Houses for sale on the Costa Brava offer an alternative as a first or second home, in which to live in all year round, in which to spend long periods, or which to use exclusively for holidays. The Costa Brava is home to a wide variety of landscapes and environments, from the Selva Litoral (Coastal Forest) to the edges of the Alt Empordà area, with large open beaches, small coves and sheer cliffs. The demographics in this part of the world vary, as does the typology of towns and cities: from large towns such as Blanes, Lloret, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Platja d’Aro, Sant Antoni de Calonge, Palamós, L’Escala or Roses, to smaller towns like Begur, El Port de la Selva or Colera, or exclusive towns and villages including Calella de Palafrugell, Llafranc, Tamariu or Cadaqués.
Buying a house on the Costa Brava
There are many advantages to buying a house on the Costa Brava, an area of considerable appreciation and with great prospects for the future, natural charm, incredible landscapes, a cosmopolitan atmosphere, an open economy and business possibilities, comprehensive services, facilities and excellent transport connections. The Costa Brava offers a superb combination of natural charm, traditional activities and architectural heritage, a wide range of leisure activities, top-notch sports facilities, and a variety of recreational activities ranging from sophisticated summer festivals to wild nights of clubbing.
The profile of house buyers on the Costa Brava varies greatly, ranging from local buyers who live and work there all their lives to national or international buyers in search of a first home and often a change of life, or in search of a second home in which to spend half the year, in which to retire, or in which to spend holidays with their family, not to mention investors in search of income and capital gains, etc.
The nationalities and preferences of foreign buyers of houses on the Costa Brava are increasingly mixed, while maintaining the trend of more French and Belgian citizens in the north and centre, and more German, Danish, Dutch, British, Scandinavian and Russian citizens in the centre and south. The area was seen in the past as an ideal place for holidays or retirement, but nowadays, thanks to improving transport connections and new technologies, this outlook is changing. Beyond the possibilities of having one’s work or business in the area, the WFH (working from home) trend means that some people only need to visit the physical workplace occasionally and can generally work or run their businesses at home. This phenomenon, together with the new outlook ushered in by the pandemic (with growing importance attached to outdoor spaces), is changing people’s mindset, turning second homes into first homes, enabling and encouraging people to move from dwellings in the middle of overcrowded, noisy, polluted, big conventional cities to —for example— a rural house on the Costa Brava, a house with a garden and private pool on the Costa Brava, or a house with sea views in the heart of the Costa Brava, etc.
Houses for sale on the Costa Brava
All sorts of homes are available on the Costa Brava: luxury houses, farmhouses next to the sea and rural houses with unique charm have always been highly prized by the old and new rich and famous people from all over the world. One can find residential complexes built around marinas, ideal for sailing enthusiasts, and complexes around golf courses for lovers of golf and relaxation. Beachfront houses are an exclusive option and rather difficult to find, while refurbished houses in urban centres are an alternative that fosters contact with the local population and local life. Last but not least, terraced houses with private gardens and a community garden with a swimming pool, offer a more affordable option.
The real estate agency to sell or buy on the Costa Brava
Now with properties for sale in Santa Cristina d’Aro, Platja d’Aro, Sant Antoni de Calonge, Begur, L’Estartit and L’Escala, at Gènion Immobles we can offer you the best advice and service when it comes to marketing or purchasing a property on the Costa Brava. As a leading real estate agency in the counties of Girona, ever-present on the Costa Brava, we have managed the sale of numerous real estate properties in Lloret de Mar, Tossa de Mar, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Sant Antoni de Calonge, Palamós, Calella de Palafrugell, Llafranc, Tamariu, Begur, L’Estartit, L’Escala, Roses, Cadaqués, El Port de la Selva and Llançà. Farmhouses, luxury houses, unique properties, village houses, terraced houses, apartments, hotels, plots, urban plots and building land. We are experienced, we know the area, we have the most innovative resources and a qualified professional team specialized in the sale and purchase of properties.