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What to see in Costa Brava

Costa Brava Attractions

The allure of the Costa Brava is the combination of crowded, manicured resorts, and rugged unspoilt coastline, offering tourists the best of both worlds: great amenities and luxury, as well as natural beauty. There are a number of Blue Flag beaches along the Costa Brava, and also some secluded, rocky coves.

The glorious beaches, in combination with the renowned food and restaurant scene, makes the Costa Brava ideal for resort holidays, and the most popular destinations include Roses, Lloret de Mar and Blanes. Tossa de Mar, a smaller, more authentic coastal resort village, is also a delight, and the bigger centres of Girona and Banyoles offer many attractions.

There are some wonderful coastal walks and numerous golf courses to enjoy in Costa Brava, as well as many fun water sports. There is also some quality cultural and historical sightseeing for those interested, including some impressive Roman and Iberian archaeological sites. The famous archaeological site of Empuries, a Greco-Roman site with extensive ruins, is the highlight for many visitors.

The nearby medieval village of Sant Marti d'Empuries is also lovely to explore. Lastly, Costa Brava is Dali country and there are three museums to visit for fans of the artist, including the fascinating Salvador Dali Museum House near Cadaques.

Garrotxa Nature Reserve

Visiting the dormant volcanoes is not one of the typical things to do in Spain, yet they offer stunning scenery and a one-of-a-kind experience. Sandwiched between the Pyrenees and Costa Brava, the…

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The city of Girona, on the route from the Pyrenees to Barcelona, is one of the most important historical sites in Spain, founded by the Romans and later turned into a Moorish stronghold. Sitting astride…

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Salvador Dali Museum House

The busy fishing village of Cadaques draws plenty of visitors, but they do not come for the local beach, which is rather narrow and stony. Rather, the resort town's attractions are its picturesque…

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The Medes Islands

Situated scarcely a mile from the beach of the popular resort town of L'Estartit on the Costa Brava, the protected Medes Islands are seen as heaven for divers. The craggy little archipelago of seven…

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