A Travel Guide to the Costa Brava, Spain
The Costa Brava is located on Spain’s northeastern side and stretches from the French border down to the town of Blanes, less than 40 miles past Barcelona. The area is becoming increasingly popular with tourists.
The reason most people come to the Costa Brava is to spend time on one of the many fantastic beaches that stretch for miles along the coastline. One of the most popular beaches is the Tossa de Mar beach, located inside of a sheltered bay it offers calm waters and golden sands, an excellent choice for those with young children. There are several beaches with water sports facilities for those with a sense of adventure and many of the beaches along the Costa Brava have the “Blue-Flag” award for cleanliness and general facilities.
The Costa Brava has several water parks to choose from, Waterworld is one such park with a huge range of rides and slides to enjoy. The X-Treme Mountain is a raft ride with all the ups and downs of a roller coaster, the Kamikaces are the parks speed slides, an almost vertical drop of 77m, reaching speeds of up to 60km per hour. The park also has a wave pool, Jacuzzis and an area for younger children to enjoy.
Those with a love of history will enjoy a trip to the Empuries Archaeological site. The town was built by Greek colonists and later used by the Romans but was later abandoned due to its exposed position. There is easy access to the ruins and they are well worth a visit, even for those who are not history buffs.
The Costa Brava also provides excellent golf courses. One of these courses is used for the PGA tour and sits with the Pyrenees as its backdrop and is described as one of the very best golf courses in all of Europe. The Costa Brava provides various courses for Golfers of all skill levels.
There is a wide variety of self catering holiday accommodation on the Costa Brava ranging from villas and apartments to rent on the coast to city centre apartments in Barcelona and rural hideaways.