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Costa Garraf is a small stretch of the Catalan coast south of Barcelona, accompanied by a mountain range with the same name. The luxurious sandy beaches of Gava Mar and Castelldefels, stretching for eight kilometers, give way to the steep cliffs in the south, abruptly ending in the Mediterranean Sea. It is the territory of a large nature reserve, the picturesque Garaf nature park. Closer to the city of Sitges, the mountains recede, leaving space for small, calm coves. The Garraf Coast includes a significant part of the largest and most prestigious wine region in Spain, Penedès. The main cities here are:
Even in summer, most of the tourists here are locals. There are no large hotels on the coast, so there are fewer tourists here than on other beaches in Catalonia. Nature has created unique conditions for living and vacationing with children. Thanks to the relatively flat coast, the sea is very shallow and the water warms up quickly in this natural pool.
Thanks to new convenient road junctions, you can get to Barcelona in just 20-25 minutes. This is one of the rare places where the proximity to such a large city is organically complemented by all the advantages of country life. Pine forests, excellent ecology and a wide sandy beach make this coast ideal for living. The presence of a large nature reserve protects the area from overdevelopment. It is also the only coastline in the vicinity of Barcelona where residential areas are not separated from the beach by a railroad track.
The beaches are equipped with playgrounds, bike and rollerblading paths. The region features several prestigious international schools such as Lycee Francais and New British School.
Life here is in full swing year-round; various festivals, fairs, sailing regattas and car races are held. Sitges hosts an annual international film festival and a famous colorful carnival. A wide selection of restaurants, bars and cafes will allow you to indulge intry dishes of any cuisine. The Garraf coastal areas are an exclusive and prestigious area of Catalonia, ranking in the top few few in terms of living standards. Unlike other coasts, it has historically been the home of wealthy Spaniards. Properties for rent or buying in Spain and other services.