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The 5 most beautiful beaches of the Costa Brava

Nowadays it is quite difficult to find beaches that survive the summer tourist hordes and have kept their wild side. However, this is the case of the small white sand paradises found on the Costa Brava. In this area you will find hidden coves that will transport you to a world where tranquillity and calm reign supreme.

If you need a holiday in direct contact with nature and want to admire some of the most incredible landscapes of Spain, more than 200 kilometres of coastline await you on the Costa Brava. In addition, our luxury villas have everything you need so that, in addition to discovering unique landscapes, enjoy a truly perfect holiday. Villanovo have selected for you 5 of the best beaches of the Costa Brava.

The 5 most beautiful beaches of the Costa Brava - Costa Brava

The beaches of Begur: emblematic places of the Costa Brava

The village of Begur is located on the top of a hill, in the heart of Ampurdán. Its vast coastline and the blue colour of its Mediterranean waters suggest that, without a doubt, this place hides some of the best beaches and coves of the Costa Brava. The Aiguablava Cove is made of 75 metres of beach and is composed of a landscape worthy of the most beautiful postcards. Although sometimes very busy in high season, you should visit it even once to enjoy one of the most emblematic corners of the region. This destination is ideal to spend the day with your children because of the shallow waters.

Sa Riera is another of the beaches that you will find in this area. It is one of the largest beaches in this city, although it retains its traditional character. Indeed, you will see fishing houses along the coast. If you are looking for a sheltered area, you should visit Aiguafreda Cove, with the only company of a small quay full of boats. This place is ideal to enjoy a moment of relaxation and tranquillity.

Beach of Cadaqués: a city full of magic

There are many beaches in this charming town that have retained their wild character. They are rocky and have transparent waters, so enjoying a swim here is a luxury. However, you will find few sandy beaches, unlike other areas of the Costa Brava. This lack is totally compensated by its wild landscapes, so do not hesitate to visit, for example, Playa Grande, where you will find a wide ribbon of sand and a very shallow depth, so that the children can play and swim in all security. The Playa del Ros is the one that most resembles the "beaches" of the Costa Brava. Here, you can put on your diving goggles and discover the fish species that live in the seabed.

It should be noted that, in addition to its impressive coves, the city of Cadaqués is a tourist attraction in itself. Located in the natural park of Cabo de Creus, with plenty of small houses painted white, Cadaqués is one of the cities of choice of the great Salvador Dalí.

Es Castell Beach (Palamós)

This beach symbolises the struggle of locals who wanted to fight against a construction that was likely to destroy one of the most incredible landscapes of the Costa Brava. It was in 1994 when they called a referendum to prevent a golf course from being built in this corner of the Empordà coast.

Thanks to this, this easily accessible beach is considered by many to be the wildest in the region. It is protected against the prevailing winds of this coast. Here you can enjoy family activities such as kayaking, snorkelling or dining in one of the two restaurants that line the coast. For the more curious, you can also see the remains of the Iberian city of Es Castell.

Beach of Senyor Ramon (Santa Cristina d'Aro)

Although access to this beach is not an easy task, it is well worth it. This small paradise, also known as Cala Curcullada, is located between Sant Feliu de Guixols and Tossa de Mar. With over 300 metres of beach, crystal clear waters and cliffs that exceed 700 metres above sea level, this place is a deciduous pine forest that will leave you wondering.

Cala Montjoi in Roses

Your stay on the Costa Brava would not have the same meaning if you do not visit Cala Montjoi. Its charm lies in its privileged location. This place is located in the Natural Park of Cabo de Creus, where you can enjoy views that will surprise you. Thanks to its original shape, its waters are calm and sheltered from the wind, which makes the environment more pleasant, especially for the families.

This wonderful place also captivated the chef Ferran Adrià, who decided to open his famous restaurant here: El Bulli. And if you want to experience sensations during your stay in this magical destination, do not hesitate to practice water sports. Near here you will find, for example, a diving school.

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