Costa Brava – Holidays to Remember
Holidays on the Costa Brava have been popular since the sixties. The region is located in North-East Spain, Catalonia, and north of Barcelona, above the Costa Dorada.
Costa Brava simply means rugged coast.
The coastline is dotted with secluded bays, sheltered and surrounded by wooded coastline. There is around one hundred and sixty kilometres of coastline studded with sandy beaches.
The Costa Brava is the perfect holiday destination for families and couples. There is simply so much to do in Costa Brava, and so much culture to experience. You will never have trouble finding an accommodation in Costa Brava, there are great hotels, camp sites, and apartments to ensure a delightful stay.
Everything will take you by surprise when you discover the beaches of Costa Brava; from their white sands to brilliant waters. Euphoria will take over and nothing will be able to tear you away from enjoying an excellent holiday in Costa Brava.
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Costa Brava – a Tourist's Delight
We could talk for days about what you can do while on holiday in Costa Brava, but we will mention just some of the things that stand out the best.
Why not select the Bay of Roses or “Bahia de Roses” Beach in the north of the region for your holidays in the Costa Brava. Alternatively, try Port de la Selva. The beach is very long and has a blue flag award for cleanliness and its facilities.
During your holidays to the Costa Brava you should head to one of the water parks, particularly if you are looking for entertainment for the children and to get away from the beach. Water parks in the Costa Brava are very popular with the holidaymakers. The Aqua Brava water park is near the village of Roses. Or, the Aquadiver is in the resort of Platja D'Aro, or alternatively, Marineland.
If history is your thing, take a day out from the beach during your holiday to Costa Brava and visit the Iberian Settlement at Ullastret. It is located on the Saint Andreu Mound, only two kilometres from Ullastret Village on the Costa Brava. It dates from around the seventh Century BC. The Iberians constructed a large wall when they inhabited this area to secure their settlement. The public are allowed to view the ruins of the Iberian dwellings and the remnants of the settlement wall. There is also a museum close by.
Eating Out in Costa Brava
Eating out whilst on holiday in the Costa Brava is relatively inexpensive, with great food and drink. To accompany this selection of great food, there are many places offering different moods and styles.
Classical Spanish restaurants offer traditional Catalan cuisine and tapas which fits right into the warm and welcoming atmosphere it is served in. Besides restaurants, there are also bars, clubs, and quiet cafes to suit every taste. The nightlife in Costa Brava is excellent. If partying is not your style, then you can simply relax at a restaurant enjoying a glass of fine wine under the stars.
However if shopping is a must on your holiday in the Costa Brava, then head for some of the resort centres such as Girona or Blanes. You can find everything you need, from designer clothing, to electronics, to holiday souvenirs. You will never be at a loss when it comes to transportation because buses and taxis are relatively inexpensive. Equally, car hire is relatively cheap and probably the best way to explore the region.
Although the flight time is only two hours and this is close enough to take advantage of a weekend break in the Costa Brava. You really need to take time out and book for a few weeks to get the best out of your holiday in Costa Brava.
Costa Brava Weather
Holidays in Costa Brava tend to be a little cooler then the Costa del Sol on the south coast of Spain. You can dine alfresco most of the year apart from the winter months of January and December.
Summer temperatures tend to exceed 22C and go into the late twenties, providing nearly 12 hours of sunshine a day in the summer. July and August are the hottest months of the year. If you like it a bit cooler then these months should be avoided when planning your holiday to the Costa Brava.
Rainfall is very minimal in Costa Brava, usually appearing from October to February. Temperatures during the autumn and spring are a little more tolerable at around 21-24°C.