Design and Build a Villa on the Costa Brava
It is named the “Untamed Coast” and for good reason. Cliffs drop sharply to the aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean: secluded tightly enclosed coves with small beaches are stunning and dramatic. Certainly this is one of the most beautiful sectors of the Spanish coastline.
Blanes, Lloret de Mar and Tossa de Mar are very attractive towns and these days very accessible.
The Costa Brava is an excellent location to design and build a holiday home perhaps later to become a retirement home. There are the international airports of Girona and Barcelona connecting you to the rest of Europe and the world with the Pyrenees on your door step and of course the fabulous Mediterranean.
Buying Land on the Costa Brava
You will find plenty of plots for building a villa and older houses to renovate. As always we strongly recommend you get a team of independent professionals to evaluate the land before you buy and confirm you can achieve your vision both legally and within your budget. Places you might want to check out include:
Tossa de Mar: The medieval walled quarters high on a rocky promontory have lovely vistas of the Mediterranean.
Aiguablava. A precious cove with a small fine sand beach.
Pals: an exceptionally beautiful walled feudal town with medieval mansions that have been fully restored.
Roses : on a beautiful gulf with fine sand beaches founded by the Greeks.
Cadaques: a perfectly stunning setting a hilly bright-white village bursting with flowers on a Mediterranean cove set against the dark backdrop of the Black Mountain.
The Best Beaches on the Costa Brava
Perhaps the most attractive things the beaches on the Costa Brava beaches is the clear, blue, shallow water. Many of them carry the Blue Flag seal of approval by the Catalan tourist board.
Here are a few of our favourite for you to check out:
Cala Culip, Cadaqués
Cala Giverola, Tossa de Mar
Platja de Treumal, Selva
Playa Cala Sa Boadella, Lloret de Mar
Cala Sant Francesc, Blanes
Playa de Aiguablava, Begur
La Pletera, L’Estartit
A Foodies Paradise
There is plenty of good eating along the Costa Brava. Some of the finest restaurants in Spain can be found on some of the best beaches: Platja d’Aro, Roses and Sant Feliu de Guixols serving fish stews ans shellfish of the Mediterranean served Catalan style. Look out for anchovies from L’ Escala and prawns from Palomos.
Wines have been grown for over 2,500 years and in recent years have won international recognition for their quality. Look out for Carignan and Grenach that are varieties of red.
The Best Golf Courses on the Costa Brava
There are some truly wonderful Golf Courses on the Costa Brava that must surely be one of the more underestimated golf destinations. However this is changing especially with the PGA Catalunya and Empordà Golf courses now getting a lot of recognition.
Here are some others worth checking out:
Club Golf d’Aro Platja d’Aro
Club de Golf Costa Brava Platja d’Aro
Golf Platja de Pals
Serres de Pals
Natural Parks Near the Costa Brava
The Costa Brava has some of the most beautiful natural parks and nature reserves in the world. Its a perfect destination for nature lovers, birdwatchers and fans of diving and snorkeling. Here are some to check out:
Aiguamolls de l'Empordà
La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone
Cap de Creus
Baix Ter, Montgrí and the Medes Islands
Top International Schools on the Costa Brava
Montessori Palau Girona
International School Costa Brava, Platja d’Aro
Saint George's School Fornells de la Selva (Girona)
Montjuïc Girona International School
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