we plan to visit Costa Brava next summer and can't decide where to stay. It's our first time. Maybe you can help me out. It'll be my husband, our kids (ages 10 and 7), my parents and myself.
We're looking for a house or apartment in/very near a nice beach town that's not too touristy (if that's still available) and offers a good local atmosphere, nice restaurants, a good beach and enough things to see/do for all of us. The main goal is to relax and have fun. We're not sure if we'll get a car so the beach and a local supermarket should be within walking distance if possible. I've been told Cadaques is great but the beach is not. How about Calella de Palafrugell, Tossa or Sant Pol de Mar? I liked what I read about Calella and found a place near El Golfet beach but then I learned the beach is so tiny (75m x 15 m) that I was concerned since we're going there during the high season.
My questions: Where would you go if you didn't have a car? where would you go if you did have a car? Do you have any recommendations for us? do you know any websites I can check re house/apartments rentals? we want to stay away from places like Lloret de mar which I understand is very touristy.
Thanks in advance for all your valuable input!!