Where to stay in Cadaques – Sa Costa luxury villa
When a few months ago I heard I was invited to Costa Brava, one of my favorite places in the world, I thought I could not be happier. Straight away I accepted the invitation knowing that I was going to spend a week with some of my best friends and also get to know in person a bunch of others I have been in touch for longer.
However, the biggest shock for me was to find out we were going to stay in luxury villas. I usually travel on my own and although I do stay in luxury accommodation most of my time, it’s never luxury villas as they are too big for one person.
The first villa we stayed at with my 3 friends was Sa Costa luxury villa in Cadaques. On the way from the airport I still couldn’t believe I was going to sleep in luxury worth 10,000 euros per week. Not that I am a celebrity or want to be one, but it did feel great to be appreciated and treated like I deserve.
Already driving in felt like in a fairy-tale. A huge modern villa on the cliff overlooking the whole white town of Cadaques was our home for the next few nights. And we even had a private chef cooking dinner for us! OMG, I must be in heaven!
My friends were so cool they left me a room with my own jacuzzi, a fire place, a double bed and the view that filled me with life (there were other 5 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms). Even if we did nothing else and I just could enjoy my room and the rest of the luxury house, I would have unforgettable memories from this trip.
I was tired after a long trip but the company of my friends, the glamour of the villa and the great food made up for it. Lee Pennington, our chef, prepared us a few dishes for dinner. My favorite ones were bread with goat cheese and asparagus, chick peas with spinach (the best ever, I love both ingredients!) and then apple pie and strawberries. Yum! Perfect delicious first dinner in a perfect location.
Afterwards, we just spent a few hours in the villa every day. Cadaques is a beautiful little coastal town and it was a must to see as much as we could from it. We had fun on a boat trip from Cadaques to Cap de Creus and then also explored the Santa Maria church in Cadaques, tiny cobble-stone streets and the best restaurants of Costa Brava.
Unfortunately, our visit was marked by the famous Tramontana, a strong cold wind from the mountains which meant a lot of great warm drinks, layers and no swimming in the so cool weirdly shaped pool we had in front of our villa. At least I walked around it taking photos of the beautiful scenery.
But … I had my private jacuzzi I was able to use twice and keep my habit going – yes, I do blog from a jacuzzi indeed. It’s one of the very few habits I have and one of the funniest for sure.
Besides the jacuzzi in my room, I also loved waking up to the views of the sea and white buildings in the horizon. Then as well chatting with my friends in the living room with a fireplace watching the sea waves and the Tramontana bending the trees and being able to prepare my healthy breakfast in the fully-equipped kitchen was all I needed for a great start of the day.
Sa Costa also has a little private beach, garden with dining areas, a garage for 3 -4 cars, a laundry room (so useful for digital nomads permanently on the road, we all used it a few times!) and a maritime garage with a private pier for boats! The villa, built in 1990, was completely refurbished in 2005. Aw, and there’s air conditioning that can be used to heat up the house too :)
The quietness around the villa with only the plants squeaking in the wind and our laughs inside of Sa Costa will always remain in my mind. You know what they say … you never forget your first!
Staying in Sa Costa luxury villa was a press trip in Costa Brava organized by Charming Villas as part of Adventure and spa project. All the opinions are my own. Many thanks to Richard, his wife, the Mayor of Cadaques, the housekeeper and everyone else who made this trip possible for me.