Costa Brava is located on the north-eastern coast of Catalonia, Spain. With a warm and welcoming atmosphere typified by the hospitable nature of the local people, together with the beauty of the natural landscape, Costa Brava promises a visit full of delights.Topping the list are Tossa de Mar’s two Blue Flag stretches. Lloret de Mar, meanwhile, offers up five sand-and-shingle sweeps and a waterfront lined with bars and pubs. Then there’s Calella de la Costa, where 3 kilometres of sands merge into neon-lit clubs and pubs. The pretty town of Tossa de Mar is set against a backdrop of verdant hills and lush valleys, with charming cobblestone streets and an ancient castle. The former fishing village of Estartit is a small, relaxed family resort set at the foot of the Montgri Mountain range and flanked by nine miles of sandy beaches and rocky outcrops. Estartit boasts one of the longest sandy beaches on the Costa Brava. Whats more flights to the Costa Brava take only two hours from most UK departure airports, so a Costa Brava holiday is never too far away.
The Costa Brava is one of the coolest stretches of Spanish coastline but boasts a pleasant Mediterranean climate, with long hot summers and relatively short mild winters. Although the Costa Brava weather is a little less reliable and not quite as sunny as some of the other Costas further south, the region still offers an excellent year-round destination.
Things to see & do
Holidays on the Costa Brava centre around the beach life whether its sunbathing or taking to the water in a boat, on a jetski or windsurfing board. The waterparks and theme parks will keep the children happy. For shopping and culture, head to the Catalan capital of Barcelona. Visit the Salvador Dali Theatre Museum in Figueres. Avid golfers have no less than 10 courses to choose from along the Costa Brava.
As the sun goes down the Costa Brava comes into its own. If you want to party all night long, then Lloret de Mars the place. Estartit and Tossa de Mar also have a good selection of bars and clubs to enjoy. For a quieter night take a walk into one of the pretty inland villages or enjoy a meal and drink by the coastline.