The Costa Brava, which translates to 'rugged coast' in Spanish, is the northernmost and arguably the most beautiful of the Costas, situated in northeastern Spain in the province of Girona. Known for its pristine Mediterranean beaches, Michelin star cuisine and historic architecture, this coastal paradise is the perfect package when it comes to sunny escapes. Boasting a 60km stretch of glorious fine sand and shallow waters, this diverse region reaches all the way from the seaside town of Blanes to the French border.
The Costa Brava is famous for its crystal-clear Blue Flag beaches, with plenty of smaller fishing towns where families can enjoy a quieter side of Spain. Its picture-perfect landscape is a haven for nature lovers and adventure seekers who come to explore the many scenic hiking and cycling trails, rural terrain and picturesque bays and coves. The region's impressive natural beauty has even inspired the likes of Dalí, Miró and Picasso, who leave behind a legacy of world-famous surrealist art. A foody's paradise, there are over 2,500 restaurants in the Costa Brava's Girona province and a wine making history spanning over 2,500 years. Taste the delights of the catch of the day with fresh Catalan seafood in abundance, as well as an international cuisine. Explore the local vineyards with a wine tasting tour and discover a tradition that has been perfected over two millenia.
For nature lovers, there are plenty of natural parks to explore, from the exotic botanical gardens of Jardi Botanic de Cap Roig, to Cap de Creus National Park with its protected species of wildlife. Golfers will be in their element, as the Costa Brava is home to some of Spain's most famous 18-hole courses.
Whether you're a couple, family, or a big group of friends, our Clickstay rentals put you at the heart of it all. Choose from spacious villas with private pools to pretty terraced cottages and luxury air-conditioned holiday homes.
Watch the sun set from Roses (or Rosas in Spanish) in the province of Girona. It is the only resort facing west and home to the largest fishing fleet on the Costa Brava. Sunworshippers will love Roses as all its beaches are Blue Flag and family-friendly!
The coastal town of Lloret de Mar lies 40km south of Girona. Once a fishing village, the coast has been transformed into a thriving tourist resort boasting some stunning Blue Flag beaches. A must-see is the fairytale-like castle of Sant Joan at the top of the cliff.
Known as the 'Devon of Spain', experience an authentic Spanish holiday at Calella de Palafrugell fishing village, situated in the region of Bajo Ampurdián. Discover charming coves and shallow water beaches perfect for relaxing with the whole family.
Enjoy the laid-back life in sleepy Begur, a 50 minute drive from Girona. Its beautiful coast overlooks the 7 Medes Islands, a protected marine reserve since 1973. Discover medieval remnants in the old quarter, as well as a string of atmospheric restaurants and cosy shops.
With some 160km of coastline, the costa Brava is the perfect destination for a Mediterranean beach break. Situated in northeastern Spain, it has been dubbed as the 'wild coast', boasting a gorgeous landscape of mountains, rivers, coves and 28 Blue Flag beaches to soak up the sunshine.
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Take a visit to the beautiful Cap de Creus, in the far northeast of Catalonia and discover its hidden coves and rugged coastline, where the rocks here were used in some of Dalí's paintings. Signpost paths will lead you to the small beaches dotted around the region, while excursions from here will take you to the nearby towns of Llançà, El Port de la Selva, La Selva de Mar, Cadaqués, Roses, Palau-saverdera, Vilajuïga and Pau.
Discover architectural wonders just outside the historic 17th century town of L’Escala and take a step back in time with fascinating Roman and Greek remnants, from the ruins of ancient villages to the remains of an amphitheatre. Make a visit to the archaeological museum here and see some of the elaborate mosaics on display.
Unwind in the fishing village of Palafrugell, home to Cap Roig Botanical Gardens, where nature lovers can marvel at the colourful displays of exotic flora and fauna. Nestled under the 20th century hilltop castle, it houses over 100 species of Mediterranean plant life, with over 22 sections of garden to explore. The famous Cap Roig music festival is held here every July and August, with over 20 concerts taking place. The stage has seen many a famous performer, from Bob Dylan to James Morrison.
Families with young children will love Aqua Brava Water Park, with Europe's biggest wave pool, mazes, towers and a tropical island climbing frame. Or why not take a surreal trip to the magnificently pink Salvador Dalí Museum, just outside Cadaques, with its 7-foot tall stuffed bear and quirky garden.
Golfers will love the Costa Brava, as some of the best golf resorts in Spain are right here with PGA Catalunya rated the best in Spain, ranking the fifth most popular in Europe, with world-class facilities and regular tournaments.
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The sun-kissed Costa Brava is the perfect destination for a family holiday: great weather, a beautiful landscape, wonderful food and wide sandy beaches boasting an array of water sports and modern facilities. Whether it's a villa with a pool or an apartment near the beach, we've got hundreds of holiday villas and apartments our owners have marked as family-friendly.
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