Costa Brava is a well established British holidaymaker favourite. This wonderful Spanish location enjoys superb climate, excellent beaches, varied resorts and picturesque countryside. Costa Brava has a rugged coast line with its unspoilt wooden coves, cliffs, pretty bays and glorious sandy beaches.
A feature of Costa Brava is Catalonia itself, a region with its own distinct language, culture, fiestas and cuisine. The region offers excellent snorkelling, diving and sailing.
It is an ideal place for family beach holidays and it has a vibrant youthful atmosphere also. Costa Brava is great for activities and has beautiful beaches to relax.
Things to do
Costa Brava has an awe inspiring coastline which remains one of the area’s major attractions. There is plenty to explore around this area. For those who love the sea more than the land, there are ample water sports available from jet skiing to banana boat rides. Windsurfing is particularly popular in the area.
By land, there is great golf to be played as the region is now home to ten courses, some of which are rated amongst the best in Europe. For those who enjoy walking, hiking or even horse riding, there is great opportunity to explore this scenic region of Spain.
Barcelona is the capital of Shopping. It’s full of trendsetters and fashionistas who know their Manolo Blahniks from their Jimmy Choos. Label-lovers flock to the L’Eixample district where Chanel, Prada, Gucci et al rule the roost – especially along the Avenida Diagonal.
The Gothic quarter, better known as Barri Gotic provides a more atmospheric Shopping scene. A mishmash of cobbled streets, it’s packed with little artists’ studios and antique stores. Spain has great things to offer in its retail sectors.
Costa Brava has some great night spots where you can party all night long. Lloret de Mar is a recommended night spot if you want to have a good night out. Bursting with bars and neon lit nightclubs, there’s plenty to keep you occupied until sun rise.
Estartit has a good pick of drinking and dancing venues too. Tossa de Mar has many late night cocktail bars and clubs. If you want to experience the flamenco, why not head for the streets of Calle Sant Josep, Calle Estolt and Calle Sant Pepe.
All the larger resorts like Platja d’Aro, Lloret de Mar and Tossa del Mar serve up British classics like the English breakfast and the Sunday Roast. But whilst in Spain, eat like the Spanish. El Bulli is one of the world’s best restaurants and has the greatest of menus. If you’re a tapas fan, then head to Barcelona; there’s plenty to choose from.
Costa Brava is great for seafood. There’s a clutch of beach front restaurants to relax and watch the sea.
If you’re more into desserts, try their crema catalane which is a rich egg custard topped with caramelised sugar. On the drinks front, this is cava country with big names like Codorniu and Freixenet topping the wine lists. Wherever you eat in Costa Brava, you’ll be in for a culinary treat.