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Costa Brava

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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.

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Understand[edit]

Lloret de Mar - principal resort of the Costa Brava

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[edit]

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 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.

Girona/Gerona/Costa Brava airport, or by train from Barcelona. There are now buses to Lloret from Girona/Gerona/Costa Brava airport at €10. You'll find them at Girona airport Web site. Because of the narrow streets, coaches will often drop people little walk from their hotels. A little more expensive at just over €10 is the (shared) http://www.barcelonatransfers.com which is direct and will drop you off and pick you up at your accommodation. There are also a number of official pick up points round town for bus (shuttle coaches) which you will probably leave from rather than your hotel. You must confirm pickup with the shuttle service up to 72 hours before going home.

Get around[edit]

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.

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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 cobblestone 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.

The wine region that covers Costa Brava is DO Empordà. In recent years, there has been a great deal of effort to promote the wine and wineries as an attractive destination for tourists looking for a beach from the beach. Guides have been published to facilitate ease of movement as well [1]

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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.

Golf - Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Costa Brava with its vast fields, numerous hills and lush greenery is benefiting form a particular climate that permits golf lovers to enjoy its stunning courses practically all year round. If you prefer to spend much time practicing and not to see a lot of people around, enjoy the courses between October and May. If some company does not bother you at all and you will be happy to find some competitioner, extend your trip on the high season, between May and September. Equally spaced across the whole region, the Costa Brava golf courses have their particularities and strong points that every golfer shall know upfront in order to chose the best option and best destination.

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Costa Brava is also the soil of high-level gastronomy. Some famous chefs, including the well-known Roca brothers were born and worked there. The restaurant Can Roca sits right in the area, in Roses and many other starts Michelin restaurants.

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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[edit][add listing]

Amarante Luxury villas & Apartments - It is travel agency specialized in luxury vacations rentals on the Costa Brava. A fine selection of villas and apartments in the different cities on the coast. Web

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