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Costa Brava Beaches

The Costa Brava is located at the North Eastern part of Spain. Costa Brava means “Wild Coast;” it stretches from the Spanish/French border to the South of Blanes. This is a stretch of about 200 kilometers. If you travel down the coast, you will find many beautiful Costa Brava beaches along the coastline with rocky cliffs and hills.

The Costa Brava has been a popular destination for vacationers since the 1950s. It has a beautiful climate in the summer along with perfect beaches and plenty of attractions for visitors.

There are many Costa Brava beach resorts that are there specifically geared towards tourists. These resorts include Lloret de Mar, L’Estartit, Empuriabrava, Playa de Aro, Blanes, Tossa de Mar and Roses. These are only a few of the Costa Brava beach resorts. Below you will find a description of some of these resorts.

Lloret de Mar Beach

Lloret de Mar Beach

This is the probably the best, and certainly most popular destination for younger holiday makers. It is located in the district of Selva which is in Girona, Catalonia. There are many popular attractions in Lloret de Mar for adults and also children, and is the ideal town if you are looking for a lively Costa Brava beach holiday. The town also provides some of the noisier Costa Brava hotels, if you are looking for a quiet holiday, you may be advised to consider one of the quieter resorts such as San Feliu de Guixols.

If you climb the hill situated between Fanals and Lloret, you will have a fantastic view of several Costa brava beaches from Lloret all the way to Blanes.

The Sea Museum on the seafront outlines the town’s maratine history. The Santa Clotilde Gardens situated between Lloret and Blanes have a beautiful view of the sea since they are found on the cliff top.

Visit here For a full description of  Lloret de Mar attractions.

L’Estartit Beach

This town is one of the most well known for its natural beauty and interesting landscapes. There is a fabulous view over the bay. This part of the coast boost a sandy beach and is surrounded by a protected countryside and includes the Medes Islands.

Inside the village of L’Estartit you will find a great fishing harbor as well as the seafront promenade of Passeig del Molinet. You can find some quite interesting architecture in buildings such as the Casas de los Americanos which was built in a style of Latin American towards the end of the nineteenth century in the middle of the street Santa Anna. You will also find the Rellotge Tower on the very same street.

Another architectural wonder is the Casa Salietti house which was built in the early twentieth century. The extremely long beach of L’Estartit is a fantastic attraction. It is divided into three sectors which are the Pletera beach, the Griells beach and the central or main beach. At this beach you can scuba dive on the Montgri coast and at the opposite of the Medes Islands.

Empuriabrava Beach

Empuriabrava

Empuriabrava can be found at the Bay of Roses on the coastline of Catalonia, in the north eastern part of Spain. It is famous for having one of the biggest marinas in the entire world. Empuriabrava is also well known for its windsurfing, kitesurfing, wind and bay conditions and it’s beach. The windsurfing championships are held in Empuriabrava. They have a team of skydivers known as the Skyrats. This town is a school town for skydiving.

There are many nightclubs as well as an open air bars to bring the town to life at sunset.

One great attraction is the Gothic Parish Church of Santa Maria which was constructed at some time in the fourteenth century and is generally known as The Cathedral of Emporda. The birthplace of Salvador Dali is located in nearby Figueres which also hosts a museum that showcases many of his works. Enjoy the outdoors at the Aiguamolls Natural Park. This is a beautiful and important wetland that is located between the Fluvia River and Muga River.

Playa de Aro Beach

Playa de Aro

Playa de Aro is located between Castell d’Aro and S’Agaro, and boosts one of the longest beaches on the costa and is possibly one of the Costa Brava’s best beaches. You can find a number of fantastic escapes in the coastal walkway. Throughout this walkway you will find several gems such as isolated beaches and coves. These beaches and coves are generally not as crowded as the main beaches of the Costa Brava. There are two fantastic golfing areas that are the Club de Golf Costa Brava and the Golf d’Aro.

There are several hotels to choose from such as the Columbus Hotel and the Platja Park. A twice weekly market opens on Tuesdays and Fridays.  In August the Fiesta de Platja d’Aro and the Castell d’Aro take place. In October you can experience the annual Beer Festival.

Blanes Beach

Blanes

Blanes is located to the south of Lloret de Mar. Over the course of the centuries, Blanes has relied on its sea to survive through the economy as well as boat building and fishing. There are many rental accommodations and hotels to choose from. It has 4 km of Costa Brava beaches, coves, bays and beaches. Some popular attractions are the Sant Joan tower which goes back the thirteenth century. Also, the Vescomptes de Cabrera which goes back to the twelfth century.

The Font Gotica, a fountain that dates back to the fifteenth century is another popular attraction.

Tossa de Mar

Tossa de Mar is adjacent to Sant Feliu de Guixols, and popular among artists. The town probably does have one of the Costa Brava’s best beaches: but is a charming small town that is very popular with local, and visiting artists.The town became known to as “The Blue Paradise” due to a description by local artist Marc Chagall . A weekly market is held on Thursdays.

These markets are a perfect place to get fresh produce and gifts for those who had to be left behind at home. You will also find a wide variety of restaurants and bars to fulfill your needs. Most of the specialties of these restaurants are seafood. There isn’t much of a nightlife in Tossa. The town generally gets quiet around midnight, although there are a couple of clubs for the younger people. In January, the annual the Pilgrimage of Tossa is held.

During August you can attend or take part in the Tossa de Mar International Quick Paint Contest. The contest involves painting the Vila Vella scene in a single day. You will also experience the Festival of Music if you visit Tossa de Mar in August.

Roses Beach

Ciutadella de Roses

Roses, is home to a beautiful fortress from the sixteenth century that is built as a star shaped citadel. It is known as the Ciutadella and found at the very entrance of Roses. It was built at the Roman and Greek settlements and is a part of their ruins. Inside of the Ciutadella is a museum dedicated to the ruins.

Each Sunday Roses is host to a weekly market. Rather than renting a hotel room, you can choose to go camping, as there are plenty of camp sites in the Roses area. One such site is the Camping Salata Site. It is found near the beach and has many facilities for your holiday needs.

 

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