In the small town of La Selva de Mar, located in the Alt Empordà and very close to Port de la Selva, you can find very authentic holiday cottages and tourist accommodation ideal for enjoying a rural town and, at the same time, the beaches of the Costa Brava, the Serra de Rodes and Cap de Creus. An ideal town for cultural tourism, beach tourism and hiking.

What can I do in La Selva de Mar and its holiday cottages?

Do you want to enjoy the Costa Brava and get to know the Cap de Creus Natural Park from the tranquility of a small rural town? La Selva de Mar, located in Alt Empordà, very close to Port de la Selva, is your place. A town with an important architectural heritage that combines the essence of the Mediterranean with the greenery of the Verdera mountain range.

The story of La Selva de Mar

Although a large number of small material remains have been located from the Visigothic period, Saracen and Carolingian rule, it is not until the 10th century that references to La Selva de Mar appear. The first documents, in fact, refer to the church of Sant Esteve de Mata, currently known as Sant Sebastià. At that time, both the church and the valley belonged to the monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes. It was not until the 15th century that the territory of La Selva de Mar corresponded to the current municipal term, added, of course, to what is today Port de la Selva. Finally, in the middle of the 18th century, the two municipalities separated as Charles III granted Port de la Selva the privilege of 'Villa Real'.

What to do during your stay at a tourist accommodation in La Selva de Mar?

Get to know its history and its monuments

This small town in the Alt Empordà has an important architectural heritage: the five defense towers, the remains of a water mill from the Middle Ages, the fountain of the lledoners, the church of Sant Sebastià and the church of Sant Esteve. Let's start at the beginning: The towers are what remains of the old wall and were built during the 16th and 17th centuries. Two are cylindrical and two rectangular. The Camp de l'Obra tower stands out above all. The church of Sant Sebastià is a magnificent mixture of parish, castle and chapel and dates from the 12th and 15th centuries. Sant Esteve's, on the other hand, is from the 16th century - although it was rebuilt after the Spanish Civil War - and stands out mainly for its immaculate white.

Hiking in the Serra de Rodes

If what you like is walking and enjoying the landscape, you can encourage yourself to discover the Serra de Rodes and climb to the top of the Serra de la Verdera, where there are the remains of the castle of Sant Salvador. You can also choose to do the route par excellence: that of the monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes, from where you will have even more impressive views. Don't forget your camera, you'll need it.

Latest opinions from our guests staying near La Selva de Mar

9.7

Average grade at La Selva de Mar

Opinions are 100% real and written by people like you.
We do not expect all of them to be perfect, we prefer them to be authentic.
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12/02/2024

SandrineCaseta del Mar - With the family

Very nice location! Very pretty house!

Very nice location! Very pretty house!
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19/01/2024

CarlosCasa Palangrers - With the family

Very spacious house in front of the sea with incredible views of the sunset

Large and comfortable house, with everything you need for your stay. It is in a very quiet place in Roses. It takes some time to warm up the house if you come in winter, but otherwise everything is very good and has very cozy spaces.
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08/07/2023

FrankCasa Palangrers - With the family

Perfect place with a wonderful view!

Perfect place for a stay! Great house, we loved the swimming pool and the garden. The kids loved the two sups which may be used. Location is perfect for a walk in the morning and the evening. Special recommendation: Maison Baux (10 min walk). Their Bread and baker are really delicious! Their Cortado is also great! The view is really great. We will come back!
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26/05/2023

AnaïsCasa Palangrers - With friends

Excellent weekend in a magnificent villa!

I recommend Casa Palangrers: its location is ideal, very close to a beach, the water is wonderfully beautiful, close to the city center, you can do everything on foot without using the car! The view from the terrace is magnificent, sumptuous sunsets! Spacious and very pleasant villa with all the necessary equipment.
10
28/04/2023

MaiteCasa Palangrers - With friends

Fantastic house, great sea views

House decorated with great taste, large, comfortable and with all the details. Very clean. First line, spectacular windows overlooking the sea. Highly recommended.
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23/12/2022

MartiCasa Palangrers - With the family

Good stay with spectacular views

Magnificent house with some shortcomings to take into account: - There is only parking for 1 car, if you are 8-10 people you will have to leave the car in the village. In winter there is no problem but in summer it can be more problematic due to the volume of people. It would be good if the advertisement of the house said other places beyond parking possibilities 200-300 meters away. And even more, the possibility of parking under cover even if it is at an extra price. Maybe reaching some agreement with the neighbors and something like that. - insufficient pots for 8-10 people, we reported this to Naturaki and they said they would fix it. - In the games room, especially in the summer, a fridge would be great, and a bathroom too, for me that's what it lacks for 5 stars. The house is a few years old but is very well preserved. Spectacular views and quiet but not far from the village. We will repeat for sure.

Naturaki respond: Thank you very much, Martí, for your opinion. We are glad you want to repeat. We take note of your comments in order to take them into account to improve. Regarding the pots, we already brought more. Thanks for visiting and see you soon!

Frequently asked questions about rural accommodations near La Selva de Mar

What is the usual price of a rural house in La Selva de Mar?

On average, booking a rural house in La Selva de Mar for a weekend costs between 56€ and 71€ per person per night and for a full week between 34€ and 73€ per person per night, depending on the season and the capacity of the house. You can check the available houses with the price and availability 100% updated on our website.

What is the average score of rural houses in La Selva de Mar?

Our rural houses in La Selva de Mar have an average rating of 9.7 (out of 10) based on 330 real Naturaki guest reviews. Nothing more reliable than the opinions of our most demanding customers.

How many houses with a pool do you have in La Selva de Mar?

In La Selva de Mar we have 2 rural houses with swimming pools of all sizes and colours. The outdoor swimming pools in our houses are open from Easter until the end of October. See here the [link_search_piscina] houses with pool in [place_name] available on our website.[fi_link_search_piscina]

How many villas with fireplaces do you have in La Selva de Mar?

In La Selva de Mar we have 2 charming houses with fireplaces. From October to April we will leave 20 kg of firewood for free next to the fireplace. Check here the houses with fireplaces available in La Selva de Mar on our website.

How far from La Selva de Mar is the nearest beach?

La Selva de Mar is a coastal town, so you can enjoy the best beaches just a few minutes from our houses.

How far from Barcelona is La Selva de Mar?

La Selva de Mar is only 134 km away from Barcelona as the crow flies. Our charming houses await you there!

Services and proposals near La Selva de Mar

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Nearby locations

Barcelona

Sagrada familia, La Pedrera, La Rambla, Camp Nou...
134 km

Girona

The Cathedral, the Rambla, the Stone Bridge, the old quarter, the houses of the Onyar
49 km

Roses

The harbor, the beach, the promenade
7.4 km

Cadaqués

Cadaqués is much more than a village to bathe on the beach. The beaches of Cadaqués are very rocky, but near the worldwide known picturesque village we find the bay of Portlligat with the island that lies ahead and of which Salvador Dalí was its best known inhabitant. There you will discover the Dali Museum house, where he lived, surrounded by forests and vegetation, a good starting point if you want to access some beautiful beaches around like Cala Sabolla (before the lighthouse Cala Nans). It is not difficult to access and is ideal for rest and relaxation. Here you can find one of the bests “chiringuitos” of Costa Brava.
8.4 km

Closest beaches

Main beach in Port de la Selva (dogs are admitted)

1.6 km

Violetas beach

2.5 km

Cau del Llop

4.5 km

De les Tonyines

4.8 km

Nearby restaurants

Flocs

5.5 km

Pizzeria l'Italiana

5.5 km

El Vaixell

5.5 km

Can Garimall

6.1 km

Supermarkets

Novavenda (with butcher shop)

Llancà
5.1 km

Valvi

Llançà
5.3 km

Eurospar supermarket

Llançà
5.4 km

Carrefour

La Garriga
6.7 km

Other services

Bakery

Ebre
5.5 km

Basic store

Dia
5 km

Butcher shop

Cairó butcher shop
2 km

Fish shop

Puigverd fish shop
2 km

Pharmacy

Hortalà Daniel María Farners
5.5 km

Nearest hospital

Figueres Hospital
20 km

Reference hospital

Doctor Josep Trueta Hospital
47 km

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At Naturaki we do not book more than 12 months in advance.

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