The best quiet places to visit in Spain for peaceful holidays

Explore unique hidden gems in Spain, from secret mythic restaurants to charming villages. Dive into our guide to unveil the best quiet places in Spain.
The best quiet places to visit in Spain for peaceful holidays
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Looking to plan your next quiet holidays in Spain? From the regions of Catalonia, Andalusia, to the Balearic Islands, let us guide you to the best quiet places in Spain for your family holidays.

Delve into the local Spanish culture and make yourself at home in one of our luxury villas, or venture off the beaten track and discover our beautiful homes in Spain's countryside to explore the best hidden gems in Spain

Discover our most beautiful homes to enjoy the best quiet beach holidays in Spain with your loved ones. 

Best hidden gems in Barcelona

As a city home to nine Unesco World Heritage Sites, Barcelona boasts an immense cultural heritage. Throughout its history, iconic artists like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Antoni Gaudí, the Catalan architect behind many of the city’s most renowned buildings, have lived here, enriching the city’s artistic culture

What to do in Barcelona 

Although the city is known for its famous tourist attractions, there are many hidden gems in Barcelona and beautiful secluded beaches for your quiet family holidays in Spain

Take a stroll through the Parc del Laberint d’Horta, a beautiful and historical garden that offers a romantic escape, perfect for quiet holidays in Spain for couples. Or wander through one of Barcelona’s vibrant local markets at Mercat de Sant Antoni where you’ll find everything you need, from colourful vegetables to fresh fish, for a delicious dinner in your luxury villa.

Where to stay in Barcelona

Indulge in full serenity in the southwest of Barcelona at Villa Idalia, one of the best hidden gems in SpainRelax in your modern Catalan villa with a private pool surrounded by lush fields with breathtaking nature views.

Things to know:

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • 15 guests
  • Outdoor swimming pool, nature panoramic view, Mediterranean garden, vineyard
  • From €5,695 to €7,995 per week

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Our favourite secret places in Costa Brava 

Between its stunning Mediterranean beaches, secluded coves and quaint fishing villages, you will find some of the best hidden gems for quiet holidays in Spain in the beautiful coastal region of Costa Brava.

What to do in Costa Brava 

Wander through Cadaqués, a picturesque, preserved fishing village and certainly a hidden gem in Costa Brava. Wander the narrow, cobbled streets surrounded by charming white-washed houses and get lost in the surrounding panoramic sea views. 

Excited to spend a day basking in the sun and perfecting your tan in a secret place in Spain? Venture to Tossa de Mar, one of Costa Brava’s hidden gems, where you’ll find Cala Bona. This quiet and secluded cove is perfect for diving into that book you’ve been longing to finish!

Where to stay in Costa Brava

Make yourself at home in Villa Laïme nestled in Begur, one of the best hidden gems in Spain, and only a quick drive to Playa Fonda, a tranquil beach with beautiful blue waters. 

If you’d rather bask in the sun by the pool, stay in one of our luxury villas with a sea view for a quiet holiday in Spain

Things to know:

  • Costa Brava, Spain
  • 8 guests 
  • Sea panoramic view, outdoor swimming pool, petanque
  • From €7,825 to €11,210 per week

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Best hidden gems in Marbella 

The enchanting destination of Marbella awaits! Immerse yourself in the traditional charm of the Costa del Sol. We’ve got you covered with the best hidden gems in Marbella

What to do in Marbella 

Head to Sierra Blanca, situated atop the city for beautiful views of the Mediterranean and mountains amidst an intimate atmosphere. 

Venture to some of the finest restaurants for your quiet family holidays in Spain. Savour delicious cuisine at Lobito de Mar, a double starred, hidden gem restaurant in Marbella. 

For more inspiration on where to go to savour Spanish flavours, take a look at our favourite Michelin-star restaurants in Spain

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Where to stay in Marbella

Tucked away out of town in the municipality of Mijas, visit the white-washed villages by day and in the evening, unwind in your Mediterranean garden in Villa Ella. You will be amazed at how quickly you’ll feel at home in this villa perfect for kids.

Things to know: 

  • Marbella, Andalusia, Spain
  • 24 guests
  • Heated swimming pool, mountain, nature view, mediterranean garden,
  • From €23,105 to €26,235 per week

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the best quiet places to visit in spain for peaceful holidays marbella

Quiet places in Málaga 

Known for its pristine beaches and rich cultural heritage, Málaga is quite the popular destination. Between its art scene, lively markets, delicious food, there is no shortage of things to do! 

What to do in Málaga

Seeking to discover some of the most beautiful hidden gems in Málaga? Venture to Montes de Málaga Natural Park for a serene, nature escape. If you’re a foodie, discover the city’s culture through its delectable cuisine with tapas and wine tours in eastern Málaga for a laid-back atmosphere.

For one the best hidden gems near Málaga to perfect your tan by shimmering turquoise waters, head east to Playa de las Alberquillas, an unspoilt beach in a secluded, stunning cove, surrounded by cliffs.

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Where to stay in Málaga 

Discover Villa Aluz, one of the best quiet places in Spain boasting serene sea and mountain views. Disconnect in this luxury villa without neighbours and reconnect with your loved ones by bringing the clan together just east of Málaga. 

Things to know:

  • Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
  • 12 guests 
  • Outdoor swimming pool, sea, nature view, barbecue
  • From €10, 820 per week

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Hidden gems in Mallorca 

With its artistic spirit, romantic beaches and turquoise waters, Mallorca can be one of the best quiet holidays in Spain for couples. Meander through the charming streets of Deià, known as the artists’ village, one of the best bohemian hidden gems in Mallorca.

What to do in Mallorca

For a lovely sunny day out, explore the town of Calas de Mallorca, a quiet place in Spain with scenic beaches full of water activities for you and your family. 

When evening falls, take your pick from an endless options from a curated wine selection and a heavenly menu at Hotel Corazón just outside Sóller, one of our best hidden restaurants in Mallorca. 

Where to stay in Mallorca

Escape to the Mallorcan mountains and stay at Villa Nala, in Deià, a UNESCO heritage area. Immerse yourself in the traditional style and architecture of Mallorca and enjoy day long unique, panoramic views from your terrace. 

To learn more about the charm and history of this original home full of natural beauty, discover our interview at Villa Nala with Linus Gerdemann and Namali Schleberger.

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Things to know: 

  • Mallorca, Balearic islands, Spain
  • 8 guests 
  • Overflowing swimming pool, sea, mountain nature, village panoramic view
  • From €4,665 to €13,290 per week

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Best hidden gems in Ibiza 

 Beach clubs, music events, and gastronomical restaurants, what could be more inviting? While Ibiza is celebrated for its festive atmosphere and vibrant nightlife, it also harbours some of the best hidden gems in Spain

What to do in Ibiza

Spend a day roaming through Ibiza’s laid-back hippy markets at Las Dalias, or head to San Miguel, full of hidden beaches, natural beauty, and ultimately, the ultimate haven of peace. 

Craving to discover more secret places to visit in Spain? Bring your family to Aguas Blancas, Cala Escondida, one of our favourite, peaceful beaches to soak up the sun before going home for a refreshing swim in your luxury villa. For more ideas on where to stay for a quiet escape from reality, take a look at our homes for the best quiet beach holidays in Spain

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Where to stay in Ibiza

On the quiet, eastern coast of Ibiza, Villa Antonella awaits to offer you a heavenly holiday with your friends and family. Enjoy a glass of rosé while taking in a panoramic sea view at  this beachfront villa.

Things to know: 

  • Ibiza, Balearic islands, Spain
  • 10 guests 
  • Outdoor swimming pool, sea panoramic view, golf, private beach access 
  • From €19,150 to €26,515 per week

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Secret places in Formentera

Formentera, the smallest of the Balearic Islands, is known for its long stretches of pristine, crystal-clear waters. While Ibiza may often come to mind when speaking of the Balearic Islands, Formentera’s hidden gems offer a unique charm. 

What to do in Formentera

For a day full of lively water activities like snorkelling or swimming through the turquoise waters, head to Cala en Baster, a secluded bay with a stone beach nestled among rocky cliffs. 

Let us guide you through a tranquil day in the bohemian land of Formentera and settle into the calm ambiance of this picturesque island.

Where to stay in Formentera 

Stay in one of our countryside villas in Cap de Barberia for a secluded, quiet holiday in Formentera at Villa Oria.

Things to know: 

  • Formentera, Balearic islands, Spain
  • 8 guests 
  • Outdoor swimming pool, sea view, nature reserve
  • From €14,720 to €20,300 per week

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Where to go in Spain for a quiet beach holiday ?

For a quiet beach holiday in Spain, there are endless ways to explore this beautiful country.

Head to Spain’s Catalonia region of Barcelona for its original architecture and historical gardens or head to the Balearic Islands for the best hidden gems in Ibiza, from romantic beaches, delicious cuisine, to picturesque villages.

What is the most peaceful city in Spain?

While Barcelona and Málaga are renowned for their extraordinary tourist attractions,  especially in the summer, they also offer some of the best hidden gems in spain.

Whether you’re strolling through beautiful  botanical and historical gardens or discovering its hidden beaches, Get your tribe ready to enjoy the best quiet family holidays in Spain.

Travelling with your little ones? Take a look at our list of what to do and where to stay in Ibiza with family

Where is a quiet place in Spain for a relaxing holiday?

Discover the many hidden gems in Spain in the Balearic islands, with Mallorca and Formentera offering numerous secret places to unwind with your loved ones. 

Spend your days visiting the secluded bays of Formentera, or strolling through Mallorca’s bohemian villages, like the charming streets of Deià

Whether you’re on the hunt for hidden gems in the region of Andalusia or hidden gems in Catalonia, stay in one of our villas and let our luxury concierge make your quiet beach holidays in Spain unforgettable.

 

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