El Born is one of the most popular and fashionable quarters of Barcelona. Exploring the labyrinth of its little narrow streets, you will find a lot of designer’s shops, artistic cafes and restaurants, charming bars and other interesting places. El Born has a convenient transport infrastructure and is located in the historical city centre, which means you will able to reach everything you need on foot, including the beach - it is only a few minute walk away. If you enjoy being in the heart of all events, if you like feeling history around and appreciate original architecture, but at the same time want to be close to the beach, El Born is definitely your perfect place to be.
Poble Sec is an area located in a very picturesque part of the city at the bottom of Montjuic mountain. It could always boast a variety of inexpensive bars, and now there are more and more fashionable restaurants and tapas bars as well. Art lovers often come here to enjoy various art galleries - there are plenty of them here too. In spite of being so close to the centre of Barcelona, this area is never overcrowded with tourists.
The Sarrià-Sant Gervasi area belongs to Barcelona’s Upper Zone, the most exclusive area with a high standard of living. Far from tourist crowds, but within walking distance of the center, this respectable area has a special atmosphere, with its own way of life and architecture. There are harmoniously combined the charm of modernism and the brilliance of modern buildings, lush green parks and gardens and tiny boutiques. Historically, the best schools of the “sea capital” are concentrated in the área: Escola de Disseny i Art School of Design, School of Management (IQS), British Council-Institut Britànic School, Institut Français de Barcelone, Ramon Llull University Campus and Universitat Abat Oliba CEU. The most “glamorous” Sarrià market is also located here with products of excellent quality, as well as a series of the most interesting restaurants with excellent cuisine. Sarrià-Sant Gervasi is chosen for their stay by wealthy Catalans seeking peace, comfort and safety, as well as proximity to the center of Barcelona.
Pedralbes is one of the "upper" districts of Barcelona, the quintessence of luxury and elegance. Real estate in Pedralbes is of high quality and is in high demand among those who want to live next door to members of the royal family, the sports, politics and business celebrities. This is the only zone in Barcelona where you can find peace and quiet without abandoning the amenities of the infrastructure, the best international schools, prestigious universities, commercial centers, restaurants and tennis clubs are concentrated here. Pedralbes Palace, Pedralbes Monastery, Güell Gardens and the Russian and USA embassy are also within a few kilometers radius. Thanks to the excellent transport links, you can easily reach the center of Barcelona (4 km) and Prat International Airport (13 km).
L’Eixample is the most populated area of Barcelona built in the 19th century according to the unique plan designed by Ildefons Cerdà, a Catalan urban planner. The streets of L’Eixample are wide and straight and form square quarters with slanted corners, which makes the area well-lit and convenient for vehicles. Located in the very centre, between the Old Town and the “Upper zone”, the area is divided into two parts: the right and left L’Eixample, each with its own character and specific features. Here you will find all the famous contemporary art landmarks, such as Sagrada Familia, Casa Lleó Morera, Casa Amalie, Casa Batllo, La Pedrera, Palau de la Musica Catalana, Hospital de Sant Pau and many others. Two main arteries of L’Eixample - Paseo de Gracia and Rambla de Catalunya - are splendid boulevards lined by lime trees, with plenty of bars, fashionable hotels, boutiques, galleries and banks. Property in this area is always in the highest demand and considered extremely profitable investment. Consistent expensiveness is well compensated by high living standards and exquisitely comfortable life in the centre of Catalan capital.
The Gracia, once being a separate village, is distinguished by its special character and charm and is considered one of the best and most interesting for living in Barcelona. It is removed from the bustle of the Old City, but has all the necessary infrastructure and excellent transport links to the centre. The most avant-garde theatres and art galleries, designer boutiques and colourful markets, the most atmospheric restaurants and bars are concentrated in this bohemian part of the city. The upper part of Gracia is an ideal place for walks and discoveries, there are many majestic country estates with lush gardens, having being turned into museums, prestigious colleges or colourful restaurants. One of these estates is the famous Park Güell, the work of Antoni Gaudi, a modernist “gingerbread house” with multi-tiered gardens and panoramic views of the city and the sea.
Turó Park is a quiet green lung in the middle of Barcelona in Sarria-Sant Gervasi - the exclusive “Upper zone” of the Catalan capital with high standards of living. This is an area of elite boutiques, clinics and business schools. Wealthy Catalans, seeking calmness and seclusion, choose this area. The area is far from crowds of tourists but still just a short walk away from the centre and has a unique atmosphere with its own traditions and architecture. The charm of modernism and the brilliance of ultra modern buildings, exuberant gardens and tiny shops are combined in peaceful harmony. This area has historically been a heart of the best universities of Barcelona, such as Escola de Disseny i Art, School of Management IQS, Council-Institut Britànic, Institut Français de Barcelone, Ramon Llull and Universitat Abat Oliba CEU. You will also enjoy high-quality food from the most “glamorous” market in town and a few top restaurants of “seafood capital”.
Diagonal Mar is the only coastal area in Barcelona that has a reputation as a prestigious area. Once there, just 10 minutes away by convenient high-speed tram from the center, you get to the city of the future, completely different from the rest of the Catalan capital, with its usual narrow streets and modernist houses. Growing up as a continuation of the business zone @Diagonal, this territory next to the sea is a concentration of skyscrapers, business centers, ultramodern residential complexes and five-star hotels. The epicenter of the district is the Diagonal Mar Park, the second largest park in the city, with a collection of curious futuristic sculptures, as well as the shopping center of the same name, which includes 200 stores of the most famous brands and Auchan supermarket. In a 15-minute walking distance there is located the new yacht port Forum, with an impressive selection of restaurants, bars and clubs, as well as the beaches of Marbella and Nova Marbella, famous for their clean sand and water.
Poblenou is an old industrial zone, and now it is the most interesting and fashionable area of Barcelona. Thanks to the modern business area located in the @ Diagonal, where the offices of all international corporations and innovative start-ups are concentrated, the neighborhood has become a fashionable place for the residence of young and creative professionals. This is perhaps the most diverse area of the Catalan capital, a "mini-city of contrasts": futuristic skyscrapers here are next to small fishermen's houses and abandoned factories and luxury hotels - with colorful antique shops. The symbols of the area are the famous Agbar Tower of the architect Jean Nouvel and the Rambla del Poblenou, the center of trendy restaurants, bars and art galleries that is close to the beaches of Bogatell and Marbella. Unlike other places in Barcelona, Poblenou is constantly growing due to the construction of luxury hotels, housing prices are growing and are among the most profitable types of investment.
One of the oldest Catalan ports, Badalona is a major economic center, the third largest in the region in terms of population. The city has 5 km of beautiful sandy beaches and a developed infrastructure of an industrial center, excellently connected to Barcelona by train and tram line.
Founded by the Romans, Badalona has a rich history, evidence of which can be easily found on its streets in the form of medieval mansions, wall paintings, mosaics, and monuments of modernist architecture. It also has a particular sight for the pilgrims - the Badalonian Venus, a replica of the famous masterpiece in marble, kept in the local Archaeological Museum. Also the town boasts the Gothic monastery of Sant Geroni de la Murtra, where Christopher Columbus and members of the royal family once stayed.
Badalona nowadays is an attractive place to invest in real estate, as this town is located only within a 15-minute drive from Barcelona, has the sea and lots of offers of newly built luxury houses that coincide all the modern standards of comfort living.
Les Corts is a quiet neighbourhood in the center of the Upper Diagonal area (´Zona Alta´), which belongs to the best places to live in Barcelona. Today it is a residential area for wealthy people, that boasts a high-quality and modern residential fund and lots of parks.
Thanks to its rich historical past, Les Corts has many emblematic buildings of different epochs: the Royal Palace, the Pedralbes Monastery, the Güell Pavilions, the mythical FC Barcelona stadium, various embassies and diplomatic missions, the important universities, high-profile business schools and clinics, etc. The prestige of the neighborhood is also determined by the presence of numerous high-class business offices and shopping centers (L'Illa Diagonal, Corte Inglés) and the brand stores around Plaza Francesc Macia.
El Congres y Els Indians was born after the merge of the two neighbourhoods in the 20th century. Nowadays it is a dynamic residential area of Barcelona. The older part, Indians, is famous for its historical sights - colonial-style palaces, modernist villas, lush gardens. The second part, El Congres, which appeared during the influx of migrants from the south, brought modern infrastructure to this neighbourhood - wide avenues, schools, parks.
This area has everything for a comfortable living: supermarkets, colleges, libraries, gyms, many transport stops and a large selection of housing at affordable prices. The real estate options of this area are a preference among the representatives of the middle class looking for budget accommodation in a modern comfort zone.
The district of Sant Andreu is located in the north of Barcelona. Until 1897 it was an independent village that joined the Catalan capital only in the era of industrialization. This district is quite large and includes seven neighbourhoods. To purchase an apartment, you should pay attention to the neighbourhoods of Sant Andreu i Palomar, La Sagrera, Navas and El Congres. These areas boast tranquility and well-developed infrastructureю They are favourite among the local residents to settle down.
Sant Andreu has an excellent infrastructure and good transport cpnnection to the center of Barcelona (metro stations, buses, La Sagrera and Sant Andreu Arenal regional train stations). One of the largest shopping centers of the city, La Maquinista, is located here. You can find also some interesting architectural sights here - for example, the monument of Catalan constructivism Casa Bloc. The district has some avant-garde art and performance centers, located inside the former factories: Fabra i Goats, Nau Bostik and Nau Ivanow. They serve as a magnet for the most progressive creatives of the city.
The heart of this district is the Sant Andreu i Palomar neighborhood with its splendid church, picturesque shopping streets and historic low-rise buildings. The rest of the district is represented by modern high-rise apartment blocks. The former industrial zones are now actively used for the building of new stylish flats.
Sant Andreu is one of the very promising areas for buying real estate, especially if you look for a spacious family apartment in a developed area at a relatively affordable price. This is also an interesting option for investors due to the future opening of the international high-speed train station Ave in La Sagrera neighbourhood.
Esplugues de Llobregat is Barcelona’s satellite town located in the area of Baix Llobregat. The former industrial centre, it has turned into an important business area with exclusive properties and is growing more popular among foreign investors. The exhibition centre, the Monastery of Pedralbes, the home stadium of FC Barcelona Camp Nou, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, elite sport clubs and shopping malls are located in the area and combined with the developed infrastructure of a prestigious residential district. One of the best European children’s medical centres, Sant Joan de Deu hospital, famous for innovative methods in orthopedy, traumatology and gynecology, is also located here. Another attractive side of Esplugues is a huge amount of parks and gardens; the city is literally sinking in a sea of green. Conveniently connected with Barcelona by public transport lines, Esplugues is the best option for those seeking the high quality of life and eco-friendly environment.
Sant Cugat is a great alternative if you want to explore the surroundings of Barcelona. Located just half an hour from the center of Barcelona, this cozy town is filled with charm, historical heritage and unique places. The environment is also one of the advantages due to the proximity of residential areas to nature – this town is surrounded by two mountain ranges (Galliners and Collserola) with more than 8,000 hectares of protected natural space.
The Natural Park of Montseny is an ecologically clean area, famous for its dense pine and oak forests. The Catalan aristocracy preferred to settle on its hills, when seeking peace away from the big cities.
The city of La Garriga is a favorite place for the summer residence of wealthy Catalans, mainly due to its healing hot springs. In addition to the impressive modernist heritage, it has all the necessary infrastructure: schools, a university, medical centers, supermarkets, Catalan restaurants and hydrotherapy centers, well known in the field of medical tourism.
Therefore, it is not surprising that foreign investors who want to buy luxury real estate in the vicinity of Barcelona are increasingly betting on this region
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat is the closest suburb of Barcelona, located southwest of the Catalan capital and perfectly connected to it by metro, bus and train lines. It is part of the first transport zone of Area Metropolitana de Barcelona and is located just twenty minutes by car from El Prat de Llobregat international airport.
Since the 2000s, the city has been actively developing its industrial, business and tourism potential. L´Hospitalet has seven districts. Its business life is concentrated around the Square of Europe, where the largest exhibition complex Europa Fira is located: it is the place where various international professional congresses, including the World Mobile Congress, are regularly held. The city is also interesting in architectural terms - it was chosen for such ambitious projects as the Porta Fira Hotel and the Hesperia Tower with a restaurant on the top floor of this peculiar skyscraper. L´Hospitalet is also a place where residential complexes are being actively built.
If you are looking for a modern apartment near Barcelona at an affordable price, L´Hospitalet can be an excellent solution, since it has a very well developed infrastructure and attractive prices.
With 2500 hours of sunny weather a year, mild climate all year round and easy access to Barcelona, Teia is a perfect place for peaceful and comfortable life. Purchasing property in this town guarantees high living standards.
Cabrils is the Maresme municipality, just 19 km from Barcelona and 12 km from Mataró. Here you can enjoy tranquility, nature and luxury, as this town is perfectly connected due to the railway, as well as the network of roads, so even public transport is a good option. Life in the Maresme with its calmness, but at the same time, its proximity to Barcelona, makes many people decide to purchase here their homes.
Sant Pol de Mar is a charming seaside town in the center of the Costa Maresme, famous for its beaches marked by the Blue Flag of purity, strawberry plantations and excellent gastronomy. It is here that the famous International School of Tourism is located, which has produced many well-known chefs and pastry chefs, as well as the legendary restaurant Carmen Ruscalleda, owner of the world's largest collection of Michelin guide stars. The former fishing village, transformed by the Catalan bourgeoisie into an elite resort, still preserves its heritage in the form of sophisticated modernist villas and estates. Thanks to the excellent transport links with Barcelona and other towns, including the train that runs along the sea, Sant Pol has long become a favourite vacation spot of the capital's residents. In addition, having all the necessary infrastructure, the city attracts those who prefer to enjoy the peace of permanent life in the province, working in Barcelona.
El Masnou is a beautiful coastal town just a few kilometers from Barcelona. This modern town by the sea manages to keep its all traditions. It is conveniently connected with other places in the Maresme region where you can enjoy various kinds of events all year round. You will find all types of services and shopping here and enjoy classic architecture. The best thing in Masnou is, of course, its incredible beaches with calm clear sea, golden sand and yacht port.
Sant Andreu de Llavaneres is a small town in Maresme located between the sea and the mountains. The golf club Llavaneres founded in 1945 is also here; it is the fourth oldest private golf club in Catalonia. It is a very beautiful elite area of Maresme only 35 km from Barcelona with a pleasant microclimate all year round and amazing landscapes combining the blueness of the Mediterranean sea and mountain views of Cordillera del Litoral.
Tiana, a municupality of Maresme surrounded by the sea and the mountains, is an exclusive “balcony” overlooking the Mediterranean. Only a few kilometers away from Barcelona, Badalona and Mataró, with the rich past of Roman history and the active present, Tiana is a quiet and peaceful playground where one can enjoy the true beauty of the Catalan central coast and the mountains.
The Costa del Maresme is a region known for its long sandy beaches, healing springs and a mild Mediterranean climate, which has given the coast the name “coast of fruits”. There are almost no rocky bays here, the coast is flat and sandy, which, coupled with a pleasant microclimate and lack of tourist attractions, made the area a favorite vacation spot and second residences for Barcelona residents. Argentona is a quiet picturesque town nestled in the hills just 30 km from Barcelona and 4 km from Mataro. Renowned for its modernist architectural gems, healing thermal springs and traditional production of textiles and local delicacies, it has long become a favorite residence for wealthy Barcelonaans.
The ancient town of Alella, hidden from the wind in the mountains, is the heart of the wine-producing region, which has its own DO and is known worldwide for its light white wines. The old part of the town still keeps the remains of ancient churches and estates, while the new areas are densely covered with luxurious villas of wealthy Barcelona citizens who have moved here to live permanently in search of silence and fresh air. In addition to the vineyards, luxurious strawberry and flower plantations, the visiting card of the zone, stretched on the hills surrounding the town - that is why the smell of the sea and pines characteristic of Catalonia is complemented by the scent of carnations, roses and hops. The city is small, but it has all the necessary infrastructure for life - there are schools, shops, banks, restaurants, a number of large industrial enterprises. At 3 km there is a strip of equipped beaches and the Masnou railway station, from where you can easily get to Barcelona and the rest of the seaside resorts of Maresme.
Canet de Mar is one of the most picturesque towns on the Costa Maresme. It is located about fifty kilometers from Barcelona and is perfectly connected to the Catalan capital by motorway and Rodalias Renfe rail.
A fishing village in the past, now it is a small elegant town with a population of 15,000 people, interesting not only as a place for summer seaside recreation and tourism, but also in terms of culture and art. Here is located the house-museum of the legendary Catalan architect Domenech-i-Muntaner, who created the Palace of Music and the Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona. The center of Canet de Mar is represented by beautiful art-nouveau buildings that resemble the Barcelona´s Eixample district.
Canet de Mar has a well-developed infrastructure to live here all year round. There are many cozy cafes, restaurants and green areas here.
The town is suitable for those who value tranquility, clean air and nature, but at the same time prefer to be able to quickly and easily get to Barcelona. Due to its strategic location on the Costa Maresme, Canet de Mar is also a smart place for real estate investment.
Cadaqués is a charming fishing village 7 km away from Roses. Glorified by Salvador Dali, the city is considered an elite resort of Costa Brava and attracts mostly wealthy French people. Andre Breton and Henri Matisse, Marcel Duchamp and Luis Bunuel, and thousands of modern artists, writers and film directors were and are deeply in love with the atmosphere of Cadaqués, its steep streets and white and blue little houses. That is why the place is loaded with art galleries, studios, museums and unusual restaurants and bars. The village has not become a popular tourist destination due to the hard access - the town can only be reached by boat or via a serpentine road in the mountains. That is why even in summer you can still find a quiet bay perfect for diving or yachting.
Sant Feliu de Guíxols is a charming seaside town in the Baix Empordà region. It is exactly here that thanks to the stunning hilltop views journalist Ferran Agulló contrived last century a name for the entire seaside area: ‘Costa Brava.’ Due to cork production, the port of Sant Feliu in the old times used to be a number one location for the Catalan economy to adapt later to the yachting needs. Today it is a lively tourist hub with some excellent fish restaurants and a number of attractive architectural sights, including a large Benedictine monastery with an arched front elevation known as the ‘Iron Door.’ The sand beaches, a wide choice of cultural entertainment and the thousand year long history have turned the place into a real magnet for tourists and property investors alike.
Baix Empordà is a district of Costa Brava, Girona province, 60 km from the French border. The main treasures of the place are medieval towns - Begur, Palafrugell, Pals, Albons - with their authentic paved narrow streets and fortress walls; and, of course, sand and pebble beaches with clear turquoise water awarded by the Blue Flag of eco-friendliness. The bays are considered the best on the coast and attract a lot of divers and yachtsmen. The famous Michelin 3-star restaurant El Celler de Can Roca is also located here. Due to the easy access, locals often travel to France for wine tasting, visiting the museum of contemporary art or seeing ancient castles.
The world-famous resort S'Agaró, immersed in the lush greenery of the pines and swept by the sea breeze, has long been chosen by Hollywood "stars", political figures and members of the Spanish royal family. Charlie Chaplin, Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, Elizabeth Taylor, Jean Cocteau, Jose Carreras, Edward Heath and many others stayed here. Nowadays there is no more tham 1500 people living in the town. The old part of S'Agaro is a series of luxurious villas, immersed in colors, at the same time modern buildings are vigilantly monitored, and the potential neighborhood is carefully filtered. At 5 km there is the never-sleeping Playa de Aro, the main shopping center of the Costa Brava. Here are concentrated boutiques of the world's elite brands, there is a fully equipped port for yachts up to 25 m. The long strip of sandy beaches and secluded coves, the mild climate, the developed infrastructure and the respectability of the neighborhood make this area the ideal choice for an unforgettable eco-holiday or buying luxury property.
Playa de Aro never sleeps. The resort of Costa Brava located 25 km from Girona and 65 km from the French border was built in the 60s of last century and quickly turned into a summer residence for European aristocracy. Now it is also the most popular shopping destination on the coast. Unlike other coastal towns, it has become a capital of elite boutiques and exclusive restaurants and nightclubs. With a marina fully equipped for 25-meter long yachts, the place is more attractive for the upper class, a perfect spot for a holiday or purchasing property. A long strip of sandy beaches, secret bays with refreshing emerald water and pine forests around the resort create an idyllic scene for either an unforgettable eco-holiday or delving into the elite property market and discovering the home of your dreams.
Girona is Catalonia’s second largest city both in terms of its significance and scale and an administrative centre of Girona province, which includes the entire Costa Brava seaside. It is a major economic and cultural centre and a city featured by one of the highest living standards in Spain. Due to its strategic location somewhat inland from the shoreline, the city for many years was subjected to sieges and absorbed its conquerors’ cultures to gain an inimitable architectural appearance. The Onyar River decorated by a necklace of multi-coloured houses separates the city in two parts: the Old one, where monuments of Arab, medieval, Jewish and Roman cultures are situated, and the New one with its residential projects, broad avenues, high rise buildings, universities and clinics. The magnificent Girona Cathedral deserves a closer look because of its world's widest Gothic nave and a one-off Roman times’ alter, along with the San Domenic monastery that is one of the first Gothic structures built in the country, the mystical Jewish quarter or the famous Arab baths. The city is renowned for its shopping, as well as for its Michelin star restaurants, such as El Celler de Can Roca, which for many years has been getting the title of the world’s best restaurant. By no means unimportant is the fact that Girona has its own international airport and numerous automobile roads nearby criss-crossing Costa Brava towards the French border.
Lloret de Mar - a town on the northern coast of Spain, one of the most visited resorts of the Costa Brava, it is famous for its entertainment facilities and beaches. The surrounding nature boasts extraordinary beauty: coniferous forest, picturesque rocks, turquoise water, sandy beaches make this place amazingly beautiful, and local beaches are being awarded four Blue Flags.
Santa Cristina Haro is a quiet mountain town in the south of the Baix Empordà district, 30 km from Girona. Known as early as pre-Romanesque as a center for grape cultivation and fruits, during the tourist boom of the last century, the place turned into a mecca European aristocrats who built luxurious summer residences here. In the town there are almost no hotels, but there are prestigious golf clubs and elite restaurants, as well as almost untouched by civilization bays with emerald water, which attracts lovers quiet eco-holiday. In just a few minutes you can reach the sandy the beaches of Sant Feliu as well as the lively Playa d'Aro, the main shopping center the coast. Due to the proximity of the border, locals often visit neighboring France - for tasting local wines, as well as visiting a museum modern art or magnificent vineyards.
The charming fisherman's village of L'Ametlla de Mar, located 55 km from Tarragona, is one of the quietest places on the Costa Dorada. It does not have hectic nightlife, but lots of sandy beaches. It is the second town of the region in terms of number of blue flags. The place boasts serene and magical romantic atmosphere. White houses wrapped in flowers, a cob of narrow streets and a large number of boats - this is the typical urban landscape of "La Cala", as the locals call it.
In the coluorful harbor market of the town you can buy freshly caught bluefin tuna, mussels and other seafood, or try them in one of the local taverns. From the rich historical past, the town inherited numerous monuments, including the Sant Jordi fortress or the remains of a Roman road.
L'Ametlla is a comfortable and quiet city to live in. It has a developed infrastructure: shops, schools, pharmacies, banks, gyms, clinics ... It is the ideal place for those who seek privacy and tranquility near the capital of the province of Tarragona and the airport (Reus or Barcelona).
El Perello is an old town on the Costa Dorada, 30 km from Tortosa, located in the heart of the Delta del Ebro Natural Park. The area is famous for its excellent ecological situation, and since ancient time sits residents have specialized in the cultivation of almonds, olives, the production of wine and honey; the city is even called the "honey capital" of Catalonia.
Founded by the ancient Romans, nowadays this town has become a popular seaside resort, attracting thousands of tourists thanks to its cleanest sandy beaches and a nice yacht harbour. However, not only tourists feel comfortable here - the place has the developed infrastructure that allows you to live with comfort here all year long. Here you will find schools, medical centers, supermarkets, pharmacies. The famous Port Aventura amusement park is just an hour's drive away. Tarragona City and the international airport of Reus are 40 minutes away. Barcelona is an hour and a half away by car.
Gavà Mar is one of the calmest suburban areas of Barcelona located on Costa Garraf, with developed infrastructure and convenient transport connection with Barcelona (25 km) and the international airport (6 km).
The town is known for its mild climate, clean air, magnificent sand beaches and warm sea. Property in Gavà Mar is always in high demand. The richest and the most famous Spanish people - pop stars, artists, sportsmen and politicians - find their comfortable isolation here to relax at any time of the year, far from Barcelona’s tourist boom but still very close to all its conveniences.
Due to the mild climate, the cleanest beaches, developed infrastructure and the presence of Spain’s largest sports port, Castelldefels has long been considered one of the most prestigious suburbs of Barcelona. All year round come here to live in their villas and recharge themselves with the energy of the local sea various “stars” of sports, people of art and business, royals looking for comfortable conditions for recreation all year round, away from the tourist boom of Barcelona, but in close proximity to all its amenities. The town also boasts a record number of reputable international educational institutions, elite sports schools and famous fish restaurants. Not surprisingly, the property in Castelldefels is not low-priced. The trip to the international airport takes 10 minutes, to the centre of Barcelona - about 25 minutes.
The coast of Garraf is one of the leaders in living standards in Spain due to its excellent ecology and highly developed infrastructure. This area is famous for its magnificent gently sloping beaches with fine sand and clear blue water. Those who prefer active holidays fly here from all over the world all year round to enjoy windsurfing, yachting, surfing, diving, snorkeling, kite surfing, and other sports, such as horse riding, golf, tennis, football and many others - Costa Garraf has plenty of sport schools! Life in Costa Garraf sparkles all year round with its festivals, regatas and car races. Besides, this place with the mildest and nicest climate, can boast the largest part of the most prestigious wine-producing area in Penedés.
Albir is a beach area in the municipality of Alfaz del Pi, located between the cities of Altea and Benidorm. It is a good alternative to the busy Benidorm beaches for those who seek the sun and the sea.
The beach of Racó de l’Albir is approximately 600 meters long. Every year since 2001, it has been winning the European Blue Ribbon Award for its clean sea waters and high-quality infrastructure. One of the places of interest here is the local Boulevard of the Stars (Paseo de las Estrellas), which is constantly updated with the new names of celebrities after the international film festival of Alfaz del Pi, held every year in July.
A distinctive feature of Albir (Alfaz del Pi) is its cosmopolitan atmosphere. There are 54 different nationalities, registered in this municipality. The English and the Scandinavians are the largest foreign communities.
Alfaz del Pi is located in the municipality of la Marina Baja, between the cities of Benidorm, Altea and La Nucia. The city center is 4 km from the beach. The city possesses four kilometers of coastline with the beautiful Albir beach and 3 small bays. The rocky part of Albir beach belongs to the natural Park of Serra Helada. Since 2001 Albir beach has been regularly winning the Blue Flag award for its clean sea waters and the high quality of its infrastructure.
It is one of the most touristic municipalities in Alicante with more than 50 nationalities living here. The high quality of life attracts new people to this region every year. Despite this, the city center still preserves traditional Mediterranean atmosphere. One of the most important events which attracts attention to the city is the local film festival, held every July.
Altea is a small tourist town 10 km north of Benidorm, located on the hill above the sea. At the very heart of this hill you can see the Church of Our Lady of Consolation with its blue dome – this is one of the symbols of the entire Costa Blanca region. The central square offers wonderful views of the sea and of the Sierra Bernia mountains. The old town that descends to the sea from the church consists of picturesque narrow streets that give Altea a special and bohemian charm.
The Altea coastline is 6 km long. Here the pebble beaches alternate with rocky cliffs. The beach of Playa de la Roda is located inside the city, right at the foot of the old town. The Cap Blanch beach is located to the south of the city and merges with the Albir Beach. In the northern part of the Altea Bay you will find the Cap Negret beach, which ends with a small bay of Cala del Soio, famous for its black stones. The other popular tourist spot here is the beach of Playa de la Olla, located in front of the eponymous island.
Benidorm is located in the northwest of the Alicante province in the municipality of La Marina Baja and is surrounded by the mountains which have a shape of a horseshoe. The Sierra Cortina mountains begin in the western part of the city and the Sierra Helada is located in the east.
Benidorm is the largest tourist center on Costa Blanca and one of the best resorts not only in Spain, but in all of Europe. Benidorm stands out for its great variety of leisure offers, wonderful sandy beaches, very clean sea water and, of course, for its magnificent sunny climate.
Benidorm impresses with a huge number of amusement parks. In Terra Mítica you can discover the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean Region. Terra Natura is a natural safari with an area of 32 hectares, where you can see more than 1,500 animals of different species. Agua Natura is a park with marine animals and aquatic attractions. Mundomar is a park of marine animals and exotic birds. Aqualandia is the largest water park in Europe.
Benissa is one of the oldest cities in the entire Costa Blanca region. It is located in the municipality of La Marina Alta. It has the border with Calpe and Moraira. The city center is about 8 km from the sea. It has 4 kilometers of the beautiful beaches and bays. The city derives its modern name from the Arabic ¨Beni Isa¨ (the son of Isa), which has remained since the time of Mauritanian oppression.
Benissa has unique landscapes that harmoniously combine the green slopes of the mountains and the blue waters of the sea. The area offers lots of natural routes for hiking. This region is also a favourite place for diving as it boasts crystal clear waters and unique bays.
El Poble Nou de Benitatxell (Benitatxell) is located in the northeast of the province of Alicante, in the Marina Alta region, on the Costa Blanca. It is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the region. According to the statistics of the year 2015, here live more than 5698 permanent residents,70% of them are foreigners. The largest foreign community is from the UK,
The city center of Benitatxell is located about 3 km from the coast. The municipality itself owns 2 km of coastline on the Mediterranean Sea, which boasts spectacular landscapes. Here you will see the picturesque rocky coast which rises 100 m above the sea level at some points! The area is also famous for its cozy bays with beautiful beaches, equipped with all the necessary infrastructure. La Cala de los Tiestos, La Cala de Llebeig, La Cala del Moraig are among them The Moraig Bay is an ideal place for swimming and snorkeling. It is a favorite spot for divers, thanks to the impressive Cova dels Arcs cave with its underwater routes.
Benitatxell is located near the important tourist cities of Teulada-Moraira and Javea, just 90 kilometers from the city of Alicante. It has developed infrastructure, which focuses on a healthy lifestyle – here you will find various sports activities, hiking trails and interesting traditional festivities. Benitatxell is a city that has preserved its essence, simplicity and hospitality, it has a modern worldview and respect for its local traditions.
In ancient times, Calpe was a small fishermen village. Nowadays it has become an international tourist center with beautiful sandy beaches and modern high-rise buildings.
Calpe´s coastline is 11 kilometers long. Levante and Arenal are the most famous beaches of the area. In the bay of Les Urques you can practice diving or fishing. The marvelous waters of the cave of Dels Coloms can only be reached by sea.
The main symbol of this city, and of the Costa Blanca region, is the Peñón de Ifach, the highest volcanic cliff in the entire Mediterranean. Another symbol of Calpe is pink flamingoes. Hundreds of these elegant birds fly here to spend winters on the salt lake, located right in the city, next to a busy highway.
Campello is a coastal city located 13 km north of Alicante. Its coastal line is 23 km long and consists of beautiful sandy beaches, rocky cliffs and very picturesque and cozy bays. The famous ¨Queen's Baths¨ (Baños de la Reina) are located on the peninsula of La Isleta, which was an island until 1940 and where you can find the traces of the Roman epoch. According to the legend, those baths belonged to the Moorish queen. In the mid-sixteenth century the two watchtowers were erected to protect the baths from the constant pirate attacks - nowadays they are considered one of the most beautiful monuments on the Campello coast.
Campello became independent from Alicante in 1901. It is a modern city which keeps on growing thanks to tourism and proximity to the capital. It boasts rich infrastructure, clean beaches, excellent restaurants of Mediterranean cuisine and a port where you can buy fresh fish or rent a boat.
Denia is the capital of the Marina Alta region. Its cosmopolitan and modern atmosphere can be noticed in every aspect of the offered services. Its twenty kilometers of the coastal line have the widest selection of pebble beaches - Les Marines, Les Bovetes, Les Deveses and Almadrava. In its southern part, Lea Rotes beach captivates with its small lagoons, separated by cliffs, which create a unique and very picturesque landscape.
The historical symbol of the city is the old castle, which currently hosts the archaeological museum. Another important historical monuments of the city are the Palace of the Governor and the Torre del Mig, built in the 12th century.
One of the most emblematic places of Denia is the Sierra del Montgó mountain, which is located on the border with Jávea and is declared a protected natural reserve. If you reach the top of this mountain, on a clear day you can see the island of Ibiza, situated 70 km away.
Finestrat is a small town in the province of Alicante, located in the municipality of La Marina Baixa, which has a border with Benidorm and Villajoyosa.
The city center is located about 8 km from the coast. The municipality has 267m of coastline in the picturesque bay of Finestrat. This unique bay and the Puig Campana Mountain, located in the northwest, allow us to describe Finestrat in two simple words: sea and mountains. Surrounded by citrus and almond plantations, this city is an ideal residence for people who seek tranquility together with developed infrastructure.
The city keeps growing – new modern residential complexes and luxury villas, townhouses and apartments has been appeared here recently. Now the city boasts the largest shopping center in the entire region, which has lots of modern department stores and Carrefour, Decathlon, Leroy Merlin among them.
Jávea is located in the north of the province of Alicante between the Cape of San Antonio and La Nao. The Cape of la Nao separates the provinces of Alicante and Valencia and is the easternmost point of the Valencian region.
In the Middle Ages, the constant pirate attacks forced the residents to move the city two kilometers from the coast and to surround it by a wall as a fortress, which has been remained till now. Another historical monuments of the city are the Gothic church of San Bartolomé, the city hall and the market. Jávea's beaches are picturesque and diverse. The coastline is 20 kilometers long. Here you can find both sandy beaches, such as Playa del Arenal, and lots of cozy rocky lagoons, such as La Granadella, ideal for diving.
La Nucia is an elegant city located in the interior of the valley, 10 km from Benidorm. It has a genuinely unique geographical location, which determines its microclimate. Thanks to the mountains of La Aixorta and La Aitana, which protect the city from the cold northern winds, the annual average temperature is around 15° C here. Almost the entire area is covered by rich vegetation: pines, cedars, cypresses, fruit trees, lots of citrus.
Despite the tourist boom of the last decades, La Nucia maintains its traditional atmosphere. It is very inspiring to walk through the narrow streets of its old city, where the spirit of ancient Spain is still alive. On Sundays you can visit a traditional antique market. With some luck you can find some interesting details that will add an original touch to your home's interior. La Nucia consists of around 80 different urbanizations, where many Europeans live all year round.
Although La Nucia does not have its own beach, you can easily reach the sandy beaches of Benidorm, or the rocky coast of Albira, which are only 10 minutes away from here.
Moraira is a small town on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, which used to be a simple fishermen village but nowadays has become one of the most bohemian and richest resorts on Costa Blanca. Moraira is considered one of the best places in the Mediterranean due to its developed infrastructure, unique microclimate and magnificent nature.
Moraira has a unique geographical location: surrounded by the mountains, it boasts an average annual temperature of 18 degrees. Because of such a nice climate the city is often called a little paradise on the coast.
It has 8 kilometers of coastline and a huge variety of beaches for any taste - pebbled and sandy beaches, open large beaches and small cozy lagoons. The beaches of L'Andrago, Punta Estrella, Cap Blanc and La Cala are the most famous ones. On Fridays, you can visit a typical market in the city and buy fresh products, homemade pickles and other delicious traditional food.
Polop is located in the northwest of the province of Alicante, in the municipality of La Marina Baixa, 10 km from the coast. It has a border with Altea and La Nucia. It is a quiet and cozy city surrounded by mountains which boasts fascinating landscapes. It is a perfect place to enjoy clean, fresh air, full of the aromas of pine, mountain herbs and flowering trees. The city of Polop is modern, but has preserved its traditional Mediterranean atmosphere. It has the picturesque narrow streets that lead to a hill where the ruins of an ancient castle and the remains of a wall and an old cemetery are located. Nearby the 12th century fortress you can find a cave of Cid Campeador, the national hero of Spain. According to the legend, Cid used the cave when the fortress was sieged by the Moors. In the center of the city there is a magnificent fountain with 221 streams, which since ancient times and until the beginning of the 20th century supplied drinking water to the entire coast.
Villajoyosa has been a center of the Marina Baixa fishing industry. Its economy has always depended on the sea. This connection with the sea influenced the historical and cultural development of the city. For example, one of the symbols of Villajoyosa are the colored houses. Thus, fishermen could see them at the time of return from the sea, even in bad weather and from afar.
Another symbol of Villajoyosa is a chocolate factory "El Valor", known throughout Europe.
In the old town you can see several architectural monuments: the Church of the Assumption and the Church of Santa María, and also the old wall that surrounds the city.
Villajoyosa has more than 3 kilometers of beaches. Above all, we would like to highlight La Playa del Centro, the beautiful sandy beach El Paradis, La Playa de Xarco, where the old watchtower is located, and La Playa del Torres, with the Roman funeral tower. The bays of El Bol Nou and la Caleta boast transparent water and picturesque views and definitely deserve a visit.
Nearby the sea boulevard you will find the best restaurants of the city, where you can always enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine and fresh fish, brought there directly from the bay.
Torrevieja is located in the south of the province, between Orihuela and Guardamar, 48 km from Alicante. Salt and sea are the two main elements that characterize the history of the city. Until the beginning of the 19th century, the town had only an old watchtower and several houses. Its rapid development began in the 19th century with the extraction of salt and the use of the port for the sale of agricultural products grown on the territory of Vega. Today Torrevieja is a leading salt production town in the entire Europe. Its salt lagoons and lakes are declared natural parks and are the points where the migratory birds, including pink flamingoes, stop in winters.
The beaches of Torrevieja are approximately 20 km long. The longest beach is a sandy Playa La Mata, which is 2,5 km long, 40 meters wide and is framed by a wide promenade, which has many restaurants and cafes. The beach has a good infrastructure with a lifeguard service and a possibility to rent chaise longues and umbrellas. Playa de los Locos is located in the northern part of the city and is 700 meters long, it is a typical city beach with wide variety of services and numerous cafes and bars on its waterfront. The most cosmopolitan beach - Playa del Cura - is located in the city center.
If you like outdoor activities, you can visit a water park situated here. In the evening, you can stroll along the Avenida de las Habaneras – one of the most vibrant streets of the town where lots of quality bars and discotheques are situated, including the famous Pacha Torrevieja Disco. If you like shopping, you definitely should visit the Habaneras Shopping Center.nFor sports enthusiasts, Torrevieja offers lots of modern high-level sports facilities. A stadium with a standard run track, a 50-meter indoor swimming pool, and a basketball hall are among them.
Guardamar is located two kilometers south of the Segura river, which flows into the Mediterranean Sea, between the cities of Alicante and Torrevieja. The municipality has 11 km of coastline. In addition to the beaches, it is very famous for its pine forest. This forest has 800 hectares and has been originally a set of mobile sand dunes, which were fixed through the planting of various plant species such as agaves, pines, palm trees, cypress or eucalyptus.
It is a very cosmopolitan city with a population of more than fifteen thousand people of various European nationalities. The sunny climate, high quality of life and the strategic location (Alicante airport is only 25 km away) are the indisputable advantages of this site.
The city was founded in the year 944. In its neighbourhood you can visit several traces of the ancient Iberian and Greek civilization: the remains of the Phoenician port of La Fonteta, the ruins of the Iberian town of Cabezo Lucero and the Rabita Califal from the 10th century - an old castle with impressive panoramic views.
Despite its age, Guardamar has a very modern and well-developed infrastructure with a huge variety of cafes, restaurants and shops.
Nearby the mouth of the Segura river you will find a yacht club and the club for fishing. In this town you can also practice maritime sports: windsurf, sailing and diving. La Pinada park has a golf court. A beautiful Los Tusales beach, located on the border with Elche and separated by the Segura river, is a traditional beach for nudists. The parties in Guardomar are celebrated in a very fun way with fireworks, music and parades. You will never get bored in Guardamar!
San Eugenio is a quiet elite area of the Adeje resort on the southwest coast of Tenerife, that was transformed from a rocky beach into the area with the best infrastructure of the coast. Now it boasts gorgeous artificial sandy beaches. Hidden among the picturesque rocks, they are one of the quietest areas for tranquil bathing with children and family stay.
Costa Adeje is proud of its quality services and developed infrastructure - it has lots of shopping centers, restaurants, water parks and hotels. Those who are accustomed to outdoor activities can enjoy diving, sailing, paragliding, water skiing or catamaran sailing. There also offers great possibilities to play golf or rent a yacht in Puerto Colon.
Besides all the beach activities, San Eugenio attracts not only tourists. It has everything for a comfortable life all year round, including the mild climate of "eternal spring", the availability of all the "benefits of civilization" and excellent ecology.
Playa de Las Americas is the largest resort in the south of Tenerife, located 75 km from the island's capital Santa Cruz. Built in the 70s of the last century, it is a typical example of the Spanish tourist mecca, democratic and never sleeping. Sparkling shopping malls and discos, gigantic water parks and yacht clubs, five-star hotels and restaurants, golf and tennis courses - here you will find all the conditions and necessary services for relaxation, bright impressions and active sport life. The main treasure of the town is its beaches, that are stretched for almost 2 km along the ocean. They boast its spectacular healing volcanic sands of black and white colour, brought from the Sahara.
All the residential complexes of this resort are distinguished by their increased comfort and are suitable both for all-year-round living and for profitable investments and tourist rentals.
Arona is the third biggest city in Tenerife, located in the south of the largest island in the Canary archipelago, 60 km from the capital. It is located inland, a few kilometers from the ocean and the famous beaches of Playa de los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas.
This fact, however, does not make this place less popular among the tourists and property buyers. Excellent infrastructure, mild climate without stifling heat and good location make the city an ideal base for life and relaxation. Founded by the indigenous islanders of the Guanches, Arona flourished for centuries through fishing and the cultivation of fruits and vegetables in the fertile San Lorenzo Valley. The tourist boom of the 60s of the XX century changed the focus of its economy, turning the city into a first-class resort, rapidly growing due to the influx of foreign residents. Today, it boasts a large number of high-class hotels, modern business and shopping centers and well-developed urbanizations that are designed for a all-year-round living.
Being a part of the old town of San Miguel de Abona, the quiet Golf del Sur is one of the most attractive resorts in Tenerife from an investment point of view.
Its name is explained by the proximity to the emerald golf fields that overlook the Atlantic Ocean and are famous worldwide for their quality and infrastructure. This is an actively developed area of the island, that attracts wealthy foreigners who want to enjoy the famous Canarian climate of "eternal Spring" and a tranquil stay far from the mass tourism.
The resort has all the conditions for a comfortable living all year long: a small yacht port, an impressive selection of restaurants and bars, shops and luxury hotels. By this reason it is a perfect option for the investors who are looking for profitable real estate properties close to the ocean.
Puerto de Santiago is the coastal part of the municipality of Santiago de Teide, 13 km from its center. Once the most important fishing port in the southeast of Tenerife, it has recently become a respectable resort, favoured by the dignified travellers from Europe.
The wild beauty of these places, with almond groves and vineyards against the backdrop of volcanoes, the comfortable climate, and the always warm ocean attract thousands of tourists. The symbol of the area is the legendary black cliffs of Los Gigantes, that were considered the “end of the earth” in the ancient times, as well as the La Arena beach, famous for its healing volcanic sand.
The active development of the region with low-rise urbanizations, harmoniously inscribed into the wonderful natural landscape, has begun in the 60-s of the 20th century. In this region you can always find high-quality offers for real estate due to its strategical location, good infrastructure and continuous construction development.
The prestigious resort of Torviscas Bajo is located in the south of Tenerife, on the Costa Adeje, just a kilometer from the famous sandy beaches of Fanabe and Torviscas and Puerto Colon. This part of the coastline always boasts a calm ocean and excellent infrastructure, and this makes the town attractive to thousands of family travelers with children and lovers of outdoor sea activities. It is an ideal spot for diving, sailing, paragliding, water skiing and golfing on emerald green fields.
Cozyly sheltered from the winds by the legendary Roque de Conde mountain, Torviscas attracts not only tourists: in recent years its population has been steadily growing due to foreigners who move here for permanent residence. The mild climate, the hospitality of the locals, the warm ocean and the proximity to the island's main highways make it a great place to live year round.
Situated in the fertile Orotava Valley, the town of Puerto de la Cruz, recognized as the most beautiful on the island, is the pioneer of tourism in the Canary Islands. Once an important port that provided wine and sugar abroad, it became the magnet for the European elite travellers after the opening of the first sanatorium in the 19th century. The mild healing microclimate and the recommendations of the British Medical Society did their job: in addition to such famous people as Agatha Christie, André Breton or The Beatles, any wealthy Englishman considered it his duty to visit this place for vacation.
Despite its popularity, the resort has managed to maintain its authenticity and unique style. Wide avenues and narrow cobbled streets, botanical gardens and new urbanizations, fashionable villas and fishing houses make a perfect blend together. Despite its modest size, the city contains a record number of restaurants, shops, museums and art galleries, making it possible to organize here a vacation for every taste.
Fañabe is a small town at the foot of the Morro Grueso mountain in the south of Tenerife, 5 km from the capital Adeje. Located inland, it has a unique charming aura, untouched by mass tourism, and a measured lifestyle.
The town used to be the largest banana plantation of the archipelago but nowadays it has everything you need for comfortable living all year round here - schools and parks, cultural centers and gyms, libraries and shops, modern residential complexes. The black sandy beaches of Costa Adeje are just 2.5 km away. They are ideal for diving, sailing, water skiing and yachting.
The calm Atlantic Ocean and excellent infrastructure of this region attract thousands of family travelers and lovers of active sea recreation. In recent years, the population of the area has been steadily growing due to the foreigners, attracted by the mild climate of the island, who move here for permanent residence.
Golf Costa Adeje is an elite area of the city of Adeje in the south of Tenerife. This place, which owes its name to the proximity to golf fields with unique sea views, is in particular demand among the foreign investors.
This area used to be the land of banana plantations, but today it has become a place of fashionable residential complexes with a high degree of comfort. The surroundings have a well-developed infrastructure that makes the place suitable for a all-year-round stay. You will find here international schools, large shopping centers, an impressive selection of hotels and restaurants. An additional advantage of this area are the picturesque beaches located 2 km away. Protected by the rocks from the winds and waves, they are ideal for family vacations with children and also for diving, sailing or yachting.
The Canarian climate of "eternal Spring", the developed infrastructure and the excellent ecology attract here wealthy property buyers who seek tranquility and privacy away from mass tourism.