With its diverse and spectacular landscapes, Costa Brava has it all: vibrant cities, beautiful beaches, rich cultural heritage, excellent climate and breathtaking scenery. The Costa Brava in Catalonia is Spain’s magnificent “Wild Coast,” where the Pyrenees merge with the Mediterranean Sea. It is the most spectacular coastline along the Mediterranean – blessed with an astonishing variety and diversity of stunning landscapes ranging from secluded sandy beaches, high rocky cliffs, tiny coves with beautiful natural harbours, wildlife nature reserves and unspoilt marine parks.
The Costa Brava has so much to offer for those in search of that perfect holiday in Spain. The area boasts some of the best golf courses in Europe, such as the PGA CATALUNYA Stadium Golf Course, whilst the Empordà Golf Club is regarded among Spain’s top golf courses.
Thanks to Ferran Adrià and Joan Roca, a whole generation of chefs now offer sensational cuisine, many of whose restaurants have received Michelin stars. The cultural heritage highlights the legacy of its two universally renowned figures: the artist Salvador Dalí and his museum in Figueres, and the writer Josep Pla and his Foundation in Palafrugell.
The region boasts wonderful natural parks, botanical gardens and, of course, its jaw-dropping rugged coastline with gorgeous bays and enchanting coastal villages.
Just 60 kilometres from Girona Airport, the charming medieval town of Begur and its surrounding coves, beaches and bays is one of the most sought-after areas of the Costa Brava. The area is popular with high-end international buyers and wealthy Catalans, many of whom maintain second homes here. Begur sits high on a hilltop and enjoys sweeping views of the coastline – from the Islas Medes, L’Estartit and the Bay of Roses in the north to Palamos, Playa de Aro and Sant Feliu de Guixols in the south. The town also commands stunning inland views over the Baix Empordà, including the medieval town of Pals, the hills of Torroella de Montgri and the snow-capped Pyrenees.
For those fascinated by art, Cadaqués is a must; the “most beautiful village in the world”, according to Dalí, is home to the Salvador Dalí House-Museum and preserves the charm of a fishing village with dreamy white houses and narrow streets.
Calella de Palafrugell, Llafranc and Tamariu, one-time fishing villages squeezed into gorgeous small bays, are three of the most charming, low-key resorts in the region. Aiguablava is one of the top beaches in all of Catalonia. This small, secluded beach boasts turquoise blue waters and a pristine white shore. It offers ample scope for snorkelling and swimming.
A pristine gem of the Catalonia Region, Costa Brava is one of Europe’s top holiday destinations.
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