Villas in Spain might be associated by many holidaymakers with the three classic elements of a family holiday – sun, sea and sand.
However, the country has much more to offer to those who decide to spend time in villas in Spain, whether in summer or at a cooler time of the year.
Accommodation further inland could prove an ideal option for culture vultures keen to escape the throngs of tourists in coastal areas.
But even near the sea, the proliferation of villas available at Igluvillas.com could help to find somewhere off the beaten track but in reach of the beach.
Inland villas in Spain
The inland properties listed on Igluvillas.com include holiday homes in some of Spain's most picturesque villages and ancient fortifications.
Castilla – La Mancha is a prime example of the historic countryside that exists for those who book Spanish villas a little further from the beaches than the usual tourist hotspots.
Some 250 km inland, the region is immortalised in the tales of Don Quixote and still offers castles and labyrinthine streets to travellers looking for a taste of true Spanish culture.
Further north, Aragon offers a variety of different landscapes, from the more arid area of Rioja Baja to Rioja Alta, which has heavier rainfall and a milder climate.
The mountains and lush valleys add to this variety, with the main visitor towns in Aragon being Haro and Logrono.
Beach villas in Spain
Of course, there is nothing wrong with heading to beach villas in Spain for some sun worship and a splash around in the sea.
Andalucia in the south of the country is home to the Costa Del Sol – which literally translates as "Coast of the Sun".
The region is ideal for watersports and for access to some of the best known tourist beaches.
However, a lesser known but equally loved pursuit that the Costa Del Sol serves well is golf, with a range of top-class courses to choose from.
There are already more than 60 courses within the Costa Del Sol, with more in development throughout the year.