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Holiday houses & apartments in Peñíscola

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Enjoy medieval delights from Peniscola holiday homes

Located in the Spanish province of Castellon, the city of Peniscola is also known as ‘the Gibraltar of Valencia’ and ‘the City in the Sea’. With a spectacular location on the Mediterranean, a magnificent castle with stunning views, and medieval walls, the city has a historical and awe-inspiring vibe even from a distance. Explore beaches, museums, and more while staying at one of the many holiday homes in Peniscola, whose beauty has made it a filming location for several movies and series, including Game of Thrones.

Discover Spanish delights at Peniscola holiday homes

Peniscola is a wonderful blend of old and new and outdoor and indoor attractions. Adventurous couples and families will love the Natural Park of Serra d'Irta, while castles and museums attract history buffs. Enjoy local sausages called jamon and refreshing sangria between beach trips and exploring the Spanish Mediterranean Coast. Watch the fishermen auction their daily catch at noon at the port, and then head to a shaded beach shack to taste fresh giant prawns, mussels, and grilled sardines.

Top places to visit in Peniscola

Peniscola Castle, a beautifully restored Knights Templar structure built between 1294 and 1307, rises magnificently over the sea. Pope Benedict XIII lived in this medieval castle for six years, earning it the name Castell del Papa Luna. Climb to the top for mesmerising views of the Mediterranean.

El Faro lighthouse, helping sailors navigate the coast since 1892, emits a signal that reaches 56km out to sea. The beacon offers fascinating views of the castle and lends a seaside charm to the city.

The El Bufador, a tunnel naturally excavated through rock, is a delight for geologists of all ages. On windy days, you'll find people waiting for the blowhole to spray water at intervals. The sea water going in and out makes a snorting sound (bufido in Spanish), hence the site's name.

Cervezas Badum, a Peniscola institution, isn't just another microbrewery. Head there to taste the famous artichoke beer and other excellent brews along with tapas, a Spanish vacation essential.

Family-friendly activities

Beaches are the mainstay in Peniscola, and just the spot for family fun. The 5km-long North Beach is wheelchair friendly, serviced by lifeguards, and ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and water activities such as canoeing. Close to the fishing port, the South Beach is home to the Nautical Station where you can learn windsurfing and sailing.

Natural Park of Serra d'Irta attracts outdoorsy types with its various footpaths, cycling routes, and beautiful coves and cliffs. Go hiking, watch colourful migratory birds, and soak in the views from Alcalá Castle.

At the Museu del Mar (Museum of the Sea), visitors can learn about Peniscola’s maritime heritage through creative exhibits. The museum's model ships, anchors, and other artefacts appeal to all ages, and there are guided tours available, too.

A short drive from the city is the Garden of Papagayo, which houses more than 50 species of colourful parrots. More a subtropical garden than a zoo, this is where visitors can watch live shows and interact with several birds and other animals. Wear comfortable shoes and carry your camera along. The garden also makes an excellent place for a family picnic.

Reasons to book a holiday apartment in Peniscola

TUI Villas offer travellers a large selection of holiday homes in Peniscola, all checked for quality before being listed. This helpful platform brings together holidaymakers and verified landlords, providing them with a safe booking process and excellent service.

Peniscola holiday apartments range from large properties with gardens and private pools to cosy apartments with kitchens for fun holiday cooking. Whether you're travelling as a group or solo, there's an ideal holiday home for you.

Places to explore around Peniscola holiday homes

Staying at a holiday apartment in Peniscola makes it easy to see the popular destinations surrounding the city. The beautiful coastal village of Alcossebre is home to five stunning beaches and wonderful hiking routes through the Serra d'Irta mountain range, making it a nature lover’s paradise.

Oliva, part of the Valencian community, is known for its soothing beaches, water sports, and eateries. It's a summer favourite among travellers, who come to see the Torre de la Comare, Archpriestal Palace, and the Pego-Oliva Fen Nature Reserve.

Oropesa del Mar's refreshing beach areas and water parks make it an ideal destination for family holidays. Other places to see here include the Arab Castle and the King’s Tower ruins, the Church of the Patient Virgin, and the Naturhiscope museum.

Reaching Peniscola from England

Flying is the fastest way to get to Peniscola from England. The closest airport, Castellón (CDT), is the closest to Peniscola. Regular flights are run by various airlines to Castellón from major UK cities, including London, Birmingham, Liverpool, and Edinburgh. There are taxi services available from the airport to Peniscola.

If you wish to travel by train, the Benicarló-Peñíscola station is the closest, at under 10km away. Trains from London run regularly on this route. Travellers driving to Peniscola can take Exit 43 from AP-7, change to N-340 to reach CV-141, and continue until CV-140, which leads directly to the city.

The best time to travel to Peniscola

July usually brings the warmest weather to Peniscola, and July and August are also the peak holiday season. From June to September, sunny days and opportunities for swimming and beach trips draw crowds, making it a good idea to book your Peniscola holiday home in advance if you plan to travel during these times.

April, May, September, and October are usually the rainiest times in the city, but the crowds are smaller. Travellers seeking a quieter vacation and deals on Peniscola holiday apartments could consider visiting at these times.

Location reviews

Total rating of Peñíscola

4.2 out of 5 (71 Customer reviews)
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This is what holiday rental customers wrote about Peñíscola 

  • 5.0 out of 5
    A customer wrote
    on 16/06/2019 in German, travel period: May 2019

    “Leider nimmt die Modernisierung immer mehr zu. Der Bade und Erholungwert ist aber trotzdem noch gut gegeben”

    This review has been given for property no. 970260

  • 5.0 out of 5
    A guest wrote
    on 13/03/2018, travel period: September 2017

    “We often come to Peniscola because it is so beautiful.”

    This review has been given for property no. 970260 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 5.0 out of 5
    A guest wrote
    on 13/12/2017, travel period: December 2016

    “We've been coming to Peniscola for 20 years, it's always nice.”

    This review has been given for property no. 970260 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 5.0 out of 5
    A guest wrote
    on 07/12/2017, travel period: August 2017

    “It's been 10 years since we fell in love with Peniscola which is a little piece of paradise, we come back every year with great pleasure, we are already looking forward to next year.”

    This review has been given for property no. 970260 The review of the location has been automatically translated from French. Back to the original language

  • 5.0 out of 5
    A guest wrote
    on 07/12/2017, travel period: June 2017

    “Peñíscola is just beautiful. The old town is quaint and there are long sandy beaches. Great offer of restaurants and many cheap supermarkets.”

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  • Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Holiday home for max. 4 adults + 2 children

    Property no. 970260
    from USD 674
    for 1 week
    Approx. 68 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 3), satellite TV, Complete Wifi coverage, washing machine, non-smoking property, beach approx. 850 m, sea approx. 800 m, sauna, ,
    4.8 out of 5 (5 Customer reviews)
  • Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    Property no. 1168180
    + 2 more
    from USD 486
    for 1 week
    Approx. 110 m², 2 bedrooms, pets not allowed, TV, washing machine, beach approx. 900 m,
  • Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    Property no. 1161188
    from USD 826
    for 1 week
    Approx. 95 m², 3 bedrooms, pets not allowed, TV, washing machine, beach approx. 1.5 km,
  • Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Property no. 930745
    from USD 361
    for 1 week
    Approx. 55 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, washing machine, beach approx. 200 m
  • Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Holiday apartment for max. 5 persons

    Property no. 275828
    + 3 more
    from USD 526
    for 1 week
    Approx. 80 m², 2 bedrooms, pets are allowed (max. 1), TV, Internet, Wifi, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, sea approx. 2.5 km, ,
    There are 3 further property types with 3 accommodations for this complex
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    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    Property no. 930742
    from USD 505
    for 1 week
    Approx. 80 m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, washing machine, beach approx. 200 m, ,
  • Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Holiday home for max. 3 persons

    Property no. 615154
    from USD 385
    for 1 week
    Approx. 56 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), TV, washing machine, dishwasher, sea approx. 300 m,
    5.0 out of 5 (1 Customer review)
  • Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Property no. 930736
    from USD 275
    for 1 week
    Approx. 40 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), TV, washing machine, beach approx. 1 km, ,
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    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Property no. 930737
    from USD 343
    for 1 week
    Approx. 40 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), TV, dishwasher, beach approx. 1 km, ,
  • Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Property no. 275831
    from USD 746
    for 1 week
    Approx. 90 m², 2 bedrooms, pets not allowed, TV, Internet, Wifi, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, sea approx. 400 m, , ,
    4.3 out of 5 (3 Customer reviews)
  • Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Studio for max. 6 persons

    Property no. 1508801
    from USD 394
    for 1 week
    Approx. 58 m², 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, washing machine, beach approx. 10 km, ,
  • Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Property no. 283648
    from USD 487
    for 1 week
    Approx. 100 m², 2 bedrooms, pets not allowed, TV, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, sea approx. 400 m,
    5.0 out of 5 (1 Customer review)
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