El Port de la Selva villas and apartments
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About El Port de la Selva
Apartments and holiday rentals in El Port de la Selva
The charming fishing village of El Port de la Selva reveals a quieter side to the Costa Brava, North of Cap de Creus peninsula, in northeastern Catalonia. Unspoiled by tourism, it is bordered by mountains, lakes and gorges, providing the perfect backdrop for a relaxing family holiday. Situated in Girona Province, the closest airport is Girona Airport, 65km away and approximately a 1 hour drive, while a direct flight from the UK to Girona takes approximately 2 hours. To the south, the livelier towns of Blanes, Lloret de Mar and Tossa de Mar, are just a short car journey away.
Discover a varied landscape dotted with pine forests, river valleys and a sheltered coastline, offering ideal conditions for cycling and hiking, as well as a host of water sports. At first glance, this humble village may appear as little more than rows of picturesque whitewashed houses fringed by golden sand beaches, but El Port de la Selva also boasts a fascinating history, spanning as far back as before the Romans. Nestled at the top of the Verdera mountain lies the Monastry of Sant Pere de Rodes, a stunning example of Catalan Romanesque architecture built during the 9th century, used by pilgrims who stopped to pray here on their travels. Once used as a watchtower against pirates in the 16th century, Verdera Castle at the peak of Rodes mountain range, is where visitors can enjoy stunning views of the rural countryside, overlooking the village of La Vall de Santa Creu, the Gulf of Roses and the Montgrí mountains.
El Port de la Selva is protected by the Cap de Creus Nature Reserve, and its coastal region is home to some of the best beaches in Catalonia. There are four in total; Port de la Vall and its camping grounds, Port de la Selva with its piercing blue water, Pas, with its smooth black pebbles and relaxing mountain views, and last but not least, Tamariu, which is arguably the most beautiful of them all. Our villas and holiday homes put you within easy reach of the village's main attractions, with a choice of rentals offering private pools, beach views and family-friendly facilities.
- Girona Airport serves El Port de la Selva, with a direct flight taking just over 2 hours and a 1 hour car journey to El Port de la Selva, with airport transfers available.
- The hottest months of July and August may see highs of 26°C.
- The maximum sea temperature in July and August is 24°C.