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4 Restaurants in Costa Brava with Stunning Views

You picked your rental villa in Costa Brava specifically for its stunning views, so why should you expect anything less from your dining experience? These four restaurants all offer amazing views of Costa Brava and/or the ocean that you don’t want to miss!
#1. Talla
With stunning views of the bay on top of a steep hill, Talla offers beauty and delicious dishes! Their menu consists of Mediterranean, Spanish, and European cuisine, each one a work of art. Though the inside seating is cozy, the real reason to visit is the bright and fun outdoor seating where you can enjoy the view and the cool, delicious breezes off the bay. People-watch, watch the boats come in and out of the bay, and relax.

#2. Restaurante Pizzeria Da Giovanni
This Italian and Spanish restaurant not only offers an amazing view of the bay, but a stunning look at the muralla medieval, or medieval wall. Though the restaurant itself is simple, the views and delicious food more than compensate for the mall-style dining area. They offer many traditional Spanish and Italian dishes but are best known for their paellas and tapas.

#3. La Blava
This former fishing house is on the beach, giving you one of the best beach views in Costa Brava! The style of the house is decidedly Mediterranean with a hint of Greece and features an open, yet intimate atmosphere that you are sure to enjoy. They offer simple Mediterranean cuisine with only fresh, local produce. They bring to light the essence of the Mediterranean diet through vegetables, rice, fish, and olive oil mixed in creative and delicious ways.

#4. Tapas del Mar
Traditional Mediterranean cuisine pairs with gorgeous views of the Costa Brava sea and mountains in Tapas del Mar. The food comes from family recipes that the chefs want to share with you so that you will hopefully enjoy them as much as their families always have. The chefs welcome you personally, and the restaurant itself is intimate, modern, and beautiful. They use local produce and try to keep their meals simple yet absolutely delicious. You are certain to enjoy any meal here and you’ll probably want to try them all!

Now that you’ve satisfied your eyes and your stomach, you can return to your gorgeous Costa Brava holiday rental for a quiet, relaxing evening.


Football Fever in Barcelona

Four years have flown by, and suddenly football Fever is upon us again with the arrival of the World Cup. No matter where people are on the earth, there will be people frantically searching for that ultimate place to watch the game, one that not only has big screens, but also a fantastic atmosphere. If you have a Barcelona holiday rental while the world cup is on, then fear not, there are plenty of places where you can catch a match.

CocoVail Beer Hall

This venue not only offers 6 flat screen TVs to capture the action, but also surround sound, resulting in an electric atmosphere. There are 24 craft beer taps, and plenty of delicious food, plus they do some great food and drinks deal for larger groups to get in the mood.

Belushi’s Bar

This bar is a favourite not only for travellers, but also for locals who want to watch live sports. There are over 10 TVs, plus a projector, so no matter where you sit, you are sure to have a great view. During the World Cup the bar is running some great promotions, or you can book a World Cup package in advance.

Wild Rover

If your vacation villa in Barcelona is near Last Ramblas, then this classically Irish pub is perfect. Every single match is screened on 2 projectors and 6 large TVs, all but the Spanish matches with English commentary.

Shenanigans

Although still located in the heart of the city, this bar is a little less well known for tourists, which means that you are much more likely to find a seat and be able to watch your match in ultimate comfort. There are 5 TVs, 20 different types of bear and a delicious food menu, its likely this bar will not stay hidden for much longer!


By Car

The AP7 motorway that crosses Spain following the Mediterranean coast cuts through Catalonia very close to the Vallès Occidental area where most of our villas are located.  It takes between 1hr 45 mins and 2 hrs to get to the Vallès from the French border.

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By Air

By Air Reaching to :

Barcelona Airport
There are flights to Barcelona – El Prat International Airport from most European countries, North America and beyond with major international airlines and low-cost carriers.

Note: flights with classic airlines and the low-cost Vueling arrive into the new ultra-modern Terminal 1, whereas flights with all other low-cost companies and independent airlines arrive at the older Terminal 2. Both Terminals have excellent onward travel links and car-hire companies.

Girona Costa Brava Airport
Girona Airport is well situated for villas situated on the Costa Brava, Pyrenees, inland Girona and the Vallès Oriental. It has one terminal and receives flights from various low cost and charter airlines. Car-hire and bus services to most Costa Brava towns, Girona and Barcelona are available.

Reus Airport
Reus receives charter flights and Ryanair services from a few UK airports. It is located 1 hour 30 minutes from Barcelona near the city of Tarragona and could be a good option for those renting a villa in Tarragona, Torredembara or Cambrils.


By Train

There are several trains per day (including overnight hotel trains) from other parts of Europe (via France) and they are regular & reliable.
Main train stations:

Barcelona-Sants (to the south west of the center).
Barcelona-Passeig de Gràcia (near Carrer d’Aragó on Passeig de Gràcia, in the center of the city).
Barcelona-Estació de França, Avinguda Marquès de l´Argentera (on the edge of the old town next to the seafront district of Barceloneta).

From Estació de Sants and Passeig de Grácia there are several connections per day to Cerbère (France), connecting there on trains towards Marseille and Nice. There are also 1-2 direct “Talgo” trains a day from Sants to Perpignan, Beziers, Narbonne and Montpellier in France.

Overnight Trenhotel trains operated by Elipsos run daily from Paris-Austerlitz while depatures from Milan and Zurich are every second day. All trenhotels trains terminates at the Estació de França station. Prices starts at €74 for second class.

There is also a less-well-known rail line over the Pyrenees to Toulouse. There are four trains per day to La Tor de Querol (Latour-de-Carol), where it is possible to transfer to a French Train bound for Toulouse. The journey takes 7-8 hours (including transfer) and costs roughly 30 Euros one way.