"This sun-soaked region on the north east coast of Spain has everything you could hope for from your summer getaway"
When you think of Spain what’s the first thing that comes to mind - sunshine, sea views and endless amounts of fun? If that’s exactly what you imagine a Spanish holiday to be then make sure you’re not left disappointed and book your trip to Costa Brava today. This sun-soaked region on the north east coast of Spain has everything you could hope for from your summer getaway. Literally translated as ‘Wild Coast’ this unique stretch of seafront land boasts some of the most stunning and dramatic coastal landscapes in the Mediterranean. Here you’ll find rugged, rocky cliffs and mountains alongside exotically beautiful beaches and thick pine forests, plus, did we mention the year round bright sunshine? Just a two hour flight from the UK, Costa Brava is ideally situated for easy family holidays and it’s easy to see why the region has remained a firm favourite with British tourists for decades.
Costa Brava holidays
The list of things to see and do across the Costa Brava is seemingly endless. Close to the coast you’ll find a whole host of traditional fishing villages such as beautiful Begur. Further from the seaside, you can get a taste of the vibrant city life that Barcelona has to offer. Another must-see spot in the area is Lloret de Mar, which is well known for its five award winning beaches.
For more details on this incredible destination and all of its resorts, keep reading our guide to Costa Brava.
Whether you like to spend your holiday days taking a leisurely stroll around medieval villages or being swept off your feet in busy, lively city centres you won’t be disappointed by the resorts of Costa Brava.
In recent years, Barcelona has gained a reputation as one of the trendiest cities in Europe, thanks to its thriving arts and nightlife scene. Parts of this Catalonian city are crowded and exciting and there are cool shopping opportunities along the famous street of Las Ramblas. For incredible sightseeing opportunities visit the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell and for the chance to sample the very latest innovations in food and drink try the fashionable Boqueria Market.
Places to visit in Costa Brava
Away from the crowds of this vibrant city, winding roads lined with vineyards and vast red rockery lead from Barcelona to its neighbour; the picture perfect town of Girona on the banks of the River Onyar where you ca simply relax and unwind. For something more energetic Tossa de Mar is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Costa Brava. This seaside city comes complete with hundreds of hotels and first-rate facilities including golf courses, recreation centres and water sports centres, while just a stone’s throw from this bustling resort there are historic villages waiting to be explored. Regencos is a quaint medieval town with plenty of historic sites to admire and the traditional village of Pubol is a favourite with keen foodies thanks to its rustic, family run restaurants and authentic cuisine.
The top of every tourist’s to do list in Costa Brava should be to pay a visit to the many stunning beaches of the region. The shorefront here is rugged and filled with jaw dropping stretches of sand, but what else would you expect from the Wild Coast? Tossa de Mar is home to two Blue Flag beaches complete with family friendly facilities while Lloret de Mar has five sand and shingle beaches, all of which are known for their water sports facilities.