The Costa Brava or ‘Wild Coast’ is a land of richness and contrasts, with the intense blue of the Mediterranean reflecting against green pine trees and golden sandy beaches.
If action packed beach holidays are your thing, Catalonia’s Costa Brava delivers in abundance! A paradisiacal setting with something for everyone, the Costa Brava provides modern facilities with a traditionally Mediterranean feel.
Located along the coast in the north-east of Catalonia are some incredible beautiful beaches, picturesque coves and wonderful scenery which provide all the relaxation you will ever need after filling your days and nights with all of the excitement that the Costa Brava brings.
Here you can find great shopping, outdoor-adventure centres, discos, bars, fantastic venues for summer festivals and casinos to name but a few things!
Certainly an area for those wishing to find an escape, but also catering for those guests who would love a mix of long lazy sun-filled days with a livelier vibe, not only within the local resorts but with Barcelona a mere one hour drive away!
These sunny coasts keep visitors coming back year upon year and a holiday here is best enjoyed during the summer season, although the winter seasons are mild and provide options for enjoyment including skiing up in the Pyrenees!
A mixture of excellent beaches, sleepy towns and vibrant resorts in the Costa Brava made this one of the first areas which gripped the attention of many holidaymakers in the 1960’s and continues to do so year in, year out.
The top resorts in terms of popularity here are Platja d’Aro and Lloret de Mar which provide equally excellent beaches, opportunities for water activities, an abundance of quality restaurants and great nightlife.
For family holidays, Tossa de Mar, Sant Feliu de Guíxols or Palamós often win the vote for children’s enjoyment, whilst parents can enjoy the wide variety of tapas bars.
For those with cultural, historical and natural interests be sure to visit Cadaqués, l’Escala or Roses.
The inland area of the Costa Brava, where its green landscape dotted with the volcanoes of the Garrotxa will surprise you for its beauty and richness in culture, is especially worth a visit.
Most of the tiny villages and towns on the Costa Brava are easy to reach by public transport.
Gastronomy plays an important part in this area, providing a fantastic mix of tradition and innovation.
One of the best ways to explore the region is by hiring a bike to ride along the old railways, now known as "vies verdes".
Another reason the Costa Brava proves irresistible to tourists is down to its vast range of superb golfing facilities, with different courses to suit all abilities and budgets.
The golfing scene on the Costa Brava is second to none and is generally regarded as being the best emerging golf destination in Europe if not the world!
For the non-golfers who fancy getting their dose of physical and recreational activity the Costa Brava also delivers all of the fantastic water activites, horse riding, etc. that you would expect to find in any quality beach-holiday destination.
Holidaying on the Costa Brava, with the stunning backdrop of the Catalan Pyrenees, offers everything you could ever want in a destination and all you need to do is grab a glass of chilled cava and watch the glittering sea meet the clear blue sky, as you lie back and forget your troubles.