Costa Brava Villas

It is the unexpected treasures that are hidden along the Costa Brava that makes it one of our favourite Spanish regions.  Amid the well-known beaches and resorts lies undiscovered fishing villages and medieval Old Towns, whilst further inland the wild rural landscape of vineyards, olive groves and nature reserves wind towards the foot of the Pyrénées.  A Costa Brava villa holiday gives you the opportunity to enjoy the cultural, natural and historical charms of the region, whilst also having the chance to enjoy the area’s renowned golden beaches and vibrant nightlife.  Our knowledge of the region’s best highlights and undiscovered secrets will make sure that you have a fantastic holiday whilst staying at a Costa Brava villa.

One of the best examples of untouched Catalonia is Llafranc, which was favoured by Hollywood royalty such as Kirk Douglas and Elizabeth Taylor in the 1960’s.  The resort is situated in a picturesque curved harbour with a modern marina and there is also a tree-lined boulevard which many of the town’s highlights lead off.  Llafranc is also an excellent starting point if you want to explore some of the rugged scenery of the Costa Brava whilst on a villa holiday.  There are many walking routes for different levels of ability - all well signposted and marked with green or red paint on trees and landmarks that show the different trails.

One of the most unique places that can be visited by people staying at the Costa Brava in villas is the modernist village of S'Agaro, which is close to Castell-Platja d'Aro.  The artistic design of the village by Rafael Masó makes it an outdoor museum, thanks to the enthralling architecture which was inspired by traditional Catalonian architecture – terraces, pastel houses and porticos to create the distinctive colony.  Costa Brava villas in this region of Spain are also located within reach of the nearby Tossa de Mar, a medieval town which we think is the cultural highlight of the region.  The Municipal Museum which exhibits an epic Roman mosaic along with paintings by Chagall is a must-see during any day you spend there, along with the city’s Roman ruins and its Moorish Tower, which offers the best viewpoint of the city.

Art lovers staying at a villa in Costa Brava should spend a day visiting the famous town of Salvador Dali, Cadaqués, where he spent most of his childhood.  You can visit the home where the famous surrealist artist moved to, Casa-Museu Dali, in Portlligat, which is about 20 minutes away from Cadaqués.  The beautiful Cap de Creus nature reserve, which has clear blue coves and dramatic rocky bays is a spectacular backdrop to a variety of walks in the area, which is where the Pyrénées Mountains roll into the sea.  

Whilst in the province of Girona visit the city of the same name to see one of the best Old Towns of a Costa Brava villa holiday.  The Old Quarter, which is also known as Barri Vell, is home to fascinating historical relics including a grand cathedral, with a nave that has the world’s widest arched span.  There are Romanesque, Baroque and Arab influences throughout as well as one of the best preserved Jewish Quarters in Europe.  Rustic coloured ancient monuments are waiting to be found at every twist and turn of the narrow streets of the Old Town and if you want to learn more about the diverse geology, history and roles played by the city you have six fantastic museums to choose from, including The Museum of Archaeology of Catalonia and the Treasury of the Cathedral which houses a 12th century Tapestry of Creation, which is known all over the globe.

Of course there are also many well-known places that are popular for Costa Brava villa holidays, including the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona.  The cosmopolitan city is always at the top of our list when visiting the region on holiday.  The streets of the city are lined with mesmerising architecture and world-famous monuments including Park Guëll and the magnificent La Sagrada Familia by Antoni Gaudi.  The city’s famous fountain - Font de Canaletes provides an epic backdrop to photographs so do not forget your camera whilst sightseeing.  Barcelona is a fantastic base for a Costa Brava villa holiday because you can enjoy the unique combination of a city and beach break, thanks to the five surrounding beaches.  There are also plenty of shops which are perfect on the days of your Costa Brava villa holiday that you feel like indulging in some retail therapy.

On the website there is a wide selection of Costa Brava villas in the well-known beach resorts of Calella de Palafrugell and Calella De La Costa as well as properties in more intimate locations, such as the small fishing village of Sant Feliu de Guíxols. Of course we also have self-catering accommodation for the golfers, water sports enthusiasts and beach lovers that continue to rent villas in Costa Brava thanks to its diverse landscape and Mediterranean climate.