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The Northern Costa Brava offers a beautifully contrasting coastline - from tiny deserted coves to sweeping bays of fine sand. Here you will find villages and towns, each with it's own individual charm and character. The area has crime rates among the lowest in Western Europe, and you will feel relaxed & safe, even when strolling late at night.

You will not find loud bars or burger joints in Canyelles Petites. Just a few intimate restaurants, cafes and peaceful bars - perfect for making new friends and resuming old acquaintances.

And you will be a couple of minutes drive from the many charming cafes, restaurants & bars of Rosas. For a memorable holiday or perfect holiday home, you must check out these pages now! was founded in 2000 and originally focussed purely on the bay. Many pages retain that specialisation but, due to demand, the Holiday Rentals and Property Sales sections have expanded to include other Costa Brava Resorts and Catalonian villages.

Browse through the many sections within this site. They will dispel any preconceptions you may have about the area being overcrowded or over-developed.

When selecting this area for your annual holiday or second home, you will be choosing one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe and the wonderful warmth of the Catalan people.

Evening in Roses Canyelles Petites bay The Trinitat, Canyelles Petites The Roses Express Almadrava beach
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Superior 2 bedroom Apartment in Canyelles Petites
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£ 295,000 (c434.000€) View Now!

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So many places to visit - you will not see everything in one or two weeks!
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Mas Fumats Villa & Studio Holiday Rental of the week:
Mas Fumats Villa with pool
Awesome views from the terrace & villa! Sleeps 8 people including self contained apartment
Ideal winter rental!
PAGE OF THE WEEK:. . . . . Thinking of moving to Spain? Tips on Removals and Removal Costs for House Moves and Individual Items. Click here for unbiased information.

Holiday Rental Property
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Canyelles Petites: 20
Almadraba: 1
Roses Town: 10
near Roses: 24
Santa Margarita:: 2
Empuriabrava: 6
Gerona: 2
Barcelona: 3
Other Costa Brava: 21
Inland Catalonia & Pyrenees: 14
Other: 16
Total Properties: 119

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Properties for Sale
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Canyelles Petites: 26
Almadraba: 3
Roses area: 46
Empuriabrava: 12
Other Properties 46
Total Properties: 133

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Canyelles petites
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Superior Apartment -
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Escala, Costa Brava
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Spacious, air-conditioned three bedroom villa in extensive grounds. Just €390.000 or £ 265,00

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2 Bedroom Apartment

€ 269,000 ( c£182,250 ) Good size lounge/dining room, balcony, fitted kitchen. Lovely views over the Bay of Roses

Canyelles Petites nestles within the Bay of Roses - in the heart of Catalan Spain. The sheltered position, great micro-climate and a backdrop of the Pyrenees make it an ideal holiday destination. The properties dotted around the hillside are mostly privately owned second homes and it's proximity to the French border has led to a variety of nationalities - mainly from France, Holland, Italy, Belgium, the UK, and Germany joining Spanish - to buy properties here. This has produced a wonderfully warm and international atmosphere in the few small bars and restaurants here. The surrounding horseshoe-shaped hillside protects it from strong winds.

Canyelles Petites is proud of it's fine sandy Blue Flag beach which gently slopes into the clearest of water.

Canyelles Petites is ideal as a base for exploring Roses, Cadaques, The Parc Natural de Cap Creus, Aiguamolls Natural Park, the Pyrenees, Catalonia and the entire northern Costa Brava . For Salvador Dali fans, there's the famous Dali museum in Figueres and his fascinating home in nearby Port Lligat.

Forget any preconceptions you may have about the Costa Brava, originally called Costa Coral due to the rare varieties of corals found in it's waters, attracts divers worldwide. In the 1950's, the area led the way in tourist development and it was the first to attract UK holiday makers. In this part of the Costa Brava fish & chips shops are non-existent as are noisy English bars. Seafood is freshly caught in the Bay of Roses and cooked in traditional Catalan ways. Best bitter has given way to fine Rioja and Cava.
Canyelles Petites at Night  Clare Brill
The area now has a more exclusive reputation and today wealthy Spanish have their second homes here, attracted by the Catalan culture and people, it's temperate climate, beautiful scenery, the pace of life, water sports and it's close proximity to the ski slopes. At night, the bars are pleasant meeting venues for socialising and easy conversation between countless nationalities
All the Holiday Rental properties are privately owned and most are the owners' second homes. As such, they are comfortably furnished and well equipped and decorated. They are also rented at far lower rates than commercial developments. is being continually updated and expanded. A summary of all the most recent changes can be found on the 'Latest' page.

Please use the Menu at the top of each page to navigate around the site or alternatively see the 'Site Map'. All the main pages are also listed at the very bottom of this page, and the web site can be searched by checking the '' circle in the Google Search boxes.

This web site now has thousands of information pages relating to the immediate area, Catalonia & the Northern Costa Brava in general. The Holiday Rentals section now contains Villas and Apartments to Rent around the Bay of Roses and selected properties from the Costa de Sol to North west Spain. The Property Sales section has greatly expanded with some excellent Apartments and Villas available in the Canyelles Petites, Almadraba, Roses & Empuriabrava area and further afield.

A Catalan Recipe selection has been compiled under the 'Food & Drink' section, and the Flights section is also being expanded to cover airports in other European countries.

Costa Brava & Catalonia webcams are always interesting and the Maps, Distances to airports and Distances between Towns sections will help you plan your stay. If you have any suggestions for further pages we would be very pleased to receive your email.

Canyelles Petites is less than an hour from Gerona and Perpignan (which is a pleasant drive across the Pyrenees from France). For details of all UK airports serving Gerona & Perpignan, click here. is regularly updated with further information.
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Some of the many comments we have recently received:
Many thanks for your help in find our ideal rental
- JK (Bristol)
Email enquiries and questions are always fully answered, promptly.
We assumed all the Costas were the same until we chanced upon
- PS (London)
The northern Costa Brava is still comparatively underdeveloped - visit soon!
As you know, we first rented then bought a lovely villa through your site. Thank you kindly
- Jon (Odense, Denmark) adds more Sales properties every week.
Your website and emails are like the Catalan people: Warm, friendly and very helpful
- Frans (Amsterdam)
The Catalans are famed for their welcoming attitude to all visitors. Some of it rubs off!
Thank you for your honest suggestions for a rental for our family. We really appreciate all the time you have spent on us.
- VM (Edinburgh)
Overstating properties and resorts causes disappointment for the renter and aggravation for the owner. A holiday should be memorable for the right reasons.
We regard you more a friend than a website owner.
- PC (Perpignan)
You have made my day, Pierre!

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Latest Holiday Rental
Canyelles Petites Apartment
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A 2-bedroom apartment with spacious lounge. 3 balconies with spectacular view of the beach and bay.Latest addition - August Availability!

Recent Holiday Rental additions include:
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Roses: Les Gavines
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A lovely House for six PLUS an independent one bedroom annex. 250m from the beach. panoramic views
1 Bedroom Roses apartment
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A beautifully maintained one-bedroom apartment in the well-run El Jardins III community. 5mins drive from Roses
1 Bedroom Canyelles Petites Apartment for 4
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The apartment forms part of a private house and is situated on the eastern hillside of the Bay. Terrace area with glimpses of the sea. Great Value - Available Peak Season!
Roses Apartment with Pool
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A five minute stroll to sea and 15 minutes to Roses town. Has the use of the owner's private pool. Overlooks the Bay.Good Availability!
2 Bedroom Canyelles Petites Apartment- Beautiful views over Canyelles Petites bay.
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Two Bedroom
Almadraba Apartment

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Mas Fumats Villa with pool
Mas Fumats Villa & Studio
Awesome views from the terrace and villa! Sleeps 8 people including self contained apartment
Ideal winter rental!
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Barcelona Tourisme
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Catalan: a Comprehensive Grammar
Catalan Cookery Book
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Catalan-English/Catalan Dictionary
Catalonia: Art, Architecture and...
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Costa Brava/Catalonia Insight Travel Map

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Diary of a Genius
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EmpuriabravaOnline - Empuriabrava Online Website
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Some other pages on (The menus on the top of each page are easier to navigate around the site):
Holiday Rentals in Canyelles Petites: Casa Michelle, Mimosas,Las Gavinos, Cimas Rocosas, Los Rosales, Rodas Apartments, El Sol, Las Gavinos 2, Villa Yuca, Casa Poloma
in Almadrava: Almadraba apartment
in Roses: Residente Horitzio, Casa Oso, Santa Margarita Apt, Falconera apartment, Mas Fumats apartment
in Empuriabrava: Villa Tordera, Villa Freser, Flamicel Apartment, Flamicel apartment 2, Fisherman's House
around other CostaBrava/Catalonia: St Nicola, Rialp apartment, Miranda (1), Miranda (2), Miranda (3), Mas Cullell, L'Escala Villa, Punta Espinuda, Platja de Pals, Playa de Pals, Les Gavarres, Mas Villa, Gerona Apartment, Casa Nora, Casa Uvas Los Altos 66 La Palloza 7
The other Costas: Villas Sol Moraira, Torrevieja Villa, Els Poblets Villa, Casa Carolina, Isla Canela Apartment
in Barcelona: Apartment (1), Apartment (2), Studio/Loft
Elsewhere: West Pal Beach, Florida
Property for Sale: Latest additions: Puig Rom Town House (1), Puig Rom Town House (2), Roses Apartment, Port Roses Moorings Calonge Villa, St Antonio de Calonge, St. Christina d'aro Villa, Residente Horitzio Puig Rom, Roses Moorings, Camellera Villa (1), Camellera Villa (2), Roses Apartment, Canyelles Petites Apartment, Mas Oliva Apartment, Els Grecs Villa, (French version), Luxury Roses Villa, (French version), Large Roses House, (French version)Advertisement Form, La Creu de Lloret Apartments, Canyelles Petites Villa, Mas Busca Villa, Empuriabrava Apartment
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Places Nearby: Almadraba, Trinitat, Cap de Creus, Roses, Empuries, Port Lligat, Empuriabrava, Cadaques, Aiguamolls, Figueres, Palafrugell, Peretallada, Perpignan, Gariguella, Girona
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