Sant Antoni de Calonge: relaxed atmosphere on the Costa Brava

Sant Antoni de Calonge is part of the picturesque old town of Calonge. This medieval town is just four kilometres away from the town on the Costa Brava. Although it was part of Calonge, Sant Antoni de Calonge is now an independent village and has developed into a modern seaside resort. It boasts beautiful beaches and coves as well as many cultural attractions. An ideal destination to alternate your beach days with cultural excursions. Whatever your ideal holiday is, there is plenty for everyone here! Plus, in the summer you can enjoy the warm Mediterranean climate with a refreshing sea breeze.

Ready to enjoy unspoilt places and cultural sights? And afterwards unwind completely in one of our dream villas or holiday homes? Then read on and find out everything you need to know about this beautiful seaside resort!

Sant Antoni de Calonge general

This former fishing village is located in the Baix Empordà region in the province of Girona. It is situated on one of the most famous costas in Spain, the Costa Brava. Since the 1970s, this coastal town has developed into a modern seaside resort. Sant Antoni de Calonge lies to the west of Palamos and slightly south of the resort of Calella de Palafrugell. Whether you want to enjoy an evening strolling along the promenade, have a delicious lunch or dinner or go out until the early hours of the morning, you will definitely find what you are looking for here.

There is a wide range of restaurants, bars, shops and boutiques. Along the modern promenade, you will find numerous restaurants, tapas bars and several discos. If you want more variety, you can easily travel by train to one of the neighbouring resorts such as Playa de Aro, Palamos, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Calella de Palafrugell or Begur.

Sant Antoni de Calonge has a Mediterranean climate, with mild wet winters and warm dry summers. Warm dry weather is virtually guaranteed in the summer!

Want to know more about the Costa Brava? Then read: Discover the beauty of the Costa Brava in Spain!

A relaxed atmosphere

Would you rather be away from the hustle and bustle of tourists? Do you prefer tranquillity in the midst of beautiful nature? In Sant Antoni de Calonge, you can enjoy a relaxed holiday atmosphere. You can completely unwind in one of the unspoilt spots. But it is certainly not boring. There is plenty to experience and discover. On the beaches, you can take part in all sorts of activities. You can enjoy water sports, hiking or wine tasting. Do you like cultural excursions? Then you are absolutely in the right place! In Calonge, you can experience plenty of culture! In short, for a totally relaxing holiday, go to Sant Antoni de Calonge.

Beaches of Sant Antoni de Calonge

You will find beautiful sandy beaches, coves and caves. The fine golden sandy beach stretches for 2 kilometres. Showers, restaurants and various water sports ensure that every tourist has a good time here. Like the rest of the Costa Brava, the coastline of Sant Antoni de Calonge is characterised by a distinct blend of beautiful coves and caves. This makes it the perfect destination for both nature and diving enthusiasts. A pleasant walk in nature or a diving excursion in crystal-clear water. It is all possible.

Located between Platja d’Aro and Palamós, beautiful beaches with a golden glow await you, such as Es Monestri and Playa de Sant Antoni. Both have been awarded the blue flag for water quality and available amenities. Discover more of these great unspoilt spots, such as the coves Racó de les Dones and Racó dels Homes. If you follow the famous Camínos de Ronda path along the Costa Brava, you will find Torre Valentina, a defensive tower with the Bien Cultural de Interés Nacional seal of approval, at the beach bearing the same name.

The historic town of Calonge

A trip to the historic capital of Calonge is definitely worthwhile. Discover beautiful historical monuments here, such as the medieval Castell de Calonge, one of the largest castles in the region. To make sure you don’t miss a thing, we recommend a walk through the historic centre. The most important activities in Calonge are concentrated in the Main Square or Plaza Mayor, which is also where the Castell de Calonge is located. The castle is the cultural centre, where various music festivals are held. During Holy Week, the annual medieval market is held there and is an attraction in itself.

At the Plaza Mayor, enjoy a drink on the terrace while taking in all the historical sights of the city. Calle Mayor is home to many quaint shops. The church Iglesia de Sant Martí has been declared a cultural heritage site and is located a stone’s throw away from the Plaza Mayor. In addition, you will find the remnants of the Iberian settlement Castellbarri in Calonge, with an impressive medieval tower, and the Casal de Vilanova de Cabanyes, a well-restored mansion. In short, culture lovers can indulge themselves in Calonge!

What to do in Sant Antoni de Calonge?

Sant Antoni de Calonge offers a wide range of activities, such as water sports, hiking trails, wine tasting and music festivals.

1. Water sports

The bay of Sant Antoni de Calonge is the perfect place for water sports such as sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, snorkelling, kayaking or fishing. In the southern part, the main beach Torre Valentina is home to the Sant Antoni Sailing Club. Here you can practice Patí de Vela, a typical Catalan sailing activity on a catamaran. You can do this even if you have never sailed before.

2. Hiking trails

One of the most beautiful promenades in Calonge begins at the Torre Valentina beach. The promenade runs parallel to the Mediterranean and winds through spectacular pine forests and beautiful beaches.

You will also find a number of important dolmens and menhirs here. Marked out hiking trails take you through beautiful forests, past several dolmens, beaches and historical monuments.

3. Cala del Pi

The Cala del Pi is among the most special coves in Sant Antoni de Calonge. Savour the utter tranquillity of the golden sand surrounded by beautiful nature.

4. Cala de Roques Planes

Looking for peace and romance? The rock formations Cala de Roques Planes were created by the waves. This intimate beach can only be reached on foot or by boat.

5. Wine tastings

For centuries, the wine of the Baix Empordà region has been one of the star products of this part of the Catalan coast. On the outskirts of Sant Antoni de Calonge, there are several wineries and farms where the wine is produced. Visit the beautiful vineyards at the foot of the mountains and enjoy a delicious wine tasting.

6. Music festivals

Sant Antoni de Calonge is the perfect place for music lovers too. During the summer, there are several music festivals with various music genres such as jazz, folk and pop. These are mainly organised in and around the Castell de Calonge.

7. Nearby beaches

Nearby, you will find several beautiful beaches that all have Blue Flag status. The Blue Flag stands for quality and safety. These beaches are well worth a visit: Es Monestri, Sant Antoni, Torre Valentina, Cala Cristus and Ses Torretes.

Catalan gastronomy in Sant Antoni de Calonge

Catalan cuisine is rich and varied. Mainly Mediterranean dishes are served with fish, seafood, fresh vegetables, olives, rice, pasta and olive oil. Traditional Catalan dishes to try are bread with ham or chicken, toasted bread with olive and tomato tapenade and tortillas. On the Costa Brava, you must try the sardines, which are prepared in all sorts of ways: from grilled sardinas à la plancha to pickled preserves. And, of course, the tasty tapas and paellas are also well worth trying!

Spaniards love good food and they eat as often as five times a day! They eat later than average the European. They have lunch between 2pm and 4pm. And the evening meal is eaten around 8.30 p.m. in winter and often not until 9.30 p.m. in summer. Therefore, restaurants in Spain are open later than usual.

Want to know more about the Spanish traditions and culture? Read also: What you need to know before you visit Spain.

Great accommodation options in Sant Antoni de Calonge

Sant Antoni de Calonge has everything for a unique, sun-soaked holiday. Not only in terms of sun, sea, sand, sights and activities, but also in terms of holiday homes and villas! Of course, a hotel is nice, but you often have little space and privacy. And in a hotel it is often quite busy. Busy breakfast halls and overcrowded swimming pools where you have to search for a sunbed.

The holiday homes of Club Villamar in Sant Antoni de Calonge offer a lot of luxury and privacy. All holiday homes and villas are spacious, with beautiful living rooms, fully equipped kitchens, luxury bathrooms, comfortable bedrooms and a beautiful outdoor area often with a private pool. You will have the holiday home all to yourself and your party, sharing it with no one else. Renting a villa or holiday home is therefore the ideal solution. Did you know it is much cheaper than a hotel and even cheaper than a camping holiday? Take a look at our full range of holiday homes and villas with or without swimming pool and book your dream holiday in breathtaking Spain!


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