The Costa Brava boasts a very pleasant year-round climate, both in its coves and beaches and its inland villages. Winters are mild and known for their intense Mediterranean light. Summers are always cooled by a refreshing sea breeze, resulting in a very bearable heat.
Buying a property in the Empordà region gives you the chance to discover the culture of the ancient Greek and Roman colony of Empúries, located in the bay of Roses; visit the many medieval villages and their castles, such as Peratallada and Pals; and explore the numerous archaeological remains from prehistoric times. The Empordà region has been home to a host of fascinating characters, such as the artist Salvador Dalí, flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya and the writer Josep Pla, all of whom were irresistibly attracted by the beauty of this region.
Culture is always alive in the Empordà region, whether in the form of the festivals of classical and contemporary music held during the summer and featuring international stars, or the traditional Cantadas de Havaneres de Calella sea shanties.
Regional cuisine is very diverse and offers the chance to enjoy more than a dozen food fairs that take place throughout the year. These feature local delicacies such as Palamós prawns, the rice grown around Pals, the rockfish from Begur, sea urchins from Palafrugell, Torroella de Montgri apples, Sant Antoni-Calonge langoustines and wild mushrooms from the inland woods in the autumn.
Naturally, behind all these gastronomic campaigns are top-level chefs who know how to make the very most of fresh local produce.
In the city of Girona, you can enjoy award-winning cuisine at Celler de Can Roca, acclaimed as the best restaurant in the world on several occasions, as well as visiting the city’s important Call Jueu (Jewish Quarter).
The region also offers a huge range of activities, as the province of Girona extends from the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean, offering both high-altitude action and water sports within a relatively short distance. The flatter areas of the Empordà are ideal for hiking and cycling, with a network of dedicated routes specially designed for enjoying the beautiful landscape of orchards, crops and tiny medieval villages.
Finally, there is no question that the beauty of our coastline, already evident from land, becomes an even more wonderful sight when viewed from the sea.
Scuba-divers will marvel at the spectacular seabed full of colourful corals, algae and fish around the Medes Islands Natural Park, and can even explore a sunken shipwreck.
Kayaking is an excellent way to discover the hidden nooks and crannies of the coastline, exploring the deepest caves or following the line of the cliffs.
In addition, the coastline has an extensive network of marinas and yacht clubs that offer a wide range of services, including sailing courses, guided tours and boat and jet-ski rental, giving you the chance to discover the breath-taking coves along the coast from the sea.
All these fantastic attractions coexist with a wide range of healthcare and educational services that offer the region’s residents an extremely high quality of life in a safe and peaceful environment.
We hope we have convinced you that buying property in the Costa Brava is a good investment.