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COSTA BRAVA - IN DEPTH

Information about Costa Brava

Major airports in Costa Brava

There are two major airports in the Costa Brava: Barcelona and Girona.

Average monthly temperature in Costa Brava in Celsius

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Costa Brava 7 9 11 13 15 21 22 21 19 17 12 9
London 6 7 10 13 17 20 22 21 19 14 10 7

spanish property in costa brava

Villages, towns and cities in Costa Brava

Angles, Arenys de Munt, Artes, Avia, Baga, Balsareny, Banyoles, Barcelona, Bas, Begur, Berga, Blanes, Bonmati, Cabanaes, Cadaques, Calella, Calonge, Campdevanor, Cardona, Castellar del Valles, Centelles, Cera, Cercs, Cerdanyola del Valles, Cornela del Terri, El Masnou, Estartit, Figueres, Girona, Gironella, Granollers, L'Escala, La Bisbal d'Emporada, La Garriga, La Pobla de Lilet, Lloret de Mar, Manesa, Mataro, Molles de Peralada, Navarcles, Navas, Olot, Palafrugell, Palmaros, Pineda de Mar, Platja d'Aro, Puig-reig, Ribes de Freser, Ripoli, Riudelots de la Selva, Roda de Ter, Roses, Sabadell, Sallent, Salt, Sant Andreu, Sant Coloma de Farmers, Sant Cugar del Valles, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, Sant Vicente dels Horts, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Santa Maria de Corco, Sarria de Ter, Sils, Solsona, Suria, Taradell, Tora, Tordera, Torello, Torroela de Fluvia, Tossa de Mar, Verges, Vic and Vilablareix.

Costa Brava - Attractions


Major cities in Costa Brava: Barcelona, Girona

Rugged, beautiful coast
Picturesque fishing villages with access to the countryside inland
Greener and less developed that the Costas further South
Stunning architecture - old and modern

Costa Brava, the Wild Coast, region of Northern Catalonia. Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia is a cosmopolitan city. Girona, the second city of the region, has strong Catalan influence.

Places of interest in Costa Brava
Barcelona Las Ramblas - a sweeping avenue of 1 km, from the foothills of
Mount Tibidado to the port of Barceloneta, the main beach
el Mercat de la Boqueria - considered the best food market in Spain
zoo and aquarium
Girona a medieval walled city with a wealth of Gothic and Romanesque buildings plus a mix of Muslim and Frankish history
Figueres Dali Museum designed by the artist
Tossa Ancient fortified port

Costa Brava - Lifestyle


Costa Brava and Costa Dorada both share a rich Catalan history and lifestyle.

The whole region offers a wonderful mix of sea and mountains views mar i muntanya as the
Catalans call it.

The phrase also relates to a local dish, involving seafood (usually lobster) and meat.

A wide variety of Catalan dishes, many of which are based on the local fresh fish, are also available.

Cava the Spanish sparkling wine is made in this region.

There is a spectacular selection of long, sandy beaches, secluded coves, tiny bays and a wide variety of watersports on offer including waterskiing, snorkelling, pedalos and sailing.

Shooting, hunting and horse riding are popular.

There are also many golf courses in the region.

The Pyrenees are close by for skiing.

Lifestyle in Costa Brava

Hot summers and mild winters make the Costa Brava an all-year-round resort and a sport fanatic's paradise. With it's wide selection of long, sandy beaches, secluded coves and tiny bays, watersports are top of the agenda.

When it comes to boating, most of the larger beaches have something and most hotels that front the beach have access to boats of some kind. Pedalos, two seater, foot-driven vessels are the norm and are quite cheap to hire by the hour. Banana boats are also quite common, seating 10 or 12 people at a time. Water-skiing, although quite common, is becoming expensive and less popular.

The clear waters of this coastline offer excellent opportunities for snorkelling especially the tiny coves that are almost impossible to get to. By far the coast's most popular pastime is swimming. In high season the best beaches are crowded but between towns you will find less used beaches that are just as attractive. Most of the beaches are not manned by lifeguards so watch the small children. There are however, many first-aid stations.

Hunting, shooting and horse-riding are also popular within Catalunia as is fishing.

When it comes to golf, Girona Province offers three main golf courses: Club de Golf de Pals has 18 holes near Begur. Club de Golf Costa Brava near Santa Cristina d'Aro has 18 holes. Reial Club de Golf de la Cerdanya is near the French border, another good 18 hole course.

Attractions in Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is known as Spain's sunny 'wild coast'. It is lined with rugged cliffs, sandy inlets and bustling holiday resorts.

Here you will find long crescents of sand and shingle and the long beaches of the main resorts where all manners of watersports can be found. Estartit is great for scuba diving. There is a crammed marina here, filled with luxury yachts and one of the best sandy beaches on this part of the coast.

Every resort along this stretch of coast has it's own character and Tossa de Mar is no exception. Here are British-style pubs, late night clubs and lively bars. The town of Tossa de Mar also has narrow, twisting streets dating back to the 12th century.

Away from the coast you will find a very different Spain. Here you are within Catalonia an area with it's own ancient language, traditions and ambience. A distant backdrop of snow-capped mountains lies behind almond groves and orchards and green, rolling hillsides.

Visit the vibrant city of Barcelona. The climate here is a little milder than that of southern Spain which makes it an ideal resort for families with children. 12km south-west of the city is Barcelona International Airport, El Prat de Llobregat. Capital of the region of Catalonia and 2nd largest city in Spain, located at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea on the Costa Dorada. A truly cosmopolitan city.

Barcelona is Spain's major commercial and industrial centre and one of the most important European ports. Over the centuries Barcelona has grown and is now made up of five towns, not including the original city. You do not have to look far in Barcelona to see a monument or an attractive structure. They are everywhere. Despite having a population of over 3 million, Barcelona is a surprisingly easy place to find your way round. Most places of historic interest are to be found in the confines of the old town, which is a maze of narrow streets, easy to navigate by foot.

The old town spreads northwest from the harbour and at its heart is the Barri Gotic, the medieval nucleus of the city where you will find the Cathedral and several of the major museums. At the western edge you will find the Ramblas, a series of five, short, lively streets that combine to make a broad avenue. You are likely to arrive here from the airport or the train.

The Ramblas is a highlight to any trip to Barcelona and is lined with cafes, shops and restaurants as well as being the location for several important buildings and monuments. Above all, it is the street atmosphere that attracts visitors. At the southern end of the Ramblas lies the harbour. West of the Ramblas lies the Barrio Chino (China Town) with it's warren of winding streets. The medieval streets continue on either side of the Ramblas, reaching northeast through the Barri Gotic, past the Museo Picasso and southwest to the fortress-topped hill of Montjuic where the city's best museums and the Olympic stadium are located. A cable car runs from here to the waterfront area east of the harbour, an area where some of the best seafood restaurants can be found. The old town still consists of a group of neighbourhoods that were at one time, separate parishes. Each has it's own distinct characteristics.

Among the things to watch for in the old town is the Placa de Catalunya, a large square with gardens, fountains and seats. Most of the buses and trains converge here and it is here you will find most of the main banks and stores. The street that leads off to the west is home to the Museu de l'Erotica, which houses a large private collection of erotic art and artefacts. Placa del Angels is the home to the Museum of Contemporary Art. The Palau Moja dates from the 18th century and is sometimes open for visits. Another palace that commands a visit is the Palau de la Virreina an 18th century building that has been well restored. Inside, the rooms display wonderful examples of period decorative art as well as a collection of coins and other temporary displays. Just beyond this palace is the Rambla Sant Josep where you will find a profusion of flower stalls and the large indoor market hall. Barcelona's celebrated opera house the Gran Teatre del Liceu is also located here. The theatre burned down for the third time in 1994 when workmen set fire to scenery during last minute preparations for a show. Barcelona also has a zoo, an aquarium and a nearby theme park.

The harbour and Port Vell In recent years the harbour area has undergone dramatic reformations and the area now combines high-class restaurants with trendy clubs and bars. Along the promenade you will find a monument to Columbus and several beautiful buildings including the Port Office. West of this you will find the cable-car station and the port from which the ferries sail to the Balearics. A swing bridge and a series of walkways lead from here, across the harbour to the new development of Port Vell (Old Port). Here you will find fast food, a leisure complex, cinemas and ample bars as well as the aquarium. Antoni Gaudi and his works Much of his early career was spent constructing elaborate follies for wealthy people. One of the most important was Don Eusebio Guell, an industrialist and ship owner. In 1885 he commissioned the Palau Guell. This was the first modern building to be declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. The palace is now a museum and worthy of a visit. Visit Park Guell to see more of Gaudi's works. Gaudi however will be best remembered for the part he played in the construction of La Sagrada Familia, which has now become a symbol of the city.

Besides it's historic and cultural attraction, Barcelona boasts a beach that over recent years has undergone vast improvement. The beach is now furnished with walkways, bars, cafes and showers. It can become packed in July and August.

Pineda de Mar is located in Costa del Maresme and has maintained more of it's original character than other nearby resorts. The pace here is very relaxing and revolves around three main squares. The coarse, sandy beach is reached by means of several subways that run under the railway line. There may not be such a wide variety of bars here but it is made up for by the wide range of restaurants that offer both Spanish and International cuisine.

Malgrat is also technically on the Costa del Maresme and it is a typical Catalan town that boasts a good weekly market. Located 3km from Pineda. Ceramics and leather are in abundance in the shopping centre, all at good prices. The beach is long and shelves steeply into the sea. It has a long promenade.

Calella, 5km south of Lloret de Mar has a beach nearly 3km long with a watersports centre and a sports centre. The resort has a vibrant nightlife and a wide selection of bars and restaurants. Close by is the resort of Blanes, the most southerly of the resorts on the Costa Brava. Here you will find a holiday with a more Spanish flavour and the nightclubs are as popular with the residents as the holiday makers. Lloret de Mar lies at the heart of the Costa Brava and is one of Spain's trendiest resorts. The beach here consists of coarse, golden sand and shingle and shelves quite steeply into the sea. The beach offers windsurfing and sailing in the summer months. The beautiful seafront promenade is lined with tall palms.

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