Home to one of the highest-rated beaches on the Costa Brava, Tamariu somehow continues to evade the mass-tourism radar. Which is, of course, all to its credit.
This helps to preserve a predominantly unspoiled landscape that feels a million miles from the usual overcrowded resorts.
In search of secluded Spanish beaches and a relaxed local lifestyle? A place that pairs tranquillity and timelessness with some of the most stunning holiday villas in Spain?
The Charms and Treasures of Tamariu
If you’re anything like most people, this will probably be the first time you’ve heard of Tamariu. Originally a small fishing village, Tamariu has gradually evolved into an elite Costa Brava resort for the more discerning visitor. Far quieter and less crowded than most comparable Spanish Resorts, Tamariu has held onto much of its original identity and charm over the years.
The beach at Tamariu was recently ranked within the very best on the entire coast. Horseshoe shape and flanked by beautiful pine-covered headlands, it’s a captivating vista that has to be experienced to be appreciated. It’s also a quintessentially family-friendly beach, which sits behind an elegant promenade populated by a handful of restaurants, cafes and shops.
Despite its growing popularity among British travellers, Tamariu (thankfully) doesn’t feature a single English bar or breakfast spot. Tamariu embraces the best of the local culture and its cuisine, providing the opportunity to experience Catalan cooking at its absolute best.
The village reaches its peak visitor occupancy during August, though never feels nearly as chaotic or congested as a more conventional Spanish resort. There are no high-rise hotels, no towering apartment blocks and nothing to give the indication mass-tourism has made its mark.
Tamariu perfectly combines all the amenities and conveniences of a 21st century holiday with the feeling you’ve stumbled across something completely unspoiled. All with the added bonus of being within easy reach of some of the region’s most wonderful towns and villages – all worthy of a day-trip, if time permits.
Examples of which include Llafranc, Palamos, Begur and even Barcelona – all right there on your doorstep.
The Climate of Tamariu
This is a place where the spring and summer seasons seems to last forever. Wall to wall sunshine is the order of the day, bringing beautiful blue skies and crystal-clear ocean views to those who pay Tamariu a visit.
Winters are mercifully short and mild, though have a tendency to be windy. Nevertheless, it’s not uncommon for the pleasant weather of the spring season to arrive as early as March. Even February in Tamariu brings its occasional blissful day outdoors.
Where to Stay in Tamariu
Accommodation options are in no short supply, as there are countless companies offering quality villas for rent in the area. Tamariu villas offering the kind of privacy and home comforts no hotel or apartment can rival.
There’s also the somewhat more ‘rustic’ option of Camping Tamariu, which is home to a series of beautiful wooden bungalows complete with on-site swimming pool, spa and solarium. It’s camping, but not as you know it! Tent pitches are available, but camping outdoors in the hot Spanish summer can be a testing experience at the best of times!