I have hand-selected four beautiful spots along the Costa Brava that might take your fancy as somewhere to purchase property in.


Did you know that the translation of Costa Brava in Catalan is “wild coast”? The Costa Brava is distinct for its rugged cliffs and small coves. Unlike more built up areas like the Costa del Sol, the Costa Brava has an authentic, almost old-fashioned feel. Although not precisely defined, the Costa Brava is thought to stretch from the French border to just northeast of Barcelona. The Costa Brava is served by the Girona airport. A flight from all London airports lasts just two hours. However, flights can be infrequent in the off-season, in which case, you may want to fly to Barcelona, which has flights all year-round. Being more northernly, the Costa Brava experiences cooler winters than the rest of Spain and can even see a touch of snow. Having said that, temperatures can reach 14 degrees during the winter. Plus, summer sees regular highs of 30 degrees.

Today, we’re going to look at beautiful spots along the Costa Brava that you might want to call home.





Located in the north of the Costa Brava, Empuriabrava has gained the title of “Little Venice”. It is the largest residential marina in the world, with its canals filled with yachts and private jets. In this picturesque setting, you can look out and graze over a meal. According to TripAdvisor, the number one thing to do in Empuriabrava is the Windoor Real Flying – which is a centre for flying indoors!


An aerial view of L'Escala.

An aerial view of L’Escala.

L’Escala has tonnes of personality. On the one hand, it’s an acclaimed fishing port, famous for its anchovies. It’s a fantastic spot for scuba-diving, it just depends how deep you’re prepared to go – at 12 metres underwater, you can find the Kim Caves, and at 42 metres, a sunken boat called the Marmoler. L’Escala has a population of 10,000 which swells in the summer, as tourists flock to enjoy its waters. The largest beach, Riells, is particularly well suited to young and inexperienced swimmers, due to its shallow waters.

But it also boasts of historical fascinations, such as the Medieval village of Sant Martí. L’Escala transports you even further back in time with Greek Ruins of Empúries, which are more than 2,000 years old.

Torroella de Montgrí

old castle.

The castle that marks out Torroella de Montgrí.

A magnificent old town, Torroella de Montgrí is surrounded by the remains of a defensive Roman wall. While it is all visually impressive, highlights include the El Mirador Palace (9 th and 14th centuries) which has been converted into a luxury hotel. Admirers of Gothic architecture will look fondly upon the Sant Genís Church. And for Romanesque, the Sant Antoni Chapel is unmissable. If you love live music, you are in for a treat, for Torroella de Montgrí hosts a jazz festival every July and August.

Another benefit of owning a property in Torroella de Montgrí is that you will be just 6 kilometres from the beach.



Beautiful Begur Old Town.

Begur has the distinction of being built upon a number of hills, known as the Begur Massif. At the very top, is a castle, visible from afar – like in a fairy-tale. It is about 1.5 kilometres from the sea. The town’s park is as joyful place for children with face-painting and puppet shows. Having said this, during the winter, Begur quietens down significantly. While it benefits from being visually exquisite, you might not feel at home here unless you are looking for somewhere that sometimes has very little going on.


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