Apartments in Roses
Less than 30km from the French border, nestled in the province of Girona, in coastal Catalonia's Costa Brava, between the mountains and the Mediterranean, the beautiful coastal town of Roses is one of the Costa Brava's quieter resorts, making it the ideal destination for a family holiday. Once a sleepy fishing village with an old town dating back to the 16th century, it is now home to the biggest fishing fleet in the Costa Brava, as well as one of the most beautiful bays in the world - the Bay of Roses. Boasting picturesque golden sand beaches and bays, natural parks and an impressive sports harbour, it is popular with families and water sports enthusiasts who can enjoy a range of outdoor activities from windsurfing to snorkeling, tennis and golf.
The Bay of Roses is considered to be one of the most beautiful bays in the world, stretching 16km, formed by the valley of the Fluvià river. It is the most northern bay of the Catalan coast, between the Cap de Creus peninsula and the Montgrí Massif, where you'll find the neighbouring towns of Castelló d’Empúries, Sant Pere Pescador and L’Escala. The sheltering cliff landscape and shallow waters mean that the Blue Flag beaches here are great for kids to make a splash, while there are number of secluded coves should you wish to enjoy some privacy and peace.
Discover more than 45km of beaches and 15km of coves, as well as 50km of navigable canals, stretching down to l’Escala in the north. Located between Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park and the Cap de Creus peninsula, Roses is one of the most naturally beautiful regions in Spain and the only west facing beach resort, making it the best place to watch the sun go down. Whether you want an action packed holiday of adventure sports or a low-key relaxing break in scenic surroundings, Roses can offer you the best of both. The resort is also less than a half hour drive from the whitewashed town of Cadaques, where The Portlligat Museum-House lies, that Salvador Dali once called home.
A local's favourite is 140m-long golden sand beach Platja Palangres, overlooking the whitewashed houses between the harbour and the headland. Here you can find shaded picnic spots, a parking area and refreshment stalls selling ice cream. Or for some peace away from the crowds, Cala el Canadell is the perfect place to while away the hours, as you watch the fishing boats bobbing up and down on the crystalline blue waters.
With the help of a guided tour take the coastal path from Roses to Cadaques and El Port de la Selva, which runs along the coast, through the centre of Cap de Creus National Park. From here take in stunning views of the sparkling Mediterranean and surrounding mountain landscape, boasting the foothills of the Girona Pyrenees.