Destination guide

Discover the beauty of El Baix Empordà

El Baix Empordà is an unspoiled corner of Catalonia, in the Girona province of north-eastern Spain, known as much for its cove-dotted coastline as it is for its picture-postcard-perfect beaches and pottery-making prowess. It's difficult to pick out the headline acts among the region's star-studded cast, though it's fair to say that the capital of La Bisbal and the medieval village of Pals are worth including in your plans. If you want to stay in the heart of the action, the region has you covered with a range of El Baix Empordà vacation rentals serving up the perfect base for your Costa Brava adventure.

Things to do

Different flavors of El Baix Empordà

Along the coast, the seaside towns of Sant Feliu de Guixols and Platja d'Aro offer a distinctly cosmopolitan feel to a stay in El Baix Empordà vacation rentals. Tranquil bays and pristine stretches of sand blend effortlessly with historic town centers and medieval charm, creating a travel hotspot with something for all ages to enjoy. Travelers with a keen appreciation of art can enjoy day trips to Figueres, birthplace, home and resting place of the Spanish surrealist, Salvador Dali. Fans can pay homage at the Dali Theatre-Museum, where the artist is buried below the stage.


The pottery of El Baix Empordà

You don't have to love pottery to enjoy a stay in El Baix Empordà vacation rentals, but it helps to have at least a passing interest, should you land in La Bisbal. The region's inland capital boasts a world-renowned ceramics industry, seen first-hand in examples all over town. The Terracotta Ceramics Museum offers a closer look at more than 8,000 artifacts, while an array of pottery shops puts retail therapy firmly on the agenda. And, should you fancy a more hands-on experience, instructor-led classes serve up the chance to visit a potter's workshop and have a go at creating your own piece.


Spend blissful summers in El Baix Empordà

While the peak season for visiting El Baix Empordà is often described as being between April and August, it's the summer months of July and August when things really start to hot up. Temperatures often soar into the 80s and an abundance of sunny days sees travelers flock to enjoy all manner of unforgettable experiences on the county's coast – drinking a mojito on the rocks in Begur, feasting on fresh seafood in the pretty port of Palamos and lazing on the golden sands of Sa Conca all deserve to be on your hit list.

Natural features

El Baix Empordà is wonderfully diverse

As landscapes go, the one found at El Baix Empordà is particularly picturesque. Rugged cliffs, soaring mountains and pine-clad hills provide an impressive backdrop for sandy bays, secret coves and crystal-clear waters – and leave you spoiled for choice when it comes to outdoor adventure. You might find yourself hanging out on the beautiful, rocky coastline of L'Estartit or perhaps exploring the craggy Medes Islands, found just offshore. And if you can't wait to be in the water, snorkeling and scuba diving below the waves is almost always on the agenda in the coastal town of Llafranc.

Can I find a vacation rental around El Baix Empordà?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 8,030 vacation rentals near El Baix Empordà. From 2,331 Houses to 1,584 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near El Baix Empordà for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to El Baix Empordà?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in El Baix Empordà:

  • La Fosca: 144 vacation rentals
  • Old Town: 125 vacation rentals
  • Lloret Town Centre: 487 vacation rentals
  • Almadraba-Canyelles: 520 vacation rentals
  • Roses Town Center: 1,022 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to El Baix Empordà?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in El Baix Empordà. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Costa Brava Golf Club: 5,975 vacation rentals
  • Aiguablava Beach: 4,967 vacation rentals
  • Begur Castle: 4,969 vacation rentals
  • Llafranc Harbour: 5,137 vacation rentals
  • Museo Palau Solterra: 8,189 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around El Baix Empordà listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in El Baix Empordà?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,331 Houses in El Baix Empordà. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in El Baix Empordà include:

  • Villas: 1,584 rentals available
  • Cottages: 250 rentals available
  • Chalets: 44 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Country houses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in El Baix Empordà?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5,158 vacation rentals with pool available in El Baix Empordà. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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