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[[Image:Lloret.JPG|thumb|350px|Lloret de Mar - principal resort of the Costa Brava]]
 
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The '''Costa Brava''' (''Rough/Tough Coast'') is in [[Catalonia]], in the northeast of [[Spain]].  It has rocky cliffs and a mix of pebble beaches and sandy beaches.
 
  
==Regions==
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The '''Costa Brava''' (''Rugged Coast'') is in [[Catalonia]], in the northeast of [[Spain]].  It has rocky cliffs and a mix of pebble beaches and sandy beaches.
  
==Cities/Resorts==
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==Cities==
  
* [[Girona]] - Capital of the Costa Brava, beautiful city divided by a canal
 
* [[Lloret de Mar]] - Largest resort,
 
* [[Tossa de Mar]] - A lovely seaside resort
 
* [[Blanes]] Southernmost resort with two botanical gardens
 
 
==Other destinations==
 
* [[Calella de Palafrugell]] - scenic fishing town
 
 
* [[Begur]]
 
* [[Begur]]
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* [[Blanes]] — southernmost resort with two botanical gardens
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* [[Calella de Palafrugell]] - scenic fishing town
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* [[Lloret de Mar]] - a beach resort with a reputation for its nightlife
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* [[Palamós]]
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* [[Pals]]
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* [[Tossa de Mar]] — a lovely seaside resort
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
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In the early 2000s many Russians acquired villas around Costa Brava, inflating restaurant prices, and bringing many expensive cars to the region.
 
In the early 2000s many Russians acquired villas around Costa Brava, inflating restaurant prices, and bringing many expensive cars to the region.
  
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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
The main airport is in Girona which is the destination for Ryanair, transavia.com and Wizzair. Alternatively, you can fly into Barcelona's El Prat airport. Girona can also be reached by train.
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Costa Brava's main airport is Girona-Costa Brava airport. Ryanair operate flights to the airport from several destinations in Europe and Morocco all year. Other airlines include Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways and transavia.com (all seasonal). Alternatively, you can fly into Barcelona-El Prat airport. Airport shuttles operate between Girona-Costa Brava airport and the majority of the resort cities, Barcelona and Girona city centre.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
  
If you want to explore a lot of the coastal cities then renting a car is your best option.  There is regual bus service between the towns but nothing compares driving along and stopping where you like.
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If you want to explore a lot of the coastal cities then renting a car is your best option.  There is regular bus service between the towns but nothing compares driving along and stopping where you like.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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There are scuba diving outings to the "Illes Medes" (Medes Islands) National Reserve Park from L'Estartit. Cadaques also has various dive shops to explore the area.
 
There are scuba diving outings to the "Illes Medes" (Medes Islands) National Reserve Park from L'Estartit. Cadaques also has various dive shops to explore the area.
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*'''International Charter Group & Barcosbarcelona s, l''' [http://barcosbarcelona.com/alquiler-yates-costabrava.html]. C/ Lola Anglada nº 1 , Tel: +34 936 759 108
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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'''The Rovers Return''' - A lovely British pub, serves nice food and a lovely pint. Also recommended for late nights as the hosts are excellent company!
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
* '''Xanascat''' the National Network of [http://www.xanascat.cat Youth Hostels] for all of Catalonia.
 
* '''Costa Brava Verd Hotels''' is a chain of charming family run hotels based in the Costa Brava, which has available options around Catalonia too. [http://www.reservashoteles.net Reservashoteles.net]
 
  
 
==Stay safe==
 
==Stay safe==
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
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*[[Malgrat de Mar]] - Railway station by the beach, just south of '''Blanes'''
 
*[[Malgrat de Mar]] - Railway station by the beach, just south of '''Blanes'''
  
 
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Revision as of 06:36, 11 March 2012

Lloret de Mar - principal resort of the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava (Rugged Coast) is in Catalonia, in the northeast of Spain. It has rocky cliffs and a mix of pebble beaches and sandy beaches.

Contents

Cities

Understand

In the early 2000s many Russians acquired villas around Costa Brava, inflating restaurant prices, and bringing many expensive cars to the region.

Talk

Get in

Costa Brava's main airport is Girona-Costa Brava airport. Ryanair operate flights to the airport from several destinations in Europe and Morocco all year. Other airlines include Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways and transavia.com (all seasonal). Alternatively, you can fly into Barcelona-El Prat airport. Airport shuttles operate between Girona-Costa Brava airport and the majority of the resort cities, Barcelona and Girona city centre.

Get around

If you want to explore a lot of the coastal cities then renting a car is your best option. There is regular bus service between the towns but nothing compares driving along and stopping where you like.

Get around

See

The unknown gem of the Costa Brava is Tossa de Mar. This beautiful little fishing village is one of the least developed on the northern Spanish Mediterranean coast. Tossa is still a fishermen's town, with the quaint very-narrow cobblestoned streets, white houses, and beautiful coastline. Tossa also boasts some very well-preserved medieval ruins -- including walls and towers which protected the town between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries.

If you like casinos and more luxurious accommodations, go to Lloret de Mar. However, if you prefer the less developed beaches, and don't mind less ostentatious accommodations, Tossa de Mar is for you.

Also see Girona - old city and Jewish quarter, Cadaques - Dali museum and marine park.

Itineraries

Do

There are scuba diving outings to the "Illes Medes" (Medes Islands) National Reserve Park from L'Estartit. Cadaques also has various dive shops to explore the area.

  • International Charter Group & Barcosbarcelona s, l [1]. C/ Lola Anglada nº 1 , Tel: +34 936 759 108

Eat

  • Ca la Paquita, c/Major 22, Gualta, Girona (a small town close to Estartit (6 km)), 972-758303 (), [2]. . Excelent food created for his chef with the traditional Mediterranean style. Good relation quality-price. Wine tasting menu for €50.

Drink

The Rovers Return - A lovely British pub, serves nice food and a lovely pint. Also recommended for late nights as the hosts are excellent company!

Sleep

Stay safe

Get out

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