Costa Brava Holiday
Spain | Costa Brava
Costa Brava is also called Spain's shine filled 'Wild Coast'. Edged with sandy inlets, rocky cliffs and resorts that have all of the bubbly enthusiasm that initially lured visitors from Britain to the Mediterranean. Costa Brava is home to the resort of Blanes and all the resorts to the north whilst Costa del Maresme includes Santa Susanna, Malgrat, Calella de la Costa and Pineda.
Between the promontories and coves that give this region its name, you'll discover long crescents of shingle and sand beaches. Dynamic beach resorts have water sports for everyone, whether you fancy an energetic hour windsurfing or a more relaxed pedalo ride. Estartit is ideal for for a leisurely ride in a glass-bottom or a little scuba diving.
If you should get bored of the beach, spend a day enjoying the pools and flumes of Waterworld or Marineland, just the thing for most children! A trip to Universal Studios in Port Aventura in Costa Dorada, Spain's most exciting and most famous theme park is certain to be a highlight of your holiday.
You'll discover every resort has its own style. Decide on Lloret de Mar for its lively bars, British-style pubs, late night discos and cheery shops. If you’re after for a more serene Spanish atmosphere, Tossa de Mar has thin winding streets from the 1200’s, many lined with appealing boutiques and shops. Pineda is a gentle alternative from the busier resorts and Calella is good for partying in the night time and shopping by day, and even though both are situated in Costa del Maresme, they take pleasure from the spirit of Costa Brava.
Away from the coastline, you'll find another type of Spain. Catalonia, a region with its own old, traditions, atmosphere and language. Or take time to see lively Barcelona, also called Spains designer capital.
With a more subtle heat than the southern Costas, the Costa Brava is deserves its popular with families with children as well as groups and couples.