Costa Brava

Costa Brava

Every year millions of tourists visit Catalonia and the Costa Brava.  The latter is a 200-kilometre long coastal strip on the Catalan Mediterranean.It starts just before the French border and carries on as far as Blanes.
With more than 100 official beaches, totalling more over 50 kilometres and the pleasantly warm Mediterranean climate, the Costa Brava and its surrounding area has been popular with tourists for well over 60 years.

Another plus point is that a wonderful city tour can be organised any time you want:  Barcelona is only a short distance from a Costa Brava holiday home, and Girona is even closer.
You can vary your beach and poolside holiday by tasting a day of culture.

Renting a delightful holiday villa with swimming pool or indeed a roomy apartment close to the beach with your family or as a group of good friends offers many advantages:  you can determine yourself when and where you prefer to eat, you can do what you want to do at your own leisure, you can come and go as you please.  Renting a holiday home or apartment is the perfect option to for enjoying a wonderful Spanish holiday.

Attractions & Things to do in Costa Brava

Visit the seaside resorts of Palamós or Platja d’Aro,  both with easy-going but lively atmospheres, especially in the summer season.  Here you’ll find busy little shopping streets, as well as countless local and international restaurants, cozy little bars, lounges and cafe terraces, where you can enjoy sun, sea and sangria! Platja d’Aro is the centre of clubbing and nightlife for the entire province.

There is also a variety of entertainment available for a variety of tastes: watersports, cultural
visits to the numerous medieval villages inland, outdoor activities.  Here are some ideas:

Costa Brava Holidays outdoor activities

Amusement parks / Water parks
Aqua Brava, Aqua Diver, Water World….swimming, diving, flumes, cafes, restaurants

Salvador Dali
Born in Figueres, just below the Pyrenees, Dali  became one of the most renowned surrealist painters, even influencing Freud himself.  The Dali foundation comprises three musuem sites, featuring his art, life and history, in Figueres, Púbol and Port Lligat.

Playing golf
Whoever likes to stroke a ball on a golf course in a wonderful climate will enjoy this to his/her heart’s content on the Costa Brava.  There are more than enough links and inland courses (11×18 holes) to suit everyone:  e.g. Serres de Pals, Girona Golf, Peralada Golf, Golf Costa Brava, and the best course in Spain, PGA Catalunya

Wine- growing region Empordà
The wine-growing area of the region is centred in the Empordà, producing high-quality DO vintages.  Catalunya is also the home of cava.  There are vineyards and bodegas galore to explore. Also several craft olive-oil producers.

Capmany
Wine cellars (wines out of the cask, cava. champagne  museum). Wine  production since 1764.

Best Hiking trails in Catalonia

Did you know that Catalonia is the best place for a good hiking trip? With several national parks, cascading waterfalls and nature trails, Catalunya boasts some of the most stunning scenery around! Get back to nature and check out the list to see some of the best areas for walking in the countryside.

Lake Banyoles –  Renting canoes/boats, Walking (hiking)
A stone’s throw from Girona is the town of Banyoles, with  the largest natural lake in Catalonia, where the rowing events of the Barcelona Olympics were held. Row, scull, swim, jog or simply stroll around the 8-kilometre perimeter and finish with a drink or a meal in one of the lakeside cafe-restaurants.

Gastronomy

Catalonia is the undoubted gastronomic centre of world,  with more Michelin stars per capita in Girona province than anywhere else.
Girona town currently houses the world’s best restaurant, Can Roca. At the slightly lower end of the market, on weekdays local restaurants everywhere offer a lunchtime menu del dia, usually three courses with bread and wine included for anything between 9 and 14 euros.

The cuisine is Mediterranean-based, with plenty of fresh fish and seafood (e.g. the famous Palamós prawns, L’Escala anchovies) representing the Mar (sea),mixed with the pork, poultry, sausage and rabbit of the Muntanya (mountains) and the typical crème brulée dessert (crema catalana). The menu is generally available up until 4pm, so evening eating is best delayed until after 8 or 9pm, in line with Catalan practice.

Michelin star Restaurants Girona

El Celler de Can Roca*** (972 22 21 57).
Miramar**, Llançà (972 38 01 32).
Les Cols**, Olot (972 269 209).
Casamar*, Llafranc (972 30 01 04).
La Cuina de Can Simon*, Tossa de Mar (972 34 12 69).
Ca l’Enric*, La Vall de Bianya (972 29 00 15).
Ca l’Arpa*, Banyoles (972 57 23 53).
Bo.Tic*, Corçà (972 63 08 69).
Massana* (972 21 38 20).
Fonda Xesc*, Gombrén (972 73 04 04).
Tinars*, Llagostera (972 830 626).
Les Magnòlies*, Arbúcies (972 860 879).
Els Brancs*, Roses (972 256 008).
Emporium*, Castelló d’Empúries (972 250 593).
Castell de Perellada*, Perelada.
Terra*, S’Agaró , Platja d’Aro (972 825 166).

 

Marineland
a water park with dolphin and sea-lion shows
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Water world
Discover water world, with its kamikaze, slides, wave pools, enormous water wheel, x-treme mountain, rafting river, water mountain, the streaming vortex and, for the little ones, kiddie island and family lagoon.
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Barcelona

A fascinating visit to the stadium and museum of the legendary football club FC Barcelona; Gaudi’s beautiful cathedral, the ‘sagrada familia‘; the breathtakingly lit fountains of montjuich. enjoy the city tour and take some time to discover the city on your own
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Girona
Girona is of old the entrance to Spain (province capital). the cathedral with its colossal outer stairs and the 12th-century tapestry that tells the story of creation, the old jewish quarter call north of carrer de la força, the arabian baths ( banys arabs ) with their late-roman arches and the monestary of sant pere de galligants are the most notable sights in this city.

Climb park Parc Aventura
Sant feliu parc aventura

Diving Center
diving centers

Enjoy the Costa Brava