to heat and humidity, try to keep cool by hydrating and dressing lightly. Valencian vacation rentals typically get busy in late springtime.

Natural features

Mountains, seascapes, and an ancient palm grove

The Valencian Community occupies a narrow area on the southeastern corner of Spain. Much of its western flank is bordered by the Iberian and Baetic mountain ranges, while the Mediterranean Sea hugs its eastern side. In the middle are protected marshlands and a narrow strip of fertile plain that grows citrus and vegetables. The region has 3 major rivers: River Segura in Alicante Province, and rivers Jucar and Turia in Valencia Province. It's also home to Europe's only palm grove, the UNESCO-listed Palmeral de Elche in Alicante, believed to date from the 5th century BC.

Where to stay around Valencian Community?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 23,298 vacation rentals near Valencian Community. From 3,811 Houses to 6,763 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Valencian Community are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Valencian Community?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Valencian Community. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Province of Valencia: 5,488 vacation rentals
  • Valencia: 1,521 vacation rentals
  • Alicante: 2,107 vacation rentals
  • Moraira: 2,346 vacation rentals
  • Jávea: 10,297 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Valencian Community! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Valencian Community?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Valencian Community:

  • Valencia: 1,521 rentals
  • Alicante: 2,107 rentals
  • Jávea: 10,297 rentals
  • Calpe: 9,056 rentals
  • Altea: 7,592 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Valencian Community?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Valencian Community are:

  • Alicante Airport (ALC): 2,668 vacation rentals
  • Valencia Airport (VLC): 1,530 vacation rentals
  • Castellon de la Plana (CDT): 482 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Valencian Community?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Valencian Community. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Javea Port: 11,373 rentals
  • Cabo Roig Beach: 4,851 rentals
  • Valencia (YJV-Valencia-Joaquin Sorolla Train Station): 1,550 rentals
  • Punta Prima Beach: 4,774 rentals
  • La Marquesa Golf: 4,156 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Valencian Community listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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