Come for the sun, sea and sand…and so much more. Rugged cliffs and secluded coves, which give way to fishing villages and seaside towns. Coastlines with not only fantastic beaches but medieval towns, thrilling amusement parks, exciting water sports and lively nightlife. A holiday you won’t forget.
The town of Peratallada, stroll along the streets and explore the medieval walls of this delightful town. Don’t miss the church of Sant Esteve in the square - soak up the atmosphere over a glass of sangria.
The town that is the birth place of the surrealist Salvador Dali now plays host to a musuem with an extensive collection of his works, many from his personal collections. A great insight into Dali’s world and a great day out!
Girona Flower Festival
The Flower Festival in Girona takes over the city, with its parade and buildings covered in flowers. A beautiful sight to see, Gerona en Temps de Flors takes place in May.
When in Spain try tapas. You can order una ración, a full plate or a pincho, a small plate. Try payoyo cheese, spiced tomato tartare or paella, all served with bread and a cold beer.
“Costa Brava offers a mixture of the old and new. People return annually for sun, sangria and value for money. For others it’s historical villages like Palafrugell and Pals, where the narrow streets and
alleyways seem trapped in time.”
Think holidays to the Costa Brava and characteristic coastlines, beautiful coves and transparent waters spring to mind. Most of us head this way for some fun on the beach, especially if you are travelling with children. You'll find Al Fresco mobile homes on four fantastic campsites along the Costa Brava, close to gorgeous beaches, bustling resorts and fun-filled entertainment. But throw in a little sightseeing and local culture and suddenly your camping holiday to the Costa Brava takes on a whole new dimension. From Roman ruins to Gothic cathedrals, Moorish castles and the wild imagination of Gaudi, the Costa Brava is blessed with a rich architectural heritage. Close to lively Platja d'Aro, with its collection of sandy coves and cosmopolitan quayside bars, you'll find the popular Camping Cala Gogo and our new Costa Brava holiday park, Internacional de Calonge. Or try Castell Montgri, another favourite campsite with Al Fresco holidaymakers, located close to the bustling resort of Estartit.
What to eat and drink in Costa Brava
To the Spanish, the tapas tradition is as much as about conversation and company as it is the food. Every Spaniard has their favourite tapas bar, or tasca, where they meet friends and family or do business. Other culinary highlights include pork stews, chorizo ham, anchovies from L'Escala and spit roasted chicken. If you're planning a self catering holiday on the Costa Brava, you'll be spoilt for choice with a great range of fresh produce including excellent seafood. On the drinks front, there's plenty to choose from. After all, this is cava country with big names like Codorniu and Freixenet topping the wine lists. Not to mention reds and whites from the nearby Torres family estate.
What to see and do in Costa Brava
Clichéd it may be, but when it comes to beaches, you're spoilt for choice when camping in the Costa Brava. Visit the two blue-flag beaches at Tossa de Mar with its quaint castle, its lively neighbour Lloret de Mar, Platja d'Aro with its two-kilometre-long expanse of golden sand and cluster of pine-clad coves or upbeat Estartit with its great range of watersports. But the region's star attraction has to be the beautiful city of Barcelona, worth at least one day's exploration for anyone on holiday in the Costa Brava. Don't miss the 14th century streets of the Gothic Quarter and Gaudi's unfinished cathedral, La Sagrada Familia. The Costa Brava's artistic track record is impressive too, with home grown talents including El Greco, Velasquez, Goya, Picasso, and Salvador Dalí. So you're never far from an interesting art gallery.