Take a deep breath and jump right in! Hit the beach – there are nearly 2,000 to choose from. Be one with nature in the unspoiled countryside and spectacular botanical gardens. Immerse yourself in history, culture, music and art. Enjoy some local dishes washed down with a very decent local wine. Then, if you still have the energy, head downtown to dance the night away.
Costa Brava at a Glance
Welcome to the Costa Brava, where you can set the pace of life. Wind down into the warm sand of a deserted beach, wander through meadows and whitewashed villages, or get your heart pumping on a mountain bike or the dizzy heights of the Kamikaze waterslide.
Why have just one dish when you can have a tableful of tapas? Hunks of bread with olive oil, spicy Catalan sausage, fish galore straight from the sea, fresh and tasty fruit and vegetables - the perfect blend of French and Spanish cooking.
Feel the sun on your back as you explore the coastline or cool down in a shady café, cathedral or gallery. Breathe in the smells of pine trees, salt sea water, garlic and spices. Step back and take in the panorama or lean in and take a closer look at the craftsmanship.
The winding cobbled streets of this Peratallada will lead you over a moat, through stone arch ways, (pose for a snap) to pretty plazas where you can stay a while in the fabulous cafes and restaurants. One of the most memorable medieval villages.
Dive into a spectacular underwater world teeming with fauna and flora in one of Europe’s most important marine reserves. If you don’t fancy getting your feet wet, why not spy on the sea creatures through the bottom of a glass-bottomed boat?
Prepare yourself for a truly surreal experience at the Dalí Museum. Housed in the old municipal theatre in Figueres, the exhibition will challenge your perceptions with some of the most amazing paintings, photos, sculptures and installations you will ever encounter.
Survey the city from the perfectly preserved Roman walls and lose yourself in the winding maze of the Jewish Quarter, virtually unchanged since the fifteenth century. Take a tour of the cathedral and Arab bathhouse and explore the cobbled streets of the Old Quarter of Girona.
Take a tour of Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia cathedral, or pay homage to some of the world’s greatest footballers at Camp Nou, home of FC Barcelona. After browsing the shops or wandering around the aquarium, why not rest your legs at a café on the Ramblas?