I love living in Spain, I have lived on the Costa del Sol for six years and the people are so friendly.
I have watched tourists who have been booked into hotels for their holidays and they always seem to be restricted by what they can do. Breakfast is at a set time so they are late coming out of the hotel, if they are all inclusive lunch is served at a certain time, and then they have to go back to the hotel to get changed for dinner. Dinner is eaten and there are complaints that the food is not to their liking, because the hotel chef is Spanish and does not understand how to cook English food! It is about 8pm when dinner is over and they decide to have an after dinner stroll and a drink in a bar, then it is bedtime. What a routine! You can do that at home.
A holiday is about freedom and doing things differently, sight seeing, staying on the beach until the sun goes down, walking along the edge of the sea at sunset, eating when you feel like, splashing about in a pool in the moonlight, having a barbeque at anytime of the day because the weather is sunny.
You can have that sort of holiday.
A villa with a pool will allow you to relax away from the hot summer sun, and having the luxury of your own pool will allow the children to entertain themselves. Having exclusive use of the pool means you can go outside in the morning and know there are no towels reserving loungers
Having your holiday in a villa on the southern coast of Spain will give you a come and go as you please, relaxing holiday where everyone can enjoy the sunshine, warm sea breeze, and explore the quaint Spanish inland towns, coastal resorts, beaches and architecture. This is just one reason why people choose a villa holiday.
The weather can be variable throughout Spain but it is generally quite warm. For the best weather the southern coast of Spain is preferable as it is a lot hotter and it reaches about 39C during the summer months, the inland regions of Spain, ie. Madrid and Seville the temperatures can reach as high as 45C because they do not get the cooling breeze off the sea. The main summer season is from the middle of May to the end of September. The temperatures do drop slightly from October to December, it is still quite warm through the daytime, but you will need a jacket for the evening when it does become quite chilly or there maybe a shower.
The Spanish climate is warm even through the winter months allowing you some respite from the cold weather in Britain. During winter time the weather is suitable for golfing holidays and they are very popular. It is a great time to take advantage of the lower costs of a villa holiday, you can even find one on a golfing complex. There are an abundance of golf courses on the Costa del Sol and golfers do tend to play a different course each day.
Numerous fiestas displaying Spanish culture come to the fore during winter, there are religious celebrations, international food fayres, the traditional ferria fiestas and even international tourist days to be celebrated along with Christmas, New Year and the festival of the Three Kings on the 6th January (which is the Spanish traditional Christmas Day).
The sights are spectacular as the Spanish people endeavour to make each festival as colourful and invigorating as possible and tourists are encouraged to join in. One minute you could be trying the traditional Spanish Tapas and sangria, the next you will be learning how to dance the flamenco in the brightly decorated squares where the Spanish people congregate. Unlike tourists who have booked into hotels, you do not have a time limit to set your social activities to, that is the beauty of having a holiday in a villa in Spain.