Pack your swimsuit: Costa Brava’s can’t-miss beaches

One of the biggest perks unique to the Barcelona region is the fact that there are dozens of beaches available either within walking distance or just a short train ride away in the Costa Brava region, the area north of Barcelona. Each beach offers a different experience, and summer is the perfect opportunity to discover what experiences the gorgeous Mediterranean shoreline can provide for you. 




Cabrera de Mar is a lovely town with some of the prettiest beaches you can imagine. While you’re there, you can even visit the Castell de Burriac or try your hand at surf lessons! 


Canyelles offers a quiet beach surrounded by cliffs that are covered in Spanish pine trees. This beach typically remains less crowded than other beaches in Catalonia if you’re looking for your own semi-private getaway.


Platja d’Aro is perfect if you’re looking for a more lively vacation. Come check out the surrounding shopping opportunities, food experiences, and festivals. It is a perfect beach if you’re looking for different activities, from relaxing on the beach to dancing at a local festival.



Sant Pol de Mar is another beach with waters so clear that you can see your feet beneath the tide. One of the most secret beaches in Costa Brava, a trip to these crystal waters are guaranteed to provide a truly regenerating experience.


This is just a taste of all the beach experiences Costa Brava has to offer. Make plans to come and check out your favorite one during your holiday. After all, life’s a beach! If one of these beaches sparks your interest, you’ll be happy to know that we at Catalunya Casas have properties in all of these beaches! Feel free to send us a message via our website.

Make August memories with some of Barcelona’s best festivals!

Regardless of when your Barcelona holiday is planned, it’s important to remember to wrap up the last month of vacations in a memorable way. Throughout the month of August, Barcelona offers a number of festivals and events that are sure to appeal to everyone.

Mas i Mas is a music festival from 28 July until 1 September with a variety of performances from local and national artists. Venues across the city of Barcelona will open their doors to the sounds of jazz, techno, flamenco, and more!

The Circuit Festival is touted as the international LGBT event, attracting more than 70,000 people each year! The festival lands in Barcelona from 5-16 August, and then travels to Ibiza from 19-23 August.

One of the most interesting and decorative festivals is in the Gracia district of Barcelona. The Festa Major de Gracia is an bright, colorful, and loud festival where the local businesses use their collective imaginations to decorate their neighborhoods using only recyclable materials. The results are awe-inspiring! The fun happens during the week of 15 August, but if you can’t make that, there is another similar festival in the Sants neighborhood during the week of 22 August. Also plan to see statue of Zeus at Oympia once in a life time.

Festa Major Gracia
Festa Major de Gracia

Nits Gaudi, running from 25 June until 15 September, is a  low-key way to admire Gaudi’s work in a calm environment. Located near the summit of Tibidabo, the site is easily accessible by bus or train.

On Sundays from 28 June until 20 September, Piknic Electronik is a great way to enjoy electronic music while the sun is still out.

If you’re looking for an evening activity, the Castle of Monjuïc opens its gardens to host outdoor movie nights every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evening from 3 July unitl 7 August.

Castell Peralada
Castell de Peralada

Even just outside of Barcelona, you can find three massive music festivals, each with their own unique flavor. Be sure to check out the BioRitmo Festival, Cap Roig Festival, and Castell de Peralada Festival, each featuring different styles of music and stunning backdrops.

As you can see, August is the perfect opportunity to end your Barcelona summer vacations with some amazing memories! For more information about these festivals, feel free to contact Catalunya Casas.

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