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Hotels in Costa Brava

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Tourism in Costa Brava

Holidays in the Costa Brava

Renowned for its spectacular beaches and rugged coastal paths, Costa Brava offers a plenitude of charming port towns with bustling nightlife and local eateries. However, it's not all sea resort beaches. Majestic ancient ruins and picture-postcard stone-built villages dot the coast, offering a wealth of heritage sites and sleepy waterfronts.

You can find a wide variety of cheap hotels in the Costa Brava on our website, suitable for holidaymakers of all ages and interest.

Beaches of Coast of Costa Brava

The Costa Brava features a number of spectacular beaches, including:

  • Calella de Palafrugell: Set against charming white-washed buildings, this stone and sand beach is particularly beautiful at dawn.
  • Cala Giverola, Tossa de Mar: Naturally secluded by its surrounding pine groves, this remarkable beach offers striking sandy shores with rugged forested cliffs.
  • Platja de Lloret: The longest and one of the most popular beaches in the region, this developed stretch of coastline offers calming waters with plenty of family-friendly facilities and waterfront bars.
  • Playa Cala Sa Boadella, Lloret de Mar: This tranquil beach features small coves and clean sandy shores in an area of remarkable coastal beauty.

Tourism in Coast of Costa Brava

As well as coastal paths and beaches, many visit the Costa Brava for sailing, diving and swimming. There are a number of other attractions for those looking to embrace the local heritage. Historically, Empúries, Castell de Púbol and Monestir de Sant Pere de Rodes remain the heart and soul of the region, showcasing the rich monastic heritage of Catalonia.

What to eat Coast of Costa Brava

Costa Brava is renowned for its coastal Catalonian dishes, including fried fish, suquet de peix (fish stew), arroz negre (rice with squid ink) and local lobster. Expect a bounty of fresh fish dishes, from anchovies on bread to whole sea bass, and the Spanish classic paella with lobster and mussels.

Feasts and Traditions of Coast of Costa Brava

Costa Brava hosts a number of festivities, both religious and cultural, throughout the year. Among the most famous are Saint John's Eve, beginning on June 23, which sees bonfires and firecrackers in a warm, happy atmosphere. Similarly, Diada de Sant Jordi on May 23 celebrates St George's Day with flowers and book markets. More local to the region, the Singing of Havaneres in Calella de Palafrugell is part of a series of maritime concerts featuring classic sea shanties and plenty of rum.

Costa Brava is Spain's most beautiful mainland coastline, consisting of a number of well-developed resorts and rugged, unspoilt cliffs, coves and beaches. Hosting museums which celebrate the surrealist Dalí just moments from wild and beautiful coastlines, book your Costa Brava holiday with Destinia to enjoy the perfect blend of fun, sun and heritage.