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Costa Brava holidays ~ Getting to know Costa Brava, Spain

 
 

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Overview
Costa Brava is one of the most beautiful and romantic coastline in Spain which lies from the French border through the north of Barcelona. It is a
Catalan region located on northeastern Spain. Costa Brava means "Wild Coast" in the Catalan language. Costa Brava is part of the province of Girona, Catalonia.

Costa Brava with its wonderful beaches, beauty and Barcelona on its next door, will have you hooked with just only one visit. Holiday makers spending their times in Barcelona always take an excursion to the Costa Brava. The golden sandy beaches and gorgeous bays of Costa Brava is outstanding. There´s also a large selection of Costa Brava villas for rent for those seeking self catering accommodation. Making this regiona popular holiday destination which is bound to leave an unforgettable impression on you for sure.

Recommended Holiday Resorts for Costa Brava
Tossa de Mar
, Lloret te Mar, Platja d'Aro, Sant Pere Pescador, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Pals, Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell are the recommended holiday resorts for Costa Brava...

Costa Brava Towns to Visit and See
T
owns in Costa Brava worth seeing include Blanes, Lloret te Mar, Tossa de Mar, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Platja d'Aro, Figueres, Palamos, Girona, Bay of Roses, Calella De La Costa, Calella de Palafrugell, Llafranc, Tamariu, Malgrat, Besalu, Pineda,, L'Escala Pals, L'Estartit, Sant Pere Pescador, Cadaques, Port de la Selva and Santa Susana.

Things to Do and See
Things to do in Costa Brava is endless. The southern edge of Costa Brava is the popular town Blanes. It is famous with its harbor. There are quality hotels and restaurants in Blanes. The most known beach and resort area is the Lloret te Mar. A castle, gothic church ad museum worth seeing. Nightlife is also great in Lloret.

Cadaques that is reachable by the mountain roads, is one of the most original settlement of Costa Brava to visit and see on the far north end of the Costa Brava. Tossa de Mar is a coastal village and resort located on the central coastline of the Costa Brava. Platja d'Aro is one of the most popular and leading holidays resorts in Costa Brava located on the mid-coasts. Platja d'Aro is famous with its beaches, sports opportunities and its historical sites. Palamos is another coastal region worthy of its beautiful sandy beach and the huge boat harbor. The historic harbor is great for sightseeing. Watersports are popular at the town. Romantic sunset boat trips are recommended. Figueres is a coastal region of the Costa Brava worthy of its Salvador Dalí Theatre Museum and also his birthplace. Girona is a pretty village located on in the northeast of Costa Brava along the river of Riu Onyar. The Bay of Roses is another very beautiful town located on the north of the Costa Brava worthy of its wonderful landscape and snowcapped Pyrenees in its background.

The famous Medes Islands (Illes Medes) is located just a kilometer from the L'Estartit coast. The Medes Islands are the prefect destination for scuba diving. They provide natural setting and the wealth of the marine life is fascinating with its wide variety of native flora and fauna in the tiny archipelago of seven islets.

Costa Brava beaches are really wonderful. Lloret de Mar, Tossa de Mar and San Antonio beaches are the most popular beaches in Costa Brava.

If a day spills and splashes on your agenda, then there are plenty of waterparks to choose from in Costa Brava. As for museums in Costa Brava; museums and galleries in Costa Brava are famous and worth a visit. The three museums of the Dalí Triangle that include; the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, the Portlligat Museum-House in Cadaqués and the Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol are the most popular museums in Costa Brava. Dalí Theatre Museum (Teatro Museo Salvador Dali) in Figueres, is a must on your Costa Brava holidays. It is the second most visited museum in Spain after Prado Museum in Madrid.

Another popular tourist attraction in Costa Brava is the natural parks. Cadi Moixero Natural Park, Cap de Creus Natural Park, Emporda Marshes Natural Park, Montseny Natural Park and Garrotxa Volcanic Area are a must visit.

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Nightlife
After dark Costa Brava buzzes with bars and late night clubs. Nightlife is mostly peaceful and joyful, not so crazy as it is in Ibiza.

Eat & Drink
There are lots of restaurants in Costa Brava. Lined-up cafes and restaurants along the golden sandy beaches are perfect for your dining experience. Beachside bars offering variety of cocktails are great. Al Fresco is the number one way to dine. Paella is the popular dish as it is everywhere in Spain. Remember that people eat late in Spain.

Shopping
Costa Brava is a great place for shopping lovers. There are big street bazaars and shopping areas. Torroella de Montgri Shopping Area, Girona Shopping Area and Olot Shopping Area are some of the famous shopping areas. Also, Barcelona on the doorstep is a pace for big brands.

 
 
 
 

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