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Book a villa rental in Tamariu and you’ll experience the true heart of Spain. Set in a small, secluded bay below rugged pine-covered cliffs, this sleepy town is one of Spain's most alluring spots. Yet it still has the charm of the small fishing village that it once was. 

Tamariu comes alive in the summer months, welcoming visitors from across the Mediterranean and beyond to dine on delicious local seafood and dance at summer music festivals. 

The main attraction is its postcard-perfect looks but what happens under the water is just as spectacular. This area has the best diving on the Costa Brava, with colourful reefs to explore and an impressive collection of crustaceans and other aquatic life.

Leave your Tamariu holiday rental for a day of beach hopping and you’ll discover that each little cove and bay has unique appeal. Platja Tamariu is the closest and one of the most beautiful thanks to a dazzling sweep of white sand and aquamarine waters. 

Set amongst pine trees five minutes from Tamariu is Cala d’Aigua Xelida, made famous by Josep Pla’s poem ‘un viatge frustrat’ (a frustrated journey). If you make the journey here, frustration won’t be a factor. This tiny, rocky jewell is one of the prettiest and quietest beaches around.

Adventure seekers should make Platja Fonda their beach of choice. It’s reached by a hidden set of steep, winding steps. And there are large rocks at the far end of the beach, primed for diving and jumping into the sea.

Had enough of wandering sun-kissed plazas and swimming in the azure bay? Leave your Tamariu villa behind and head out into the wilds! Take a scenic stroll along the coast to pretty Aigula Xelide beach. Or rent kayaks and paddle out to hidden coves and caves - including the 150-metre-deep Cova d’en Gispert. 

Anyone with a love of history will get a kick out of exploring the region, especially the nearby towns of Pals and Peratallada. Settlements around these parts can be traced back to pre-Roman times and both towns are home to buildings that are two thousand years old.

Into art and culture? La Bisbal D’Emporda is known for its ceramics, shopping and the popular Terracotta Pottery Museum.

Your holiday rental puts you within easy reach of some retail therapy. Tamariu may be small but it has an excellent range of boutiques, rustic emporiums and supermarkets, all exuding Catalan charm. 

There are petite shops just off the beach where you can pick up jewellery, porcelain and other traditional trinkets to take back home as well as boutiques for grabbing beachwear should you be running a little low!

Want to do some more sophisticated shopping? Nearby Girona has all the designer boutiques and vintage stores that your heart desires.

It’s easy to self-cater at your Tamariu holiday villa. Not only will you have a well-equipped kitchen, you’ll find everything you need to whip up a feast nearby. There are small local supermarkets with a range of fresh produce, while the Municipal Market in Begur offers farm fresh produce and delicious Spanish pastries.  

Want to dine out for the night? Seafood lovers are the obvious winners here. Both the fish and shellfish are fresh and delicious, either cooked simply grilled or in a Catalan stew or paella. There are options for meat lovers too, including spicy local sausage. 

Tamariu may be quiet, but it comes alive at night, when families, friends and couples flood into beachside restaurants and live music fills the air. You’ll return to your villa with both your belly and your heart full.

Our family-friendly villas in Tamariu are fantastically well-equipped. So much so that you could easily spend all your holiday lazing around your garden, swimming in your private pool and marvelling at the sea views. But the surroundings are so spectacular you must take some family outings!

The beach in Tamariu is a dream, thanks to its soft sand, tot-friendly waters and plethora of water sports to suit older kids and teens. Budding marine biologists can don masks and snorkels and look beneath the waves for sea horses, scorpion fish and octopuses.  

For something different, get away from the beach and into the countryside, where there are walks and wineries for the grown-ups, and fairytale castles to capture the imagination of any child.



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