'Vamos a la playa' in the sunny Costa Brava. Here you will find beautiful resorts where you can spend a fantastic holiday. Beach fun is guaranteed!
Two hundred miles of beaches, rocks, seaside resorts and a lot of fun, in a nutshell that is the Costa Brava. The rugged coastline and cliffs make this a unique coastal area. Everywhere you can see small bays surrounded by pine trees.
There are only two sandy beaches: Rosas and Pals, but also small beaches, often gravel or coarse sand, make the landscape character. And the sea? Clean and clear, even in your resort!
Everyone knows the beautiful seaside resorts such as Lloret de Mar, Tossa de Mar, Roses, Calella and Blanes, but if you want to enjoy the real Spain, you have to go inland Catalan. Here you will find small villages, but also larger cities such as Figueres, where you can visit the Dalí Museum and Girona and its beautiful streets and squares. Another attraction easily accessible from the resort, is the artists' village of Cadaques.
Average Temperature: 28 Degrees
Medieval villages such as Besalu have many attractions
Take a dip in the Medas Islands underwater nature reserve
Finish your meal with sweet crema catalana, a twist on crème brulée
Take a stroll down the Santa Anna shopping street in L'Estartit and soak up the atmosphere
Besalú is a wonderful town on the Costa Brava with many religious monuments such as the ancient monastery of Sant Pere, the church of Santa Maria and San Vincenç. There is also a medieval bridge, a masterpiece of architectural ingenuity whose construction has become a legend.
In fishing villages such as Lloret de Mar, Empuriabrava or Palamos the "Fiestas del Carmen" takes place every year in July. In these processions there is a statue of Carmen- the patron saint of fishermen. It is celebrated by the traditional Catalan folk dance "Sardanas" and is demonstrated by the locals.
On a family holiday in the Costa Brava there is only one place for a major shopping trip: Barcelona. The drive from Blanes to Barcelona is approximately 1.5 hours. The boutiques of "Passeig de Gràcia" and "Carrer de Pelayo" are always worth it. Even if you only go window shopping, it's a good chance to explore some of the sights of Barcelona.
On the Costa Brava you have many restaurants serving freshly caught fish . A typical specialty is "Esqueixada", which is a salad with cod and tomato. For dessert try the sweet "Crema Catalana"which is the Spanish version of "crème brulée".