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Villas to rent in Spain - Catalonia

Catalonia is an autonomous region in north-eastern Spain, with its own language and flag. With the mild climate, the 580-kilometre long shoreline and the mountainous hinterland, there is something to suit every taste in this location whether it’s Costa Brava villas or country cottages. Catalonia has its own distinct personality, and each of its four provinces seems to add to the unique flavour of the region. From the shores of the Costa Brava to the imposing Pyrenees mountains; from small, hilltop villages and castles to the cosmopolitan, artistic powerhouse that is the city of Barcelona, you will not find a better location for Spanish villas.

Adventure holidays in villas in Spain

For the thrill of activities in the grips of nature, head north in Catalonia to the Pyrenees mountains, where 3000 metre peaks rise above you. Hiking trails allow you to follow a marked ascent past medieval villages, steep rock faces and some utterly glorious views. This, of course, is recommended for those who enjoy an active self-catering holiday. Rock climbing, trekking, rafting, kayaking, canyoning and mountain biking are just a few of the many and varied activities available in Catalonia near our Spanish villas in mainland Spain. Back near the coast, there are also a host of water sports for you to try.

Catalonian cuisine – villas Spain

Being so beautifully positioned close to both the sea and the mountains, Catalonian cuisine is a heady mixture of simple but delicious seafood dishes, bursting with flavour, and meat dishes like lamb and goat stew. Tapas dishes are eaten far and wide in Spain, but some of these small plates are truer to Catalan cuisine than Spanish in general. Of all the things to eat in Spain, you must try their toasted bread with tomato, olive oil and salt, Catalan paella made with squid ink, spicy Botifara sausage and the well-known desert, Crema Catalana. If you think yourself a gastronome, you even have the freedom to put your Catalonian cooking skills to the test at your villas in mainland Spain.

Culture and Costa Brava villas

Although the draw to holidays on the Costa Brava is predominantly due to the stunning beaches, culture vultures will find several artistic and historical treasures to keep them entertained. Medieval villages, Dalí's surreal 'theatre-museum' in Figueres, Romanesque monasteries, archaeological ruins, galleries and pretty much everything in Barcelona can be reached easily from your villas. Some other popular attractions are the Picasso Museum, with about 3,500 original Pablo Picasso pieces; the Joan Miro Foundation and the Catalan National Art Museum. Be sure to venture out to as many areas as possible on your next self-catering holiday, as each area has its own cultural individuality.

Family holidays in Catalonia

Catalonia is an excellent retreat for families, couples, solo travellers and groups of friends alike. With plenty of things to do in Catalonia, there is something to please everyone – even the kids! Enjoy snorkelling as a group in the colourful waters, take a boat trip or go kayaking off the coast, enjoy a day out at one of Catalonia’s many water parks, participate in traditional dancing, or just splash around at the pool at your villas in Spain. When you have a holiday rental you will have different possibilities than if you stay in a hotel. You will have a safe and cosy base for the whole family where you can relax and enjoy your holiday at your own pace. Our selection of holiday rentals in Catalonia is broad and will be easy to find something suitable for you and your family. We rent out all year round for short and long periods of time.

Holiday rentals in Barcelona

Massage your mind by attending the abundant cultural offerings of music, art, and architecture. Try day trips into Barcelona, Catalonia's capital, which is a true metropolis. Among its outstanding sights are the Gothic Quarter and the works of architect Antoni Gaudi. It also has many great places to stroll including Las Ramblas, a 2 km long boulevard teaming with all types of people, small flower and vegetable stands, street-theaters, galleries, and cafes. When you rent Barcelona apartments you cannot help but awaken your senses with the experience of new surroundings and adventures. Restore your body and soul along the Costa Brava, stretching from the north of Barcelona over the province of Girona and famed for its great natural beauty, steep cliffs and romantic small coves.

Service - Why NOVASOL?

NOVASOL, founded in 1968, began by renting small holiday lets in Norway. Since then our selection and number of holiday rentals has expanded considerably, as has the size of our firm. Today we are Northern Europe’s largest holiday rentals firm, with locations across most of Europe. Over the decades we have been in business our goal has been to give our customers the best holiday experience possible. Great service, high quality holiday homes, and engaging employees are our standard. So whether you are seeking apartments in Barcelona, or a quiet villa in the rural Costa Brava, NOVASOL will help you on your way.