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Costa Brava

Known for Beaches, Dining and Family-friendly

Thrilling outdoor adventures, fabulous beaches, natural parks and a surrealist master entice visitors to the Catalonian coastline in northeast Spain.

How do you get to Costa Brava?

Costa Brava is a long stretch of Mediterranean coastline that extends from the French border south toward Barcelona. It is a coastal region of wild natural beauty, seaside resorts, mountain escapes and a rich cultural heritage. Visit the birthplace of Salvador Dalí, swim, ski in the Pyrenees and dive and surf in clear water.

Explore the extensive coastline, wild and unspoiled in places, developed in others. Find secluded coves, hike along coastal footpaths and stop at picturesque fishing villages. Among the most popular beach resort destinations are those at Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar. Beyond the beaches, discover nature, history and art.

One of Costa Brava's most famous sons is Salvador Dalí, the surrealist master. Tour the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, the town where he was born and where he died. Visit Dalí's crypt, which houses the artist's remains and is located in one of the museum's lower levels. View more of his works at the Salvador Dalí House-Museum in the village of Cadaqués.

Unearth more cultural and historical treasures elsewhere on the Costa Brava. Amble along the narrow streets of the old quarter in Girona and sightsee at the 10th-century Benedictine monastery in Sant Feliu de Guíxols.

Take advantage of the region’s diverse scenery of mountains, lakes, rivers, forests and ancient volcanoes. Hike through any of the eight natural parks of Costa Brava and the Girona Pyrenees, including the Volcanic Area of the Garrotxa Region and Montseny Natural Park. Kayak in the Natural Park of Cap de Creus and try aqua-trekking in the channels of the Muga River. During the winter, go skiing, snowshoeing and ice climbing in the alpine resorts of the Girona Pyrenees.

To experience Costa Brava's beaches, nature, sports and culture, fly into the international airports at Girona or Barcelona. Although buses serve many coastal towns and taxis are plentiful, a rental car is the best option if you want to explore different parts of the coastal region.

Activities in Costa Brava

Join the party at Lloret de Mar’s liveliest beach and sink your feet into its soft, golden sands. 

Swim, sunbathe and enjoy exciting water sports at this beach near Lloret de Mar. Use convenient ferry connections throughout the area to get here.

Just a few minutes from the resort towns of Costa Brava, one of Europe’s biggest waterparks features dozens of rides.

Go for a walk in one of Catalonia’s finest gardens, an elegant expanse of greenery found in a dramatic setting overlooking the sea.

Flee from the Spanish sun or take a break from the beach in a high-tech casino that offers many different games and occasional cultural events.

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Escape to the hidden paradise of Costa Brava’s lesser-known bays and fishing villages. After wandering along picturesque cobbled streets and sun-kissed plazas, swim in the refreshing waters of the Mediterranean Sea or go kayaking and admire the view from the water.

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona and while away a full day in one of the most exquisitely beautiful stretches of coastline in all of Europe—the Costa Brava. Stunning sights of rocky cliffs, mysterious coves, and golden beaches enchant you from every angle.

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Step back into the Middle Ages with a banquet featuring lords, knights, and traditional entertainment, complete with a jousting match. This excursion brings you to the medieval castle in Tordera for an evening that culminates in a fantastic show of Spanish dancing and flamenco.

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Enjoy the elegance and passion of a unique flamenco show for a memorable evening at the Flamenco Gran Casino. Have cocktails on the beach of the famous Costa Brava before the performance takes you through the exquisite artistry of an iconic Spanish masterpiece.

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We will pick you up at your hotel or apartment in Barcelona in and travel about an hour and a half to Girona, a medieval gem. Once we get there, we’ll take a short coffee break and prepare for our guided walking tour.

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The sun-soaked sets of “Game of Thrones” come to life before your eyes on this excursion to Girona, which was used as King's Landing in the acclaimed HBO television series. Seek out filming locations with your guide, enjoy some free time to explore, and savor lunch in a local restaurant during this small-group outing.