Services & Activities

Recommended services and activities to complement your stay with Charming Villas Catalonia

Whether hiking, cooking, writing or photographing, activity holidays are a fantastic way to spend your free time, learning new skills, getting new experiences and having loads of fun too.

Catalonia has so much to offer: a great mix of landscapes, mountains, sea, beautiful sights, cities and villages, cultural and historical heritage, great cuisine and excellent wine!

Below is a list of suggested services and activities to complement your holiday. Please click on any image for further information.


  • Car Hire

    Book your car hire from the biggest brands at the lowest prices. Wherever possible, and should you prefer, we can have cars delivered to your villa. Please request for this service.

  • Airport Transfers

    Travel in style with Costa Brava luxury cars

  • Shopping


    Upon arrival supply of basic food items is included in most properties. Should you have particular requests for pre stocking of extra food items, or even pre-prepared meals delivered for your arrival please let us know in advance.

  • Private staff

    Private Staff

    By prior arrangement a variety of staff can be organized including chefs, childcare or cleaners.

  • Hot Air Balloon Trips

    Experience the marvelous views of the region in a Hot Air Balloon flight. Fly over spectacular scenery while enjoying a glass of cava. Followed by a typical Catalan breakfast. (minimum age 2)

  • Bike Hire

    Road bikes, Hybrid and Mountain bikes for hire. Guides available on request for half or one day trips. Please enquire in advance.

  • Guided country walks

    People flock to the coast and as a consequence the Catalan countryside is often overlooked. We have some spectacular walking routes from the volcanic region of La Garroxta to the Costa Brava. Must be booked in advance.

  • Wine tasting

    Held at your villa at a mutually convenient time. Duration approximately 2 hrs. Cost of tasting 6 wines (1 sparkling wine; 2 whites and 3 reds) 250€ for up to 10 people, additional people @ 10€/each.
    More expensive or specific wines/regions can be tasted with prior consultation and a supplemental cost.

  • Guided City tours of Girona & Barcelona

    An official guide to escort you around the city.

  • Winery visits

    Bodegas Empordà and Banyuls wineries- visits and tastings in the morning and afternoon with a restaurant or picnic lunch in between. From 9am to 6pm: 95€/person inc. transport. Lunch is not included (choice is restaurant or picnic) Minimum 4 people max 8. Consult for larger groups.

  • Cultural Girona province day trip

    Cultural Girona province day trip

    Wonderful medieval towns, Romanesque churches; modernist buildings; Greek and Roman ruins and the Dalí triangle. From 9am to 6pm: 95€/person inc. transport. Lunch is not included (choice is restaurant or picnic) Minimum 4 people max 8. Consult for larger groups. Half day trips available for 65€/person inc. transport. Please enquire.

  • Cooking lessons

    Impress your friends when you return home. Arrange a chef to come to your villa to show you how to cook delicious Spanish meals, from a simple Spanish tortilla to the perfect Paella!

  • Golf

    Some of the best golf courses in Spain are to be found in Catalonia. What ever your level, a Tee time can be arranged for you at the course of your choice. Prices vary depending on season.

  • Tandem Skydive

    At Empuriabrava you will find one of the leading skydiving centers in Europe. With over 5,000 tandem jumps performed every year this is a wonderful experience for young and old! Please contact for more information.

  • Wind Tunnel

    Come and enjoy the experience of jumping out a plane at an altitude of four thousand metres, without any kind of risk whatsoever. The Windoor wind Tunnel at Empuriabrava is great fun for all the family.

  • Boat/Yacht Hire

    Choose from a selection of Motor Boats, Catamarans, sailing Boats and Yachts with or without skipper at various locations along the Costa Brava.

  • Kayaking

    Discover some hidden coastal inlets and bays which are inaccessible to other types of boats. Please contact for more information.

  • Quads/Buggies

    Quads for all ages. After a 10 minute familiarization period travel through fields and forest to the sea! 1, 2 and 3 hour excursions.

  • Jet Ski Hire

    Jet skis are available to hire from Pals, Estartit and Llafranc beaches. Please contact for more details.

  • Go Karts

    With tracks at L’Escala and Estartit a few flying laps in a powerful Go Kart is a great way to get your blood flowing around your body!

  • Mini Buggies

    More suitable for children and a lot of fun! Drive around a enclosed track. The only trouble you will encounter is getting your children to stop!

  • Carver One

    The vehicle of the future. A hybrid of a car, motor bike and aeroplane. With only 350 Carver Ones in the world and 14 in Spain, this unique driving experience really is quite special.

  • Helicopter trips

    Choose from various flights over Barcelona from 5 minute coastal trips to excursions to the famous Montserrat monastery.

  • Formula 1 Experience

    Have you ever dreamed of driving around a race track in an authentic F1 racing car? Well here’s your chance at Circuit Catalunya. Choose from various packages including F1, Formula Renault and 3 seaters. Please contact for more information.

  • Tandem Paragliding

    This experience is your way to get as close as you possibly can to the ultimate dream of free flight. You will have only your pilot and the birds for company as you take in the breath taking aerial views of the surrounding countryside accompanied by the sweet, sweet sound of silence.

  • Photography classes

    Photography Classes

    Want to improve your photography skills? Professional photographers operate Tours/workshops both in Barcelona and the Girona/Costa Brava countryside and are adaptable to your schedule/requirements.

  • Snorkeling

    The Islas Medes off the coast near to Pals are a protected nature reserve. Witness the rare and beautiful fauna up close during a day or night excursion. In groups of 8 people the excursion lasts a total of 3 hours. Please contact for more information.

  • Fishing trips

    Charter your own boat with fishing equipment or join an organized fishing trip.

  • Segways

    Easy and fun to use, enjoy a guided tour around the Emporda region passing through beach, marshland and rustic villages.

  • Paintball

    The classic group activity for all the family. Length of activity 2 hours.

  • Chocolate factory visit

    Now who doesn’t like chocolate? Come and visit the Torras chocolate factory in Banyoles and have a tour of the installations and see how chocolate is made.

  • Cooking classes Barcelona

    Cooking classes in Barcelona are great fun. If you are planning a day trip to Barcelona and are interested in taking a cooking class where you accompany the chef to the local market to buy ingredients we can help arrange this for you.

  • Maps and guides

    Maps and guides of Catalonia

    Please ask us if you would like any recommendations.