Costa Brava info

The wild, rugged coast or the Costa Brava as it is more commonly known as, is located in the north east of Catalonia. The primary feature of this coast is the combination of lengthy beaches with fine, golden sand. You will discover rugged places where you can find lots of rocky creeks with waters so clear you can see everything below. Imagine such a lovely sight, combined with some luxuriant pinewoods. The only words you will utter are “sheer heaven”.

The Costa Brava as a holiday destination
Costa Brava holidays are best in the summer when the weather is warm and sunny with slightly cooler evenings. Winter is mild and nevertheless enjoyable for there are plenty of opportunities for walks and sightseeing. The wild coast offers modern resorts on the shoreline, traditional Spanish villages, colourful annual fiestas, and a variety of architecture and a bounty of bars, cafés, museums and art galleries. All are made accessible by good transport links.

The Costa Brava climate
The Costa Brava has a Mediterranean climate with long, hot summers and mild, winters. Costa Brava is Spain’s northernmost east coast in the region of Catalunya. It’s position means it is cooler and wetter than the rest of Spain’s Costas.

The Costa Brava coastline
Costa Brava's wide extensive beaches extend up to 214 kilometres. In this blessed area, there are many different landscapes. The coast on one side with the Pyrenees and the Gavarres Mountains on the other, which makes Catalonia simply one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Costa Brava culture
The Costa Brava was the home of the world famous Spanish artist, Salvador Dali. It is well worth a trip to Port Lligat where you can explore his home. The Theatre Museum in Figueres containing a collection of his famous works of art is also a must do. Memorable days out can include a trip to La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the Pyrenean principality of Andorra or the monastery of Montserrat.

Costa Brava gastronomy
The Catalan people like to eat veal (vedella),lamb (xai) as well as fish. Specialities of the region are Zarzuela, a dish of the same name like the Spanish operetta and made of cuttlefish, mussels and prawn, and its more luxurious version, La Opera, with lobster. The famous and very traditional crema catalana: the custard is flavoured with lemon or orange zest, and cinnamon. The sugar in crema catalana is traditionally caramelized under an iron broiler or with a specially made iron, not with a flame.

Golf in the Costa Brava
The Costa Brava is one of the most beautiful areas of Catalonia and probably the whole of Spain. Its coast is lapped by the crystal waters of the Mediterranean and its interior overlooked by the spectacular and mighty Pyrenees. Golf in the Costa Brava is second to none and it has received the distinction of being the world's best emerging golf destination.



Famous places: Girona, Blanes
Climate: Mediterranean
Coast length: 216 kilometers
Airports: Girona, Barcelona