The Costa Brava is a stretch of 214 kilometers of the Spanish coastline. It belongs to the province of Girona, between the towns of Blanes and Portbou in the Spain’s border with France. This coast is characterized by its rugged and craggy coastline, which hides fantastic long beaches and beautiful coves protected by curious rock formations, where often the pine forests reach the sea.
The Costa Brava is, since ancient times, a land of fishing villages, but today fishing has given way to tourism. Most places have been converted into attractive tourist centers thanks to the great demand that grows year after year in this area; there are hundreds of thousands of tourists who choose the Costa Brava as a vacation destination for the beauty of its landscapes and its incredible coves and beaches, gastronomy, its easy access, as the Girona airport is very close, and the quality and variety of its services.
Nature and history go hand in hand in the Costa Brava
Here we will find the perfect amalgam between natural areas such as El Parque Natural de losAiguamolls de l’Empordà, Las Islas Medas, with its amazing historical and cultural heritage as castles, medieval villages, museums and ancient ruins like the Greco-Roman site of Ampuries, as well as a perfect tourist infrastructure featuring hotels, apartments and holiday homes, golf courses, harbors, etc. A good example of this is the Marina de Ampuriabrava.
Even in the smallest villages there are a thousand options to stay and enjoy a great holiday with activities for all tastes and all ages, such as water sports of all kinds, diving, hiking, horseback riding, cycling-tourism, golf, quad routes, wine routes, among many other options.
There are so many things to see and do on the Costa Brava that it would be difficult to make a selection, but we can highlight the incredible natural coves like Cala de Montgo in l’Estartit, las de Begur y Palafrugell, CalaPola in Tossade Mar, la Gola del ter in Torroella de Montgrí, las de Begur y Palafrugell, la playa del Portitxol de l’Escala, CalaMontjoi de Rosas, these are all beaches and coves awarded the Blue Flag by the EU. No less beautiful are some of its towns like Cadaquers or medieval villages of Pals, Peratallada or the small medieval village of SantMartíd’Empuries.
Cuisine and tradition in the Costa Brava
Food is so important in this area that some of the best chefs in the world were born here and acquired knowledge here, like FerranAdrià or the Roca brothers, honored every year with the prestigious Michelin stars. If you decide to come on holiday to the Costa Brava, you can also enjoy its great cuisine, resultingof centuries of traditions, or its delicious fresh seafood or the famous wines of “L’Empordà”. If you visitl’Escala you cannot leave without tasting their delicious salted anchovies.
Enjoy this great video of the Costa Brava