Without a doubt, for a large portion of the population, the summer of this year would be atypical. The coronavirus epidemic has transformed our everyday life due to mobility-related limitations and the closing of establishments. As foreign and European travel bans may persist and hotels may also stay closed, these steps will also impact the holiday season.
Another alternative that is increasingly in demand by the population when planning vacations is to rent an apartment or a home. The destination primarily depends on personal tastes, but also the price and the budget available. In this context, what are the most popular holiday rental locations? What places will be cheaper?
Madrid, Seville, and Valencia were the most popular destinations last year. The city of Conil de la Frontera is ranked fourth, followed by Malaga, Barcelona, Granada, Marbella, Chiclana de la Frontera, and Cádiz. Some destinations, on the other hand, have become increasingly popular and indicate a demographic shift towards coastal areas: Alicante, Asturias, Málaga, Vizcaya.
The price is one of the key concerns when renting an apartment for the holidays. HomeToGo’s outlook for this year is that holiday rentals in parts of the Valencian Community and the Canary Islands will be cheaper for a typical week in July. In the Balearic Islands, the resorts with a more affordable price will be.
The most costly and cheapest places on the Spanish coast and the average spending per week will stand at 755 euros in 2019 (an improvement of 0.6 per cent relative to 2018). The areas with the most expensive rentals with a price above EUR 1,200 per week were Puerto Banús and Marbella, Pontevedra, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Cádiz, Barcelona, Hondarribia, and Guipúzcoa or Gerona.
Lugo, Valencia, Muros (La Coruña), Mogán, and the Canary Islands, on the other hand, were the cheapest regions, with costs varying between EUR 210 and EUR 380 a week.
In the North of Spain
The cheapest places to rent a holiday home will be in Asturias and Cantabria if we want to travel to the north of Spain, although the offer is more costly in Galicia and the Basque Country. For example, the price for a rental on the coast in Suances (Cantabria) will be about EUR 550, compared with EUR 1,360 for an apartment in San Sebastián (Basque Country). However, we can find places like Gorlitz (Vizcaya) in this neighbourhood where to spend the summer for less than EUR 500 a week of rent.
In the Mediterranean
In summer, renting a house on the Mediterranean coast is a smart choice as it provides many options, with the towns of the Valencian Community and Murcia being much cheaper than in Catalonia. Andalusia, on the other hand, has the most costly rents in the entire national region. Specifically, in Puerto Banus (around EUR 2,600 a month) or Costa Ballena (EUR 1,150 per week in Cádiz. However, in municipalities in Almería or the coastal regions of Granada, we can also find more economical alternatives.
The weeks of incarceration have raised the demand for Spanish vacations, and the amount of tourist accommodation available is declining. And the price is getting bigger. Not unexpectedly, Spain is now the country with the most summer hotel bookings in the world at the moment. Therefore, if you are considering fleeing to Spain’s provincial capital this season, these are the priciest and the cheapest. What you need to do is go and look for it.