The municipality of Forallac has it all; medieval villages, picturesque scenery and an abundance of culture, all in close proximity to the sun-kissed Costa Brava beaches.
Standing between the River Daró and the Gavarres hills, the municipality comprises several medieval villages to uncover. In Fonteta situated in the foothills of the Gavarres, you can follow paths that lead to megalithic tombs conserved for many centuries and in Vulpellac, marvel at the magnificent 13th-16th century castle. Considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, Peratallada is another of the municipality’s jewels, boasting one of the most important medieval quarters in Catalonia. This fortified town is protected by three ancient walls and a moat, watched over by an 11th century castle – if you’re visiting during the summer months, concerts are held in an unforgettable setting inside the castle grounds. Wander the town’s maze of narrow, winding streets passing sandstone houses and handicraft shops to the main square, before visiting the Romanesque church of Sant Esteve on the other side of the walls.
Just a few kilometres from both the coastline and a number of golf courses, Forallac is the ideal base for a villa holiday in the Costa Brava to explore the Baix Emporda region. For a day trip, nearby Begur is one of the nicest coastal Costa Brava towns, also steeped in history.