Costa Brava travel tips

Villas on the Costa Brava are great choices for families, couples, and for solo travellers, offering easy access to some of Catalonia’s best attractions and most beautiful sights. It’s easy to travel along the picturesque Costa Brava, and here are three great travel tips that can help make your holiday in Spain fantastic.

Book a Villa with Pool on the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava certainly doesn’t have a shortage of great places to swim. In fact, the horseshoe-shaped bays of Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell are ideal swimming spots thanks to their gentle waters. If you visit during the popular summer months, you may find the beaches quite lively, as opposed to the quiet environment found during the off-season. If you book a villa with private pool on the Costa Brava you can have the waters all to yourself and enjoy a truly peaceful experience.

Hire a Car

When we think of the Costa Brava, we usually think of the seaside resorts of Blanes, Tossa de Mar, and Lloret de Mar. However, there is much more to this part of Catalonia than meets the eye, and there are some truly fantastic destinations located just a short distance inland like the city of Girona or Les Guilleries national park. You’ll find it easiest and most convenient to see these places by hiring a car. You could even add on a mini vacation in Barcelona; a long weekend in the city!

Pack Carefully

Packing for a holiday in Spain is usually very simple; you’ll want cool, loose clothing and plenty of suncream! However, there are a few extras that you may need on the Costa Brava. Remember that ‘Costa Brava’ can be translated as ‘Rough Coast’, highlighting the very craggy shorelines, so a strong pair of comfortable shoes is essential if you want to make the most of this part of Catalonia. Also be sure to pack a sun hat as some attractions, like Castell de Begur, typically have no shade during the day.


What you need to know when booking your holiday villa: 5 tips

Mountains or beach? Pool or no pool? Are pets allowed? There is much to consider when searching for and reserving your next holiday rental villa for you and your loved ones. Let us help you sort out the details with these handy tips for your Catalonian escape in Spain.

  • Allow plenty of time to peruse and prepare. Not only are villas reserved quickly, but when booking with a big group it is wise to ensure that all members of your party have adequate time to make travel arrangements and discuss the logistics with their families. Depending on the season, you should allow at least a few months to complete research, contact agencies, and compile an agenda.

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  • One villa…or two? The size of Catalunya Casas´ vacation villas range from quaint oceanfront condos to luxurious countryside mansions. But if your group needs more space than even one of our largest villas can provide, you can spread out your guests into two separate homes to allow for space, serenity, and the opportunity to explore two of our stunning properties.
  • Know your details. When contacting an agency about that coveted villa that you espied on the internet, be prepared with the appropriate information. Know how many people will be in your group as well as your other preferences such as the number of bedrooms, location, distance from the beach, and anything else you know you´ll need during your holiday in Spain. Have specific questions? Jot them down and have them on hand when contacting potential agents.
  • Budget wisely. Family and group budgets are helpful necessities from the early planning stages through the end of your vacation. You will need to factor in rent, air conditioning, extra fees, groceries, transportation, and any other activities in which you wish to partake. When inquiring about a property, always ask about additional or hidden fees, as well as any possible down payments.

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  • Plan activities. Speaking of activities, there is a multitude of ways to spend your days while staying at one of our pristine Spanish villas. From hiking to biking to horseback riding, figure out how you want to plan your vacation that you aren´t scrambling to make last-minute arrangements.

You´re just a few clicks away from an unforgettable holiday experience with Catalunya Casas. Scroll through our rental villas and begin your quest to find the perfect holiday home.

 

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