Costa Brava is one of the top choices for thousands of European tourists every year. The reason is that it offers a little of everything: charming beaches, fascinating old towns, moderate climate and last, but not least, totally affordable prices!

If you are one of those people who think it is worth a visit, here you will find all the information you need.

The place Situated in the region of Catalonia, in the North-East of Spain, Costa Brava streches for 160 kilometres from the North of Barcelona to Roses, near the French border. Its name, which can be translated as “Wild Coast”, refers to the unspoilt natural variety which characterizes this region: sandy beaches and rocky coves, along with typical fishing villages and seaside towns, make this region unique.

When should I go? – What makes this region even more special is the weather: hot summers and mild winters are the reasons why Costa Brava is a all-year-round holiday destination. Besides, if you choose to go in June and September, you will avoid the crowds and enjoy its quietness at your best.

How to go? – The easiest way to go is by plane. Served by two airports, in the cities of Barcelona and Girona, Costa Brava is only a two-hour flight from the UK.

What to do? –  In Costa Brava you will never get bored! Beaches are what you will probably love the most: all sort of beaches, from the ones visited by tourists to the quieter coves, perfect for family picnics. If you want to have fun while enjoying the sun, Costa Brava is full of waterparks. There is Waterworld near Lloret de Mar and Aquadiver in Platja d’Aro. There are also Isla Fantasia near Barcelona, and Marineland near Blanes.

Sport lovers will have the opportunity to go scuba diving, swimming, snorkelling and sailing. If you are looking for a cultural activity, you can’t fail to visit the Dalí Theater and Museum, devoted to the famous artist Salvador Dalí and situated in his home town; a walk through the suggestive streets of the medievial towns (such as Pals, Girona and Tossa de Mar) is also a must.

Finally, night-life offers you tons of enjoyable opportunities: you will get to taste delicious Catalan dishes, such as the typical Arròs negre and to drink the locally produced wine. If you love music, instead, you will have the chance to dance in live flamenco events in the streets of Calle Sant Josep and Calle Sant Pepe.I

If that wasn’t enough, don’t forget that Barcelona is only about an hour away!

Now that you know almost everything about Costa Brava, all that you have to do is to visit it!

Giovanni Nuccio