Reviews for Costa Brava

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Mansion in Begur

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  • 7 bedrooms
  • sleeps 16
  • 9 bathrooms
  • 600 m² living area
  • 3000 m² terrace
  • 3000 m² garden
  • Private pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony

Villa in Calonge (Mas Pere)

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 192 m² living area
  • Private pool
  • Outside jacuzzi
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony
  • Patio

Apartment in Playa d'Aro

(16)
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 1 bathroom
  • 78 m² living area
  • 20 m² terrace
  • Shared pool
  • Private pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony
The Costa Brava 

The Costa Brava is located in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula, covering the coastal towns and villages of the beautiful province of Girona in Catalonia.

Many who do not known the region, think only of built up resorts such as Lloret de Mar and Blanes. The truth however, is that the Costa Brava is home to some of the most delightful towns, villages and beaches in Spain.

The Costa Brava has an intricate coastline of over 300 kilometres washed by the Mediterranean Sea, and backed by the high Pyrenean mountains. It is a diverse region of extraordinary natural beauty and has a very deep artistic and historical heritage.

History & Culture
The Costa Brava has for many years attracted the artistic and cultural community; its natural beauty giving inspiration to famous artists such as Salvador Dali, Joan Miro and Pablo Picasso.

The region is a wealth of architectural, monumental, cultural, artistic and gastronomic treasures. Romantic routes exist which trace the regions culture, heritage, sports and cuisine at a leisurely pace.

Languages
The two official languages are Catalan and Castilian. Most of the indigenous population speaks Catalan regularly, and the entire population understands and speaks perfect Castilian.

Towns and Villages of the Costa Brava

Roses is an essentially Mediterranean town with a notable tourist and seafaring tradition. The town itself dates back to the 8th century BC. It is located in a unique natural environment in the northern area of the Costa Brava, it is less than 30 km from the French border, 65 km from Girona and 160 km from Barcelona.

Once a small fishing town, the seaside resort of Blanes still retains some of its original charm; the resort boasts a four-kilometre stretch of coastline with wide sandy bays and small rocky coves, most of which are well served with water sports and other tourist facilities.

Tossa de Mar is a pretty town with cobbled streets, constructed around a magnificent ancient castle, located in the Spanish region of Catalonia on the Costa Brava. The beautiful mountainous hinterland with lush green valleys, gorges and natural springs creates a stunning backdrop. There is also a bustling beach life in this attractive resort, which appeals to couples and families alike.

Lloret de Mar is situated in the southern part of the Costa Brava, 70 kilometres to the north east of Barcelona. This is one of the Mediterraneans most popular resorts and certainly the liveliest holiday spot on this stretch of the Spanish coastline. The former fisherman’s village covers 48 square kilometres, and has five main beaches along a 7 kilometre of coastline.

Begur is a pretty medieval village with cobbled streets and whitewashed houses draping the hillside below the ruins of a stone castle.

The medieval town of Pals is located on the Costa Brava, to the east of the city of Girona. 
Situated on top of a hill, overlooking Platja de Pals, this charming town with its cobbled streets, craft shops, traditional restaurants and bars is a great place to visit in Catalonia.

South east of Girona, roughly midway between Lloret de Mar and Begur, is the fabulous
beach-side resort of S'Agaro. Elegant S'Agaró sits alongside cosmopolitan Platja d'Aro, where a recognised circular route skirts the peaceful streets of the old town. Castell d'Aro is the historical centre, and has preserved all its medieval charm. 


Calella de Palafrugell
is an attractive resort, well known for its various rocky coves, sandy beaches and excellent fish restaurants. The area is becoming better known thanks to the annual International Jazz Festival held in the extensive gardens of Cap Roig, just to the south.

Beaches
The beaches of the Costa Brava vary from beautiful stretches of golden sand, to tiny coves, backed by pine-clad hillsides.

Salvador Dali was inspired by the picturesque coves which are typical of this coastal region, the spectacular scenery at Port Lligat inspired much of his work. The wonderful village of Cadaques, is home to the Cap de Creus Nature Reserve which forms a series of beautiful tiny unspoilt coves.

Cuisine
The gastronomy of the Costa Brava is rich and
varied. Principally it is the typical Mediterranean diet of fish and seafood with fresh vegetables, olives and olive oil rice and pasta.

We recommend that visitors try some traditional
Catalan dishes whilst on holiday, especially delicious are 

Escudella I Carn D'olla, vegetable broth with pork, veal and chicken. Pa Amb Tomàquet, 

simply rustic bread, can be toasted, rubbed with tomato pulp and dressed with oil and
salt; these delcious breakfast can also be served with ham, sausage or tortilla.

Coca is a very thin dough baked with onions,
peppers and other vegetables served with and meats, or fish (especially sardines).

Climate
In keeping with its geographical diversity, there are numerous climates and microclimates, depending on the altitude and the proximity of the sea. In general, the area enjoys a mild temperate and Mediterranean type climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters.



 

 

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Reviews for Costa Brava

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Begur is great if you have a property there, but other than that you can just stop by for a lunch at one of the great restaurants.


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I can simply confirm the world-renowned reputation of Costa Brava. It is a must.
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Tamariu review

Quiet out of season, but still plenty of life


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Spectacular scenery, but relatively unspoilt by excesses of mass tourism.
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Colera review

Lovely and quiet- it's a village next to Colera. Superb!!!


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A lovely place for fishing and diving
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Colera review

A lovely and very quiet place to stay


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Lovely views!!!
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L'Estartit review

Great but a lot quieter than I last remember.


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Not the quiet unspoiled coast that it used to be in the 90's.
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Playa d'Aro review

We liked the mixed holiday residential feel and mixed facilities.


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Varied types of beaches and facilities, interesting coastal challenging exploration.
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Roses review

Go to the small streets with all the resturants


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Best boulevard : 4 km
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Cassa de la Selva review

The house is about 3 km from the village: Cassa de la Selva. We went to town to buy. The area is good for cycling and walking nature trails. (It is near the bike path on the Costa Brava)


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A coast of great beauty. We went to Sagaró, San Feliu Guixols and Playa de Aro. Large sandy beaches. Very tourist area (restaurants, bars, water parks, etc ...)
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Playa d'Aro review

Everything better than expected !


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Liked the beach, the sea, the people! had a wonderful time.
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Begur review

We stayed in Sa Riera, a small village about 5-10m from Begur. Begur itself was a lovely larger town with lots of restaurants and shops. Very tasteful and picturesque.


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There are lots of coves on the Costa Brava, but we really didn't need to go further than Sa Riera as we had a lovely beach right in front of the apartment. But, the Costa Brava was tasteful and lovely. Fishing villages, some larger beaches, but not built up and overcrowded.
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Sant Antoni de Calonge review

The beatifull place to spend holidays!


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Wonderfull beaches and sea!
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Begur review

WE WERE NOT IN BEGUR BUT ABOUT 10 MINUTES DRIVE AWAY.IT IS A LOVELY OLD UNSPOILT TOWN WITH MANY EXCELLENT BARS AND RESTAURANTS.


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BEAUTIFUL PART OF THE COUNTRY WITH MANY EXCELLENT BEACHES, COVES AND COUNTRYSIDE. NICE PEOPLE AND WONDERFUL FOOD AND DRINK.WOULD THOUROUGHLY RECOMMEND.
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Figueras review

Charming


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Beautiful scenery
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Blanes review

Beaches were great.


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Lovely scenary
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Roses review

very built up area,great big beach,has old part of town with plenty of bars,resturants and shops


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plenty of big beaches in bay of roses,but we preferred the small coves of cap de creus,ie cala de montjoi and others
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Palamós review

Palamos is very nice and beautiful city with a lot of activity to do there. La Fosca is near Palamos. It is quiet and with stunning views. There is a castle in La Fosca and diving is also available.


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Beautiful coasts with amazing views.
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Calella de Palafrugell review

Beautifully relaxing ambience - clean and tidy. Lots of interesting restaurants and beaches to discover.


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Fabulous beaches - plenty of space - clean and tidy sands.
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L'Estartit review

L'Estartit has everything you need within walking distance,a good range of shops restaurants and bars. If you hire or travel by car parking is easy with the extensive beach parking.


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The Costa Brava area has a range of beach resorts to cater for all needs, from sandy beaches to rugged headlands. There is extensive opportunities for all water sports; including glass bottom boats for those who wish to see marine life close up
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Blanes review

Dirty city, everything broken, thief on the beach, very dirty water lots of dogs poo on the street. You have to be very careful, they are like a landmines. If you like swimming with old condoms and rubbish in water, poo on the street, thiefs and no atractions: Blanes is perfect place to stay


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Best city Lorret del mar. Nice and clean.
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Tossa De Mar review

Nice place, beautiful castle and seashore. A lot of tasty restaurants and cafe.


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Everything was good
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