Olivella is a village a little away inland from the Catalan coast. It’s set on the fringes of the Garraf Natural Park, a large expanse of protected countryside, comprising low-lying hills, that reaches all the way to the Mediterranean. With a wide array of outdoor activities close by, a holiday villa in Olivella would serve as an ideal retreat for anyone in search of a little adventure.
The Garraf Natural, minutes from Olivella cottages offers an excellent variety of short and long distance paths, guiding walkers past medieval sites and some of the most impressive natural vistas. Along the way you’ll encounter caves, gorges and potholes. As the park borders the Mediterranean you’ll be able to take both coastal walks as well as upland trails.
Despite the secluded upland setting, Olivella self-catering cottages are just 10 kilometres away from the coast. The nearest beaches can be found at Sitges. This resort boasts no fewer than 17, from long stretches of golden sand to secluded coves.
If you’re a golf enthusiast then Club de Golf Terramar sits just outside Sitges, 25 minutes or so from self-catering villas in Olivella, and offers an 18-hole par 72 championship course. It is regarded as one of the most prestigious golf clubs in Catalonia.
Barcelona can also be reached within an hour’s drive of Olivella rental cottages. This city is one of Europe’s essential destinations, offering great shopping, dining and sightseeing. Ciutat Vella, and the numerous small streets than branch off Las Ramblas is ideal for shopping, while the regenerated harbour is a great place to spend an afternoon.
The city of Tarragona is also no more than an hour from villas in Olivella. There’s an abundance of Roman-era ruins here, including an amphitheatre, aqueduct and various elements belonging to a huge circus complex. The old town is also lovely, with narrow streets and a medieval cathedral at the top of the hill.
At a holiday rental in Olivella you’ll experience a Mediterranean climate, which makes for short, mild winters and long, warm summers. In July and August average highs here are a little over 30 degrees, with mostly blue skies.
There are two airport within driving distance of holiday accommodation in Olivella. Reus (REU) lies about an hour to the southeast and is served by Ryanair, with flights to and from London-Stansted (STN), London-Luton (LUT), East Midlands (EMA), Manchester (MAN), Liverpool (LPL), Birmingham (BHX), Bristol (BRS) and Glasgow-Prestwick (PIK). Barcelona El Prat (BCN) is also an hour away and can be reached from numerous cities across the UK and Europe.