El Jardi Bonic

Costa Brava

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  • Ground floor: Entrance hall. Open plan living / dining room (fireplace, TV, DVD, CD, WiFi) with doors to garden. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom. Shower room. Utility room (washing machine). Telephone (local calls to land lines only).
  • Outside: Enclosed lawned garden with mature shrubbery. Open sun terraces. Gas barbecue. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m) with Roman steps

Encircled by a delightful mature garden of sub tropical shrubbery, classical Mediterranean trees and colourful foliage, and just 750m from the picturesque sandy bay of Tamariu with its waterfront restaurants, this simply-styled coastal property provides a convenient base for guests seeking easy access to the beach and amenities from enclosed and attractive grounds.

The verdant colours of pine, olive, tamarind and bougainvillea surround the spacious and flat lawned area that spreads out beyond the swimming pool, with their mature foliage providing welcome areas of shade both here and on the neighbouring dining terrace. They provide the most attractive setting for a comfortable home that is unassuming and decorated in traditional local style.

Stroll downhill from the house along the residential lanes that meander across the hillside that skirts this beautiful coastline and you will find yourself on the seafront promenade of Tamariu’s sheltered cove. Lined with a number of excellent fish restaurants and framed by the most stunning backdrop of pine-clad slopes, the golden sands and calm waters are as pretty as a picture, whilst a scenic footpath leads from here around the shoreline to the equally delightful bay of Llafranc. Just 5km away, the local town of Palafrugell is worth a visit for its fine weekly market and colourful ‘plaça’ whilst in the nearby medieval streets of Begur you will find several renowned restaurants, varied shops and the atmosphere of a bygone era.

We kindly advise that smoking is not permitted inside the house.

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Great Things to Do Near El Jardi Bonic

Take a stroll down and spend the evening in Tamariu,

a favourite with local fishermen, whose colourful artisan boats provide the perfect backdrop for the handful of excellent restaurants that adorn the picturesque seafront promenade. Evening is a truly Mediterranean experience with the sound of the Mediterranean lapping gently on the shoreline.

Pack a picnic and your swimming things

and take the coastal path that starts from Tamariu beach. Stop at the tiny Cala Pedrosa to swim and snorkel en route. Then follow the path upwards, cross the road and return to Tamariu via the pine woods.

The protected Marine Reserve of Ses Negres is close by,

between the bays of Aigua Freda and Sa Riera. From the coastal path there are some ideal spots for fantastic snorkelling.

Drive a few miles inland and visit some of the many ancient stone villages

that make up the 'Golden Triangle.'Stop for lunch at the Restaurant L'Arc Vell in Peratallada and enjoy a meal in the confines of its peaceful walled courtyard. After lunch visit the fascinating farm museum in the tiny village of Palau Sator.

Visit the colourful Sunday morning market in Palafrugell

and soak up the atmosphere with a drink in the main square. Take your purchases home and enjoy a leisurely lunch in the wonderful gardens at the villa, followed by a well earned siesta in the shade under the trees.

Take a trip with 'Paco Boats' in Tamariu

and visit the famous cave 'Cova d'en Gispert'.Tel: 607 29 25 78.

Catch the train and visit Barcelona for the day

There is so much to see and do in this vibrant city. Take the open topped tour bus and hop on and off at the different sights. After a lunch of delicious tapas save some energy for shopping in the elegant shops.

Visit the thermal baths and the new golf course at Caldes de Malavella.

The Balneario Vichy Catalan is just outside the town situated in pine grove. www.balneariovichycatalan.com. Or play a round of golf at the nearby prestigious PGA 18 hole course, which is easily accessible. Tel: 972 472 577.

Drive across to the majestic bay of Llafranc

and then spend the day relaxing on this gorgeous beach. Perhaps rent a kayak or try snorkelling off the rocks at the side of the bay. Before returning home enjoy a cooling drink on the promenade and do some 'people watching.'

Horse riding is available at Canapost

Cavalls de Forallac (tel: 649 43 14 80). Hipica Begur (tel 619 23 60 73) also offer night excursions, carriage rides and for those who do not wish to take to horseback, Kart Cross excursions can be taken from here.

Go for a day trip to Figueres

Go for a day trip to Figueres and visit the Teatre-Museu Dalí in Figueresand enjoy the wacky experience, which will appeal to all members of the family. It is a lot of fun and well worth braving the queues! Afterwards, pay a visit to the lesser known Museu del Joguet de Catalunya (toy museum), also in Figueres. Tel: 972 504 585

Visit the spectacular Greek and Roman settlement of Empuries.

Enjoy a lunch of fresh anchovies from L'Escala - a local speciality. On the way back, visit the pre-roman Iberian settlement of Ullastret and see how life was 2,500 years ago compared to today's world!

Visit the pre-Roman Iberian settlement

on the headland to the left of the El Castell beach. Walk among ancient stone walls and enjoy the spectacular views out to the Isles Formigues, where bottle nosed dolphins have often been spotted feeding. '

Visit the fabulous city of Girona for the day,

taking in the beautifully restored Jewish Quarter, the Arab Baths, the cathedral, its museums and the many shops. Why not pay a visit to Cacao Sampaka, C/Santa Clara, 45 to indulge in the finest products using chocolate - cakes, drinks, spreads, ice creams to name a few!

Take a stroll beneath the arched 'Voltes'

situated along the front of Port bo beach in Calella. Enjoy a drink or evening meal at one of the seafront restaurants and watch the twinkling lights of the fishing boats out in the bay and the spectacle of the brightly lit cruise ships gliding silenty across the horizon.

Visit the wine cellar of Mas Oller

(on the outskirts of Torrent) for a wine tasting. Then pop into the village and visit the Jam Museum on the Plaça Major. Tel: 972 30 47 44.

An unusual museum to visit....the factory of Trias Biscuits.

Since 1908 the family of Joaquim Trias has been making high quality biscuits inspired by his enthusiasm, determination and expertise. You can visit the museum, which is housed in the same building as the factory, watch a video explaining how production of this famous brand developed over the years, and you get a good view of the current production line. It is situated in Santa Coloma de Farners, just south west of Girona. www.triasbiscuits.com.

Drive to the centre of nearby Begur and climb up to the castle

from where there are far reaching views. The most noteworthy are those towards the Medes Islands, long ago a refuge for pirates and smugglers, although today they are famous as a marine nature reserve.

Play a round of golf!

Go Quad biking in the village of Gualta or maybe enjoy a round of golf instead. Tel: (00 34) 972 76 04 50. www.empordagolf.es.

Pack a picnic and visit Banyoles,

which has the largest natural lake in Catalunya. Here you can swim, fish or go on a boat trip around the lake itself. You can hire rowing boats or book tickets for a boat trip from Bar Aquàrium, Pg Darder s/n, Banyoles. Tel: 972 58 09 23.



Tamariu 15 mins
Palafrugell 15 mins
Girona 60 mins
Barcelona 105 mins


Aiguablava 10 mins
Tamariu Beach 15 mins
Platja Llafranc 15 mins
El Castell 30 mins


Girona 60 mins
Barcelona 115 mins
Times are approximate

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