The surroundings of your family cottages in the Penedès region

A civilized landscape

Vineyards, forests, farmhouses and cellars. The soft murmur of the nature beneath the Mediterranean light. Paths, hills, oaks. Small villages scattered along the wavy horizon.

The scenic walks from Mas Palou show a magnificent rural landscape, an image of serenity and peace—ancient and alive at the same time. Here, in the heart of the Penedès region, the passage of time has created a pleasant environment, where everything is friendly and warm. Our surroundings favor relief, relaxation, and harmony. The perfect spot to switch off.

Vine growing probably has a lot to do with this balance and equilibrium. This native crop has influenced our lands’ personality since the beginning of modern history. It is the clearest expression of this natural context. As it is said here: “Where there’s a vineyard, there’s civilization.”

At our cottages in the heart of the Penedès region you will enjoy one of the most traditional Mediterranean landscapes: the vineyard. Bare vines in winter, explosion of life in spring, slow ripening process throughout the summer and culmination of the harvest with its golden splendor. The beauty of the vineyard is extraordinary. This is the singularity of our region, the landscape you will admire at Mas Palou.

The surroundings of your family cottages in the Penedès region

Mas Palou is a rural family cottage surrounded by gardens and located in a rustic estate and farm. Grapevine is the main crop in this farm and in the whole region. The grape varieties that the owners of Mas Palou grow are mostly to produce Cava: Macabeu, Xarel·lo, Parellada, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon…

They also grow Arbequina olive trees, from which they make delicious extra virgin olive oil—the best you’ll ever taste.

The serene environment at Mas Palou derives from a combination of history, nature, hard work, and the desire to get the best from our lands. Join our joie de vivre, the easy-going lifestyle of the region: The local cuisine and village fiestas are a good example. This is, in short, a place where visitors always feel good.

Gastronomy and popular festivities as you have never seen them before. This is, in the end, a place where you will feel good.

Activities

Make the most of your stay at a family holiday cottage in Spain

Every day there is so much to do at a holiday cottage in this Penedès area! Mas Palou is so much more than relaxation. For the more outdoorsy guests, our region offers a wide range of activities. Get to know more about those who live in the countryside and the vineyards, go hiking, go cycling or ride a horse; enjoy one of the well-known local cuisine, visit little villages and towns, be in contact with nature by playing outdoor sports; get to know the cultural features of this region, be part of its unique traditional fiestas, taste our famous and sought-after wines and cavas.

Our little “country”—it is sometimes referred as the “Country of Cava”— has everything you need, and more. There are endless vineyard landscapes, places to visit with your significant other, your friends or your family, and many other options to enjoy your vacation in Spain.

Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, the closest village, is the world capital of Cava and its residents celebrate it several times a year. Traditional festivals and events are held during which people from all over the country visit the town.

In Vilafranca del Penedès, the capital of the Penedès region, you will attend one of the most famous traditional fiestas of the country, as well as the May Fair and the Rooster Fair, a true display of traditional culture. The coast is quite close and aside from the wonderful beaches, the villages of Sitges and Vilanova i la Geltrú will also allow you to enjoy an unbeatable cuisine and nightlife. Staying in a holiday cottage at Mas Palou allows you to discover one of the most famous Mediterranean jewels: Barcelona. Only half an hour away, the majesty of Barcelona, cosmopolitan but a thousand years old, offers a never ending range of art and fun. Some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain are a stone’s throw away from Mas Palou, as well as the Roman ruins of Tarragona, once the capital of the Roman empire. Only 30 minutes away!

Stunning modernist wineries, visits to vineyards, the fascinating harvest days, tastings and pairings, and even a museum dedicated to the culture of wine. You are truly in a paradise for wine lovers.

Art, music, theater, photography, architecture, festivals. Are you hungry for culture? In the Penedès region you will find offers to suit all tastes.

Hiking means discovering. From Mas Palou’s main gate you can choose among several paths to discover a region full of surprises at your own pace.

Folk dances, human castles (declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO), fire-runs, devil’s dances... Take the chance to experience the most stunning elements of traditional Catalan festivals. They all represent a rich and seductive popular culture.

Are you very active? Do you love adrenaline rushes? You have endless possibilities to spend an exciting vacation.

Get ready to send your senses on a fantastic journey. You will never forget these words: xató, rostit, coca, gall, calçot, catània, garlanda and many more. Guaranteed.