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Villas in the Costa Brava
Dreaming of your next vacation destination? Stunning coves and beaches, charming fishing villages and unique inland towns is what the Costa Brava offers. Find the perfect villa in exclusive residential areas in Llafranc, Begur, Blanes, Calella de Palafrugell, Roses, Cadaqués or Empúries to enjoy the blue waters of the Mediterranean. If you like to stay in a medieval town with traditional architecture look for a villa in Besalú, Peratallada, Pals, Torroella de Montgrí or Palau-Sator. Have you already decided where you are going to book your villa on the Costa Brava?Spacious villas with swimming pools
A villa in the Costa Brava is perfect for couples, families and small groups of friends, since they can accommodate 4 to 6 people. But if you come with a larger group you will also find bigger, traditional villas in the countryside with capacity for 7, 8 and 10 people. You can even bring your dog with you, as many of them accept pets. Spacious villas with contemporary and modern style, perfectly equipped with all the amenities so you don't miss anything during your stay. In addition, most of them have large gardens with barbecue areas and private pools as well as stunning views of the sea, the mountains and the lovely villages.
Travelers and activities
The Costa Brava is dotted with small, charming villages of stunning beauty. Visit the medieval village of Pals with stunning views of the massif of the Montgrí. Fall in love with the cobblestone alleys and the medieval essence of Peratallada and enjoy a delicious meal at any of the restaurants in the main square. Admire the views of Tossa de Mar, with its fortified medieval enclosure and its views of the Mediterranean. Follow Salvador Dalí’s steps in Cadaqués, listen to the “Havaneres” sipping the traditional rum punch in Calella de Palafrugell and enjoy the magical atmosphere of the fireworks in Blanes. Roses, L’Escala or L’Estartit are small fishing villages with a unique appeal in the upper part of the Costa Brava worth a visit. Start planning your trip!The Costa Brava for beach lovers
The impressive beaches of the Costa Brava are of unrivalled beauty. Enjoy a day at the secluded and sheltered coves of Begur, Calella, Palamós, Platja d’Aro, Tamariu or Castell. Further up, following the coastline, the scenery changes, the beaches are more pebbly and the rugged cliffs plunge into the deep waters of the sea. Roses, Empúries, L’Escala and Cap de Creus are dotted with lovely little coves and beaches to spend a laid-back day basking in the sun, enjoying a lovely meal by the beach and go for an ice cream as you stroll along the promenade.
Did you know Ferrán Agulló coined the name of the Costa Brava in 1908 when writing an article and referring to the coves and towns in this part of the Mediterranean coast? Costa Brava literally translates into “rugged coast”.
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The Alt Empordà, the northern part of the Costa Brava, would not be understood without Salvador Dalí. The Theatre-Museum of Figueras, where his remains lie, his summer house in Port Lligat and the castle of Púbol, where Gala is buried, make up the Dalinian Triangle. This is hands down the best route to understand the genius of surrealism.2. Visit the stunning Illes Medes
The Costa Brava offers countless incredible places to go diving, but one of the best is the Illes Medes, listed as a National Protected Natural Park, where you can enter mysterious underwater caves and dive among sunken ships. Admire the underwater spices including barracudas, groupers and lots of starfish. But if diving is not your thing, you can also take a glass bottom boat tour from l’Estartit.3. Hike up the Natural Park of Cap de Creus
The Natural Park of Cap de Creus offers a unique landscape with sheer cliffs, rocky crops and a wild scenery. Hike up the popular trail from Cadaqués to the lighthouse of Cap de Creus, passing through Port Lligat and some of the most beautiful coves of the Costa Brava. This is a 10-mile round trip that takes between 5 and 6 hours or maybe a bit more if the beauty of the surroundings captivate you and make you stop to take the best pictures ever. Get your camera ready!4. Crossing the Costa Brava on foot
A must-do in the Costa Brava is to explore the incredible coastline strolling along the popular “Camins de Ronda” (Coastal walks). This trail connects all the different coastal and fishing villages as you cross secluded coves, blistering cliffs, sandy beaches and old lighthouses. According to your fitness level, you can either choose a short 18K route from Palamós to Tamariu, a lineal 43K route from Sant Feliu de Guíxols to Begur or a circular 140K route starting in the iconic cathedral of Girona, the capital of the county, heading to Llagostera, the coastal villages of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Palamós, Llafranc, Begur, the inland La Bisbal d’Empordà, the massif of Les Gavarres and Els Àngels and returning to Girona. You will never get tired of the views!5. Discover the Natural Park of Els Aiguamolls de l’Empordà
From its almost one third of protected territory we can highlight this park with great ecological interest in its marsh areas, as well as the plant and animal species that live there. A good option is to base your stay in the nearby town of Roses and the beach of Can Comes. Enjoy a day surrounded by nature gems and breathe in the fresh air of the Aiguamolls.6. Taste the Mediterranean flavors
The Mediterranean cuisine is balanced and it offers quality fresh produce brought to the table in the most varied ways. Try some arròs caldós and a shellfish platter at El Roser Restaurant in L’Escala. Savor the prawn set menu of Palamós or the exquisite Michelin Star menus of Casamar Restaurant in Llafranc or El Celler de Can Roca in Girona. In the summer, enjoy a lovely lobster rice on your boat or wait for the boatman to take you to the shore and enjoy it with a view at La Pelosa chiringuito restaurant in Cala Pelosa.7. Explore the Costa Brava
The seaside towns of the Costa Brava have a unique allure that leaves you in awe as you see it. From the incredible views of Tossa de Mar and its tower to the fishing village and the famous arcades of Calella de Palafrugell. Every town along the Costa Brava offers the tourists the possibility to mingle with the locals in their festivals throughout the year including the colorful carnival of Platja d’Aro and Palamós, the Fira d’Indians of Begur and the Fires of Girona. During the week and the weekends in some places, enjoy the open air markets with varied stalls offering different good and fresh produce from local farmers. Discover the enchanting corners of this piece of paradise while unwinding in a unique setting and privileged climate.