Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Set right on the promenade to one side of the bay, Aigua Dolça has a wonderful sea front location. This ground floor apartment is south west facing with magnificent views across the sparkling waters of the Bay of Tamariu and just a few steps from the golden sandy beach and a good range of local restaurants and bars.
Aigua Dolça consists of just 4 apartments, of which 3 are available for rental. Aigua Dolça Tres is located on the ground floor, with a corner positionand is accessed directly from the promenade. Aigua Dolça Dos is also on the ground floor, adjacent to Tres. Aigua Dolça Un is located on the first floor of the building with its own private entrance, and is directly above Dos. These three apartments are each of a similar size and sleep 4 or 5 guests in two bedrooms, plus a living room, kitchen and shower room.
Aigua Dolça Tres is the featured apartment and is set on the ground floor with access directly from the promenade and overlooking the beach and sea. Aigua Dolça Tres has recently had air-conditioning added. The entrance is into a light and airy living room with a dining area and large picture windows to the side which look out to sea and the small port. Leading off of the living room is a galley kitchen and is equipped for holiday living.
The apartment has two bedrooms, a double with a doorway to the rear light well and a twin with an internal window. The living room also has a sofa bed, and there is a shower room. A small utility room with a washing machine is located to the rear of the apartment.
Details of Aigua Dolça Un and Aigua Dolça Dos are available on request.
Internet access can be arranged using a router at a cost of €25 (2 gb download) or €35 (5 gb download).
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tamariu 10 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Girona 55 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Costa Brava/Catalonia/Barcelona region
Catalonia, or perhaps better known as the Catalunya region, is the area of northern Spain bordering the Mediterranean just to the south of the French border. This ancient Kingdom once extended from near Narbonne in France down to Barcelona and eastwards to include the Balearic Islands. The area was later divided between France and Spain but even today it remains fiercely Catalan, as can be seen by the numerous red and yellow striped flags proudly displayed.
Perhaps Catalunya greatest gifts to the world have been its artists, Joan Miró and Salvador Dali are both from this region, but today's artists, the chefs of Catalunya, lead the world with their own inimitable styles and the rather exceptional cuisine, demonstrated originally by Ferran Adria of El Bulli fame and today perpetuated by the Roca brothers in Girona.
For the holidaymaker this is the Costa Brava, known throughout the world for its scenic beauty, aquamarine seas and golden sandy beaches. The most attractive area of the coast is the small area around Palafrugell which stretches from Pals and Begur in the north, south through Fornells, Aiguablava, Tamariu, Llafranc, to Calella de Palafrugell. This dramatic coastline abounds with beautiful bays, coves and headlands, with sandy beaches washed by sparkling seas, and interspersed by glistening white villages, each very different, the perfect locations for relaxing holidays.
Inland, the countryside is mainly agricultural with some wonderful timeless villages like Peratallada and Ullastret set against a distant backdrop of the ever present Pyrenees. Visit Pals, the walled medieval city; Bisbal famed for its production of ceramics; Torroella de Montgri with its Gothic palaces, courtyards and narrow streets nestling beneath the Castell de Montgri, and the spectacular gardens of Cap Roig. There are various markets to explore, vineyards to visit and slightly further away the Dali Museum in Figueres; whilst the vibrant city of Barcelona is less than 2 hours away.
For the more energetic there are no fewer than 5 golf courses nearby; you can play tennis; follow a number of planned walking and cycling itineraries; go scuba diving; enjoy all manner of water sports; hire a boat and explore the coast; or just relax soaking up the sun on one of the beautiful beaches for which the area is renowned.
Named after the tamarisk trees that surrounded its bays, Tamariu is a charming small resort with a crescent of golden sandy beach, which is set on a sparkling bay between majestic tree clad hillsides. It is popular with families, beach lovers and those seeking water sports, walkers, cyclists and divers, and is renowned for its excellent fish restaurants which are set on the promenade overlooking the beach and sea.
Holidays here are relaxed, lunches are long and the evenings are late but fairly quiet. The paseo is the prelude to the evening meal with longer walks along the coast for the more serious hiker, along the ancient Cami de Ronda exploring the beautiful scenery and the many coves.
There are many local festivals in the surrounding towns and villages – the main event being the Catalan Festa de St Joan on 23 and 24 June which is marked all over the region with bonfires and firework parties.
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