Aiguablava

Holiday Guide Aiguablava, Costa Brava – All Inclusive

Quick Details

  • Flight time: Approx 2-3½ hours from UK
  • Time difference: 1 hour ahead of the UK
  • Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Euro

 

At a Glance

  • Ideal for up market holidaymakers
  • The hills provide a scenic backdrop
  • Nightlife is limited to the hotels
  • A few beach restaurants

General Description:

The region that you will enjoy your all inclusive holidays in Aiguablava from is divided into three areas and connected to each other via thin, winding lanes. The Fonda Beach lies to the northeast, the Aiguablava beach to the southwest and in between sits Fornells.

Fornells beach is 600 yards long and extends on the hillside. The hillside comprises of two hotels, local buildings, a supermarket and a tiny marina and a tinier beach. All around are beautiful hills with exclusive private villas with swimming pools. Many of these are second homes to celebrities and the cream of society. Nature lovers are in for a treat with excellent views and walking trails. With no entertainment nearby, a car is required here. Though, at the Aiguablava beach, parking poses as a problem and the charges are quite high as well.

Suitability:

Ideal for up market as well as middle aged travellers and holidaymakers from many countries, all inclusive in Aiguablava are more for the matured, independent and experienced travellers. Families might find Aiguablava a bit limiting while, teenagers and youngsters might find it too boring. Holidays in Aiguablava are not suggested for people with walking difficulties as the area is quite hilly and has lots of steps.

Beaches:

A short and wide strip of fine sand that gently slopes into the aquamarine waters makes up the beach on all inclusive Aiguablava holidays. With pine clad hills acting as a scenic backdrop, the waters are safe for swimming just one has to be careful of the rocky sides.

The Aiguablava beach is the best of the lot with sunbeds, pedaloes and a few restaurants; though the parking fee is quite high. On the other hand, the Fornells beach is a pebbled cove that can be reached by tiny, steep steps, while, the Fonda beach which is 250 yds. long and is backed by pine clad hills has rocky peninsulas at either side. The Fonda beach is a wide, pebbly strip of black sands that can be reached via steeps steps and has just a bar that caters to it. Due to its location, it is popular with local families.

Accommodation:

Apart from one low budget hostel and a few upmarket hotels, a holiday in Aiguablava is on the main private villas or apartment in the area.

Shopping:

With just a small supermarket and souvenir shops or boutique in the hotels, the shopping scene in Aiguablava is unfortunately zilch. Also there aren’t any cash ATM’s or banks in the vicinity.

Entertainment:

The daytime activities in Aiguablava include relaxing on the beach, diving, a few water sports and trekking. The nightlife on all inclusive Aiguablava holidays is limited to the hotels.

Eating out:

Eating out on a holiday in Aiguablava is quite limited with a few beach restaurants, an Italian restaurant serving pasta and pizza and hotel restaurants. The beach restaurants serve snacks and mainly fish and meat.

Aiguablava, Costa Brava Weather

April 60°F
May 70°F
June 77°F
July 81°F
Aug 81°F
Sept 77°F
Oct 66°F
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