Santa Pau is located in the fascinating region of Garrotxa, specifically halfway between Olot and Mieres. In the heart of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone national park, the town has attractive, sensational places to live in through our Santa Pau vacation rentals houses. With 1,500 inhabitants, and despite not being one of the largest towns in the Olot area, Santa Pau enjoys tourism for a large part of the year through houses and rural accommodation.

The most authentic rural houses in Santa Pau

The town of Santa Pau has become a singular point in the Garrotxa area, as it has an architectural ensemble that transports you back centuries, to the medieval era. You can visit it from the town's main square or the porticoed galleries in the town centre, such as the Fageda d'en Jordà, the Croscat Volcano or the Margarida.

Santa Pau and its natural environment

Documents dating back to the years 925-935 already mention the castle of Santa Pau. Ponç, lord of Santa Pau, decided to take the name Santapau as his surname in the 13th century. The Santapau family became one of the most prominent of the Catalan nobility, and was linked to many companies of the Crown of Aragon.

So much so that Joana de Santapau had a son Berenguer d'Oms, the well-known governor of Mallorca in the 14th century: Berenguer d'Oms i de Santapau. The barony of ended in the 18th century: Manuel d'Oms i de Santa Pau was called the first Marquis of Castelldosrius. So, the barony of Santa Pau ended up in the hands of the Marquises of Castelldosrius.

What to do in Santa Pau during a stay in our rural houses?

Take a route through the Fageda d'en Jordà (a beech forest)

Apart from the numerous volcanoes in the area, one of the main tourist attractions of the Garrotxa Volcanic natural park is the Fageda d'en Jordà. Although autumn is the most recommended season to visit because of the color range of the beech leaves before they fall, it is true that throughout the year the place is worthy of a painting.

The usual route takes about an hour. With a 1.5km itinerary, you can take a leisurely walk enjoying the little things that the environment provides. In this way, the excursion is suitable for everyone, from the youngest to the most professional adults.

Climb the Croscat and Santa Margarida volcanoes

The route up the Croscat volcano is one of those that can be done in the volcanic area. Shaped like a horseshoe, it is about 160 meters high and 800 meters. At the summit there is an old defense tower and it has a crater on one of the slopes. Years ago it had been a quarry dedicated to the exploitation of clay, but nowadays its activity is mainly tourism.

The Santa Margarida volcano is home to the Romanesque chapel of Santa Margarida de Sacot. At almost 800 meters high, this volcano is one of the best known and most visited because of the nature that surrounds it, since, apart from the base, the rest of the volcano is completely covered by forests.

Stroll through the historic center and enjoy of the vacation rentals houses

In the medieval town of Santa Pau you will find places that will leave no one indifferent. The present-day Plaça Major was the village market in the Middle Ages. Today, in the completely irregular square, we find several galleries with arches, which makes it totally unique. In the same square we find the Parish of Santa Pau, a 15th century Gothic and Baroque church with a large bell tower.

Also in the historic center of Santa Pau is the Castle of Santa Pau. It began to be built during the 13th century, but it took centuries to become what we can see today; we can say that it grew as society evolved. It has a square floor plan and has a large central courtyard and a courtyard of weapons. Nowadays, inside the castle there is a restaurant.

The Portal de la Vila Vella was the gateway to the town when it was walled. Nowadays many people also call it Portal del Mar, because if the sky is clear you can see excellent views of the Bay of Roses.

Eat Santa Pau beans

Most of the restaurants in Santa Pau can offer you the most typical dish of the area: Santa Pau beans with Catalan sausage. It is a small bean that is grown in the volcanic area of Santa Pau, and its unique texture and flavor will certainly not leave anyone indifferent!

Latest opinions from our guests staying near Santa Pau

9.5

Average grade at Santa Pau

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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10/11/2023

MariaCan Feixes - With friends

A rustic but modern house, well maintained and with attentive hosts.

The truth is, the house is very beautiful. The rooms are spacious and very well maintained, everything was very clean and designed for adults and children. From foosball and billiards to board games for all generations.
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28/10/2023

CatherineCan Jan - With the family

Perfect for a family celebration

The location, equipment and beddings are perfect for 25 people. The owners are also very friendly and speak French. A place to remember.
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29/09/2023

LucasCan Feixes - With friends

Weekend at Can Feixes - 29/09 to 01/10

Excellent stay. The house is very well equipped, no detail is missing. It is ideal for a weekend with friends or family. The interior is very well equipped and spacious. The outdoor area is very comfortable and beautiful. The environment is ideal to disconnect. The treatment with Patricia and her husband was excellent. They made everything easy for us and took care of all the details for a nice stay. Cleanliness and condition of the house excellent. Highly recommended to spend a few pleasant days.
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08/09/2023

CristinaMas Corominola - With the family

La Garrotxa makes me fall in love

The house is beautiful and the surroundings spectacular, the only thing we put in it is the pool and the barbecue area. The pool is very small for the capacity of the house and the barbecue in full sun, without work space or sink...

Naturaki respond: Thank you, Cristina, for your review. Regarding the size of the pool, you can see the dimensions on the website to know exactly. As for the barbecue area, we take note of it to assess it. Thanks for visiting!
10
12/08/2023

EmilienCan Jan - With friends

A 5/5 welcome and accommodation

Thanks to Mercè and her husband, and to Naturaki for the excellent welcome, advice and accommodation! Conforms to the description, good equipment, quiet and very clean place. A great place for a group of friends/family.
10
12/08/2023

MayrinMas Corominola - With the family

Loved the house - struggled with biting insects at night

We absolutely loved our stay in Mas Corominola. The location was perfect for walks, runs, even had an amazing playground within walking distance. Some incredible food to be had in the town (Olot). The owner was very kind and gave us helpful tips etc. It is August so we struggled at night with the heat, we opened all windows at night but got eaten by mosquitoes and other black flies with the most painful bites. That was the only negative for us, we loved everything else. It would be great to have air conditioning or mosquito nets for the bedrooms.

Naturaki respond: Thank you, Mayrin, for your opinion. We are glad to know that you liked your stay at Mas Corominola. We take note of your comments to evaluate it. Thanks for the visit!

Frequently asked questions about rural accommodations near Santa Pau

What is the usual price of a rural house in Santa Pau?

On average, booking a rural house in Santa Pau for a weekend costs between 38€ and 49€ per person per night and for a full week between 23€ and 38€ 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 Santa Pau?

Our rural houses in Santa Pau have an average rating of 9.5 (out of 10) based on 574 real Naturaki guest reviews. Nothing more reliable than the opinions of our most demanding customers.

How many dog friendly villas do you have in Santa Pau?

In Santa Pau, 2 of our houses accept dogs, with a maximum of 2 dogs per booking and a supplement of 40€ per dog. Check the available houses that accept dogs in Santa Pau on our website.

How many houses with a pool do you have in Santa Pau?

In Santa Pau we have 4 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 Santa Pau?

In Santa Pau we have 4 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 Santa Pau on our website.

How far from Santa Pau is the nearest beach?

The nearest beaches are just 45 km away from Santa Pau in a straight line. Discover the best beaches of the Catalan coast from our rural houses.

How far from Barcelona is Santa Pau?

Santa Pau is only 91 km away from Barcelona as the crow flies. Our charming houses await you there!

Services and proposals near Santa Pau

* All distances are calculated in a straight line. Actual distance may vary. Check the exact directions to get to each place using the icon

Nearby locations

Barcelona

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

Girona

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

Castellfollit de la Roca

The landscape and the cookies
8.2 km

Hostalets d'en Bas

Charming town, gastronomy and mountain bike routes
11 km

Closest beaches

Sant Pere Pescador beach

45 km

Empúries beach

46 km

Rec del Molí beach (dogs are admitted)

46 km

Rubina Beach (dogs are admitted)

49 km

Nearby restaurants

Queda bé

155 m

Can Refelic

378 m

Can Refelic

404 m

Can Met

6.2 km

Supermarkets

Carrefour market

Les Preses
8.1 km

Consum supermarket

Olot
8.1 km

Suma

Castellfollit de la Roca
8.1 km

Caprabo supermarket

Les Preses
8.7 km

Other services

Bakery

Místric
149 m

Basic store

Triadú supermarket
162 m

Butcher shop

Can Mià
393 m

Fish shop

Olot fish shop
8 km

Pharmacy

Soler Matabosch
225 m

Nearest hospital

Olot hospital
9.4 km

Reference hospital

Doctor Josep Trueta Hospital
27 km

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

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