PLEASE NOTE THE APARTMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR EXCHANGE IN FROM MID JUNE TILL MID SEPTEMBER.
The rest of the year we are interested in exchanges only in Spain, Portugal, Italy and France (Bordeaux, Dordogne, Provence, Cote d Azur)
For other destinations, we can accept points.
Luxury apartment with great seaview in Calella de Palafrugell, one of the most picturesque seaside villages of Spain.
Three double bedrooms, two full bathrooms, lovely open lounge, dining room and kitchen with nice terrace overlooking the Mediterranean. Fully equipped - A/C, dish washer, washing machine, dryer, reliable wifi, TV, central heating, parking. Beautiful lush, ample and well maintained community garden with lovely pool. High end community of 2 buildings and 24 apartments. A short 300 m walk to the picturesque beach & the town centre through a pedestrian avenue.
Possibility to add 1 or 2 automatic gearbox cars as part of the exchange.
Calella has beautiful seaside hiking paths, towards Llafranc (the next village) or the Golfet Beach, and then Palamos, all with dramatic seaviews.
Great location to explore the Emporda area, called the Tuscany of Spain. The medieval villages of Peratallada, Pals, Ullastret, etc., are just 15 min. drive away, Girona 40 min.,Barcelona 1,5 h, Dali Museum. We are also just 1 h 20 min. drive from the French border, so you can visit the bohemian seaside village of Colliure or medieval Carcassone on a day trip. The Pyrenees Mountains are 2 h away.
Getting to know Calella de Palafrugell and surroundings:
From the apartment, walk down to the beach by Chopitea street – you will reach the Port Bo square and beach, with nice terraces and restaurants around.
To the right - walk by the seaside, passing the Sant Roc hotel and get to the beautiful “camino de ronda” seaside hiking path, leading to Playa de Golfet – it’s a pleasant 30-40 min walk.
To the left – walk by the seaside, passing Playa de Canadell and get to the “camino de ronda” seaside path towards Llafranc – a walk until Llafranc promenade takes around 30 min.
Jardines de Cap Roig,Calella
Picturesque small botanical garden by the sea, dramatic views, built by the Russian coronel Voevodsky and his aristocratic English wife at the beginning of the century
El Far ( The Lighthouse) de Llafranc
Incredible sea views, perfect spot for an afternoon coffee at the El Far little hotel terrace, small Iberian settlement ruins and little romantic church
Day tour of medieval villages of Pals, Peratallada, Ullastret and Palau-sator:
Calella – Pals 20 min
Pals - Peratallada 10 min.
Peratallada – Palau Sator 10 min.
Palau-Sator – Ullastret 15min
One of the best preserved medieval villages in Spain, worth a long stroll within and outside the medieval walls
Another medieval village, very pretty and perhaps less touristy than Pals.
Small medieval village, worth to stop by a little cheese shop, owned by Nuri, an eldery local lady,who produces gorgeous “recuit”- fresh goat cheese, marvellous with local honey ( which you can also buy here). Outside the village are very interesting and well preserved Iberian ruins, see the link below:
we recommend lunch at the restaurant Can Pou in Palau-Sator – delicious country fare at a reasonable price, at weekends booking is indispensable
Day trip to Girona & Besalu
Calella –Girona approx.40 min drive,
Girona –Besalu –approx. 25 min drive
Beautiful Gothic Quarter by the river, visit the Cathedral,the famous Jewish Quarter, the Arab Baths and stroll the pretty cobblestone narrow medieval streets.
On arrival to Girona,we recommend you to park at the underground parking SABA, at Berenguer i Carnicer street – alternatively, you could try to find an empty spot at numerous free parking spaces just past the payment parking, although they are usually full and with cars waiting to park.
Just next to the parking, you have the Girona Tourist Office – they will gladly provide all sorts of information and maps:
We will be pleased to send you separate info on Girona restaurants
Besalú is a magnificent historic-artistic site, renowned for its beauty and the 11th century Roman bridge that once was necessary to adjoin this small village to land, as well as the mikvah or Jewish ritual bathhouse, dating from the 12th century, which is the only one of its kind discovered in the Iberian Peninsula. After visiting the centre of the town, take a pretty stroll by the river, outside the medieval walls and visit the local public gardens, where villagers grow herbs for their well-known and traditional homemade wine, ratafia.
Day trip to Colliure,France
On the way to Colliure, we recommend you to take a pretty mountain road via Espolla:
Calella –Espolla 1 h 15min
Once in the small village of Espolla, follow the signs to Banyuls and take the small mountain road, with pleasant views of Banuyls from the Spanish border and then in the middle of vineyards on the French side – you might wish to stop at some of the wineries on the way –Berta Mailot or once in Banyuls village,
After miles of flat, straight coastline, the 'feet' of Languedoc's Pyrenees spill down to the coast, causing it to undulate and rise steeply from the ocean, Collioure feels more like an Italian seaside town, with its impressive fortifications of the castle rising from the bay, its pretty pastel houses, and the (often) snow-capped Pyrénées rising impressively in the distance. Coliure is also an oasis of sophistication, with chichi cafés and restaurants catering to Languedoc's wealthier residents - many of whom have apartments there. .
Day trip to Cadaques:
Calella –Cadaques1h 30min
We recommend to visit Dali House-Museum in Port Lligat and Cap de Creus in the morning – then have lunch and an afternoon stroll in Cadaques:
Dali House-Museum by the sea in picturesque Port lligat
the visits are is small groups of max.8 guests,every 30min, we recommend to book online to ensure the entry, especially on weekends
Cap de Creus:
Picturesque “moon” lanscape and beautiful natura park with gorgeous seaviews,