Costa Brava is the coastal region of Catalonia, full of art, culture and beautiful beaches. It’s only a one-hour train ride from the city of Barcelona, so it easily accessible. It is a large area, packed full of vacation activities. Here’s why it’s worth a visit.
The Great Works of Salvador Dali
Costa Brava is Salvador Dali country, and here you will be able to witness a collection of his greatest works. The quirky pink museum is easily recognizable by the Dali eggshells on the rooftop and its castle-like build.
The Winding Streets of Girona
Get yourself lost in the medieval streets of Girona. Steeped in history and one of the best-preserved Jewish quarters in the world this idyllic area should not be missed. With incredible views and landscaped gardens, there is something for everyone. Girona is also known as the “City of Festivals”. Visit in May to catch the Temps de Flors (flower festival) for an explosion of color and scented flora.
The Cap de Creus Natural Park
A trip to Costa Brava would not be complete without visiting this beautiful nature reserve. Here you will find forests and cliffs, rocky coves and great places to swim. It’s an ideal location for hikers and nature lovers. Make sure you check out the Cap de Creus lighthouse. It is an incredible viewpoint.
If you are looking for a more relaxing vacation, Costa Brava is home to a collection of different shape and sized beaches. From family holiday stretches of white sands and azure waters to small intimate beaches, pick a beach to suit your mood. Some beaches are quite difficult to reach by foot, so if you want to find somewhere more accessible, try Treumal beach. Look out for the botanical garden full of cacti too.