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Things to do in Costa Brava

Beaches near your holiday villas in Spain

The Costa Brava is full of incredible beaches, attracting tourists from far and wide to enjoy beach holidays in villas Spain. Enjoy the benefits of staying at direct holiday homes and read our recommendations for a wonderful holiday by the sea in our Costa Brava villas.

  • Moll Grec in Sant Martí d'Empuries is 600 metres long and 40 metres wide. It offers gentle waves, a pristine landscape and fine yellow sand bordered by dunes and pine trees. Off the coast are small rocky islands which you easily reach with a pedal boat by swimming. The beach has a blue flag, indicating good water quality.
  • Les Muscleres in L'Escala is approximately 300 metres long. It is fairly narrow and child-friendly with fine, yellow and surrounded by high cliffs where you can fish. Also this beach has the blue flag. See our nearby coastal cottages and holiday villas Spain.
  • Riells in L'Escala is approximately 750 metres long and about 30 metres wide. This is the largest beach of L'Escala near our holiday rentals Spain, well equipped and accessible for the disabled. There are restaurants, shops and a sailing school. Also has the blue flag.
  • Gran de Tossa de Mar, Passeig de Mar is approximately 400 metres long and 60 metres wide. NOVASOL have Costa Brava villas by this wide beach, which is well equipped and accessible for the disabled. This beach also has the blue flag.
  • La Mar Menuda in Av. San Raimon the Penyafort is approximately 200 metres long, not very wide. Coarse sand, wheelchair access and well-equipped. This beach also has the blue flag.
  • Playa de Lloret beach town is about two kilometres long. It has fine, white sand, great service, amenities and good infrastructure. This beach has the blue flag.
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Culture near your Costa Brava villas

The Costa Brava, although infamous for its beautiful coastline, has much to give in terms of culture. Museums, galleries, churches and ancient buildings provide ample cultural treats for those interested in art and history whilst renting holiday villas Spain.

Monastery Ruins Sant Pere de Rodes

High above the sea this monastery was built in the year 945, but the oldest documents which are present in the monastery date from the year 878. The monastery was abandoned in 1793 by the Benedictine monks and looted several times. It was not until 1935 that restoration began. Visit from your holiday rentals Spain and recognise both French and Spanish details as well as Arab architecture.

Dalí Theatre Museum

In Figueres you can find the theatre museum of Salvador Dalí. Here the works of this world-famous painter are exhibited. Dali is seen as a genius of surrealist painting and in this museum, you can completely dive into another world. You can visit the museum from Costa Brava villas throughout the year.

Peralada Castle

Today this casino and a museum, but was originally a 14th century fortress. It also provides regular cultural activities are organised in summer. A former Augustinian monastery is also located in this fortress – a must whilst on your self-catering holidays.


The villages of Sa Punta Platja de Pals and Mas Tomasi Pals form the small historic town of Pals. Only 2000 people live here, but you can visit from your villas Spain. The cobbled streets and historic mansions in the Gothic Quarter are particularly worth a visit. A historic city wall surrounded the city. The sandy beach here is about 10 kilometres long.


Traces of Roman, Jewish and Mauritanian ancestors can be found in the historic centre of Girona. The Romans founded the city in the 1st century BC, from which time the old city wall dates. Visit the ancient Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants and beautiful cathedrals whilst staying at your holiday villas Spain.

Arab Baths

In the old Capuchin monastery you can find Moorish baths. In the 12th century, these bathhouses were built. The changing rooms, cooling areas and water reservoirs are still in relatively good condition. Throughout the year you can visit the baths and Girona is easily accessible from our holiday homes in Spain.

Girona Cathedral

There are different architectural styles used in the cathedral as building started in the 11th century, but the bell tower was built in the 12th and the cloister in the 16th century. Throughout the year you can visit the cathedral with its Genesis tapestry and on Mondays you have the opportunity to visit the cloister and widest Gothic nave in the world for free, so keep this in mind for cheap holidays at holiday rentals Spain.