Spanish holidays in the Costa Brava
The wild shores, once inspiring Dali himself, today have turned into comfortable beaches, where sea freshness is diluted by the persistent pine scent of evergreen forests. The contrast to tourist areas with modern hotels is created by cozy fishing villages, which are close to the sea.
The mild climate is ideal for hiking and exploring the old architecture, which is still preserved in these places. The picturesque Costa Brava is just made for a bright journey! Today we will tell you everything you need to know about this tourist area.
The most popular resorts of the Costa Brava
The Costa Brava is a strip of the Mediterranean coast, which stretches in the northeast of Catalonia, in the province of Girona. When planning a tour to the Costa Brava, tourists first of all consider the resort town of Blanes. Local beaches are notable for gentle access to the sea, which is ideal for families with children.
Thanks to the endless gardens and small fish markets, it seems as if it has fallen into an old Spanish province, but modern beaches and hotels do not allow us to fully believe it.
The town of Roses will appeal to those who love diversity. There is not only sandy beaches, but also the largest water park in the vicinity, as well as zones for windsurfing and kitesurfing. But lovers of diving with open arms will take L’Estartit, where there are many beautiful places for snorkeling.
If you want not only a beach holiday, but also noisy parties, go to Lloret de Mar with its many bars and discos.
Those who crowd and noise, should go to Palafrugell. Here, among the tiny bays and comfortable beaches, traditional Spanish houses, vividly demonstrating the local flavor, are lost.
The coastal line of the Costa Brava stretches for 162 kilometers to the border with France. The diversity of nature stirs with its colors: secluded pebble beaches and white sandy beaches, picturesque quiet coves, waves of the azure sea, beating against sheer cliffs. The smell of the sea and the pine aroma from the coastal forests mix together, immersing everyone who has come to soak up the sunshine in a state of relaxation.
Most of the beach areas of the Costa Brava were awarded the “Blue Flag” and fully comply with international eco-standards. The beaches of Fanals and Lloret de Mar received an award from the ICTE Institute for the high level of recreation, and Calonge and Rozas received EMAS, a sign for their contribution to environmental protection.
Entertainment for children and adults
Start a tour of the beautiful Costa Brava is worth with its tourist capital – Lloret de Mar. The whole family can go to the Water World grand amusement park. Children will also enjoy the Aqualeon Zoo and the Marineland Waterpark, while adults will enjoy a variety of nightclubs, bars, discos in the city center.
The Mediterranean resort area of the Costa Brava attracts active travelers. On the coast there are many golf clubs, there are scuba diving centers, and teams are daily recruited for rafting in mountain canoes.
Connoisseurs of good wine waiting for the tiny village of Peralada. It is located 30 minutes from the city of Rosas and is famous throughout Spain for its fertile vineyards and long-standing winemaking traditions. Each local house has its own cellar, where the best grape harvest is bottled. Tourists can enjoy the intoxicating drink in the tasting cellars or buy them in wine shops. In Peralada, there is even a SPA center offering wellness wine baths and grape seed peels.
Costa Brava has the masterpieces of world architecture and art, carefully preserving the wealth of talented artists and memorable moments of history. The resort area is of particular interest to those who came here in search of attractions.
City of roses
Connoisseurs of architecture should see the fortress Roses, located at the entrance of the city of the same name. The stone walls of the City of Roses, as the Catalans call the building, in the 4th century served as protection for the ancient Greeks, who established their settlement here. Today, in the territory of Roses, one can still see the remains of dwellings and cultural structures. Among them is the church of Santa Maria de Roses, which almost did not succumb to the power of time.
Gardens of Saint Clotilde
Enjoy the silence and natural beauty can be in the gardens of St. Clotilde. The park-architectural complex is spread out on a cliff, from where delightful views of the sea open up.
The park is littered with arched labyrinths of greenery and marble sculptures of mermaids, lost in the thickets of ladders and glades with stone landscapes. Here you can walk for hours, breathing in the scent of cypress and cedar. The park administration does not prohibit tourists from picnics in green glades.