El Caracol | Child friendly nature house in Catalonia

    (11 reviews)

    • 1 - 6 Adults
    • 1 - 2 Children
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
    Unique architecture
    Nature, nature en yet more nature
    Walking distance to swimming lake

El Caracol is a truly unique holiday home that’s enviably situated on the edge of a mountainous national park in beautiful Catalonia. The three-year project is now home to its creative English owners (who also built the stunning Casa de les Arques holiday home) and their small children – except for during the sultry summer months, when they offer guests the unrivalled opportunity to enjoy this largely undiscovered part of Spain. Constructed partly underground, the dome-shaped property is glazed from floor to ceiling and provides breathtaking views of unspoiled Mediterranean forests.

We love its simple and tasteful interior that bears all the hallmarks of owner, Evie. With its light and airy atmosphere, robust steel construction, sleek concrete floors and beautiful kitchen island with bar, the stylish holiday home offers modern living in a rural mountain setting. Tranquilly situated in a pine forest between almond and olive groves, El Caracol is entirely surrounded by nature and guarantees absolute peace and relaxation.

Besides the swimming pool on the premises, are there also a lot of natural swimming places in the area; a lake is located just a short 3-minute stroll from the property and, with its numerous waterfalls and rivers, the local area is a veritable swimmer’s paradise. A number of ancient villages (4 less than 10 km from El Carocal) also provide a unique glimpse into a bygone era of rural Spanish life.

Popular amenities
  • Fireplace
  • WIFI
  • private pool
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  Important: The prices shown for 2024 are subject to interim changes

Do you have questions about El Caracol ?

You can reach our multilingual team by phone from 9 AM - 5.30 PM ​on weekdays at 0031-238447005 or via the chat function​ on our website. ​And you can always send an email to info@nice2stay.com, we will respond as soon as possible.

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  •  Gas | water | electricity
  •  Bed | Kitchen linen
  •  Bath | Pool towels
  •  Cot and high chair
  •  BBQ
  •  Wifi
  •  Cleaning
  •  Weekly rental from Saturday to Saturday 
  •  Pets are welcome (on request)
  •  Child cot and chair can be arranged (on request)

During the summer the owners live near the house and can provide you with advice on trips etc.


Reservations are considered valid after receipt of a down payment of 30% of the total rental costs. The balance must be paid 6 weeks before the day of arrival. If your booking is done within 6 weeks before arrival, you are required to pay the full amount immediately. In case of cancellation more than 6 weeks before arrival 50% of the received down payment will be refunded. No refund will take place in case of cancellation within 6 weeks before arrival. We therefore strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance.


The security deposit is 300 Euro. The deposit must be paid in cash on the day of arrival The deposit will be returned during check-out.


El Caracol is visited by Christa


All accommodations in our unique collection meet our high standards in quality, comfort, style and setting. We visit every place, meet the owners and explore the area, so we are sure that you will have a great holiday here!
Do you want to know more from Christa about El Caracol? She is happy to advise you!


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El Caracol is located in the inland of the southern part of Catalonia, at the same level/height of the beach resort L'Ametla de Mar (hour drive) on the Costa Dorada ... In complete harmony with nature, located in a pine forest between the almond and olive groves. This part of Spain is still untouched and here you will encounter only few tourists. The old villages (between 10-20 minutes drive) offer a glimpse into a bygone era. Immerse yourself in the history that goes back to the 12th century. Also, each village has their own feast during the summer months; music, traditional dance and clothing, bull run, bouncy castles and local cuisine.

Children will enjoy the lakes and waterfalls in the area. Even a day trip to one of the local municipal swimming pools is a nice getaway; For a small price you can swim in a well-maintained pool, often with summer bar, snacks and drinks. The park Els Ports (400 m2) and the proximity to the mountains offers plenty of opportunity for climbing, hiking, caving ... This region is highly appreciated by the local population, because of the is gorges with fresh spring water and the refreshing waterfalls. The owners can provide walking maps with routes that you can walk, but it is also very fun to go out with a guide. A day at the beach is certainly an option with golden beaches of the Costa Dorada within an hour drive away.

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(11 reviews)

El caracol is amazing - incredibly special and unique - and the view spectacular. It is set in a wonderful quiet loc...


  • Bed linen
  • kitchen towels
  • Towels

  • Freezer
  • coffee maker
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove

  • private pool
  • wood-fired oven
  • hammock
  • private terrace
  • parking lots
  • BBQ

  • information about the area

  • high chair
  • Baby cot
  • playground

Audio / Video / Internet
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • WIFI

  • Washing machine
  • Fireplace

Designer family holiday home in undiscovered Spain, close to swimming lake

    Unique architecture Nature, nature en yet more nature Walking distance to swimming lake

The adventurous English owners chose to build their truly unique holiday home on the edge of the lush Els Ports national park, right in the heart of rural Spain. Indeed, El Caracol is the perfect accommodation for families and couples who appreciate peace, nature and the unrivalled opportunity to explore largely undiscovered villages. A relaxing day at El Caracol typically includes: enjoying a morning bike ride across rolling hills (with or without the kids in tow) on the ‘Via Verde’ bike trail to Balneario de Font Calda; a limestone gorge that features deep, natural swimming pools and is ideal for swimming and sunbathing. A leisurely lunch at the on-site monastery restaurant before a pick-up (arranged by the local bike hire company) escorts you back to the village of Horta de San Joan, where you can enjoy a well-earned evening drink in the lively square.

Returning home to pick fresh tomatoes...

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