They say once you have experienced the Costa Brava's secrets, your soul shall be a free one. This stretch of coast in Catalunia, Spain, and its inland area, portray a scenic beauty in various facets. Amazing holiday resorts, but also beautiful bays, impressive art, culture, history, names such as Picasso, Dali, Chagall, which have been attracted by the beauty of this place... the Costa Brava is what it is: exhilaratingly beautiful.
A holiday with historical attractions on Costa Brava starts with a visit to the Palaeolithic and Neolithic settlements in the area, with seeing the remains of Iberian villages, Greek and Roman ruins. See the archaeological site of Empúries from a holiday home on the Costa Brava, the Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes and also the Jewish quarter of Girona. If you are interested in seeing Roman and Greek ruins, you should check out the Ulastret old town, with its numerous temples, wells, houses that date back to between the 6th and the 2nd century BC. Also next to Lloret de Mar you will find the ruins of Puig de Castellet, a settlement that dates back to the 3rd century BC, and the town of Ampuries is also worth visiting. History on the Costa Brava is nothing short of simply impressive.
The culture of Costa Brava much relies upon the life and works of the famous painter, Salvador Dali. The picturesque coastal town of Cadaques is where he used to live, and on the same train of thought, you should also see the Theater-Museum Dali in Figueres which was designed by the artist himself, and the Castle Gala-Dali in Pubol which has its interior designed by him also. Of course there are various events that you can attend, festivals and parties as well, either right by the sea or inland. A few examples would be the festivals in Torroella de Montgrí and Peralada. Your holiday on the Costa Brava will be one of diverse enchantments!
As natural sights that you can enjoy from a holiday apartment on the Costa Brava we can firstly mention of course the spectacular beaches in this area. The enchanting sunshine, the warm waters of course will add to it. Yet this is not all: on the Costa Brava you can embrace nature's beauty in many facets, such as by visiting the Nature Reserve Cap de Creus, or maybe the Lake of Banyoles, or the Nature Reserve Aiguamolls de L'Emporda. Fishing villages and beautiful ports, sandy beaches and a calm and yet at times feisty atmosphere will be everywhere around you on a holiday in Costa Brava.
Thermal waters? Yes. Spas? Absolutely. Health resorts? Without a doubt. On a holiday on Costa Brava you will not miss out on any kind of pampering. Massages and saunas, relaxation in all shapes and forms enjoy a long tradition in this part of the world. Towns such as Caldes de Malavella, Sant Hilari Sacalm, Viladrau and others can attest to this. Leave your worries at home, pack up your vacation mood and give yourself the quality time you know you deserve, on a holiday on Costa Brava.
You can start with water sports, sailing, sunbathing, exploring the stunningly beautiful beaches and coves of the Costa Brava. Then take a day from your holiday on the Costa Brava to enjoy the Empordà wine route; take a day to go golfing on a beautiful course surrounded by greenery and coastal views. You can walk, ski, hike, swim, cycle on the Costa Brava... you can experience this coastal region however you like. Diving, windsurfing, skydiving in the Girona Pyrenees, horse riding and trekking... the point is that there are few other places that actually give you the chance to simply just... have it all.
There are quite a number of Costa Brava towns that have developed their family tourism and now offer great facilities for the entire family. Blanes for example is a much family oriented town, in Torroella de Montgrí-L'Estartit there is plenty of entertainment, and so on. Besides, there is the beach, the water, the Pyrenees of Girona. You can hike, cycle, go for a picnic, spend time by the sea, go sailing, spend a day at a water park. Your family time on Costa Brava will be simply unforgettable.
It is said that one of the greatest memories you will take home with you from a holiday on Costa Brava is its flavors. And indeed that is not only believable, but also quite real, if you think of the sea and mountain ingredients here, the sea food and the beef from the Catalan Pyrenees, the Gironda cheeses, and the anchovies, the Girona apples and the delicious Emporda fritter, etc.
Take your faithful buddy along with you on a holiday on the Costa Brava... why not? You can rent a pet friendly holiday villa on the Costa Brava and enjoy a barbecue every evening here together with your entire family, you can go hiking in the mountains or just relax on the beach. There are dog friendly beaches too here, such as the Rubina beach in Empuriabrava, Pletera beach in L'Estartit and others. The best of times is now on the Costa Brava.Points of interest, a “must see” list on Costa Brava:
Visiting the Costa Brava of Spain will be a memorable experience, whether you come here for a weekend break or a well planned long holiday. This is that place that you will fall in love with, the one that will make you wish you set your vacation on “repeat”. Sunshine, sea, sandy beaches, great culture, history and cuisine... set your soul free in Costa Brava!
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