Costa Brava is the northernmost of the Spanish Costas and to many people, it’s regarded as being the most picturesque of the lot.
That in itself says a lot…
Alongside the various holiday resorts, you can expect to find plenty of small fishing villages that provide an insight into what local life is all about and loads of secluded coves where you can escape from the crowds.
Familes, couples, groups of friends and single people who simply enjoy their own company will enjoy the chance to relax in the sun, with the Costa Brava benefitting from good weather conditions throughout the year.
Of course, conditions are at their best in peak season where the temperatures can go over 30 and the average will be well into the late 20s.
Even during the winter, temperatures can climb into the 20s and you can still enjoy some sun – something that definitely won’t be the case back home…
As with the other Costas, Costa Brava is home to a number of impressive beaches, with the Blue Flag offerings around Tossa de Mar and busy mixture of shingle and sand around Lloret de Mar being particularly popular.
As well as the beaches, you can find plenty to keep the family entertained, with a range of waterparks, a myriad of water-based activities, top quality dining and designer shopping in spades.
The Costa Brava is also home to one of the most popular cities in Spain, Barcelona.
If the chance arises to pay a visit to the city then it’s certainly something to enjoy, with the chance to visit historic sites like the Sagrada Familia and the Gothic quarter, to stroll around Park Guell or to embrace views across the city from Tibidabo.
Throw all that into the mix and it isn’t hard to see why Costa Brava is so popular.
The Catalan capital is home to a number of attractions, which range from Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia or Park Guell, to the iconic Nou Camp stadium and the themepark on Mount Tibadabo that looks over the city. There’ll be dining and shopping options aplenty alongside loads of entertainment – way more than you can expect to check out on a flying visit.
Waterworld is one of the most popular attractions on the Costa Brava and offers fun for all ages. There’s a splash park for the smallest visitors, wave pools, Jacuzzis and then a wide selection of more fearsome slides for adrenaline junkies.
If you love the great outdoors then a visit to the Montnegre i el Corredor National Park will be particularly rewarding on a break to the Costa Brava. It provides an interesting alternative to the beaches thanks to rolling hills and green pine trees, with a hike through the impressive landscapes offering the chance to visit a range of historic remains – such as the stunning Hermitage of El Corredor.
The lighthouse in Calella dates back to the 1850s and is now one of the most famous symbols of the resort. Sitting at the end of the main beach, the lighthouse offers spectacular views of the both the resort and the surrounding landscapes and is open throughout the year.
When Barcelona played host to the Olympic Games back in 1992, Banyoles Lake played host to the rowing events. Located to the north of Tossa de Mar, the lake is a peaceful place in which to hire a boat and spend a relaxing afternoon away from the crowds, or to take a walk around the shore.
The Old Town of Tossa de Mar is a real treat for those who want to embrace the history of the resort, and is the most popular thing to do for foreign visitors. Walk through the city gates and take a step back in time before strolling through the narrow cobbled streets to visit the seven defence towers, the Far de Tossa and the Museu de la Villa Vella – which houses a myriad of finds from the Roman period. The views over the resort are also something to behold.