We arrived in June at Figueres to visit the Dali museum from Paris. Initially we were planning to stay at Figueres but changed our mind and decided to find somewhere off the beaten track for our stay. After some search, we found Rabos B & B situated in a small village called Rabos which is 30mins drive from Figueres.
Figueres is a stop-over for our journey to barcelona from Paris. Since we did not have a car, we made arrangement with David & Emili, the owners of the Rabos B & B for a taxi to pick us up ( Euro 30 one way) at Figueres train station to Rabos.
We are so glad we made this decision to stay in Rabos rather than Figueres. Figueres is crowded with tourist and if you prefer less touristy place, Rabos is a real gem of a place to chill out.
Rabos village is a beautiful village of about 90 people. Old and new buildings made of stone and cobbled walkway/driveway. There is only one sundry store round the corner serving the whole community. Not a wide selection but sufficient. The surrounding just beautiful and if a nature lover, you will fall in love with this place. There is natural pond nearby the village where you can go for a swim - nature's swimming pool in Rabos.
The B & B itself is a beautiful cottage - 2 bedrooms apartment. We rented the upper floor (2nd floor) but since there is not one renting the 1st floor, so we practically have the whole place to ourselves. Free wifi provided. The kitchen is fully equipped and comes with a washing machine too. The room is huge, tastefully done and very comfortable -- feels exactly like home. The balcony has a view of the surrounding areas and it is breath takings. The night was cool & very quiet - where we sat out in the balcony with out hot chocolate enjoying the tranquility.
Rent a bike to explore the surrounding area or ride to the next town which is about 10-12km away. David can help arrange the bike rental.
We already planning to return next spring/summer. We do highly recommended Rabos B & B for those wanting to get away from the noisy tourists place and to chill out in a place surrounded by nature and tranquility.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- House and rooms in self-catering in Rabós at 15 km from Figueras.60 euros for 2 persons and 120 euros for 4 persons.Contact B&B Rabós or Café Colón Garriguella. ... more less