The Costa Brava, so named after its rugged and rocky coastline, is situated in the north eastern corner of Spain bordering France via the Pyrenees. This area offers more to the holidaymaker than the typical sun, sea and sand we have come to expect from Spain. With its beautiful coastal coves and bays, old fishing towns and villages, mountains and marshlands, this is a holidaymakers treasure trove.
With so much on offer and with its Mediterranean climate, the Costa Brava is a place for a truly memorable family holiday.
This region can offer the whole family a memorable holiday. The diversity of scenery with rugged coastal cliffs, pretty coves and bays, marshland and mountain all ensures you can get everything you want from a location. Of course, if it is just the beaches which your family prefer, then there are numerous excellent ones to visit, many with a blue flag award.
The main seaside resorts of the area are Blanes, Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar. Whilst invariably busy in summer, these locations offer everything you would need such as shopping, water parks, beaches and loads more. If you prefer something a little more relaxing then you won’t be disappointed with what the Costa Brava has to offer. There are numerous coves and bays worth a visit and your exploration will be rewarded with picturesque, quiet beaches reaching out to the turquoise sea. There are also some quaint fishing villages to be sought out along the way, offering a more traditional feel to your holiday.
As the area extends up to the eastern foothills of the Pyrenees, which borders France, the diverse landscape offers a multitude of activities for the family. Cycling, mountain biking, walking and horse riding are all on offer in the countryside. Back on the coastline you can participate in pretty much any water sport imaginable! Whether it’s scuba diving, sailing or kayaking there are plenty of water sport venues which offer a professional service at competitive prices.
If you and your family want to explore and experience the traditions and culture of Spain then there’s plenty on show in this region. With the ancient Greek colony of Empúries dating back to 575 B.C you can see how they worked and lived way back then. Moving forward in time then there are many medieval towns and villages worth a visit such as Peratallada, Pals and Girona.
In being a place so diverse and versatile, the Costa Brava offers plenty of opportunities to ensure a great family holiday is enjoyed by all!