The Costa Brava
The Costa Brava, or Wild Coast, running north along the shores of the Mediterranean from Blanes in the south to Portbou on the French border, boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in Spain, and features over 200 kms of dramatic coastline. Encompassing everything from fully developed tourist resorts such as Platja d’Aro through to quiet, secluded coastal villages such as Begur, there is something for everyone.
When tourism first took off here during the 1960s the Costa Brava became the place to be for both holidaymakers and home buyers. And now the wheel has turned full circle again - as this vibrant region of Catalonia is really buzzing once more. This is thanks in no small part to the cosmopolitan influences emanating from Barcelona and Girona and the input of artists such as Dali and Picasso - both of whom adored the region.
As a result property in Costa Brava today is in demand, as more and more buyers become aware of the areas many attractions including its vibrant cities, beautiful beaches, rich cultural heritage, excellent climate and breathtaking scenery. All of this combines to create a hugely attractive lifestyle for its fortunate residents. Tourism is also very buoyant in the region, making it an ideal location for anyone planning to invest in a holiday home abroad
Platja d'Aro, located in the heart of the Costa Brava, is one of the most popular resorts in the Mediterranean. Combining a rich historical heritage that dates back as far as the 1st century BC with a modern and dynamic atmosphere. Today this five star beach resort is the most important coastal town in the area. Along with a seemingly endless selection of stunning beaches and quiet coves, three of which enjoy blue flag status.
Open all year round, Platja d’Aro offers a huge selection of restaurants and fine dining, plus an extensive selection of high street shops, and a varied selection of cultural activities. It is the perfect location for either a full-time residence or holiday home.
Palamós first started life as a small port back in the 13th century and is now the only commercial harbour in the province of Girona. The old town port area today provides a hugely atmospheric backdrop for numerous bars and restaurants, with fresh locally caught prawns appearing in a wide array of local Catalan specialties.
Like most other popular resorts along the Costa Brava, Palamós enjoyed a tourist boom during the 1960s thanks to the fact that it is home to some spectacular beaches such as as the Gran Playa, which dominates the resort, and Playa de la Fosca.
Palamós also boasts a historic medieval old town and some spectacular scenery right on its doorstep. Making it an ideal location for anyone seeking to invest in the Costa Brava region. View our selection of property for sale in Palamós to find your ideal villa or apartment.
Calonge / Sant Antoni
Calonge is just a couple of kilometres from the beautiful beaches of St. Antoni and is situated at the edge of the stunning Gavarres National Park, which continues all the way to Girona. The pretty market town of Calonge, like many other towns in the Costa Brava, effortlessly combines a rich historical pedigree, best epitomized by its medieval castle, the church of Sant Martí, with more modern day facilities and amenities such as a wealth of buzzing little bars, banks, shops and restaurants. The region is also very well known for its varied vineyards and superb wine.
Sant Antoni de Calonge offers one of the best selections of picturesque coves on the Costa Brava. Most notably along the Cami de Ronda, where secluded rocky bays run as far as the town of Platja d'Aro, as well as a fine selection of sandy beaches in front of the main town. All set against the sort of stunning mountain backdrop that has become synonymous with the Costa Brava. This pretty little coastal resort is located between the busier towns of Palamós and Platja d'Aro, and features some terrific fish restaurants. Browse our range of property for sale in Calonge and St Antoni and find your perfect place in the sun.
Santa Cristina d'Aro
The quaint town of Santa Cristina d'Aro is a beautiful Catalan pueblo located just 3 kms to the coastal town of St. Feliu and 5 kms to the popular beach resort of Platja d'Aro. Santa Cristina provides a serene terrain with vast forests of pine, oak and cork trees.
The large influx of visitors and people who have made Santa Cristina their second home has resulted in a range of excellent infrastructure and services such as a variety of dining and lodging facilities, equestrian centers, renowned golf courses, and other recreational services. Santa Cristina is an authentic Catalan pueblo rich in history, tradition and the Mediterranean lifestyle.
Considered to be the prime real estate in the area, S'Agaró is situated within easy access to both cities and airports of Barcelona and Girona. This coastal village also has one of the most luxurious 5 star hotels in Spain, La Gavina, where famous artists including Charlie Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardener, Lauren Bacall and others have stayed. The hotel dominates the views of one of the best beaches of the Costa Brava, Sa Pol. The beaches of Sa Pol offer a wide variety of entertainment, leisure and dining services. The other spectacular beach of Sa Conca has been rewarded a Blue flag due to its pristine water, a semi-circular beach, and scenic background which is why it is considered without doubt a landmark of the Costa Brava.
Located in the heart of the Empordà, the Catalan village of Begur and it's beaches are located in one of the most wonderful areas of the Costa Brava. Located on the coast less than 1 hour drive from Girona airport, the historic town of Begur is a beautiful Catalan town rich in history. The town area takes in the impressive hills of the Begur Massif and an extensive coastline washed clean by the Mediterranean Sea.
Begur's historic quarter, home to numerous monuments left as legacies of significant moments in its history together combining with its eight unique coves and small beaches, and the Romanesque centre of the village of Esclanyà help distinguish Begur as an ideal place to call home or to spend your holidays.
Sant Feliu de Guíxols
Sant Feliu de Guíxols is a lovely Mediterranean hot spot located in the heart of the Costa Brava, with deep roots belonging to the essence of the Baix Empordà. It's strategic location is situated just 30 minutes from the Girona airport, right between France and Barcelona. Enjoy the flavors of the sea, its dynamism, and authentic Catalan culture.
The coast of Sant Feliu is full of landscape contrasts, with a coastline of cliffs that is broken down by small coves and sandy bays. The beaches concentrate a large number of activities and offer visitors the opportunity to practice all sorts of water sports. Thanks to its mild and pleasant climate, Sant Feliu de Guíxols is an ideal destination for relaxing throughout any time of year. This Catalan pueblo maintains a bubbling commercial ambience, rendering this holiday destination into a major resort offering visitors a wide array of services and numerous recreational and cultural activities. The town features a spectacular fishing port and a long promenade surrounded by narrow streets that run in and out of the historic medieval old town. St. Feliu de Guíxols combination of historic architecture and excellent beaches make it a quintessential location for anyone seeking to invest on the Costa Brava.
Search our selection of properties for sale in St. Feliu de Guíxols and discover why this is an ideal spot to enjoy the Costa Brava sun.
Pals is a medieval town located a few kilometers from the sea, 38 km from Girona. It is a picturesque walled village, situated on the top of a hill, surrounded by plains with charming cobbled streets, beautiful craft shops, traditional restaurants, and an exceptional restored gothic quarter. One of the attractions of Pals is the stunning views of the Medas Islands from the top of the hill.Pals is a must for the art and architecture lovers and, of course, for those who enjoy the nature and landscape.Pals beaches, a few minutes from the center, are famous for its large extensions of sand, dunes and clear water.
Calella de Palafrugell
Calella de Palafrugell is one of the few towns on the Costa Brava that still retains the charm of the fishing village that it was years ago, before becoming the tourist hub that it is now. Its white houses, its cobbled streets, its small coves, the wooden boats in the port, make Calella de Palafrugell an ideal place to enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle. In Calella there is also the Cap Roig Botanical Garden, where every summer a famous music festival is held with prominent artists from all over the world.