Roses is the largest beach resort on the northern Costa Brava in Catalonia, Spain. Located just 30km from the French border, Roses is a town with a long, rich history that dates back as far as the 8th century BC, as well as a vibrant culture and unique atmosphere. Tourists have been flocking to this rugged stretch of the Costa Brava for many years, and as soon as you arrive at a self catering Roses villa, you will instantly know why.
Roses remains a quiet, relaxed resort, despite the top quality sports facilities and exquisite beaches that line the huge, sweeping Roses Bay. The bay is home to the Costa Brava’s largest fishing fleet, based out of the port which today shelters in the shade of the large sporting marina. Sailing, deep sea fishing and scuba diving excursions are particularly popular from Roses Marina, especially as many of the most idyllic beaches in the area are accessible only by boat. Windsurfing holidays also thrive from Roses accommodation.
However, it is, of course, the beaches that really draw visitors to property in Roses, Spain. Roses Bay is inundated with beaches, stretching all the way around the inside of the bay to the south of the resort. To the north, the coastline becomes much more rugged and natural, with many little cove beaches to choose from. These beaches are often hard to reach, and only those on foot or with access to a boat will be able to reach them.
Roses benefits hugely from the glorious countryside that surrounds the town. Located on the edge of two separate nature reserves, the much celebrated Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l’Emporda and the unique Creus Cape Peninsula reserve which is home to an astonishing range of globally unique plant species, property in Roses, Spain is an ideal base for nature lovers. The mixed terrain of salt marshes, sand dunes and coastal lakes make these two parks some of the most interesting for viewers, with a vast range of bird species and wildlife which can be seen from the many hides throughout the parks. Walking, cycling and horse riding adventures are encouraged.
The city of Girona is one of the most important historic towns in the whole of Spain and is just under an hour from a holiday rental property in Roses, Spain. Girona is a magnificently appealing medieval city, whose old quarter, the Call, attracts amazed visitors from miles around. The Arab Baths, Girona Cathedral and the Benedictine Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants always thrill and inspire visitors.
Roses’ Mediterranean climate means that conditions are wonderfully constant. The long, dry summer months last from May until late September with average daily temperatures well into the 30’s (˚C), with peak temperatures sometimes pushing the 40˚C mark during July and August.
Girona (GRO) and Barcelona (BCN) Airports can be reached in just an hour from a self catering property in Roses, Spain. There are a vast range of direct flights from across the UK to both airports, so finding a cheap and convenient flight to Roses should not pose any problems at all from a Roses holiday villa.