Modern vacation rentals in Empuriabrava
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We'd like to show and introduce you to our local family owned and operated beautiful holiday homes in Empuriabrava.
Discover our well equipped, modern holiday houses and spacious villas with private swimming pool in lovely residential areas, just a short walk away from the sandy beach, plenty of activities, sports and amenities nearby.
Empuriabrava in Catalonia/Spain enjoys a unique tourist infrastructure with all neccessairy services.
Our accommodations offer tasteful and comfortable furnishings and stylish decor. We are passionate about what we do, so you can book with confidence !
A selection of restaurants, bars, as well as several supermarkets and shops can be found within a short walk.
We will provide all the tourist information you will need to make your stay as pleasant as possible !
Enjoy the privacy of a private villa with heated pool ! It provides the perfect base and one of the most relaxing ways to really enjoy your holiday....it gives you complete freedom of choice and your own, homelike space to relax undisturbed on the sun terrace... let your kids have fun at any time of the day... unwind in complete comfort.
You can go on your own pace and decide what and when eat in a self catered villa. Set your own timetable. Enjoy great outdoor living and a barbecue with your family or your friends by the side of your swimming pool - the perfect way to spend a warm Spanish evening.
Located on the coast of Girona, Spain, Empuriabrava is the largest residential marina in the world and the sun shines for approximately 300 days a year. The town is completely surrounded by mountains and beautiful coastline with a beautiful wide sandy beach, perfect for sunbathers and those who like all kind of water sports.
Over the last few decades the area has developed from a small town to a bustling tourist community. With a range of activities available from skydiving (the town is one of the three best skydiving spots of the world) to learning how to sail, Empuriabrava is a great destination for a unique holiday.
Things to do in Empuriabrava
Empuriabrava is a coastal town that is built around a winding canal system. The majority of residences have a mooring at the bottom of their garden, and navigating around the 24km of canals is a unique and enjoyable experience that you are unable to replicate almost anywhere else in the world. Canal tours are readily available, with some stopping for a long lunch at the marina waterfront half way through.
The town itself has two six kilometre beaches, many shops, and a good selection of cafes, bars and restaurants. An open air market is also held on the seafront every Saturday morning, where you can pick up some high quality fruit and vegetables to cook with in your self-catering accommodation. If you fancy something a little more adventurous, tennis, golf, scuba diving and skydiving are all popular activities in Empuriabrava, and you can even learn to sail a boat, with a number of sailing schools in the area. Families with children may like to spent a day trip for visiting the well known "Port Aventura theme park" that awaits you at just abour a two hours drive away.
If you fancy getting away from it all, you can head to the Parc Naturel Del’s Aiquamolls – a nearby nature area that is excellent for walking and cycling. Here you can enjoy a picnic, take in the sea views, visit the bird sanctuary, and bird watch from designated observation points.
Almost a third of the terrain in the Costa Brava is marked as a specially protected area. This means that there’s almost no end of walking and biking trails through unblemished natural landscapes. Alongside the coast are beautiful mountain ranges like the Montgrí Massif, noted for their wild and rocky appearance. If you’re a diver then head for Cap de Creus, east of Roses, and home to a large marine reserve.
Culture and heritage
There are more than 70 museums across the Costa Brava, covering fields as varied as cinema, archaeology, traditional farming, toys and art. The town of Figueres is closely linked with 20th Century surrealist Dalí, and there’s a large collection of his work is here, housed in a museum designed by the artist himself. Meanwhile if you’re a history buff you can find a wealth historical fragments in Costa Brava dating back as far as the ancient Greeks.
Weather in Empuriabrava
On holiday at self-catering accommodation in Empuriabrava you will be in a region with a mild Mediterranean climate. Summer highs can be tempered slightly by winds from the Pyrenees, but the period from May to October is hot when you compare the Costa Brava to places in northern and central Europe.
Hot and humid summers reach around 30°C on most days - though due to its positioning Empuriabrava receives a cooling sea breeze - and rain is scarce until autumn arrives. Winters are moderate, with temperatures average between 10°C and 15°C – still warm enough to enjoy the full range of outdoor activities that your self-catering holiday has to offer.
Travel to Empuriabrava
Ryanair has been flying from the UK to Girona Airport (GRO) for the last few years, and is the destination for a holiday in Empuriabrava. Be aware that the airport tends to be served mostly by low-cost carriers and can also be listed as Costa Brava Airport or Barcelona-Girona Airport. As well as various connections to cities in the UK, there are links between Girona and Dublin, Amsterdam, Marseille, Brussels and many more. You will find many rent-a-car offices inside the airport and the 40km journey to Empuriabrava can be made by car, train or bus; public transport in the area is excellent.
Aqua Brava Water Park
If you want a fun, action-packed, family day out but don’t fancy the beach, this elaborate water park, just south of Cadaqués, is perfect.
There’s a choice of swimming pools for older children and adults as well as rides such as the Anaconda – a 250-yard rafting ride through tunnels and Europe’s biggest wave pool as well as gardens, mazes and towers. For younger children, there’s a pirate ship on the “Kids’ Lagoon” and waterfalls and climbing frames on “Tropic Island”.
Address: Ctra de Cadaqués, 17480
Contact: 972 254344; aquabrava.com/en
Admission: adults €28 per day or €23 per afternoon. Free admission for children under 2ft 7in. Over 65s and children under 3ft 4in, €17 per day, or €14 after 3pm
Opening Hours: open daily, 10am-7pm
Skydive Empuriabrava is one of the three most prominent high performance centres in the world. Skydivers from all the continents are attracted by the ideal weather conditions for this sport, as well as by the aerodrome facilities.
For skydivers, Empuriabrava is an ideal location to train, to improve their flying skills and to rub shoulders with the world’s top professionals and teams. Amateurs can discover this exciting activity in a fun, adrenaline-inducing environment. Anyone from age five upwards can fly in the Wind Tunnel, even people of an advanced age.
Open all year until sunset. At 150 km from
Tel.: +34 972 450 111
Have you always wanted to fly, but Skydiving is too extreme for you?
Come to Windoor Real Fly in Empuriabrava and fly with us, the only thing you have to worry about is having fun.
The Wind Tunnel is a fantastic alternative. You have all of the sensation of flying, and you can do that in a safe environment without the risks of skydiving. You are supervised at all times by our experienced instructors who will help you make the most of this unique experience.
This experience is available to everyone from 4 to 99 years old! Everyone can fly!
Come fly with us at the friendliest indoor skydiving tunnel in Europe. At Indoor Skydiving Windoor you can tunnel fly and enjoy the great food and weather that the prestige Costa Brava Spain has to offer. Also just steps from the wind tunnel is Skydive Empuriabrava.
VIP wedding at the Costa Brava
Tesla founder Elon Musk's younger brother Kimbal and Sam Wyly's celebrated their wedding at the small historical village Sant Marti d'Empúries and archaelogical site famous for it's Greco-Roman ruins near Girona, Costa Brava, Spain on Saturday June 30. Barack Obama and his family, Ruppert Murdoch, Will Smith and Salma Hayek have been part of celebrity guest list of 300 persons.
Apparently it was the groom, Kimbal Musk, who was impressed with this location on the Costa Brava during a visit in October 2017 and wanted this to be the place to celebrate his wedding. The entrepreneur and philanthropist officially married Christiana Wyly, the environmental activist daughter of billionaire Sam Wyly already on April 07 in Dallas, Texas/USA. The couple had a very small family wedding, surrounded by their siblings, children and close family.
From 17:30 hours onwards, many top luxury cars, most of them with tinted windows, began to enter the Empúries premises, making it impossible to recognise the identity of those attending the ceremony. The hotel "Hostal Empúries" on the beach of Portitxal in L'Escala, just 50 metres from the Greco-Roman archaeological site, has been reserved months in advance only for about 150 of the wedding guests, relatives and friends of the bride and the groom. Saturday afternoon, some 250 guests attended a lunch at the hotel's restaurant "Bistro del Mar" and the post-wedding brunch on Sunday ended the billionaires wedding on a High Note.
Salma Hayek, who stayed with her husband François-Henry Pinault at this hotel,have been one of the only celebrities to walk to the entrance door for wedding guests, at which moment their photo was taken.
The visit of the former US president Barack Obama to Madrid had already been announced for July 06, where he will attend the Circular Economics and Innovation Summit, but he has already begun vacations with his family in Catalonia's coastal Empordà.
Many locals and tourists from L'Escala (Girona) have been surprised to see the 'Maltese Falcon', one of the world's largest and most expensive sailboats, anchored in the bay of L'Escala. The presence of this 88 metres yacht in this privileged place on the Costa Brava this weekend is justified by the wedding of tycoon Kimbal Musk. There is every reason to believe that the couple and some of their guests have been accommodated on board.
(Source: Daily Mail online, elperiodico & Tumblr)